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!?
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
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!
Seems like for some, these two are different prices so we thought to explain why they are not!
While the technique of cutting hair is not overly important in this situation we will spell it out for you so it’s easy for everyone to understand. When the scissors cut each section of hair, if 1inch comes off or 5 inches comes off the scissors still have to go over ever section of hair, the technique or effort isn’t any different it’s exactly the same.
Now if once we are done, the hair on the floor varies but the price doesn’t, much to popular thoughts ( apparently ) we don’t cut by the kg!
So it’s not a fish market, we don’t charge by weight not does the end result of variation change or alter the price in any way. A trim and a cut is the same price and both include a shampoo conditioner and blow dry, if you take it or don’t it’s no difference.
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!
Things come and go, today’s BFF is tomorrow’s stranger and while at the time it may be sad, it’s life!
What you once considered your one true go too, turns out is as fake as the ones you shamed, but hey at the time it felt authentic and everyone saw it so it must of been real?
Chances are most probably saw through it, I guess you were clouded by the image you saw. You deleted messages explaining what it was, although not all and it was only a matter of time before it was known you actually lied, it wasn’t real. You were clever in your cover up but those photos as much as you thought they were references don’t add up!
You had it all but that one small cover up was the last straw!
Just be honest, tell the truth it’s better for everyone!
It’s not natural it’s a color and those photos to your hairdresser are not your friends!
Better than balayage, it’s the new balayage 2.1 muted and softer so you can lie to all your friends and tell them it’s natural!
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.
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.
It’s been 2 1/2 years Jason has put in learning the art of hair, how it moves, shakes and what works and doesn’t work. It’s more training than 95% of people that cut hair have had in India and we are super proud of him being ready to rock!
Now to celebrate sure we will get cake 🍰 and possible the odd donut or two but we wanted you guys to have the chance to experience his work first hand.
So yes as you can see his more like an artist and is an integral part of our Team!
If you want to get your hair done with Jason then you have to be quick as this is not going to happen again and ONLY for 2 days.
Sunday 19th 11-6pm
Monday 20th 10-8
Get your Mens haircut @100rp if you come in and say #eyecandy and you get it for 100 bucks! Crazy we know and doing it for the simple reason to get you to experience the difference.
Now because we know some will be busy or not even see this so listen up. It’s ONLY for two days, no rain checks and first in first served.
So if you’re tired of looking like trash that should be taken out you have two days to get it done and have change for snacks on your way home, because caring is sharing!
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
Replacing your hard drive
Refilling gas cylinders
Cutting or colouring your own hair
Giving your self a hair transplant ( or kidney transplant for that matter )
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We love our bae Merrylin Boro who within the last 8 months had the following looks,
The Bowl haircut
Shag with micro bangs
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
Do less color application, don’t take it through the ends every time, maybe only once a YEAR!
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!
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.
Don’t trust shampoo unless you trust what’s in the bottle. Always condition.
Don’t use excess heat, wash and leave it once a week without drying or using heat tools.
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.
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.
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.
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 bigger than you for a cause or reason. I guess only you will know if it’s money driven or it comes from the heart.
Find something that you love doing, then find a way to do that every day until you die, put every effort in every day and continue to find ways to be better. Always think of yourself as a novice not an expert and keep going patiently. That’s the secret, no shortcuts that will last or get you anywhere you want to be!
We are pro natural, I know kind of weird coming from a hair salon when talking about color but we actually believe enhancing what you have rather than masking it and creating a high Maintainence situation.
A lot of woman are letting the grey show and we are helping them, because we know you have more to do than sit in a salon every 2 weeks covering up your white hair.
The issue starts early on when you get a color maybe years ago and the color your doing is still the same as you had when you were 25 and you haven’t been that color since. Your hair lightens up as you get older as well as your skin and in order to look natural. Where the problem starts is not when you have 20-30 grey hairs, it’s why it’s above 40% white and you are still colouring it dark ( in most cases we see black!). One of the problems is sometimes hairdressers find it easier to color it black and give you 100% coverage to make you happy but in fact this will give you a visible regrowth faster than ever!
Where we come in to try to save you money, time and look good is we take the color and try and match you a color that’s between your natural color and the white that is appearing. This gives you less mark and definition in the regrowth, making visits needed less frequent. This not only gives you more time, it makes you look younger and a better version of yourself.
So if you are tired of being tied down to this color decision it’s about time you changed.
It might be that every says to you your hair looks good long, or it could be your so lucky to have a guy that has such a good job. But what makes you happy is the question you need to ask yourself!
Isn’t love, unconditional? Both self love and the love of others? What changes with a haircut? Nothing. What is the big deal if you work in an office or freelance as an artist? Nothing Whats wrong with being independent? Nothing.
Make yourself happy, you only get one life and it’s best served up with honesty with yourself and what you want and who you want to be, regardless of what anyone says.
Isn’t it funny that we are so obsessed with everything a lot of us have lost our tolerance to be a good human!
People fight, opinions vary, some have bad days, others just loose it every now and then but if your in it your in it. Compromise and support isn’t just a verbal thing. It is about sometimes getting a Top knot and other times getting a blowout and/or giving.
Some days it’s Top knots some days it’s a blow out, keep the variation alive
Nothing is more frustrating than getting a color done, loving it only to have it wash out a week later or at least fade.
Now before I hear from someone saying the black has washed out of the roots, it’s not sweetheart it’s called regrowth we are talking fade which has nothing to do with growth. Here are a few causes of color fade you should discuss with your hairstylist.
The condition of your hair has a direct link to the longevity of your color, the better condition the longer the color tone stays true.
If you have lightened the hair ( aggressively ) to achieve the desired color chances are your color will turn warm ( gold & red ) sooner.
The color you have had previously affects the color you do now.
The shampoo and conditioner has a huge impact on your color. Sulfate free shampoo is the only shampoo you should be using. If you Shampoo then you must condition, yes every time.
No oils, yep no oils! They do NOT add any Benifit end in fact will cause the internal structure of your hair into a moisture free zone stripping it dry causing the color to change completely. Upside, the layers of oil that can’t be washed off will make it look healthy, downside is it will be dryer and tougher than you have ever had!
So before you start reading home remedies or taking advice from people that give you a remedy out of the kitchen we suggest getting facts out of a salon. Come speak to us today and see how we can reduce your hair appointments and keep your color longer.
Ok you got me, of course we knew it’s a sport, we do it getting out of bed like every day. Nope that’s bollocks we don’t.
What is interesting about the sport that has to do with hair is this. It uses the weight and speed of movement to best transfer you from A to B to C to D without using excessive force. So basically it’s using your own body weight and flow of movement to transport you.
Now our technique of cutting it similar we use the adding or removal of weight to manipulate the movement of hair naturally without using excess force.
Basically we are the Parkour masters of hair, yes we are.
For the love of god ladies finally us blokes have been sent blessings ten fold! We were totally over hearing you tell us you’re running away with Jon Snow like you actually thought you would. Well guess what!?
And please look at Rose Leslie’s face, that smile is for all you girls to know you all lost and no matter how much you talk about it, the only Snow you are getting is in the mountains and you won’t be mountin ( if you know what I mean!
There are so many good quotes we can all save and post, use them as captions, hurl them out at the right time socially and yet very few actually live them. It used to be called two faced but I guess now we have new names for it but who knows.
Constant social media stalking has made us very educated ( almost experts some would say lol ) on the depth of utter crap that some salons quote, they apparently are ALL the best, ALL are the most qualified, saw a few that apparently Rod trained but he didn’t, some bragging they are the biggest and get this one that said it was the first lol.
God knows no one cares how big your doodle is, only your the one focusing on it, no one cares how much space you have for a salon, no one cares how fast you opened, no one cares about anything other than what you do, how well you do it, how much experience your staff have and if you stand by your product. If you do it and won’t support the consumer if things go wrong, guess what…. your a liar.
Authentic marketing is the only way to choose a service in a people driven business because it shows personality rather than attitude or a pissing contest.
So before you get that A frame that says “Your hair is your crown” or “blow out before you go out” or whatever it was put outside your salon thinking your super creative, train, talk and listen, good relationships are a two way street not a bus lane or a one way lane.
A lot of times in our life we may know the facts but just feel better hearing another form of reality, we may not believe it but we all want to hear it. We personally love a good story or two but also have both feet firm in the reality bucket when it comes to myths.
Oh yes and just because your granny told you doesn’t make it fact!
A lot of what you think you know as fact is more myth than reality but I guess unless you believe it you won’t believe it.
Some think putting oil on your head actually feeds the hair, reality hair is dead keratin and oil and water don’t mix so no natural oil will be able to be removed nor breathe life into a dead organism but hey your granny knows best! Pulped onion rubbed into your scalp regrow hair, um no it just makes you stink!
Head massage is good but not essential, hair loss is normal and you can’t stop it, majority of your hair problems are genetic!
Let’s go out, they said. It will be fun, they said! Now you are left watching them having fun and are left feeling like you’re a different breed to them, no doubt they will ask what was wrong with you the next day too, like why weren’t you having fun right.
Well if you can even slightly relate to this, then it’s about time you got your little tush into the salon and starting experimenting with some fresh looks on your hair, no not zebra stripes either that’s just not cool. Maybe some fresh balayage or even bangs but either way it’s about time you took control and made you the centre of attention again!
Ever worn a pair of jeans so much they start falling apart yet you still wear them because they fit so well? If your answer is no then chances are you are not even living life, people do yes, it’s what happens when you’re busy living life and it’s good, very good!
Well the same thing can happen with your hair, it works, you know how to manage it, dry it, take it out on a Friday night and dress it, hell you probably know how to resurrect it even on s Wednesday night. It’s your bae, you have done the walk of shame with it that many times the Uber driver knows your birthday. You know how much shampoo to use, how long it’s going to take to blow dry it’s just easy.
But is it still working for you?
The reality is as we get older ( even 6 – 12 moths ) we change, sure some people are still doing the same tricks they did 10 years ago or still in a toxic love triangle that will require an intervention or one person to stop it. So do you still do the same thing just because it’s easy? Reality no, you have to evolve for yourself and in this case for your look!
Just because you wore it a certain way in school, babe you are 35 you are not studying anymore your a grown up!
If you know anything, like even a little ( if you can place an order for an outfit online ) understand your hair needs to change.
Sending it for a wash every now and then isn’t taking care of business!
The idea of going a pastel color probably has crossed your mind at least once or twice but the time and effort to get it let alone the cost to maintain it has most likely stopped you. Then there is the idea that it’s super visible and in your face right?
Well it doesn’t have to be, check out this peek a boo line pastel that will show itself only when your hair moves!
Who else is so tired of seeing the same crap in the name of marketing. Everyone calls themselves and influencer like it’s a commodity or a term you can even claim yourself ( fyi it’s a terms you get called not you call yourself, just like your hair is your hair not hairs! So over that too )
We see your posts, think ah ok this place might be cool, you go only to discover the person doing the social media might be cool but the place sucks. It needs to flow through and deliver what it promises, from look, attitude as well as personality of the brand.
For the sake of all our sanity and possibly everyone unfollowing you or altering you to “mute all” pls try to be authentic and a tad original it’s becoming rather boring. Same shirts, same clothes, using references we have all seen and calling yourself original or artistic it’s kinda blah.
While we are in such a ” clean out the cupboard” kind of mood, no one cares if your the first, biggest, fastest or whatever we only care if you are actually the best and claiming that title only by yourself with no back up is also a sign your telling porky pies.
Ok so let’s just start by saying I get it, this long hair thing, fine ok you want long hair good for you I’m ok with it. What I’m not ok with is when you play with it more than a 13 year old boy plays with his junk, when your standing in front of me in a que flipping tossing your hair and it’s literally going all over me and when you think you can have a dramatic change without loosing length.
It’s the fact that you think it’s sexy having hair so long you can tuck into your socks, I’m sure someone thinks that hair flip is sexy, sure as hell is not us.
If you have long hair, we love you but you must look after its & stop flipping
You may not believe your mum, but when you read it on line it’s gospel right?
Appartments from the fact that they are bloody expensive this blueberry smoothie bowl will change your life. It’s nothing to do what’s in the bowl, it’s putting your mind in the right place whilst making it that will change things for you. It’s not ideal that someone else makes it for you, it’s better if you make the effort to do it yourself because it’s the action that creates the path for you to change your ways. This leads to more positive thoughts, increased productivity, increased hope which leads to excitement which leads to happiness in turn creates change. So before you think how can a beautiful berry/mango smoothie bowl change your life or grow your hair think about that and make a small effort every day for a big change.
Trends come and go but this one will be around for a while we think. It’s a color but it’s imitating natural hair because the longer your hair is the variation from roots to ends is natural. It’s been through more sun, wind, blow drying etc etc so it should be lighter.
Considering for most of us even getting the time to update the new iOS update is a challenge it’s a color that once done right will give you months of freedom. Now you have more time to do the things that actually matter, after all I’m sure you would agree sitting in the salon every week is hardly adding much value to your life. Unless it’s with us of course.
Get a free consult and see if this color is suitable for you by calling 011 41010011
We hear a lot that you want a sexy haircut or color and let’s be honest it’s subjective but at the end of the day you want something that makes you feel sexy more than anything else.
A dress doesn’t have to be short to be sexy or a top showing cleavage isn’t always sexy it’s about how it fits in the overall picture and how you feel in it. Getting that look is about finding out what you feel, how you think about sexy and what you have in your mind vs choosing something from a menu or Pinterest. We always take the time to have a proper discussion about you, your lifestyle, your dream hair and how you feel because that’s what’s the difference between a good haircut and something that fits you, your expectations and brings you into your true self.
If you have been living in a cave for the past year or so you may have missed this low Maintainence look and it’s still going strong!
The more people we talk too the more it’s obvious no one actually wants to go to the salon every few weeks for a color, we all have way too much on our plate so how can you look good for a solid 6/8 weeks without looking like a sale item in the dollar shop?
You have to ask yourself the question, what are you chasing? Is it acceptance, is it friends, is it appreciation of art or is it just plain trend driven? What are we talking about? Well it’s now become obvious that a lot of people are chasing fame the lazy way and think the world can’t see that someone who barely gets out of bed, is known for nothing, has photos as plain as day can rack up thousands of likes in such a short time. No effort, not known for anything. Well today we call this the lazy blogger ( possibly doesn’t blog either )
Now this is not mean to be a nasty or I would be tagging everyone I know who spend more time and money getting likes than working towards success. This is about making us look at what we are searching for. I don’t know about everyone else but Instagram has become a little boring and too “cliche” or maybe after 5-6 years we all need to take a break.
You shouldn’t need to see thousands of likes to make you feel good about yourself and most certainly don’t think for a second taking shortcuts will help you because it won’t. If you can’t get it naturally it’s obviously not working so you need to work for it!
People always tend to think there must be an easier way, well unless you have something unique or incredible going on or a sick skill chances are there isn’t. Even then and with all the support of a few pages under your brands it still isn’t easy, but I guess some still want to play the smoke and mirror game.
After almost 10 years here in India I’m sure you expect me to say Indian hair is thicker, stronger or this or that and while some of it’s true, it’s basically not. The only real difference is the color.
Now there are fast differences to how India treats hair, some a little bazaar, like onion pulp, cow pee, raw egg, rubbing garlic of your head, some neem shampoo etc etc we could list hundreds of “old wives tale potions” that are all just based on myth and act as a placebo more than anything.
Indian culture is warm, welcoming and the food is to die for! The hair is darker and culturally there have been restrictions but attitudes are changing.
Some of us remember getting our first mobile phones, wasn’t that long ago. Texting was not our main form of communication, In fact believe it or not it was talking ( wtf right ) well it was! A text would be replied straight away, well because it was rude and ignorant not too. Now…….
If you thought on the weekend you might go to the arts and crafts market and do yourself a little DIY head gear for that wedding or party you got going on Jen Atkin & her crew just took it up a 473 notches. With the coolest gals on her client list here are some of her creations for the Met Ball 2018 as well as some of the others that attended!
Now goes without saying or maybe it doesn’t based on what we see, your profile picture is equally as important as what you wear to the interview of your dream job! Will your potential employer look for you on social media? Hell yes, your comments, posts, reactions etc it all says who you are. If your on private and trying to land a job that’s PR or first hand in the public eye, good luck with that too.
But let’s just say you got it all going on.
What is the perfect selfie
Well lit, not a dark nightclub shot.
By yourself, sure you love your boyfriend or BFF but not here it’s not the place.
Clear, well lit, by yourself, no drink in your hand!
Hair done ✅
If it looks good chances are a lot more likely to get to second base, be it a job interview or a tinder swipe! 😛
Now this is almost a daily question, to the point at times to be honest we feel like just blurting out, ok so its cabbage are you happy! But yet we resist, not sure why when it would all stop there if we did. However the biggest issue we have right now is everyone wants to complicate things and give complex answers without justification other than to make themselves sound informed.
Your body functions best when the five food groups are taken care of, when they are not, then there is a deficiency which will lead to shortage of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be fully functional. Now like certain things in life, we think we can postpone or neglect and simply pop a pill or pay a penalty, when it comes to our body we simply can’t. Yes will a supplement help, sure but its not the same as the real deal right!
A balanced diet, a good amount of sleep along with the right water intake and excursive and your body will function the way it was intended. The moment you skip one thinking you know better, then wonder why things are not working the way you want, you need to look at your diet.
Hair will fall out, this is life, can you stop it completely NO you can NOT, anyone that tells you they can is not informed. 90% of the hair on your head right now is active in growing whilst 10% is in the final stages and will fall out, no not all of the 10% will not grow back it will but some may or may not depending on a lot of other factors.
Now sure you may have been trolling the internet looking for the right answers because you think your shower is full of hair and if it keeps going like this you will be bald, chances are your being a tad dramatic!
Yes you are!
If you want to put your mind at ease then come visit us and let us have a look!
Getting the right hair can be a challenge that for some never happens, rather just time fly’s by with hair that’s ok but not amazing. Here are 5 ways that will help you get over the edge before you die!
1. Choosing the right hair salon is possibly the first step and in sone situations is hard to find. We would always suggest cruising through social media, stalking the tagged photos etc to get a real picture of what’s happening. It’s one thing to post nice photos but another to be able to create them.
2. Get your act together, do you know what you want? It’s ok if you don’t but put some thought into it, you don’t like your hair, why? Do you want to wash and leave it? Do you like the current color? Is blow drying it daily ok? Does your color always fade? Are you happy with the condition? Do you need to wear it up? There is so many questions which a good hairstylist should be asking to make sure they get to the root of your hair happiness. Be ready.
3. Invest the right amount of time and don’t rush the appointment, we have seen first hand people saying they have never been happy, yet they happily rock up late then happily inform the hairstylist they need to hurry. Think about it, kinda crazy. Make sure you have time or move the appointment to when you do.
4. Be honest with yourself and your hairstylist if you have a budget share it, it’s normal to have limits. If you have styling expectations, share them.
5. Do not try to over manage your session you have talked it out, they have started, then don’t try and tell them what to do, unless of course you think you know better ( in which case why are you there?) if you don’t trust them you shouldn’t be there.
It’s a world where everyone thinks bigger, brighter and faster at times will little regard or care for quality or individuality. Our yolks are the best, we have the most fancy yellow, it’s the brightest etc etc and the list goes on, you know exactly what we mean.
So we decided to remove the yolks and be the complete opposite, after all why compete when our individuality is our gold!
A lot of salons choose to do a little this and that, jack of all trades ( master of none ) with the goal to try and be your “one stop shop” 😂 and only delivering 20% of everything vs being 100% of one thing. Now whilst we get it, a lot of you have expectations that we should be doing hair, nails, your makeup, picking up your groceries, collecting your children, taking them to the toilet, washing their bums, ordering your lunch and the list goes on. But guess what we don’t, we won’t and we will not hesitate to let your little Johnny poop his pants ( nah only kidding but you get the point )
If you want anything not hair related, your in the wrong house, if you want awesome hair, take a seat Cheryl and let’s get started!
It’s 2018, you work in almost any field someone you work with, a boss, a customer or a business associate has looked you up on line and seen all your photos, it’s a given!
Now whilst the easiest way to deal with it would be making your profile private because after all your personal life is your own right? Well kind of not, if your in media, PR, fashion, beauty, hair, lifestyle, travel, tours, renovations, public speaking, fitness etc etc you get our point.
Consumer shops very different now and demand an insight into you and what your selling, not only in the item or service but your brand Dna and what your about! Your not selling anything? I honestly doubt that, even if you only rely on a research grant every 5th year chances are someone will be checking!
Setting your profile on private because you think people will follow you is not only wrong but incredibly naive. The choice people have is global so you are being compared to the best in the world not in your street, market or village!
To touch on people who have been busy doing nothing, literally and have thousand of followers for absolutely no apparent reason is kind of funny and I’m sure by now we all can see through it but annoying AF that these lazy people that feel that “faking it till you make it” means literally being full of shit!
Advertise, promote but for goodness sake don’t think eating on your bed watching back to back Netflix shows is a skill unless your blogging about it.
You’ve trolled through the internet like you have tried to find evidence of your partner cheating, you have compared prices and deals to the point you really have no idea how half of them work. Most claim to be the best at well pretty much everything. Some claim they are the biggest, the fastest, the best, the most convenient, spacious, best trained, most awarded blah blah blah. Over it?
Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!
Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!
Throughout time style changes and evolves and the beautiful thing is that it gets re worked to be current given life and the things that have changed, This Bob is everything, the length, the texture is beautifully feminine and easy to maintain so much so you need to do it now!
Styling this is easy and we will show you various ways to wear it, could be worn smooth and straight although why would you or can be more natural soft and cool!
Was asked today who is our target market and it got me thinking…. immediate thoughts were not people who would ask “who is your target market” lol that too in a packed salon to ask “Who comes here” 😶
So thought we should spell it out for you, we do hair, we do beautiful sexy AF hair, that is not driven on anything other than giving you a beautiful looking head 🙊
We are not sorry for how we communicate, it’s the way we talk, it’s real. If you think by you telling us who you are is going to make us do a better job or give you more attention I guess you should possibly not choose us, if you want awesome hair then there is really only one option.
It’s not a new theory in fact it’s the same as your wardrobe, dress for success they said but no one made a fuss about your hair. In fact most people neglect to put the same effort into their hair as they do their clothes.
When you are making such an effort to send all the right signals with beautifully fitted clothes, the right colors, the perfect shoes, most up to date look yet by the time you get to your hair it’s almost like you ran out of time & money or at the very least stop bothering to see it through.
When your dressing head to toe remember the stuff on your head! It’s the one thing that you wear daily and can’t quickly change in the washroom of the club. Get hair that suits you, says what you want it to say and that works for you.
Sometimes seeing a hair promotion or a sale at your favourite clothing store you end up buying something you simply don’t need, you’re human after all and 50% off just sounds so good. It’s been a hard week and somehow made you feel better right?
Hair is not a skirt you won’t wear and can hang it up safely and no think about again until you clean out your wardrobe, you will wake up one morning and realise you should not have done what you have done and most likely didn’t need to do it either!
What can you do after it’s ruined? Well not a lot but depending on how bad it is, there are treatments which help for sure but the only real way to remove split ends is by cutting them off and that is a fact!
Trust the one that says no, you can not push or sell services in a hair salon as much as you can push and sell drugs in a hospital. If you need it then it’s there, if you don’t you don’t. Sometimes it may be what you think you want but in fact be the worst thing you could do.
We all have selected memories and when we are 3-4 whatever our hair looks like we will hold onto that forever and tell people that’s what our hair is, be it black, curly, blonde or thick you will always have this hair as your baseline.
Sorry but this is not an indication of your hair, up too 14-18yrs old your hair is still changing however after that would possibly be more realistic than early. Some ( a large portion ) of children are born with thin hair, which will thicken up over the first 12-18 months it may start out curly and shortly after its cut go straight this is normal.
So sitting in the chair when your 40 saying I don’t know what happened I used to have curly hair ( when you were 3 ) is not a realistic comment.
Texture, density & color changes over time this is normal and is from many factors and 99.9% are out of your control.
So with a headline like that you are all going to have a fairly large expectation of the next few paragraphs which makes us a little nervous. We will try to make this life changing and sure that you’re not as dumb as we were told, well we 🙏🏻
You grew up with certain Habbits and no matter how many times companies will print it, you still don’t read it!
Wet hair and then squeeze out excessive moisture.
Empty a small amount of shampoo in your hand.
Work the shampoo onto both hands.
Massage it into yours scalp and then hair.
Massage for approx 1-1.5 min
Rinse well and repeat
Remove excessive moisture.
Apply amount of conditioner in your palm,work it into both hands.
You invest time and money on your hair so you must maintain it between salon visits to make sure it doesn’t wash out!
What are the causes of color fade and how can you prevent having a faded washed out color!
There are two basic principles why your color will fade,
Home hair care
Now they both have various factors to consider so here goes.
Could be you have tried to do something to your hair that it simply can’t take or should never have been done and now it’s damaged beyond repair. Once the cuticle is stripped from the hair there is no way to fix it other than scissors, certainly most color won’t hold and wash out super fast.
It could be you have rebonded over and over again and then coloured which was the last chemical your hair could take, could be your doing global color over and over again which is drying the hair out! Global color is not needed every time in fact not even recommended, should be ONLY done when you are changing the color.
What you do with it once you leave the salon will either keep the color the way it is meant to be or wash it out quicker than it took to get it done. Shampoo can completely wash out your color if it is not for your hair, you need a sulfate free shampoo and you must be using conditioner every time as this closes the cuticle hence protecting the color molecule from being exposed to the environment and fading.
If your hair is suitable a leave in serum and/or a leave in conditioner may also be needed.
Something about reaching 200k followers on Facebook so I needed to share. After being hairdressing over 25 years, in 4 counties approx 50,000 heads of hair done directly by me, international celebrities, political leaders, Royal families, movie actors, television hosts, CEO’s of global companies, mums, dads and the occasional John Smith, 1350 posts on this site & another 300 on several others, countless “collaborations”, featured in magazines & television, hair for heads of state, prime ministers, Hollywood & Bollywood celebrities, billionaires and CEO’s of global companies, several private charter trips for work, over 310 commercial flights for work, a couple of private chartered flights for special clients, product endorsements, product training, seminars teaching in many countries, countless hours on the backend doing whatever is needed, saying no to a crazy amount of things, saying yes to some whacky things that paid off, risking everything and coming to another country with nothing but a suitcase and a few hundred dollars. Meeting my soul mate and calling it home!
200k+ and verified not bad for someone who never wanted to be active on Facebook! Another 100k on Instagram and verified 😜 Thanks Merrylin who 4 years ago told me I should 😍
So yeah I guess you could say it has come easy, since I’m editing this on a Saturday night instead of heading out. Before you say someone else is lucky or has had it easy ask yourself and be honest if you do WHATEVER it takes and if the answer is yes then you need to start and stop pissing your life up against the wall!
Thanks everyone who bothers to read this nonsense.
Last seen exiting a salon in Dehi, John was seen running towards the airport after his not so creative cut was complete. We spoke to the alleged hairstylist who tells us he entered the salon in a fantastic mood, very chirpy in fact. “We spoke about many things and I gave him something fresh and suiting his face” the hairstylist said. Once the service was complete John informed the staff he looked stupid, ” I look like some homeless Uncle” he shouted. The entire salon plus passers by all said ” No sir you are looking too good!”
Convinced this entire process was a scam to ruin his love life, John paid the 300rp and left saying he was heading to Meherchand market to get it fixed!
When we asked the accused Hairstylist why he made him look like a human box he replied ” he said medium trim this is medium trim shape”
All we can say at this point is we hope he can be located so this box 📦 can be fixed.
Community spokesperson for the Association for Cuts that make me look like a cardboard box ( CTMMLLAB ) said that this was a bad shape for his beard, he must be ashamed however he was inticed into the salon by somewhat misleading advertising.
You have all heard the term, you probably have a perception of what face shape you have but is it accurate is it?
Sometimes it’s better to seek professional opinion to make sure your getting it right, we all think we are doctors diagnosing our medical issues on webmd.com yet we really have no clue. If we took what we read as gospel we would all be next this time next week.
Search for the best, make an appointment and get yourself a consultation, it’s free after all.
You’ve trolled through the internet like you have tried to find evidence of your partner cheating, you have compared prices and deals to the point you really have no idea how half of them work. Most claim to be the best at well pretty much everything. Some claim they are the biggest, the fastest, the best, the most convenient, spacious, best trained, most awarded blah blah blah. Over it?
With technology being what it is there is always advances in medicine, beauty etc however some things just haven’t reached the point where it looks 100% natural.
Saying that I must say I have seen a few people who have travelled to the far ends of the planet and the workmanship in there transplants is amazing! Sure your hairstylist may be able to tell but no one else can.
If you are thinking about doing it, research it until you are convinced you have found the right person to do it, it is permanent!
If your in the middle and haven’t made up your mind then maybe it’s not for you and shave it off after all most guys can get away with that!
Funny that some people judge others, not really in fact I guess it’s normal. No one knows the reality, no one knows your journey except you, know that but also understand that’s the same with everyone else so we all should not be too fast to draw a conclusion!
There is no such thing as an overnight success, it’s tough, life is tough but you can’t change that And no amount of stressing about it is going to make it easier!
You and I get one life, it’s 24 hours in everyday, 7 days in a week and we all have creative minds when it comes to finding excuses but maybe not so much creativity when it comes to finding a way to fit extra things into your life.
I’m personally shocked after a recent trip that the mass, literally expect life to be handed to them, be it the government or society because they deserve it, after all they are victims. What a load of rubbish. I know for us, we work 7 days a week and at times till 1-2am starting again the following day at 8. We love it!
I guess people are just different and that’s the beauty of the world, some people are successful no matter what and others survive by the skin of there neck.
To be the best at anything or even the best version of yourself you must fill yourself up constantly, that comes from filling up the 24 hours in every day with things that help you grow. Don’t try to push people down, no matter who it is, in fact lift up as many as you can along the way. The more people you help grow, the more friends you have at the top.
Don’t let one little set back pull you down, I don’t and never will. You can throw anything at me but I will always win, always!
Sadly a very common problem is asking the wrong person for hair advice. You ask a plumber plumbing issues, electrician electrical problem, doctors medical problems.
How hard is it to understand hairdressers do hair, not makeup artists, not dermatologists, not fashion stylists actually hairdressers who have studied the science of hair and what it is and is not capable of.
If you head to the market and ask a random person for hair advice and we find out, trust me things are going to end badly.
Back in the 90’s way back there was a moment, a very very short space in time, you could even call it a speck. Ok a speck in time, maybe even a glitch in the universe it was that small. Striped highlighted were cool.
They are not now!
Stop getting your hair done at the Zoo and give us a call. 🤡
We all love a deal, a discount or something free, it’s normal. But the reality is when it comes to certain things getting one free or getting extra is not so cool or desirable.
We are the leaders in hair in India, we know what you need and don’t need so that’s why we don’t waste your time creating a “deal” you don’t need. You want beautiful hair, hair that people comment on, hair that looks constantly on fleek. Hair that is healthy, hair that works, easy to manage hair and have that you love.
Then there is only one deal we will make with you, only one thing you need to do.
How to grow your hair faster, thicker, stronger is possibly one of the most googled questions.
Well it’s fairly basic but so are some of you, we guess your thinking it’s food or some exotic fruit but here are the facts!
Hair is dead once it leave your scalp so FYI putting anything on it isn’t making it grow faster! If you pour water over a dead cat would it be able to drink it? No
Regular trims (6-8weeks) doesn’t make it grow faster but reduces split ends hence reducing of length.
8-10 hours of sleep a night. Yes some of you should have hair like Rupanzel right about now!
Healthy diet! There are 5 food groups all nutritionists around the world know about them, it’s not a secret. Eat something from each group daily. Don’t over eat, don’t skip and don’t try to convince yourself you can cheat. Healthy body healthy hair!
Use good products, for f*%# sake just because they have a Marketing budget doesn’t mean it’s the best product! Do some research get the facts!
You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not.
When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!
If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process.
Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color
Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors.
Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots.
Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner.
Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom.
If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater!
So your the type of person who crashes at your friends place, always leaves your wallet at home & always look for the cheaper way to get things done.
Now whilst we all hate you, because your constant cry poor nonsense and your constant buying of clothes, shoes and electronics ( yes we all noticed! ) you try mixing home remedies for your hair because you think it’s cheaper!
Well the biggest problem with trying to duplicate experience when it comes to hair color or hair care is that hair depth, density, strength and porosity varies dramatically from person to person and then vary from month to month. With that being said a “home remedy” or a DIY today may work, tomorrow may be a total disaster. A harmless Color that your told is “natural” makes even the most mild bleech react and turn your hair to straw!
I guess it’s only when things go terribly wrong, you realise that there may be more to this than your grandmothers remedies. Before trying to do things yourself, always get professional advice from a professional salon.
An important fact to remember, the home remedies done 100 years ago were done on hair that was exposed to far less than it is today. Pollution, chemicals in water, chemicals in food and the list goes on. It’s a complete different world today that we are exposed too than it was 20,30,50 years ago.
Seems most of the country is having a sale, 50% off or end of season sale yet is that one or two new items in your wardrobe going to give you a fresh new look?
We can already hear you say “yes it will!” But chances are within minutes of your squad seeing it the shine will be gone and back in the wardrobe it will go. The sad reality is when you get something new that you love you can’t wear it daily or it risks looking like it’s the only thing you have!
Now a fresh new cut or color will have a longer WOW factor both externally to your crew as well as give you that “I feel great” feeling 24/7 no matter what you wear at a small portion of the outfit your eyeing off. Therefore it makes better sense to get yourself into the salon than heading to the mall this Monsoon!
Recently Rod was invited to Hair Expo Australia by Alfa Parf Australia to demonstrate his cutting on stage.
Hair Expo Australia is one of the Worlds most respected gathering of talent when it comes to hair. Teaming up with Edoardo Paludo who coloured all the models hair in his bespoke mother of pearl technique.
Sharing his experience and journey, it was a honour to be part of the 4 days says Rod
Every 6 weeks you visit the salon in search of something fresh, something new almost like a miracle. Well we are but there are some things we can’t change based on facts.
If you have endless restrictions yet want a change then you have to be honest with yourself and ask “with all these boundaries what dramatic can be done?”
Every hairdresser on the planet has heard the line
I want to keep the length, no layers, no bangs, no color but want something completely different.
Now we are not saying your crazy but if you re read the above it should make you re think your sanity. The best way for change if you’re feeling like you don’t want to give anything up, is small changes each visit. Let some length go this visit, change the color slightly the next. Make it a evolution over a few visits to not only keep the excitement going but also keep yourself feeling safe.
Now I’m sure some blokes love a girl that’s so long that if you forget the rope to tie up the stuff in the Ute you could use a few metres from her hair. But do girls really like hair that could easily double as a bum warmer?
Now if you are a girl reading this, you would completely relate to removing the hair from you know where, hardly a nice task nor one we talk about.
Go to the gym, do squats expose your butt and cut your hair!
Respect for all the times you had to dig deep and fish out the 100 odd hairs you loose every single day!✌🏻
Scientists have discovered the cure for loosing our hair and a way to grow a full head of hair. It was last Friday a group of scientists in a small town approximately 15km outside Baldocia in northern Romania found the Gene that has been on the run since the dawn of time.
Exhausted the Gene said to the scientists “it was fun running at first, but to be honest once we saw everyone just shaving there head well it just didn’t seem like people were willing to play anymore” Left a little disgruntled and angry over everyone’s loss in attitude it feels like playing hide and seek with your Auntie who is meant to be looking after you while your mum and dad go out but she is too busy swiping on tinder, said one of the Genes. A murmer and chuckle from the back of the group saying it was encouraging that some people were rubbing fruit, oil and even pulped onions on there head, it was as if they thought this shit would work 😂
Cornered and tired after centuries avoiding discovery the group of small genes with there over blown ego sat panting looking somewhat pale and exhausted.
Police asked them what they were looking forward to most, they all said that a good shower and sulfate free shampoo was the first thing they wanted.
Information is always part of the story, heart and passion can not be put into a graph and whilst your teacher loved to offer you examples in a pie graph or apples it will never ever be a real picture if your not doing it for the right reasons.
We have seen pie graphs, that look like a cheap undercooked apple pie, a PDF that has more information in it than a arms treaty but still am yet to see actually passion for this craft.
Maybe because the people doing it are in a race? Fastest, biggest, most this most that, not really sure what the motivation is to be in it other than to cash out who knows.
Well we are not a bakery, we don’t bake pies, although if we did they would be colourful and you wouldn’t need to cover them in ketchup in order to eat them. But we don’t. We do hair, our business is hair, our focus is hair, our education is hair and our drive is to be the best.
It’s late and it’s almost like it’s already fading away, it started intense so intense and you did everything to keep it that way. Everyone asked you about it, in fact people just looked and smiled with envy.
You go back through your feed and remember when you were out together, so much fun.
Don’t let your color boo wash down the drain!
If you use a sulfate free shampoo your color lasts longer!
Cannes 2017 and such beautiful clear skies and the red carpet is set and the who’s who of the film and entertainment industry all turned out and some pulled out the big guns and even got stylist’s and had planned months in advance. We personally loved Bella Hadid’s look and Rihanna looked hot!
When it comes to commentating on the red carpet we don’t typically do it although there was the odd misshap with hair, a gold ends with brown roots once put up in a bun looks two tone. Unless that’s the look your going for, someone should have stopped you, tripped you over or given you a hat.
Now god love her,my grandmother who passed away at the ripe age of 96 used to make these dolls to hide toilet paper which, let’s be honest look perfectly fine in the toilet in fact some used to tie a little sachet of lavender on them to keep the room fresh! You will thank us one day for this info!
We saw this and got thinking was the stylist having a creative block, it happens and the pressure is intense sitting on the toilet, there phone battery ran out and left with only a blank stare around the bathroom…… then boom inspiration hit!
Guess what we are doing so much color that it’s crazy and want yo let you in on another new trend which we have been doing a lot lately.
Peek a Boo color!
Doesn’t have to be bold or in your face in fact the options are endless. If you need to hide it, don’t worry our placement will make sure if you need to hide it better than Castro hid his loot, we can do it!
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Hairdressers can be a little OTT and some like to show you they can create multiple looks ( sometimes on the one head ), hold several conversations and answers SMS messages all at the same time.
Now while it’s inportant to have a garden out the back yard, it’s possibly not that cool when it comes to your hair! Before you think what the hell I can’t decide between several styles, why not do them all, please think twice then slap yourself or get a good friend too.
Hair color looks different in different light, if you have ever got your color done then gone home only to realise it looks completely different!
Now you can’t walk around with coloured paper to make sure the reflects right so it’s best to check it out in soft daylight. We have a combination on warm and cool lights in the salon specifically for this, it’s creating the perfect balance for the exact color to be seen on your hair before you leave the salon.
Sure it’s cheaper to use LED lights, hence a lot of salons use only these and it’s certainly better for the environment but it’s creating the exact mix that’s super important.
Imagine visiting a salon and trying to explain the color and end up using food as a reference, then once you say “Nutella brown” the hairstylist brings out a jar of this!
Well one salon in Dubai ( possibly in the need for internet fame who knows ) is actually claiming it works. Now before you go out and grab yourself some delicious chocolate 🍫 spread understand even if by any miracle it did stain the hair it would wash off faster than Donald Trumps hair would fly away with a slight breeze.
Also good to note it’s a waste of perfectly awesome Nutella!
Hairdressers, typically get an insight into the life of the people sitting in the chair more than family and at times closer than husbands and wives. We listen, we talk and we connect, it’s a relationship that is hard to define at times.
But make no mistake there are some things that make us want to pick you up and shake you until you stop doing them ( obviously the personal habbits aside ).
The 5 things we want you to stop now!
Don’t make appointments and be so late then expect us to drop everything because your finally ready. Respect everyone’s time, 10 min is a lot when your appointment may be only 30min
Bring in references we love them but don’t expect miracles in one sitting, at times it takes time for a transition.
Come in and talk with us about hair, ask loads of questions it honestly makes us happy. Come in and get a DIY on how to do it yourself and I assure you not only will your hair will regret it but you will when it costs you twice as much to fix it.
Don’t skip appointments your hair needs trimming every 6-8 weeks regardless of how long it is or how long you want to grow it.
Stop overdoing things and then expecting the best out of your hair, too much color, too many changes of color, too much heat styling and the list goes on.
No this doesn’t mean we don’t love you it just means we have to be on the same page if it’s going to be a long term love that’s all.
Fashion week in India is upon us and we wanted to share what’s happening in terms of hair globally as it can completely change the look as well as a collection.
Imagine a nice clean collection, clubbed together with heavily dressed hair that’s intricate and colorful, there is no connect right?
It has to have a synergy with your clothes and overall look, it’s never a last minute thing, it’s well planned and is part of the overall look
If your outfit is heavily constructed it doesn’t always mean your hair has to be the same, at times when the clothes are so intricately constructed the hair HAS to be simplified or you could end up looking like your heading to a fancy dress party.
If your planning on being there, give us a call we are only a short drive from the venue and you can get your hair on point and be back at the show in no time.
Fashion week is doing the rounds globally with every designer on the planet each season trying to reinvent and evolve. Hair is exactly the same and it has its season to shine and then it’s done.
So what’s new in hair I hear you asking? It’s kind of a loaded question as it is largely dependant on you, your hair and your comfort zone. Just because g-string bathers are in doesn’t mean it’s for everyone right?
What’s trending in hair
Balliage is still current but make sure it’s done seamlessly. Goal is a smooth transition of color and little to no lines.
Solid colors or blocking is in, no not black that doesn’t count unless its clothes then always choose black!
Natural curl is big and has been for a while, we love it. Careful not to over do color or let anyone do keratin treatments plus color, this type of hair can not take such abuse it’s the #101 of curly hair.
Bangs are big, the bigger the better, oversized, micro or bold.
Beach waves or surf inspired waves are hot
Straight hair but not rebounded, this is so out!
So in short ( pardon the pun ) natural looking hair is big again and overdone is just not cool. Get yourself in and have a chat and see what changes we can do, big or small it makes a big difference in the end.
We have all been there, gone shopping with ten bucks in your hand looking for ingredients for a gourmet meal in the discount aisle!
The reality is your going to get basics or the stuff people don’t won’t or never would and you will end up on the phone ordering take out and spending more than the tenner anyway.
Just like that it’s the same with hair, you think the brand of color is what makes it great? The skill in the hands and the understanding between you and the hairstylist determine if your service is done “on special ” or is Special. The reality is you get what you pay for. When are not the most expensive salon, we don’t claim to be the best although google helps convince us we know what we are doing it doesn’t go to our head. Often we get told it would have been cheaper to come get it done right the first time vs saving a tinny bit to start with, most of the time we end up suggesting to do less vs more.
Hair is not bread, it doesn’t go on sale always go to a professional salon.
So you listened to the hairstylist who said do this service, do that service. You went it weekly to get them to burnt it into place and you asked through the smoke each time, is my hair healthy?
Only to get a few months down the road to realize it was just about getting a sale and nothing to do with better hair at all!
The reality is this, of your hair is Brocken off, fried, burnt and falling out in your hands you can do only two things
Olaplex, which will help contain the breakage to some extent but certainly not fix it completely. Weekly Olaplex treatments will help but not fix fried hair!
Cut off the damage, the only real cure to remove split, Brocken or fried hair and that’s a fact!
Linseed treatments by Alfa Parf Milano help rehydrate the internal structure of the hair and if your colouring your hair we suggest a monthly treatment but not more than that it’s pointless.
Use a good shampoo and conditioner daily and a leave in serum and moisturiser and make sure the blow dry you get they are not burning your hair ( if the dryer is being pushed against the brush and sounds like it’s burning, most likely it is! )
So you have thought about it, possibly had one ( maybe the wrong one or a half hearted one ). Well now it’s getting warmer rather than have all this hair all over your face maybe it’s the perfect time to get banged up!
This circa 80’s “side flick” is not as cool as it sounds unless your with your friends at the kitty party, it looks old and as cool as guys who wear there hair in top knots ( you all know that’s a no no !)
Totally on point, be it a solid bangs to a short micro one the choice is yours just do it!
Running around on the beach with the sea air on your face, sand between your toes and the sunshine on your skin! Oh yeah if it’s a nudist beach then you really should use protection, sunscreen that is.
Live in the middle of the desert 🌵 and can’t get to the beach?
There is always Sea Salt Spray by Label M to give you that beachy texture to make you feel like your beside the ocean and not at work or stuck someplace that sucks.
Chances are in summer and winter you wash your hair and throw it up in a towel while your getting ready to remove the excess moisture and this could be ripping your hair out!
Whilst the act alone isn’t the cause it’s the behavior around it that causes the damage. We find a lot of people will use a towel on their head to dry it like they are moping a floor, rough and aggressive! This will agrevate the hair and cuticle making it frizzy.
So how are you meant to do it we hear you ask?
Well it’s fairly simple, shampoo and condition as normal, when the conditioner is in use a wide tooth comb, starting from the ends comb out any knots ( do NOT rough up the hair from this point onwards). Rinse gentle using the palm of your hands until all the conditioner is out, squeeze excess water out keeping the hair flat. Finish your business in the shower get out and lightly pat, yes PAT dry your hair, don’t rub it!
Add a water soluable serum then style as desired. There should be no pulling, rubbing or flipping that’s for cleaning the floor or making Hamburgers !
Are you the type of person that cuddles the pillow to sleep, wears your old comfy shorts to bed and your go too hair is a top knot?
Not saying to invite the local soccer team over and cut all your tops in half so relax!
A few things that could change things up!
Try wearing your hair down and a little messy, a top knot although it’s easier if it’s your daily go too can be boring, try something new. If your just bored with the same look Day in day out because you really can’t be expected to keep anyone’s attention, your boring.
You know when your hard up and on a budget and let’s be honest we all have a budget, it just varies from person to person but we all have one. You search on line, see the cheapest, look at reviews assess and then go ahead and make the purchase only to find out that the only way they can produce the item or service at this “amazing” price is because there is some fundamental elements left out of the equation.
From the surface or the right angle it may look the same but one you look properly it is not even close!
We don’t do coupons, we do awesome hair, we don’t dont do waxing, we don’t do make up, we don’t do facials, we don’t cut corners unless it’s your hair. So if your looking for good hair then please give us a call.
So much money so little passion in building brands or companies that makes you wonder if tomorrow they will be around?
Starting anything generally comes from an idea, sometimes a random one or worst because someone said there is good money in it. Chances are most things will make money but if that is your primary focus it’s never going to happen. Having been hairdressing almost 30 years I have been told by so many during this time, forget money focus on quality and money will come. For the most part salons around the world are owned and run by hairdressers that get it, they have fire in there belly and passion to be the best.
When it comes to building a brand, you can’t just create a very functional PDF and think to yourself, cool that’s what our brand stand for and that’s what we will do. Reality is no one that is part of the brand will either believe you or give a shit, most intelligent people see your copy paste mentality it’s kind of lame!
Culture of a brand comes from the people and without passion in the culture your just another salon doing the same old thing. Value isn’t about money, brand isn’t about me too, brand building is about passion and being the best version of you possible.
Don’t get it, come see us and feel the difference up close because we are loving it?
You have got the perfect reference, taken a booking and got your hair done only to see it looks nothing like the photo you showed the hairstylist the next day and you have no idea why or how to change it!
It’s super important we all get on the same page, hairdressers are not magicians but a good hairstylist will teach you how to recreate the look that you leave the salon with so everyday you love the look. Obviously the cut is the foundation to it all, if that’s not right then no amount of product or blow drying will fix it so the cut is super important.
Very rarely will your bathroom consist of the endless supply that a salon has so it’s important you speak to your stylist on which ones you have to have and which ones would be good to have, it may mean getting one this visit and the rest next time. You should know how to use it, how much to use of it.
Before leaving the salon a good stylist will explain the how, when, why, why not, the how hot & how cold to which direction to blow the hair as well as styling options.
So you’ve invested considerable time looking for the perfect color on Pinterest and now searching which salon to call before making the big step, let’s drop some not so “alternative facts” and help you sort through the nonsense that we heard you might be told!
Understand a few things so you can leave the rest to a little common sense. The darker the hair the more it has to go through to get any light shade, the more you bleach it the more damage it can do. Hair is its gold yellow or red needs to be lighter to remove these undertones before being able to get the “mermaid” looking colors unless they too are red, yellow or orange.
Depending on how dark your hair is, it can take 2-3 applications and up to 9 hours.
May not be able to remove red, orange or yellow totally depends on your hair which in turn will effect end result
Is more expensive than a regular color yes. Sometime a lot, 3-4 times. Anyone who offers this at a very cheap price or deal be suspicious
Once you do the pastel shade over the blonde or lightened sections, understand it will fade fast, can stay for 10-15 washes or could last 1-3 months depending on hair quality after lightening.
Will it make your hair fall out… no. If done incorrectly it could break but there are treatments to prevent this happening.
Care and at home Maintainence? Sulfate free shampoo that won’t strip color. Pastel blondes may require a purple shampoo to maintain tone ( like kms blonde shampoo or clairol blonde available on line )
You can color it back close to your natural color yes however covering the color does not change the fact underneath its colored and could be damaged. Long term care is required.
So the darker the hair the harder it is, the more work needed and the more upkeep. Can it be done? Of course it can be but takes time and know how.
I don’t know when the day your average consumer will wake up and realise the utter crap some people shove down your mouth like it’s French fries 🍟
The sad reality is most dumb people believe it, the stupid Ines doing it and the stupid ones buying into it. We see miracles that can make your hair silky in 10 minutes, the cheapest and the best this or that and yet no one wonders how? It’s called marketing if you were in 1980 but I guess thats another conversation, the cheaper faster best era where everyone claimed to be the best and the cheapest until the consumer got smarter and realised they wanted salons they could relate too and communication become more about reality than selling crap!
Bar code standard talk is almost scripted and funnily I know people who teach scrips, this is a personal industry and words have to evolve organically. The only way that can happen is by education and not teaching scripts or standard one size fits all hairdressing.
Words of wisdom, educate yourself and research salons not just browse a Facebook post it’s your hair. Personality sells
We all say words, that to us have a definite meaning based on our life and our experience. Your feelings or thoughts on those words and others is not correct or incorrect it’s simply different. Let us explain a few examples to make sure we are all on the same page because it’s super important that your hair stylist & you have a complete conversation around the words you use when we talk color. Someone who’s hair that is above the collar will have a certain picture in their mind what is short and if your hair is halfway down your back chances are your version of short will not be the same.
Let’s look at some variations of gold or copper
Now let’s look at some variations of red’s
So you can see when you are describing color there is many factors to consider, be it your filter of the word itself to the experience you & the stylist have had. Using images as a reference is the best way to explain your version making sure to have references of what you don’t like.
Defining your idea of the color will help the hairstylist and you be able to achieve your goal.
I call it ” rough enough is good enough” hairstyling. We rarely post country specific content but after seeing the Standard of “beach waves” to a simple Top Knot recently we feel the need to show you the difference, doing hair for editorials or shoots are a privelige that is typically earnt and not just a job, they tend to be chosen through budget constraints or even more sadly based on friendship. Stylists don’t see the difference between sleek and messy further than the looks that were relevant in the 90’s and think hair is like choosing the lunch menu and barely care how it will look since they hope the overall styling will out shine the crappy hair. No, this is not a attack rather a frustration that the Only way the overall imagery will grow and develop is if the right people are either chosen or at least trained.
Producing beautiful images is a team effort and hairstylists are an important part of the process that can now not be overlooked, can turn your $5,000 shoot from backpage to cover easily.
Beach wave references
The version of beach waves achieved!
This is the result!
Let’s look at soft waves
As an Industry let us try to set ourselves apart and become better! If you are a brand then you need to address the hair you want in your editorial rather than only adding it to your conversation on the day of the shoot.
If your a stylist, know the difference and know who is capable of doing it and who isn’t, the overall image is your work so make sure you stand out!
If your a photographer, well hopefully you already agree and have the right people to work with.