When your bangs have a mind of their own

You got bangs but now they literally act like a spoils brat. One side goes left and the other is bending out when all you wanted was a romantic straight soft fringe that just sat nicely without any effort!

Well don’t stress there is a way without too much drama and we are here to help.

Try this!

When your hair is wet

Using the nozzle attachment on your hairdryer gently blow the bangs in one direction at the roots only using your fingers. Do this for 1-2 minutes then change sides and blow it in the opposite direction. Repeat until it’s dry then comb it straight and you are left with a soft straight finish without looking like it’s forced!

If you need help drop in and let us show you how easy it is ✌🏻

Why you shouldn’t copy others hairstyles

It’s a fact some guys need need help explaining why some things are important and it’s not a dig, guys are just wired differently. We thought it best to try some pictures to explain it.

If you have shapes and you put them over each other then another shape is created….. wow right lol.

So in short if you have a round face, get yourself a square haircut that doesn’t look round. If you have a chiseled jaw ( rare and most guys will be hating you just fyi ) then you can do whatever you like, if you do square cut then you will look more square.

Long face, avoid height as it will make it look longer! Avoid long beards as this will also lengthen your face, you need width so anything that adds to the look on the sides is the way to go!

For more drop in and have a chat with us, it’s free and we can give you some advice!

No it’s not panties it’s my knee

Often we all get consumed with social media, others living the life you only wished you had. They seem to be always doing something, going somewhere and be at all the coolest places. It’s hard to keep up and can easily make you feel like you are missing out.

The reality is, most of what you see is not the full picture, rarely will someone show the bad aspects on social media, the hard times or the unedited versions of life, no one wants to see that right. I guess by posting only positive images it gives way to more positive vibes but we all need to know that it’s not the full picture!

It’s easy to see someone grid and think “Wow” they have the life but there is always a lot that doesn’t get posted or doesn’t get loaded onto a story that you would certainly make you feel normal. That doesn’t make you want it tho right?!

In a world that is determined to make us all feel like we should be flying on a private plane and jet setting to a new destination every week, be you and try to stay real, it’s cool.

Healthy hair, the easy way

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day.
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

No amount of onion juice, cure, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct.

Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

What you need to know about protecting your hair this Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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How to avoid expensive high maintence color!

It’s not cheap to be worried about the cost, it’s being human and getting color let alone maintaining it can be expensive. We realise that and we will always find a solution for your hair that suits your budget.

Now saying that, you can’t expect to eat at a 5 star 🌟 hotel every night with a budget that couldn’t get you a plate of momo’s from your local market could you. No probably not but color doesn’t have to be over the top every single time you visit.

Here are a few ways to reduce your cost without compromising the look!

  • Don’t have an all over color or “global” as it’s called in India every single time. Your hair doesn’t need it unless it’s a color change.
  • Hairspa is not going to fix your hair, may help a little but regular trims are better.
  • When the color is darker than your regrowth the Maintainence is higher and you will notice the regrowth faster.
  • Instead of doing a full head of foils everytime, try doing partline one time followed by either half or full head.
  • Don’t think just because it’s on sale that it’s good, often you will end up spending more to fix bad work than it would have cost to do it right the first time.

There are more ways to minimise the spend and we love helping you look good and still be able to afford your sushi and champagne Sunday brunches so don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop in and have a chat with us.

Yes you should swallow

If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?

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Well guess what?

Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.

Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!

Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011

Veg or non Veg

You go out for dinner and the menu is Veg or NonVeg it becomes so crystal clear it’s either one or the other right. You may even choose the place based on simply this. It specialises in crab and you love crab so you go there.

When choosing a salon, a lot of you and sorry to break it to you choose it on location or price alone.

Now whilst we have the most expensive hairstylist in the country our stylists are within reach for most but have had the training and exposure that are first hand International. They get it, they know what to do, they know how to find out what it is you want and have the understanding to either give it to you or let you know how and if it’s possible.

Hairdressing is about skill and communication and that we got in the bag.

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What is behind our brand

Opening a business is one thing most people can do, doesn’t have to be big in fact can be a roadside food cart it’s not that difficult. But creating a brand is another and having the DNA of that brand run true is hard work and not always sexy.

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When you start out, it’s basically just you and maybe another person who start it together and you are both full of ideas, then along comes others opinions and ideas of what you should be doing. They all tell you what you should do ( rarely do they have any experience ) and they offer opinion every moment they get. Consumers will happily tell you and in abundance too.

Rarely do you find a brand ( not just a logo ) that speaks the true DNA of the brand or founders message. It’s hard not to be pulled into the vortex of towing the line and doing what everyone else does in fact it’s tiring. But we as a brand are young at heart, love laughing mostly at ourselves and love making people feel & look good. We do this in an unfiltered way, using sex, sexuality and life.

We don’t do mani pedi, not today and it’s not our intention to ever doing it, we are a hair salon! We don’t specialise in bridal hair, we possibly never will. We do hair, it’s a hair salon. We dont do make up, we do hair.

As we said, it’s easy to create a logo and do what everyone else does, we choose to be individual and do what we actually love doing, hair!

Why is your salon so basic?

Most people are taken back when they come to the salon, what you see is what you get. We don’t have hidden cupboards or agenda’s other than creating hair that you love and can recreate yourself.

Our approach is simple, if you are better off with it, we will tell you. If you are not then we won’t. If your hair dreams are pink or mermaid then we will share ways to get it, if it’s beach waves you can easily do at home, we will teach you that too.

We don’t do “packages” we don’t do “deals” we don’t have “memberships” or buy 3 get 2 free schemes because we believe in transparency and you maintaining the choice. If you want real solutions for your hair from an Internationally trained team that knows the difference between a flat white and a short black then come. If you want to be called Mam and tell us how to do your hair then keep walking.

We love doing hair and love making people happy so basically if you are a grump and nothing makes you happy, not even waking up to rainbows and unicorns with breakfast in bed then I guess we aren’t the place for you.

If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair

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Looking for a sign?

It’s not uncommon to sit back and wait to make a decision, could be to get a short haircut, get a color, go on a holiday, get a new job or whatever it is.

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Slide DM’s ask the questions, take a chance cut your hair, have the extra drink, call in sick, start that business take a holiday. Whatever it is just do it!

Fresh hair for Summer?

I’m sure a lot of you have gone to the salon in hope that some miracle happens, you may even have thought that by us just touching your hair without cutting it or colouring it, miracles might happen.

Well we are the hair whisperers but there is limits to the magic in our hands. A freshen up may not mean redoing your color, it may be just a small tweak to get your hair looking new again, remembering it doesn’t have to be dramatic to make s big difference.

If you need something done, we will tell you but if you don’t need it we will tell you that too!

So if you are simply bored and not really sure what to do to your hair to drag it into a fresh season and fear of looking the same year after year, then give us a call!

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Can India hair go white, pink or green?

Hair doesn’t know if it’s from India, Sri Lanka or China it’s not memory foam it’s dead keratin. Like a lot of things, magic can happy but needs to be done carefully. The darker the hair the more warmth it has in it so the more difficult it is to go super light ( doesn’t meant you can’t just means more time and thought is involved)

Hair color is our speciality and we pride ourselves in achieving beautiful colors that you will love years after it’s gone!

We have seen our fair share of colors that have gone wrong, half done ash blonde that’s left gold not platinum and we have fixed them all.

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Rather than keep shopping around until someone tells you what you want to hear ( be it price, time constraints or feasible) talk to us and let’s see if it’s possible to have the color you have always dreamt of!

We know you’re a little extra

Since you all like a little extra bounce and are lazy, we have stocked an amazing Canadian product called “Puff me” which adds a very fine powder to the roots in a very fine cloud that adds more volume to your hair that even your neighbors won’t complain about!

It’s a powder, unlike dry shampoo which typically can be seen as a white residue this is not visible and adds tons of volume!

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Summer is coming is your hair ready?

Finally in this part of the world the cold days and even colder nights are coming to an end. It’s only going to be a matter of weeks and the temperature won’t drop below 30 for the next 7-8 months.

Now if you are like most, we have our wardrobe semi ready but our hair? Is your hair ready for this heat? How can you protect it and get it ready?

Here are a few ways to get your hair summer ready!

  • Regular trims, every 6 weeks to remove the ends and prevent split ends travelling up the hair.
  • Good haircare routine, doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A Sulfate free shampoo and always condition.
  • A leave in moisturiser. Spray mist is best as it won’t weigh down your hair.
  • Don’t over heat it, use hot tools if you must but use s protecting serum and don’t overdo it. Once a week is ok

The thought that a hair spa fixes everything is a myth, it may hydrate but it’s temporary. Try our Linseed oil treatment which packs your hair with moisture, do it once a month you will love it!

Simple way to dress up your hair in less than 5 min

You have all had one of those days when you struggle to find time to even go to the toilet and the list of things on your to do list is longer than the hair on your Aunties chin. Then you have to go home get changed and go out, like seriously!

Well throwing your hair up in a top knot is not going to make you feel better in fact will most likely make you look as Frumpy as you feel.

Why not try grouping all your various clips together after you have put it into a low pony. Don’t try too hard on placement as it should look semi random. Now you look like you thought about it when In fact you didn’t. Go out have a good time and chill.

Neon hair accessories are in and can be super cool, oversized or grouped smaller to add color!

Who wants platinum blonde hair?

Yes the resolution of this meme isn’t good but then again either was your last attempt to go Platinum!

A lot of you beautiful people call or drop in and ask for platinum blonde like it’s in a box out back, it’s not.

To go blonde is one thing, to go white is a more complex task ( not impossible but not a 20-30 min job, nor is it a cheap thrill ). It can be done typically on Indian hair that is in good condition would require 2-3 sittings over a few days. We do this over a few days for a number of reasons, firstly to lighten your hair that much requires bleach which is fairly aggressive both on the scalp as well as the hair. As the hair is lightening the color molecule is shrinking and will expand over 24-48 hours so the color you get straight away will be more gold or yellow after a few days. We need to let the scalp PH level get back to normal before doing it again for s long lasting platinum color.

After 2-3 applications it’s then we tone the hair to the desired shade. Is it something you can rush? Well look at the photo above and if you think you know better, please go right ahead but in reality the answer is no you can’t. If you have had a lot of previous color then your hair may not even be able to take the process anyway.

Best to get an opinion or two from various salons before taking the risk.

When your color lasted as long as your tinder date

There are times when an awesome color washes out faster than some of your Tinder dates last but there are some simple ways to help it stay longer. ( the color that is )

Now a permanent color only is as good as the condition of your hair generally so if your hair is shot to pieces ( aka destroyed ) you need to firstly work on that before thinking of changing things up too much. We have all seen someone’s ends dramatically faded a few weeks after a color, it’s because the hair condition is not good enough to hold color. The cuticle May be destroyed so much no matter what you do it simply won’t hold.

Here are a few things you can do to help yourself ( just like you need to do after that hook up )

  • Use Sulfate free shampoo – Sulfate is the detergent that can strip color!
  • Regular trims – removes split and damaged ends preventing split ends to travel up the hair shaft
  • Don’t over heat your hair – dehydrates it and causes split ends and melting of the hair nothing on this planet can fix!
  • Avoid too much sun, it bleeches the hair.
  • Avoid using any kind of oil, yes yes we said don’t use oil. It increases the heat of your hair and will dehydrate ( even if it’s only small deposits left after shampooing it )it not add anything to it! It may look shinny from the coating but will be rough.
  • Get yourself a clear gloss color over your color, it seals it in and helps dramatically hold the color!

Now if it’s still fading come see us and let’s work out why!

Don’t play with it too much or it may just fall off!

Chances are if you fall into the “most category” you have done almost everything to your hair in an attempt to get your rocks off and make you happy. The problem is the more you do, the more you you will need to do to continually fix the previous hair turn on!

Just like a lot of things, the more you play with it the more sensitive it becomes and will cause damage!

Don’t randomly jump into doing any chemical service just because your friend did it, unless you have had a proper discussion with your stylist!

Looking for a hair solution to your problems?

Between google and all the DIY hair stories you have read or been told by your grandmother nothing seems to be working. Well doesn’t matter where you look on line the issue should be talked about with the people who know hair better than anyone….. your hairstylist.

Now some will confirm the stories and some will give you practical advice the choice is yours. If you are after an opinion don’t hesitate to get in touch, remembering to give advice on something we need to see it in order to properly asses it. Advice is free by the way ❤️

What does your DP say about you?

I guess no one wants an ugly profile picture, we want to look our best and often we tend to be a little extra to draw some attention right?

Well I guess there are also times when going a little extra can send the wrong message. If your hair isn’t done, do you look dirty or street cool, if your wearing too much or too little some people can take it the wrong way or read too much into it.

Before you get your next profile picture taken get your hair done and let us help you show the best version possible!

Why you need to get away!

We are told to work hard and we all have life goals yet too much time with your head in the same book you tend to stop reading and absorbing the info. It’s important that you take time to stop assess and see life before it’s simply too late. Easier said than done, we all have budgets and time restraints but saying that, where there is a will there will be a way.

Take time off, go off grid, sleep in, eat whatever food you like and just be!

Life is far too short to be all about one thing!

Hair stories to get you hot

We heard some of you don’t like sarcasm, I know right, who are these people like seriously! Well these same people like captions like ” your hair is your crown” or “buy 2 get 2 free” or even ones like ” get thicker hair with our hair spa” but sadly this type of talk does the opposite for us, it’s boring and fake.

We are a hair salon, not a beauty parlour, it’s not a hotch potch it’s a HAIR salon.

If you are after real and fun, call us or send us a DM if not move along.

Getting the perfect Instagram shot

We have all become a little obsessed with what we post and how we post it, from the filters of choice to what we share and it’s fairly common to only share the good bits so we all feel like everyone else is living a life of luxury or excess.

Now this color and blow out is awesome, no surprise there considering we did it lol but the variation in color from reality to the screen here is obvious. This photo above has no filter, no adjusting just straight out of the camera it was taken, it’s what you see is what you get. Color by Rod blow out by Mohit

The image that was taken from the phone is below.

As you can see the variation in color is fairly extreme, again this is directly from the phone ( it’s fairly accurate to her hair and we love it ) Now let’s take a little warmth out and see the difference.

Getting the right blonde in reality is a lot harder than using an editing app and sometimes it simply is impossible if the integrity of your hair won’t allow it.

Just like life, there is good and bad, warm and cool and while one day you might be celebrating an amazing achievement the next day you might be dealing with a blocked toilet and no electricity….but I guess that doesn’t look good on your feed?!

So before you draw to conclusions about others life or lifestyle know that images on line do not make the person!

If you want selfie ready hair then obviously yes come see us.

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Life’s a beach

Ever been on a beach holiday in winter and thought, sure it’s great but would be better with color?

It’s true, adding color makes a world of difference! Same with your hair, colouring it dark brown because you think every strand should be the same color is so boring and incredibly un- natural.

Hair should have variation in color from roots to ends as well as strand to strand. Doesn’t have to be bold, doesn’t have to be in your face but has to be there if you want it to look natural.

Get yourself a hair consultation from us and see how we can make s difference to your look!

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How to get that glossy finish on your hair

A lot of you have been asking how to get shinny hair so we are here to tell you the easy way!

Some use oils but the reality of that is it costs the hair and will cause dehydration and can cause hair loss. You can use a shine spray however that can weigh your hair down.

Now the way you can get it is obviously healthy hair but even that needs some help every now and then. A clear gloss over your hair is perfect to give you that little extra shine and muster is the way to go. You can do it over natural hair or pre coloured hair and is virtually harmless. Grows out without Maintainence!

This Valentine’s Day are you sliding DM’s ?

For a lot of guys sending a dick pic is in some strange way a good idea. No idea why anyone thinks it will get you anything other than blocked but whatever.

This Valentines try sending photos of other things or a simple message of how you feel, not saying this will work either but what’s the harm right?

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You are always welcome sending us photo if your hair inspiration for your next visit!

Happy Valentines Day!

Our price list

A lot of you want to know the price and whilst it would be super easy for us to simply share it, there can be a lot of confusion in doing that so we simply don’t and here’s why!

Hair cuts/trims ( same price btw )

Senior Stylist : 1600 for ladies and 900 for guys

Rod Anker 7000 rp for ladies and 4000 for guys

Now color gets more subjective, your version of blonde and ours is different, your idea of subtle and your Uber driver is different. Some think a small section is dramatic and others want their entire head artic blonde so getting a price over the phone or social media will only always be a starting price and never a “quote”.

We see many people everyday that want to get a price before they book, which we are more than happy to do it. Firstly it makes the process stress free and we all can just concentrate on the job at hand.

If you are thinking of change or simply want a blow out then you are welcome to drop in and have a chat with us or call 01141010011 and eat our head.

Hair accessories you need in your life in 2019

Sure body piercing is cool but unless you want to end up looking like a pin cushion your options are slightly limited.

We all get bored from time to time and if you aren’t one of those people who wants to change your look permanently then accessories are perfect! It can be grouping a lot of the same type or color together to an oversized piece to add a little OOTD style to your day old blow out!

Whatever the situation or budget have fun with hair accessories this year!

Low Maintainence sexy hair

A lot of you have grow up with your mum or grandmother making a weekly trip to the salon for a “touch up” or a blow out and it’s been the way it’s done right?

Today we try and fit a lot into everyday and it’s unrealistic to be thinking anyone has that sort of time that’s why this color technique is so perfect for you!

Now here are a few takeaways you should think about before you decide to take the plunge!

  • The darker your hair the more warmth it has as we go lighter.
  • The more you do, the more Maintainence there is, keep it subtle so you can be cool, sexy and low key
  • It should only need doing again after 4-5 months. It may need some tone Maintainence which is fairly easy in the meantime.
  • Regular trims to remove any split ends.
  • Price varies on length, density of hair and desired color result. We need to physically need to see your hair for exact quote.

So if this is something that sounds like you then give us a call or drop in for more info!

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The only time it’s ok to come early

The need to say this again is sad but the reality is we know a lot don’t read so we thought we should update for those busy people.

The term “sorry I come early” whilst it isn’t something most people want to hear, for us it is!

We work on appointments and when we block a time for you, we do so we have enough time to do your hair properly, so you will love it. When you come late ( in this situation ) you make many others run late and inconvenience the smooth running and mojo of the salon. We don’t rush you, out work or make others wait so if you have a booking, respect time, us, you and the process and come early!

We know traffic can suck, it happens but for 99% of our clients they also know and plan accordingly so to be fair we pride ourselves in creating beautiful hair and not rush jobs which look hideous and sprinkled with regret.

Worried about going bald?

It’s not uncommon to be freaked out by life and if you watch the news or check out sponsored posts on Facebook you are sure to be concerned about almost everything!

Ask yourself this ladies, how many bald women have you met? Like bald bald? The answer will most likely be none because it’s so rare you have more chances to be hit by a falling satellite than going bald so chill the hell out!

Yes hair falls out and it does daily, yes in different seasons it may fall out more than others. Hormones and medicine can cause increase hair fall and change of water also. But your body adjusts and you will be fine and your hair will be too!

At any given point 90% of your hair is growing and 10% is dying ( but will be replaced) that’s not a new thing, google it!

Every day you will have hair come out, some days more than others! No eating more of this or than or even taking supplements isn’t going to change the way your body is made, eat a healthy diet, use Sulfate free products and shampoo regularly, healthy scalp healthy growth!

Rubbing kitchen scraps, oil, onion pulp, eggs, fish oil etc is only going to give your scalp an infection and make you stink! It’s not going to do anything to your hair growth!

Love yourself

Isn’t it enough that you were born, isn’t it enough you have spent years becoming who you are, isn’t it enough that you are you?

Imagine how lucky you are and how blessed you life is, the good and the challenging. It’s perfect just the way it is! Start telling yourself that, feed your mind with what it needs so you can be the best version of you possible. Don’t conform to others expectations of you, please you, be you!

How much Sun is too much

Most people would agree that a small dose of sunshine on your skin changes the way we feel dramatically and while there is a lot of talk and evidence not too expose yourself too much, we need vitamin D for our body to function and grow.

Can your hair be exposed too much, the easy answer is yes and whilst there are a lot of sun protection products obviously prevention is better. Try tying your hair up and wrapping in a scarf, a hat, you can use a leave in moisturiser and or serum which have UV protectors in them also.

Don’t live in the shade and always wear sunscreen on your skin apply every hour!

When your so called balayagè looks like something you want to flush

It’s no secret that Instagram has made it look like some things are super easy, from making cakes that will make you cream your pants or sky diving off a cliff but one thing that is certain, Balayage is not a DIY type of thing.

If you want it done properly go to a professional salon it’s that simple. No it’s not just like colouring for to dot Susan, it’s creating art freehand and no not after a night out on turps ( although have done it and was all good ).

Thinking about getting away from foils and getting something more natural then come have a chat with us.

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How not to behave in a salon, an open letter

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for calling and booking in an appointment for your hair tomorrow at 10am and yes we will call you before the end of the day to remind you ( because we know you are sooo busy and even though you only called at 6pm on a Monday we know you life gets away so we will call you in a few hours )

It’s no problem you decided to not wake up early, it’s cold and in reality setting the alarm at 9.50 when you’re 20 min away kind of isn’t really going to work it’s fine. Good to have that option in case you did wake up early I guess, it’s fine we turned away 3 other people for that time it’s fine. Don’t worry just like last time why not rock up the following day at 10 and say we made a mistake, should work right, or just come once your awake take your time and just say you got stuck in traffic.

Don’t worry, it’s not like we have a naughty list and people like you we love cutting your hair, 100% we wouldn’t put you on it 🤭

Appointments are just a rough idea when you may or may not come, but if the rest of our clients do the same thing, we know you won’t mind waiting when someone does the same thing and we run late, even though you may have a flight, we know your ok with catching the next one.

We remember and smile the time you also made 4 appointments in the same day, but so sweetly told us you would “let us know which worked best”.

You Sharon are awesome, thanks for coming we love you.

Explaining Face shape for you guys

It’s a fact some guys need need help explaining why some things are important and it’s not a dig, guys are just wired differently. We thought it best to try some pictures to explain it.

If you have shapes and you put them over each other then another shape is created….. wow right lol.

So in short if you have a round face, get yourself a square haircut that doesn’t look round. If you have a chiseled jaw ( rare and most guys will be hating you just fyi ) then you can do whatever you like, if you do square cut then you will look more square.

Long face, avoid height as it will make it look longer! Avoid long beards as this will also lengthen your face, you need width so anything that adds to the look on the sides is the way to go!

For more drop in and have a chat with us, it’s free and we can give you some advice!

High end protection

If you have color, chances are you have spent good money and a fair amount of time getting it done so it only makes sense you protect it from fading right!?

No one wants to have the ash brown turn into a brassy gold that makes you look like a misfit so here is the things that will help your color changing!

  • Use Sulfate free shampoo, gentle on the hair and scalp yet will cleanse it properly. Safe to use daily always follow with a suitable conditioner for your hair type!
  • Regular trims, every 5-6 weeks regardless on length or goal length. The ends need to be removed before they split!
  • Don’t over heat your hair, once a week is ok but burning it with heat tools will destroy the cuticle leading to color fading.
  • Over use of chemicals ( don’t color over color everytime) this dry’s out the hair and leaves it damaged and brittle.

There is more but differs from person to person and the history of your Colors. Don’t hesitate to drop in and have a chat with us about your hair, it’s free

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What face framing color looks like!

Often it’s hard to explain things so we use multiple tool to try to explain what a certain look is. Here is a perfect example of face framing color, slightly more color around the face than the rest of the hair, it opens up the face ( unless you wear it all over your face )

The darker the hair is naturally the less light you would take it, it’s meant to be subtle and not a highly visible effect rather a shift of color that enhances the overall look!

So if you are after a color that you want to go out and show it off then give us a call 01141010011

Omg I love these shoes!

Ever had someone tell you that they love your shoes? If you have it sure feels good, a validation that that one extra pair to your ever growing collection was worth it, finally getting appreciated for the style guru you are!

Getting told your hair looks amazing is possibly less frequent not because you have ugly hair ( not saying you don’t either 😏) but it’s just a tad more personal I guess so most people will notice but not mention it directly.

It’s when you have complete strangers ask you who does your hair, you know you’re on s winning streak! If it hasn’t happened to you then it’s time to change salons.

Drink 2 litres of this hair growth juice daily for thick healthy hair

It’s no secret that our bodies need water but for some of us we still need reminding. No coffee doesn’t count it’s water, plain water you need to drink.

We look for a diet that suits our need, one that includes our favourite foods, one that doesn’t really restrict us at all or change much of what we are already doing because at the end of the day we are lazy creatures.

So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!

How to grow healthy hair

For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!

Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!

  • Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
  • Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
  • Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
  • Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
  • Wash it every day or every second day.
  • Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.

No amount of onion juice, cure, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct.

Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!

The real reasons why your color washes out!

Your goal was mermaid hair or it could have been just a nice vibrant color either way it’s not going to last unless you look after it!

There are numerous reasons why your color might fade and here they are, they are all important and some colours just won’t last long even though you think you are doing everything right.

  • Shampoo is super important and if you are using a harsh shampoo then it will strip the color faster than you can get yourself a selfie. Use a Sulfate free shampoo!
  • Conditioner, yes girl you like it full, good for you but if you don’t close your cuticle then the color which you put inside the hair will wash out because the cuticle ( the outside later which gets closed by using conditioner ) is left open for the color to fade!
  • If your hair has been abused to the point it’s Brocken chances are no matter what you do the color simply won’t take let alone stay in.
  • If you are using an anti dandruff shampoo, kiss your color goodbye!
  • Over exposure to sun, salt water lightens the hair and removes color.
  • Too much excessive heat ( irons and over drying )
  • Using oil will cause the cuticle to expand damaging the strength ( sure it may make it look shinny) but will in turn cause the color to escape.
  • If your ends are split and you constantly don’t want to remove split ends chances are the color on the ends will fade faster than the rest!
  • Too much prior chemical treatments your cuticle will not have the strength to close and the color will fade.

So if you have taken the time and money to get a color then protect it so it looks good as long as possible.

An albino snail facial will help you grow hair, available now

Imagine 5-6 lab raised albino snails crawling over you with the promise life is going to be perfect afterwards!?

Heads up Susan, your an idiot for thinking it’s doing anything other than making you look like your crazy!

Before & After Hair makeovers

There are a lot of us that simply don’t have photos of those hair disasters from years ago and thank god for that right!

If you or any of your redneck friends need help please be subtle and get them some help today. No one deserves to be haunted by ugly photos of yesterday. Do something that in ten years time when the next #tenyearchallenge happens you don’t have to hide!

Get yourself into see us today!

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Omg you have such a cute pussy

Nothing better than being complimented right? So if it’s been a while since you were then give us a call, once we have done your hair, we will make sure it looks hot, then tell you it looks hot!

Also just because you tell everyone it’s cute doesn’t mean it actually is, just saying

Why we will talk before we do it!

There are several situations that require the need to have clear communication before you start. One is obviously the subtle use of the image below the other is getting your hair done.

Now for a lot of people you know what you want, in fact you may even have 200-300 reference images already saved or it may be it’s in your head and it needs digging out. Well that’s why we believe in having a talk one on one before we do anything.

A good opportunity to find out any problems, dreams, wish list, things you don’t like, Maintainence level your comfortable with and a lot more. It’s more than rubbing your head and asking if you want a trim.

So if you haven’t experienced a professional salon that you get asked more question than Donald Trump will get when everyone finally boots him out of office! Then it’s about time you called us!

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How to get thicker hair, all you need to know

Now before you all stand up and say anything let’s be honest and understand that anything you do is not going to be an overnight thing!

You can make it appear thicker, you can have it cut so it sits fuller, you can use product to give you volume, you can have a good balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to encourage the best growth possible. You can’t take a pill and somehow grow thicker hair, sorry not sorry.

The right cut can add volume and help with the appearance to make it look like you have more hair as well as a few tricks on styling can help dramatically. Having shorter layers whilst you may think it’s the way to get more fullness on the top and your so called ” bounce” it also takes hair away from the lower parts making it look thinner or hacked when you put it in a pony tail.

Best to discuss this next time your in the salon.

The messy Pompadour

In 2018 we saw a move towards more natural hair that is more low Maintainence and easier to grow out and we feel this trend will continue in 2019 because we all know how we try to fill every day to the max and really don’t have time for high Maintainence hair!

The good thing about this style is can be worn shorter and given that is heavily textured you can easily wear it messy yet has the ease to be styled a little more controlled depending on the situation.

Best styled using a matte paste on dry hair and needs trimming every 4 weeks.

Are you really that useless?

A lot of people grow up being told what to do, what job to get, what type of partner they should have and what type of life they should expect. The reality is you can have whatever you like and the only person who has control is you. We listen to society, advertising and social media and base happiness on what we see when in fact happiness doesn’t have to look like anything.

If you have to constantly listen to others telling you who you are, then it’s only your fault if you believe them. No one should hold over your head the idea of what or who you are, be yourself and do whatever you want. Obviously don’t hurt others and follow your heart but at the end of the day when you find something or someone you love, life will make sense and it won’t be hard work as well as life will start making a lot of sense!

Don’t listen to anyone who is being negative!

Seems like some of you can’t find the spot!

We know your lazy and want your hand held 24/7, you call yourself an entrepreneur and a mellenial yet you can’t find it!

It’s fairly simple, we will explain to you in one easy step because we know you are a fast learner. You excel in absorbing information and love working it out yourself, after all this small process is empowering right?

Step 1. Open google maps

Step 2. Type ” Rod Anker Salons” and boom it somehow guides you to us! Crazy right!

Now if it’s the other spot you can’t find, that we can’t help you with.

If you still think that is too much for you to do at 11.30am ( because you like to sleep in ) please call 01141010011

or here goes 117 Meherchand market, New Delhi, India, planet Earth 🌍

If you only had tonight, what would you do?

Hair is not like a crush that’s moving overseas or a bff that’s heading off to college, you have to plan change a little bit or suffer to consequences!

Now not saying you can’t be a little spontaneous in fact you should but bleaching your long healthy hair white then 8 weeks later thinking you can go dark and get a keratin means your a little crazy! Plan your looks with thought on what’s next, so your hair doesn’t end up on the floor of the shower or having to be cut off!

A little preparation for your next look is always a good idea!

147 men’s cuts that will make 2019 perfect!

It’s not very often you get told your hair looks great so considering it’s the start of a new year let’s make 2019 awesome starting with the fade cut that’s fresh and low maintenance!

Balayagè doesn’t have to be blonde

First of all for any of you who can’t pronounce it, ( it’s belly aj ) it’s basically the art of free hand hair colouring so your not left with a high Maintainence color that needs doing every few weeks or months. It looks good and is low maintenance. You can do it in almost any color so it’s only left to your imagination and your hair!

We are the balayagè masters and have years of experience so relax if it’s possible we got you!

If it sound fun and you are ready to change your hair, give us a call!

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The 2019 cut that will give you more time plus a sexy feed!

We all tend to follow treads to some extent, could be because the stores only stock certain things and we have no choice or could be because we all see things work by people all at the same time. Either way it’s a fact but this haircut has been around for a while in and out of the spotlight. We love it because it’s super easy to wear and is almost fuss free!

And if you like it a little longer here you go!

So if you think this could be you, let’s have a look at your hair and see if we can drag you into 2019 looking hot with extra time on your hands!

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Why hair color is important!

Most of you who have ever searched YouTube a make up tutorial you will be familiar with the term “contouring” with make up, its the use of lighter and darker shades to to define or highlight areas of the face be it jaw line, cheek bones etc. This has now moved into assisting in creating the perfect color specifically for your face shape. Everyone has a different face shape and hair texture so its important when you are choosing what color you are going to do that you get the right advice, not just based on what’s in but also what would suit you best after a consultation from the experts.
Its about choosing light and dark tones in certain areas to create depth or shadow on the face and can completely change the way you look! If you are looking for a trend that is unique then look no further because this will not only be on point but bring out the best version of you possible.

Lets look at a few various face shapes so it makes it a little easier to understand how this will change the way you color your hair forever!

When we look at an Oval face we have to expand it a little so it’s about creating lighter shades on the lower lengths and on the underneath of the sides and deeper or darker shades on the top to give the illusion of a slightly wider face

Round face shape, The goal here is to stretch out the look, so adding depth to the ends and lightening around the hairline will do exactly that and give you a more elongated look

Square, Again it is about bringing proportion to the shape, accentuating the length and softening the lines using lighter and darker shades around the ears which adds interest and softness.

Heart shape, Lightening around the jawline will soften the jawline and the lower section of the face, the top layers should be slightly lighter to take the eyes away from the width.

Its never about trying to be someone else, its only ever about trying to be the best version of you possible. If you are coloring your hair and if by chance its a block color then your doing it all wrong, naturally no one has the same color on every strand on their head from roots to ends, its incredibly artificial making hair contouring is the go to technique to either make you look naturally hot or over the top crazy ( the same thing can be done with bright colors be it pastel pink, reds, blues etc )

How to remove Stretch marks

Why on earth do you think they are not normal? Possibly the only people without stretch marks are 4-10 year old that still have skin 3-4 sizes bigger than they need!

Your body is beautiful just the way it is, you don’t need to do anything, your sexy just the way you are!

Now treat your hair the same way and love it the way it is! Sure you may need to tweet it a little and that’s what we are here for, but why are you covering white hair? Why?

2018 you couldn’t be assed make 2019 the year you kick it!

You started with a bang 12 months back, things happened you lost your way and yet you made it through the year!

You get one chance at this life kick ass! That’s the secret, don’t get distracted by life, jobs, money or boys or girls!

People and things come and go but success and goals only happen when you’re selfishly pushing blindly towards them!

Go out and get it!

You all do the same thing

we have evolved as a species so much that we know the difference between the basics and can determine what is basically the same thing, remove the soft packaging and its what you are left with at its core. We all like to think we are different and unique but the sad reality is that a lot of people or businesses are basically the same.

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I guess most salons cut hair right, most salons do at the core the same thing but delivered in different ways, but its the quality of the product and the culture of the brand that will set it apart from everyone else. The saying that you only know how good or bad something is, when something goes wrong. Its the reaction, that defines the brand and culture, its the knee jerk reaction from the brand that says or defines who it is.

If you are looking for a salon where the staff are qualified, capable of beautiful hair and have a solid sense of who they are and what they are doing then give us a shout. If you, after reading some of this nonsense think you would like to try us out then chances are you are in the right place.

 

 

 

The best haircuts for 2019 for guys

Well the year is coming to an end and like a lot of us we reflect on what was and what will be. Not sure why we do, but we do. If you have been putting off changing your hair all year out of fear or just because your lazy here is a little motivation. Getting a fresh cut can give you extra energy and motivation for life!

It’s not always a dramatic change that makes the biggest difference, in fact it’s the small changes or tweaking that brings the entire look together!

Happy New Year in advance guys and go out of your way to make sure your hair looks good!

When you wish you could be yourself

It’s always a battle when choosing to be yourself, do whatever you like and what others will think. Honestly it shouldn’t be, if you always try to make others happy when will it be your time to be happy?

Doesn’t matter if it’s pink hair, going short, wearing the clothes you want, choosing the job you want, dating the person you love or whatever. Be happy with you, make decisions for you. Maybe, just maybe the people around you are not supporters of the decisions but it’s your life!

When your hair cut looks like a bag of mixed lollies

So you want a taper, fade, undercut and a mullet but you need to be able to wear it like a Rockstar but you work in a Government office 🤓🤷🏼‍♂️

It’s like saying to your personal trainer “I want to eat whatever I want, as much as I can and not get fat”. You can have variation no one is saying have the sex love of a starfish but make sure it’s all working.

Yes we do guys hair & no we don’t do shaves.

Call for booking 01141010011

Not having black hair could save your life!

We are here to inform, educate and help you live with beautiful hair!


Be warned, that having hair that is the same color as your stove top can get you toasted literally!

Choose your hair color only at professional salons and please don’t think that choosing a number from a shade card is all you need to know, its not!

Why your weekly hair spa is not going to fix anything

So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫


Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.

Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.

Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.

Prevention is better than cure any day, no down time! We may say no to you to do certain things but it is for your own good!

10 times when getting it cheap is possibly stupid

First of all we focus on cutting hair, not coupons and we spend all of our free time training on becoming better at what we do. It’s no secret that we all like a bargain in fact for some it’s a sport, a way of life. For some things you can afford to be frugal and some things you just can not.


Now we are not saying be stupid or careless with your money because that would be silly, we are saying there is a time and place for everything.

For example if your buying a certain product, same brand & model then you can call around and get various prices but if your buying a service or skill you can not compare prices ever!

Let’s take a mens haircut which you could possible get for 30-40rp underneath the local tree 🌲 now you can spend this or if you had some extra cash you could end up spending 5-6,000rp with the difference being the end result, the finish, the ambience and the overall experience. Now if you’re buying Parle G biscuits and you buy them under a tree for 10rp or from a shop at 40rp then this makes no difference ( as long as storage and use by date is in order ) so this is a time you can bargain until you’re happy.

A service based product varies so much from place to place and by service we don’t mean just simply a nice looking place, it’s about having the right skills set to be able to deliver the promised service. So this can hardly be a sit at home on the phone calling around to get the cheapest price before booking yourself in. If this is your way of looking for the place to go It is not the smartest way to find quality at all.

Times you should not bargain

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Hairstylist 
  • Crematorium 
  • Buying medicine
  • Buying petrol
  • Defense attorney 
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo parlour

So if you want the best try searching for the best rather than searching discount and you may be surprised that instead of having to spend twice as much to get something done then you will get it done right the first time, saving you both time and money!

To the guy who came in today

We love getting feedback and at times feel we should actually share it so here goes!

Earlier a young man came into the salon and walked in sat down without saying a thing, then said “Shave Karo” when he was told we don’t do shaves he was shocked and said what type of salon are we that doesn’t do shaving.

His suggestion was to put it on the front window ” we don’t do shaves”. Great idea, why didn’t we think of that. 👍🏻

How we like to work

In any salon in any part of the world things work differently but in most salons, you make a booking at a certain time, turn up ( on time ) get your hair done and the world keeps rotating.

Sadly there is the odd occasion we all can run late, it happens and we understand, the odd occasion we do too.

When this happens we call you and would like to think you would do the same, if we are booked out then we will schedule another time that suits both you and us. All this sounds very civil and realistic I know, even more sadly people with a 45 min booking either don’t call or answer the phone when we call or call an hour later and tell us they are running 10 min late because of traffic.

We hold appointments for 10 min then if we can’t get hold of you, you haven’t called then we will take another booking in place of you. When we have a list of people who want that slot it’s not fair not too.

Now repeat this twice and we can’t make bookings for you, you will have to drop in and try your luck.

If you have a booking and don’t pick up our reminder ( so you can keep the booking maybe but maybe not kind of attitude) at the end of that day we cancel it if we have not been able to get in touch ( we will try calling you three times ). We will give that time to someone else.

Please respect our time as much as we love doing hair, we can’t operate blocking times and not having people turn up because the traffic, kids, dogs, maids, driver or whatever creative excuse you can imagine. We are humans and get it but there is two sides to the coin. ✌🏻❤️

Our playlist is better than yours

Kind of true even though we haven’t listened to yours, only because its ours that its better I guess but who knows!

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We play international music, sorry no Bollywood numbers here only music that we get off on, its not trans, its not hip hop ( although a little 80’s hip hop wouldn’t hurt you, me or anyone actually ) its music that inspires us to create, so I guess with that explanation it should make sense or at least you would hope so.

Nope, we don’t have a TV playing your daily Bollywood soap either, we don’t watch it and honestly a day without it probably won’t hurt you, its called culture try it.

Is that a little bullshit on your lip?

We all have one of those friends or seen a commercial that claims if you use a certain product or use their product your life will be complete. We are the best, this product is unique etc etc 💤


Or your friend has verbal diarrhoea that clearly doesn’t remember the stories they told you 3 min back that contradicts the current story.

Well we don’t tell you 💩 in fact we have been told we are too honest, we spend a lot of time writing this nonsense to make sure you get it. No your life won’t be complete if you come to us, you will have better hair for sure, may or may not be able to fix a total mess but we will give you a plan too!

 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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The entire family now has a blue tick!

Seems like the word “influencer” is the new buzz word everyone wants to add to their bio like it’s going to somehow give them the ability to be a shape shifter or an ability to change people’s buying Habbits.

Being labelled this is not your role it’s others role to label you and not your bff sitting at home watching re runs of 90’s sitcoms tagging you in memes 5 times per hour saying OMG I Iove your feed, girl great click!


You’re a person with an Instagram account, its completely different if a company or a respected publication or brand labels you, but sorry to be the bearer of bad news adding it on your bio because you want it is like adding “Millionare” because one day you want to be rich.

Sadly you sit in the back of the car, even shouting at the top of your lungs for the driver to change lanes, he doesn’t listen to you so how on earth could you influence others. If you post some nice pictures ( or you call clicks) that’s great, you also write in your posts that ” sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been super busy” sweetheart no one is even bothered. We are surprised that there are some that buy followers and likes and think that by doing this in some strange way will make them famous or successful, when there is nothing more than surface face which lasts about 3-7 seconds after someone stumbles on your profile then realises that that ” Click” you posted looking hideous has thousand likes and the link in your bio is a dead end.

Try being the best at whatever you are doing, rather than trying to scam success, chances are if its meant to be you will become famous at what you actually do, unless thats nothing then your in trouble!

This is not aimed at one person this is based on so many adding this word into their Bio.

 

Congratulations Merrylin Boro and us  Rod Anker Salons

If you have curly hair, you need to read this!

We have been asked this a LOT, its kind of one of those things that even after you are told it feels like you are missing something, like we are holding back one deep dark secret! There is a lot of hairstylists we have been told that over work the hair and create work making it look like its effortless ( which has the opposite effect! )

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Well the way we feel about the “Diffuser” pictured above being taken for a ride is more than love! Its the one tool that no matter what, can’t be replaced, it is basic and been around for years but brilliant!

Not an expensive tool, fits most hairdryers and once on disperses the heat and air to create a “soft blow” ( Pun intended! ) Using it slowly and gently to dry your hair, lightly scrunching and we mean lightly and ry it till your hair is about 80% dry then STOP!

Now, if you need a little help then bring your hairdryer and diffuser into the salon we will give you a one on one class on how to create beautiful natural texture that doesn’t look like overdone hair trying to be cool.

So before you start building up your “natural” look hair think twice about using product, possibly a serum but thats about it, remember the more product you use the more it will look simply messy and not have that natural texture to it!

 

Model-  Merrylin Boro

Hair – lol

Photo – Rod Anker

You can not expect to build a team behind a gun

Today it’s 2018 and most people are connected to the world and know what’s right and what’s wrong but sadly there are still a few that think being a boss means being rude, obnoxious and authoritarian.

They dictate to staff what to do, give them literally no room to think or do what they are there to do and wonder why they have to sit in the office 7 days a week.

I have seen the hairdressing Industry grow rapidly over the last 10 years in India and have witnessed first hand the lack of understanding of what it is that a salon is meant to be providing.

It’s a people’s business and you have to ask yourself if you can’t get it right with the people you spend the majority of the day with, chances are it’s not going to be right with the people that come in and pay.

Look at it like this, imagine just moments before the doctor operates on you, you literally go crazy at him, insult him, his family and everyone he has ever spoken too. Do you really think that this is going to put him in the right mood to be his best?

The reality is, the last thing he will be wanting to do is the operation!

Yet daily owners, managers have created this ” me & them” attitude where the staff come to work because they are threatened and do not feel like they have an option. Free speech to clients and fellow staff is so far fetched it isn’t an option. Sad to think people think they can treat people like this but they do and in a lot of situations end up doing the most stupid things simply because they are told they have too, so they do it regardless of knowing its wrong for the client.

I do get asked a bit to do things I don’t think need doing ( a color, a service or cut whatever ) and when I say no it’s not needed the reaction is always the same, utter shock and disbelief. I feel that doesn’t matter if it’s a blog, a post, a discussion on social media or staff, it’s the same tone, the same message and the same level of respect.

So when I say please don’t come back, it’s because your rude, if I’m respectful of the people I work with, everyone needs to be!

How to know your hair is Thirsty

It’s come to our attention that in some parts of the world, winter means rain, snow and a lot of moisture but here in India it means cold and dry! You should be watering your plants daily as well as moisturising your hair more often!

How do you do that we hear you asking?

Well it’s fairly easy;

Firstly regular trims regardless of the length or your goal length the ends need to be removed every 6-8 weeks.

Always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle, condition closes so the internal structure of your hair will stay intact.

Do NOT use oil, yes you thought oil was your go too but it costs the hair, creates barrier that magnifies heat so in fact does the opposite to what you think. Just because it’s what was told to you doesn’t make it fact.

Treatments are good if it’s actually a repairing moisture treatment. Our Linseed treatment has beeswax and linseed oil extract which packs moisture into the hair. Can do this every 6 weeks but rarely more is needed.

Don’t be sucked into doing “hair spa” because often they are just a conditioner and a little massage which is not going to do squat.

We go blindly because we know what we are doing

It’s no secret that we say what we feel, in fact sometimes it a little too much but better to be an open book rather than an infomercial trying to sell something that’s a hit and miss we think!

So that being said here we go, if you think that we are too expensive, we should do nails, you want your waxing done while your color is on, you want to be called Mam and not Sharon, you think you can give us a blow by blow how to do your hair, eat your paneer tikka while your getting your puffy blow out, think you can buy one get one free or try waiting till 7pm thinking we are a bar and suddenly it’s “happy hour” then please scroll back up and take a look at the image again.

If you want real cool hair then your more than welcome 🙏🏻

Mushroom balayage

Once you have decided the technique of balayage you are left with the color and the amount to choose from. It can end up being either too much ( in a lot of cases ) or you may think not enough.

The idea of balayage in itself is subtle and given the fact that it isn’t done at the roots it is meant to be a more natural approach to colouring. Do you go ash, can it go ash, should you still be a warm blonde. All these questions can be talked about when you are consulting the stylist depending on your skin tone and the overall look you had in mind.

Yes it’s cool and if it is done the right way can last months and months before you need to do it again.

Why so serious

After almost 10 years in India I am still in awe of its diversity and energy, as much as the simple things are draining at times the people and the culture is the reason I am still here!

I’m serious about a few things and after Diwali pollution always gets bad so we spent a few days at Neemrana Fort, drove myself ( under 2 hours) and we spent the first day taking random photos of the blue sky 🤭.

Everyone thinks we travel a lot, maybe to some we do but this type of quick road trips have to be our favourite especially Neemrana which always make you feel like you are the only person there and the regional food is yum!

Back in Delhi and although the sky is blue today it has been bad. I get asked a lot how to protect your hair when it’s so bad, wash it daily! Your hair and scalp will attract the dust but the pollution and the last thing you should be doing is let it sit there any longer than you should. If you are outside, cover it up and always use a conditioner ( which closes the cuticle ).

So spend a few nights throughout these cloudy times exploring their properties and get the detox you need!

There are some things you need help with, let us help you!

Seriously the thought of doing it for you everyday isn’t putting a smile on our face so can’t imagine it would you!

But the time wasted getting a blow out 2-3 times a week is kind of crazy so we will teach you how to do it yourself. Basically we only want to see you when your desperate, think of us as your last choice hair booty 😂

Christmas is only 6 weeks away!

We all say the same thing, each year goes faster, well 2018 is coming to an end and it’s only a little over 6 weeks until Christmas!

So if your smart, which we know you are you will prebook now so you are not left looking like crap!

Phone 01141010011

You have no idea what we get told!

Funny how a lot of companies pay a lot of money to find information out, get the right data etc. seriously guys you have no idea the things we either get told or hear! Like would make you cringe, it’s no wonder why I’m bald!

We don’t kiss and tell so relax it’s not going in our status but we are looking for a good therapist 😛

They say visiting the salon is like a therapy session, it should be. Come see us, unload it’s a safe place.

Are you bubbles removing color?

Chances are, (unless you are living under a rock) you know what SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate is, if you don’t in lame terms it’s detergent. A lot of shampoo’s have it, washing detergent has it along with floor cleaner, car degreaser and the list goes on.

It creates the mass of bubbles, it also can remove the expensive color quicker than you expect!

While a Sulfate free shampoo will still bubble and clean it uses natural surfactants to cleanse that is more mild on hair and skin and will maintain your color and condition of hair and skin.

Flip the bottle over and read the ingredients to know more!

Why your Balayage looks like a bad Ombré

If you have ever been out on the social circuit ( yeah it’s a circuit ) in delhi you would have seen it worn by a few very well spoken ladies, in fact maybe your friends Auntie, or mine who knows! The reality to get a good Balayage is not hard but you you continually do it, it ends up looking like a Solid mass of gold!

Now unless you are one of those style freaks that likes to match your shoes with your bag and trying to get the hair in the same family of tone ( please don’t ) you need help!

Neither of these photos have filters or have been adjusted in any way btw

A lot of the time the problem is the hairstylist in fact did what you asked for, rather than saying no. Sometimes when your hair is dark and you all want ash blonde, it’s more complex than a simple Balayage so needs a firmer understanding of color, lightening and the underlying tones that your hair will throw off as it gets lighter.

What we did here is reverse Balayage ( darker color ) then a smokey ask toner over it to blend it. We think it looks great!

If you have gone too far and it’s looking like trash or need help, pls call us on 01141010011

You want Art but it’s too expensive

One sure way not to get the color of your dreams is to get on the phone and call every salon asking for a deal! In fact it’s the one sure way not to get it!

Creating the color rarely involves pulling a tube off the shelf and putting it in a bowl and applying it on your hair. There is more to colouring hair that that. Everyone’s hair reacts differently and depends on what your hair has in it at the time ( pre color, oil treatments, prior color history, condition, underlying color etc etc ).

Now no one walks into a store and randomly picks something off the shelf without asking the price unless it’s the dollar store so we get it. If you would like a certain color the best thing to do is drop in and speak to us and see how much and in fact if it’s possible because sometimes going from black to ash white in under an hour is not possible and not so cheap!

We cut hair not prices!

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Why your local blow out is destroying your hair

I wasn’t going to bother coming just for a blowdry so I went to my local and got a blowout!

Well well isn’t that handy, you can not expect to only stress about condition every time you get a cut or just before every color! If you have ever had a bad blow out ( by bad I mean burnt ) you know what I mean by damage.

A few days back i saw what a burn out looked like and in one sitting the hair was taken from healthy to burnt and needed cutting desperately in less than 25 min by no less than the 4 people that did it! Yes 4 because you said jaldi jaldi!

While you may save time in traffic, what you will get is a problem that taken longer to fix! Be careful, a blow out can do as much damage as a bad color!

The problem when you put people in a box

It’s not an uncommon question to ask someone ” what do you do” or ” where are you from” with the unsaid rational that you want to be able to streamline or adjust the conversation accordingly. The problem with these two questions ( which are almost predictable almost with everyone ) is that they are totally irrelevant to who the person actually is. Imagine asking Warren Buffet where he was born, or Rihanna who was born in a small village, Obama who wasn’t born as a president. It’s because you, we sadly think that by knowing the location of someone’s birth can tell you about them, it doesn’t. It in fact shows how narrow minded the person asking is.

What someone does for a living, the job they do, is not going to tell you anything you won’t know anyway. Now if these are just opening questions to start a conversation, I suggest you get new opening lines as these are not going to get much happening. Try ” what do you do for fun?” Or ” what is your dream job” questions like this will give you real insight into someone’s personality which is what you actually wanted.

Keep in mind, your filter on location or job title is your issue and your filter it’s not fact nor does it dictate any actual proof about someone, who they are or their character.

11 ways to improve your self image

We all say you should love what you see, embrace who you are and be you right?!

But some days you wake up feeling like Shrek and no matter how much positive quotes you consume it just isn’t going to help. I’m

Talk about days so blue you think your a smurf ( google it ). For those days, we are here for a little pick me up, a little makeover change or a little tweak as we like to call it!

Save our number for that day, if it’s not today then enjoy the day you look great 👍🏻

11 ways is by pressing the digits below

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This is what you look like in your fancy office little Miss fancy

So you love to tell everyone how important you are, I like my hair long because it looks good for certain parties!

This is what you look like in your office little Miss Fancy Pants!

CUT YOUR HAIR

No fly’s on me

You woke up and decided that you wanted something fresh, we all say thank god! But just because you finally decided after 5 years of no change that this change is going to last you another 5 years!

Image via @Ugly World Wide

It’s cool to change things up, seriously but you should be doing it even in small ways every time you get your hair done. Change, evolve and have fun!

How to get your color tone to last longer and get more shine

So here is the secret to getting colours to last longer, hair to appear to have loads of shine and create hair envy!

Clear gloss, yep it’s a thing and it’s fairly simply. Can be applied with color, over color or on natural hair!

It won’t make it healthier, but it will make it look shinier ✨

Get yours done before the dry winter weather.

Babe you look stupid, please stop using these app’s

We all have someone on our following that is obsessed with these face smoothening apps, they actually think they look good still!

Newsflash, your in your 50’s or at least we thought you were but these app’s make you look 65 and desperate so stop it! Yes you, stop it!

If you hadn’t noticed the world has become a lot more authentic and anyone who knows you or you know them, let them see the real you!

Our door is open

We get asked a lot when are we open, then usually get told it’s 10 min too early or 5 min too late. We are open the following hours,

Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday’s 11am – 6pm

Now the reason we are open less on a Sunday is simply so our team can get some family time just like everyone else. We can open after hours and do open early, if it’s made prior and comes with a surcharge.

So if you want to get in before work, no problem but you better keep it!

You can either call 01141010011 dm us on social media, please note early or after hours appointments won’t be entertained for someone who has not been before & all no shows incur 100% payment

It says 3 min but I’m going to leave it in for an hour!

So you got yourself a hair product, run the bath and decide you are going to leave your 3 minute miracle treatment on for a 4 hour power packed boost?

Sorry to tell you but it’s not going to do anything more than it would in the specified time, typically 3 min max!

Oh sorry you thought the chemists designing the product had it wrong? They don’t babe, grab a fag or glass of wine and listen to some music.

I’m trying to grow it so why would I get a haircut?

Here is the thing, you want to grow it but you still need to cut it every 6 weeks!

I know what your thinking and if you maintain less being cut off then obviously it will still get longer, makes sense right?

What happens when you don’t remove split or damaged ends is that the split travels up the hairshaft and more is needed to be cut off. The frayed, Brocken ends make it look dry, out of shape and behave badly ( more than a 3 year old coming off a sugar high ).

Trim every 6 weeks, even if it’s half of what has grown or less, as your hair grows it will be healthy. Prevention is better than cure!

How to shop for new hair

Every now and then we get bored with our clothes, work, routine, life and everything just becomes bla. Its sometimes your perception of what you think versus reality but it still has the same effect, you feel flat.

That stupid saying that ” Change is as good as a holiday” is utter bollocks, give me a beach holiday and keep my hair looking the same anyday ( but I guess it has some merit, since it’s about escaping). If you have never had a change of style, semi drastic then you have never felt the immediate power boost to your inner self, that’s if it suits and done correctly.

There is a very simply rule of thumb we go by and it works 90% of the time, to be able to get you in the right head space if you are unsure of what change you are after.

Firstly understand you don’t have to know what you want, that we can work out with you ( a good hairstylist will ask a lot of questions, almost more than the FBI ). What you do need to know is, you want a change. Sounds odd hearing this, we know but often we get people who don’t want anything off the length, no layers, no bangs, no color change but desperate for a change. 😳

Susan, if you don’t change something we can’t change anything.

Drop in speak to us and let us work it out!

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Find out what is the best color for you

When you want to get a color, it’s always a trade off between what is hot and on trend as well as high Maintainence right? After all no one wants a color they need to redo every few weeks, that’s just not practical or cool!

The trick is using multiple tones to add the overall color, the use of varies shades adds depth and texture ( possibly the most over used word ). If it’s highlights you are looking for then using two different colours it changes the way it looks dramatically but yet keeps it low Maintainence. If you go for one color, chances are with less variation the natural hair will be visible faster.

With balayage you are best to keep it to one color and don’t go as light, it looks best when it’s more natural and as if it’s happened over time in the sun. Don’t get fooled by thinking more is better, less is best when colouring your hair typically.

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Have you ever just wanted to give someone the bird🖕🏻?

Well we have, it’s no secret we do t have a filter when it comes to speaking our mind, don’t let it put you off in fact we think we are fairly nice people. We love what we do, we are fairly good at it ( according to us anyway ) and super honest. If you are searching for yes mam no mam then keep looking co’s we ain’t it. If you want awesome hair and happy to turn up on time and speak like a human, we all will have s great time!

If you think you can tell us how to do your hair then quite frankly it’s going to be fun but more than likely won’t end the way you expect.

Love peace and happiness to you all 🙏🏻✌🏻

What is it going to take for you to be happy

I have known so many people in my life that have had that knee jerk comment ” I will be happy when”!

Could be I will be happy when I’m on the beach, happy when you get the new job, happy when something is over, happy when you have money in the bank etc etc. I never got it, it’s like you give power to the situation and are going to be constantly waiting for something to happen before you are happy, which is kind of stupid.

No matter how many followers you have, what color the tick is or even if your on social media, we are all the same! Stop thinking you will be happy when and start being happy now! Sure you may have been screwed over, things didn’t turn out the way you hoped or even the right people all turned out to be wrong. It’s a moment, it’s not forever!

The most famous, well known or successful people I have ever met no matter what the end goal is, all say the same thing. No matter what you achieve, by the time you achieve it, you have already moved onto a bigger goal so you never feel like you have made it.

Destination happiness is a mystery destination you will never reach regardless of how well your last post fetched numbers!

Food that makes your hair grow

There is has and always will be some trend food that claims to make your hair grow faster, thicker and healthier and this one is nothing short of a miracle!

The reality is very different and whilst you have another tab open on hacks to increase your Instagram following, just like that tab too it’s all kind of crap!

Your intake is part of what determines hair growth but it’s also genetic, so I guess a cream, lotion or magic berry from the amazon isn’t going to do that much.

There are 5 basic food groups ( google it ) eat from all the required groups daily and you will set your body up for success. Could be training for a marathon or simply wanting to be healthy, it’s the fuel your body needs to function at its best.

Supplements are ok to some extent but understand if something like “folate” helps hair grow, eating folate rich foods and then taking folate tablets isn’t going to double up your growth. Basic common sense, add some of that to your diet and eat healthy, not for a week and expect results it’s more like a lifestyle than a fad.

No food can stop hair fall, it’s like trying to stop your nails growing, you can’t.

If you have a long face you can not have long hair

If you take a look in the mirror and your a little honest with yourself, just for this exercise ok then you can go back to denial.

If your face shape is slightly long, oval or oblong you can not have long hair and it’s that simple. Look at the image below and try to get it, the hair can either enhance your face shape and make it look longer, or balance it out and make it look more balanced.

Your not ugly it’s just an balance between getting it right and having the hair you think you want!

For more info on what is your perfect length, give us a call on phone 📞 01141010011

No babe that’s not how you get “Ash blonde”

I kid you not I think if we just write down the questions we get asked, it would make a great comedy skit. Jokes aside and not putting you all down ok so chill out!

The darker the hair, the more red pigment, so regardless of if you are Indian, Chinese, Australian, Pakistani or British hair is the same. The Lighter the hair the easier or shall we say the more achievable it is.

Can we give you a cost?

Easy answer is no because it might go white in 2 applications, it also might take 6 applications over 2 weeks and several toners.

Is it possible?

It’s not up to our skills ( not in an arrogant way ) it’s up to your hair! Several layers of color, the odd keratin treatment and a few fools in there, chances are it will combust before it goes ash!

How long will it take?

Anywhere between 4 hours and 72 hours, is that rough enough for you?

How long will it last?

The tone will change over two weeks and may need doing again. The hair lightness will be there until it grows out! ( you will see dark spots in 2-3 days lol yes 2-3 days)

Rough cost?

Between 15,000 – 52,000 rp plus taxes just for the color.

Will it hurt?

Your pocket, yes! Your scalp…. well a bit yes. Imagine not as bad as childbirth but more than a tattoo.

Wash & Go

It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?

It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.

I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.

Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.

Saying all that, if you eat your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.

How to love yourself

You tell yourself little things throughout the day, it’s the mind chatter that will make you or break you. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but it’s hard to direct that little voice that’s job is literally to doubt everything you do or think.

Remember when you were younger and you got dressed up maybe as a super hero and you actually thought you had super powers?!

Imagine if as an adult you believed in yourself even half that much, life would be amazing right?

I think it’s about time you gave the little voice inside your head some zanax and you started to actually take control of what you want, believe in yourself and have that childish “that anything is possible attitude” well before life have you reason to think it wasn’t easy.

I doubt many look at themselves naked and would be like wow, perfection sadly we just don’t do it but maybe we should! Imagine if we only thought about ourselves in a positive light?

The reality is that if you actually believe it, you are more likely to achieve it and it’s that simple, so it only adds weight to the thought that it pays to have positive self talk.

Create the right dialogue with yourself to be uplifting and positive.

What filter is that you’re wearing?

We all have that one friend who drags all their photo’s through 4-5 app’s or filters to get the perfect mood. Life can’t be edited in filters, in fact some people don’t have them!

The one thing we found interesting, there is no app to fix your hair, a bad haircut is a photo killer and try as you might, it’s not going away!

Don’t be a filter hoe, get your hair done 🤭

Social media vs Reality

Sure combined we have approx 730,000 followers combined between brand and our personal accounts on social media and it’s by no means a large number in today’s reality and increasing move onto social networks for youth in India. There are a lot of users that just aren’t into it and only post every year once maybe twice without feeling a tight chest after not having posted for a week.

What is interesting is that we all post positive images and at times some will go out of the way, even country to make the feed look good. Not many will post an ugly photo and talk about how crap the day was or how depressed they are, it doesn’t sell right!?

We have now positioned ourselves and everyone who comes after us as a base line to “life is perfect”. I have experienced everything from it’s ok for you, your life is perfect or don’t worry it wouldn’t affect you. Now whilst I can easily say it’s not, I am blessed to have the life I have and it hasn’t been easy and continues not to be. Did we work for it, hell yes! Did we plan for it and work on that plan continuously until we got what we wanted, yes and continue to do it! Haven’t reached were we want to yet but can assure you we will!

The impression of always on holidays or only positive things happening is called filtering your outflow on social media and everyone does it! Your more likely to be attracted to a feed of positive and I’m fairly sure your not searching “depressive quotes” to use as your caption, unless your an attention seeker. Now social media is fun and if you want it to be fun treat it like that, used for marketing or showcasing what you do it’s an amazing tool that without a doubt has changed the game forever.

Fun fact for everyone, no ones life is that perfect, it’s what you make of it. Sure life is bloody amazing and I feel blessed every day I wake up, beautiful house, beautiful partner, self employed, great friends and food on the table but let’s be honest. That song after a few times heard is kinda boring.

Life is hard, it will hurt, you do need to work, nothing comes easy, you will loose at some point, nothing is forever and no one cares. Let that sink in for 15 seconds stand up and work your butt off to reach your goals rather than thinking about that private jet you should be buying. Although once we get ours, trust me will be posting pictures daily just for you haters 👍🏻

Want to go blonde?

We get asked a lot can I have ash blonde a LOT! So here are some hard facts you should know before ordering it like it’s a plate of chicken tikka at the local dhaba!

No matter what “treatment” you think you have researched, there IS a limit to what your hair will withstand and what you have had done over the last 6-12 months will partially determine if it falls out, snaps off or not!

If your hair has never looked like the above photo, your lucky 🍀. If you want to go blonde understand if it’s done incorrectly this can happen fairly easily if it’s done incorrectly. So if your wondering what the worst thing can happen, take at look at this. That’s the worst!

This is the reason why we are brutally honest, your welcome

Tea bagging

Ok so I guess some know some don’t but it’s irrelevant right now so google it and thank us later for the smile.

Yes if you come to us, we have amazing coffee, fresh ground latte’s but we do use Tea Bags in case you wondered.

We use, we don’t do

Do not try this at home

Because we all like to be rebels, the moment you hear this you may be already planning on giving it a shot. Certain things are harmless to try a DIY and certain things are not, after all I guess years of study there are things that will be taught you can’t get from a 3 1/2 minute YouTube video ( but then again who knows right!)

Things not to try yourself

  • Plastic surgery
  • Replacing your hard drive
  • Refilling gas cylinders
  • Knee replacement
  • Botox
  • Dental work
  • Cutting or colouring your own hair
  • Giving your self a hair transplant ( or kidney transplant for that matter )
  • A tattoo
  • Waxing your Va-jay-jay
  • And no I didn’t slip the hair ones in to be all dramatic, we have seen some whoppers come try and fixing it after things have gone terribly wrong. Understand some things are better done by someone who does it for a living after studying for years.
  • What to do when your hair has gone for a toss

    Have you ever got to the point where your hair has had so much done to it, to try and make your life easier yet everything you do is making it worse?

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    It needs rescuing, it needs someone to tell you to stop, reassess and work out the smartest way to get you back in track. Keep in mind a lot of salons motivations are to add cash in till versus actually fixing the problem, a lot of the time to fix the problem it will involve not doing what you want and you not getting things your way ( that’s why it’s hard to hear sometimes and you may search for a faster result, which doesn’t exist ).

    We find a lot of clients come to us after trying to get their dream hair after they have had a series of expensive ” it’s going to solve all your problems” services. Good or bad, we are know not to sugar coat much, what you see is what you get!

    When your not feeling your best and someone tells you something will fix it, you tend to believe them because they are the professionals after all but no matter where you live, you really need to do your fact checking first. I would always suggest google but again you need to filter that too, a lot of companies pay people to slag off other companies online ( I know right 😂) so some amount of common sense is involved when looking and it’s always advisable to get a face to face ( it’s free ) and get opinions.

    Who even calls anyone

    Honestly most of you probably don’t even use your phone to call anyone anymore, laptops are hardly used and most of our work is done from your mobile. Shit I’m writing this on my phone, uploading images and posting it from bed.

    When we think about work and marketing it’s completely a waste of time almost having a landline number, in fact at home I don’t have one, who even does anymore.

    With 70-80% of our bookings now being done via DM’s on social media it means we are open 24/7 which is cool, hard work but cool. It’s honestly great to be connected to everyone all the time, sure eventually we all need some time off but if it’s 11pm on a Saturday night and you decide you want to get your hair done the next morning then it’s easy AF to slide a DM and wait.

    Sure if the business isn’t going to answer for 24 hours then it’s useless but if it all works then it’s solid gold!

    Slide away!

    The fade haircut

    Remember not so long ago, almost every guy walking around had their hairline cut so square and high it made the look like a Lego character. It was terrible, grew out in 2-3 days and looked hideous!

    Welcome the fade haircut! Tapered in from nothing it creates a very smooth tailored finish and can be done slightly longer so it’s not so short. Obviously the shorter the cooler it looks and the longer it will last. You can have a high fade ( like above ) or a drop fade ( which is only fading lower. Either way we love it!

    When you hair isn’t what it used to be

    Remember back when you were 23 life was gold, you could stay out till 4am drink like a fish, eat whatever you want and still be on top of your game at 10am?

    Well your now a little older and that type of life, even the thought of it makes you feel sick just thinking about it. Guess what, as you get older things change, yep sure you always bagged people who used to have a bad back or struggled after s big night but that’s you now!

    Your hair at 19 is never ever ever going to be the same when you are 25-30-35 or 50 and no matter how many times you tell yourself, or us it’s not going to change it! It’s life and your body changes, can you turn the clock back….. in short no. Yes there are products and diet that may help marginally to ensure the best possible hair but it’s not going to be the same ever again!

    Moral of the story?

    Enjoy what you have, when you have it, embrace change and make the most of what’s in front of you. No matter what, tomorrow won’t be the same as it is today, it’s change and you need to be happy your alive.

    See real time photos of these celebrities getting their hair done?

    Now maybe because I didn’t grow up here or maybe because I’m naturally ignorant but I’m kind of blazè when it comes to Bollywood ( sorry ). By that I mean I would barely wait in a line for French fries let alone to see someone’s face. In fact even if I was 5 years old waiting to sit on Santa’s knee for that traditional photo in the shopping centre, I still don’t think I would bother.

    Having the chance to meet some amazing people some work in offices, some outside and some in movies, sorry to break your bubble….they are, we are, all the same.

    Therefore we don’t go down that route of posting photos, unless it makes them more normal that is.

    And whoever can eat a Hamburger like this boss Chrissy Teigen then deserves every bit of shoutout possible.

    If your celebrity crush can’t woof down a quarter pounder like a boss, are they even crush worthy? Ask yourself that!

    If it’s dying you need to change what your doing or throw it out

    We all hold onto things that aren’t working or don’t fit, could be because you like the idea of it or it could be you are scared of the options. Either way at some point you have to just let it go. If your plant is dying you don’t just sit there and watch it die do you?

    Now we aren’t saying shave your hair off, although for some you absolutely should. What we are saying is don’t hold on to it and expect things to miraculously change.

    If you always do what you always done, you will always get what you already have!

    In other words, nothing will change until you do, it’s really that simple. So if your holding on thinking things are about to change, chances are they won’t unless you change first.

    How to not to get out the knots

    Well in our quest to make sure we cover everything, leaving nothing out we wanted to give a big shout to the basics which we see are s new thing in some salons and bathrooms!

    We are talking about how to remove knots!

    Now it’s not a new thing to start from the bottom, but some people just like to rip it out like it’s a birthday present or something but it’s not! Combing directly from the roots whilst you have these tangles will cause damage to your hair and possibly break, split and create so much drama in your hair that only scissors will fix it!

    So make sure you start from the bottom and remove the knots as you work up the hair, another amazing invention is this little beauty, the Tangle Teezer which will get the knots out quicker than the sale items being sold out at the season end Sale at Zara.

    Check out Tangle Teezer

    What Ash blonde actually looks like and how to get it

    It’s a fairly common request ” I want to be ash blonde” typically like it’s ordering a pizza with little understanding what’s involved or if it’s even possible. After all that’s our job so we are cool with it, but want to shed some light on the facts about it.

    Now without getting overly technical the above photo is not on dark hair, the base color is lighter and has a slightly warmer tone, the highlights however are ash so the two combined give you what you are seeing not the individual “ash” color.

    The darker you are the more gold/red pigment your hair has & will throw off when it’s lightened.

    To get “ash” your hair must be lightened ( it doesn’t come out of a tube, it’s a process and not typically a short one either ) and to keep the hair in one piece would require 2-3 applications then toning. Sadly I have seen foils being done and irons or a hairdryer put over the foils to speed it up ( your hair will be fried, cuticle will snap off and I can guarantee it’s gold as your reading this. Bleaching hair you should not add heat, you can’t speed up the process! There is no short cuts only bad decisions and poorly educated people doing it or endorsing the wrong people.

    So can it be ash on dark hair?

    Yes but check out the photo above, you can see super light sections and some slightly gold right, that’s because it’s done over several sittings to get the hair light and keep it on your head.

    Now whilst you think you may want ash, chances are even after you get it ( if it’s possible ) you will have upkeep you will need to do in order for it to stay the right tone!

    Possible yes, easy no but possible and for those claiming you have ash, this is what ash actually looks like!

    So if you have had a bad color, give us a call let’s see what we can do to get your hair instagram ready!

    Electric dreamer & that hair!

    Seasons come and go and we all tend to follow clothes trends but very few will flip their hair look as often. Chances are it will be two or three seasons of “I’m growing it” or I like it short and not much in between.

    Shot at The Glasshouse on the Ganges

    We love our bae Merrylin Boro who within the last 8 months had the following looks,

    The Bowl haircut

    Shag

    Shag with micro bangs

    Bob

    Micro bob and micro bangs

    And now is growing the bangs out! It’s one thing to hold onto something that works for you it’s another not to move with a look and this is what we all strive for.

    Evolving your hair look should be lots of small changes so you don’t get bored and people looking at you are constantly looking at something fresh!

    Should you blow or is it ok not too?

    We get asked a lot now about wash and wear hair vs overdone blowouts which are kind of outdated and tend to leave you looking like an Auntie from an Indian TV drama from circa 1970’s. We are very anti fuss and in fact promote easy hair as it brings out your personality and if managed correctly looks best.

    Can you get a blow out, of course you can, but it shouldn’t look too stiff and stuck into place or you run the risk looking older than you are, unless you’re trying to look older to get into clubs that is. It’s not about having messy hair it’s about having hair that you can actually manage at home yourself.

    Who needs extra work when getting ready?

    Using our signature dry cutting which is more than just cutting hair dry ( it’s about cutting it into the shape pre washing and post drying using a Japanese technique of cutting ) enables you the hair to be encouraged to sit a certain way. Now this doesn’t mean defy gravity but rather assist dramatically in the “wash and go” look so you can look good everyday.

    If we can’t make you look good chances are, your Ugly

    How to control the frizz

    The rain comes and you are all suddenly on the Internet searching for a miracle ( sorry but 😂) the extra moisture in the air causes hair to go crazier than your first boyfriend but there is a solution but you probably won’t like it but here goes.

    Hair and the curl is a direct reflection of the moisture content of your hair, the more moisture the cleaner the curl, less moisture ( internally ) the more misbehaved the curl. If you want a product you most likely have already in your bathroom try a serum when it’s wet and again gently applied.

    Tips to help prevent frizz

    If your a hair maintained ( trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless if your growing it or not ) this removes split ends that will themselves add to the frizz.

    If you are one of those people who flips your hair upside down shakes it, or wraps it in a towel on top of your head stop doing it!!! This type of mistreatment will only add aggregation to your hair once dry, pat it dry don’t rub it like you’re drying a wet dog!

    When you have the conditioner in each time you wash it ( and you should condition it every time, it closes the cuticle and prevents moisture escaping ) use a wide tooth comb when it’s in and detangle.

    If you get a blow out, chances are at some point you have experienced the hairstylist burning your hair into place vs gently encouraging it. Finish the blow out with cool air, this helps close the cuticle giving it shine and keeping the moisture inside.

    Use 2-3 drops of Serum ( we recommend Cristali Liquid by Alfa Parf ) when it’s freshly washed and again as it’s 90% dry

    Veg or non Veg?

    So recently I met someone who had lost a LOT of weight, we got chatting ( my first reaction was is she sick? ) she had been on a “trend diet” loosing over 10kg in a matter of two months which is crazy!

    After we finished chatting and me thinking wtf I need to know what she did here, we started talking hair and this is when I knew something was wrong. About 30% of her hair at the top had fallen out, like gone, vanished finito bye bye. I Couldn’t believe what I was seeing it was crazy how suddenly this had happened between visits.

    You all need to know the basics behind a healthy lifestyle and food, rather than possible having a flirtatious relationship with what goes into your mouth or treating it like fuel, try thinking about it as the difference between health and sickness. We get a lot of people ask ” what should I eat to make my hair grow longer faster etc etc” these same people literally put their hair through hell, most times not even getting it trimmed regularly, over doing colours and damaging it constantly. Yet expect eating a so called ” super food” will make it all go away…. it won’t.

    Before you get into a diet that will surely drop a few kilos fast it’s important to know you could be entering into a situation leaving your body short of what it needs and could experience all sorts of side effects. Our bodies need certain things in order to function properly so ensure that’s happening before you try and defy science and think you can break the law of nature.

    Do the curtains match the drapes?

    People often may ask you if your color is natural and it’s a loaded question, do you say no and risk looking fake, do you say yes and fear if they can see a regrowth?

    Via Pinterest

    Nothing short of dropping your pants to prove it will stop some people, they just won’t drop it!

    Safe to say you if we have done awesome balayage on you, safely you can say it’s natural but be warned you may need to drop your pants to show them.

    Get a big sign they said

    Seems like there is a lot of people that are not in business or hairdressers that know so much more than us and we love them all ❤️

    Apparently and we never knew this but if you have a big sign you will be busy, if it lights up you will be known as the best, get neon plus one that flashes and you may as well order that private jet because you are going to be rocking!

    Shit, apparently cutting hair well has nothing to do with it? If only we had known we would have lit it up like a Christmas tree 🎄

    Well two years in and we are going stronger than ever so I guess the sun or moon must be lighting it up cos we are doing great! For those who say we can’t find you, there is a little app called “google maps” and if you type in “Rod Anker Salons” chances are it will take you right to our door, right beside Altitude Cafe or two doors down from Bombay Shirt Company.

    If you are still struggling like a German trying to eat rice with chop sticks 🥢 then head to Meherchand Market and call us on 01141010011 as our team love explaining it to you, your driver, your auto driver or the bus driver if the case may be.

    See you soon

    How to get the perfect blonde

    Whilst you all may know us as a salon that talks nonsense, yes it’s true a lot of the time but when it comes to hair color we never joke.

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    Using what we have around us we went for a walk and talked about counteracting colours, what colours balance other colours and what colours enhance other colours. It’s one thing to know the theory and another to have it truly understood.

    Even a walk in colourful Meherchand market can be educational if you are open to it!

    Come see what we can do for you

    How to get that shine

    Healthy hair is not that hard to get, getting shine is possible for everyone but it comes with a catch and it’s typically going to cost you less and you will spend less time in the salon than you do now!

    We hear all sorts of things happen in salons from being told to do “hair spa” treatments weekly to apply oil, both are a waste of time and money ( typically but certainly the oil!!!)

    So how do you get shinny hair?

    Well instead of treating it like a rug you bought at the local market start treating it like a vintage hand woven rug and you will be on your way. A lot of people we meet have had every service known to mankind ( because they were told it was good for them ) and are now left with dry brittle damaged hair that the only fix is a pair of scissors.

    We believe that hair must be respected in order to be healthy both in the salon as well as at home, you can’t expect to get something nice done once then treat it like a rug your washing in the Ganges and expect it to be at its best just because you have somewhere to be tonight. Doesn’t work like that!

    1. Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
    2. Keratin is ok but is not a treatment to make your hair healthy, it’s to relax the hair but with the application being done with heat will cause some damage so don’t do it unless you actually need it!
    3. Getting a blow out done wrong can cause as much damage as a bad color. Your hair should never be burnt into place and in fact majority should be done with cool air and finished off and set into place with cold air to close the cuticle.
    4. Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
    5. Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
    6. Stop flipping your hair around, honestly this entire hair flip business you might think is like a mating call but is more annoying than you can imagine as well as creates unnecessary friction.

    The most deceiving color

    Some things are not as obvious and to be honest sometimes we have been told our posts are s little cryptic, thanks for noticing lol. When it comes to the color, black it’s a little more complicated and there are pro’s and con’s so let’s talk about them.

    Black will shine more as it reflects all light, so basically it may look good on the surface but could be in terrible condition, you won’t see it but you will surely feel it sooner or later, it’s a player 😳

    It’s color will not show details and can be deceptive, you can not see what’s its doing, could be good but could be bad you won’t know.

    The reality is the movement and texture won’t be visible so a change won’t be noticeable as if there was variation.

    Side note

    Add variation, not saying blonde or white but don’t have it completely black as this is rarely a natural color, add another darker color to it to offset its starkness. After all is said and done, no one wants to have fake looking hair.

    How to be the best in whatever you do

    I don’t know why but some people generally the lazy ones tend to think they successful people are born rich or have had friends that have helped. Not sure who they are referring too or what planet they live on but it couldn’t be further from the reality.

    A few years ago I put every motivational book in the rubbish, removes them all because I realised the time I was wasting reading how to be motivated I wasn’t doing anything actually productive. All I needed was to do more think less about how, just start. There was a little motivation from someone as to why I kept them all and hearing someone tell me they are useless made me think hard about why I had bought them in the first place.

    I hear people that have the most elaborate business plans and really well thought out PDF presentations that you know has the depth of a puddle on the footpath and the main motivation is to make money. I don’t know about anyone else but if money is the main motivation you will not have the same drive as if it were to create something big