For a walk down the aisle or on a red carpet, Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs Salon is the hair stylist and colorist you want. Michael began his career working with the founders of Aveda,  establishing himself as a formidable force in the hair coloring and styling world.

Presently, Michael at the MJ Hair Designs is experiencing a trend toward more hair smoothing and is applying state-of-the-art techniques with the Keratin Press and formaldehyde-free keratin treatments.

He is a stylist with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, modeling agencies Elite and LA Models, and the Academy Awards.

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MJ Hair Designs
West Hollywood
(818) 783-0084



Hair Coloring

Hair Coloring

Hair Coloring Organic Using only the best organic luxury hair coloring line OWAY.  CØR Color by Simply Organics.

The next generation in Ammonia, PPD and Resorcinol-free professional hair coloring.

Ammonia a is typically used to swell the hair and open the cuticle scales to allow color to penetrate deep within the cortex. Yes, for anyone with sensitive skin or scalp, this could be an unhealthy additive. They’ve replaced it with MEA.  MEA is an alkalizing agent that mimics the role of Ammonia, minus the odor, irritation, and cuticle damage.

PPD (Paraphenylenediamine) is a chemical know to cause dermatitis, reddening and swelling of the scalp and face. They’ve replaced it with low levels of PTDS (p-Toluendiamine Sulfate). PRDS enables up to 50% of PPD allergic stylists and clients to now use this coloring system.

Resorcinol is a popular coloring agent toxic to wildlife and the human immune system. Shade dependent, they’ve replaced it with 2-Methylresorcinol or 4-Chlororesorcinol . The two chemicals are kinder to the environment and promote less potential to sensitize.


Keratin Treatments

Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments bond proteins to the outer layer of the hair, therefore smoothing and straightening the hair.

A keratin treatment is a hair smoothing treatment that  conditions, smooths and straightens dry frizzy hair.

Keratin treatments do NOT cause damage to the hair follicle. Keratin treatments build up the hair up. Keratin treatments do not break it down.


The bonding process happens during the hot blow-dry and  flat iron application.

Both Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments remove frizz and  add shine. The Brazilian blowout is the popular option, but not the best!!

Before I get into the reasons why,  let’s discuss these treatments in detail.

Brazilian Blowouts —

The product used for this treatment gets its protein from a blend of amino acids. Before the product is applied, the hair is shampooed and dried until only a small amount of moisture remains. Once the application is through, the hair is blown and flat-ironed. Unfortunately, the Brazilian Blowout produces a formaldehyde gas .

Keratin Treatments —

Similar to the Brazilian Blowout,  keratin treatments start with shampooing the hair and drying it completely. Next, the product is applied and covered with a cap for roughly 20 to 30 minutes. The hair is then rinsed, dried and flat ironed. The active ingredient is a safe, non toxic glyoxilic acid. Clients leave the salon with the product partially or completely in their hair and are asked to wash it out after three days.

Keratin treatments take between two and three hours. The keratin treatment lasts about three months. The more you do it, the longer they last.

We love seeing the look on a client’s face when the treatment is finished.

MJ Hair Designs
Sherman Oaks CA
(818) 783-0084

Keratin and Color

Best Hair Keratin and Hair Colorist in Los Angeles 






MJ Hair Designs
West Hollywood
(818) 783-0084