HAIR COLORING PULP RIOT

Hair Coloring and Pulp Riot Velvet at MJ Hair Designs Salon Sherman Oaks

Pulp Riot. The dare to be yourself hair coloring.  Have you ever wanted to try something avant garde?

I got a call from a young lady who knew exactly what she was looking for. She wanted to try some hair coloring that would set her apart from all others. Velvet by Pulp Riot.

This young lady was very special, sweet, self assured and as daringly positive. That’s all I needed to know to get to work.

First I sectioned her hair in two sections. The bottom half and the top half. Based on how she was going to wear her hair, I made sure when she wore it up, she would still see some of the purple highlights she was ready to show off. And when she wanted to wear it down, it would be all a glow. She also wanted to hide the lights and show the lights depending on her mood. That would require me to strategically place them for the mood.

Rather than throwing the color all over her beautiful hair and compromising the integrity of the soft  beautiful curl she had, I made sure to be selective about how much to pre lighten. While lightening, I used the  keratin bonder, Ultim8. An important step of pulling the color out of her hair not to blow the cuticle apart. Once I reached the desired color blonde to serve as the canvas, I then put the desired shade of Velvet by Pulp Riot.

Both she and I were very excited and pleased to see her new school fashionable princess color.

Be your own princess and treat yourself to YOU and Pulp Riot.

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KERATIN TREATMENTS AND BLEACHED HAIR

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Hair that is bleached loses a substantial amount of keratin. As a result, a great fix is a keratin treatment.  Keratin treatments bring back the life and condition by injecting keratin back into the hair where there’s a loss. Keratin treatments and bleach work very well together.

Recently Maureen came in requesting a keratin treatment since her hair was stripped, dry and damaged from over-processing.

I was impressed with the idea that Maureen knew that a keratin treatment would help and not further hurt or damage her hair.

In my experience, the benefits of a keratin treatment for colored  hair exceed the expectations of the client almost every single time. It brings back the sheen, the luster, and the elasticity it had before the bleached hair.

Keratin treatments and bleached hair are synergistically the best combination because they both work together to bring back the condition at the nano level. 

The fact that colored or bleached hair is more porous is precisely the reason why a keratin treatment can help more effectively.

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HAIR LOSS AND HAIR COLORING

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Is hair loss and hair coloring connected? The answer is no. However, if you have any underlying health issue or ailment, it can play a part.

As a hair colorist and stylist, I take my job very seriously when it comes to the products I use on your hair. Let’s face it, if it’s going on your hair, it’s going on your skin.

Hair loss and hair coloring is one of those topics that comes up quite a bit in the salon.

The products I use, I’ve studied very carefully before using. I know the pH, I know the ammonia, resorcinol,  the PPD and formaldehyde contents. These ingredients can add to the inflammation. Inflammation is a major cause of hair loss.

When there’s a problem with the papilla… (the root of the follicle), it’s usually attributed to what’s going on inside. But, your insides will also sometimes send out these free radicals on to your scalp and into your papilla.  DHT is thought to cause hair follicles to miniaturize, and this contributes to hair loss as well.

I use Redken Shades EQ for my clients that are experiencing hair loss. No ammonia, no peroxide. This product is one of the safest on the skin. It’s not meant to cover gray, but I’ve been using it to do so. I’ve had a tremendous amount of success coloring and covering gray hair on my clients with hair loss and without the irritation on the scalp.

If you’re experiencing hair loss and are afraid to color your hair, try a demipermanent color system that won’t leave a demarcation line when your roots grow out. My go to is Redken Shades EQ. Ask your hair stylist. Come in and ask me.

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ONE PROCESS IN HAIR COLORING

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Recently I got a call from a long time client and now friend requesting for her hair to be colored and  styled.  She was attending a work holiday party with an old Hollywood theme. One process in hair coloring was very high fashion in old Hollywood. Marylyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Jeanne Carmen, Grace Kelly and many more. All were one process color girls.

One process color in hair coloring is the best way to cover gray and change your over all color and look.  

Although my client Paula doesn’t have gray hair, the dark blonde shade she naturally has could use a little zing. Paula’s natural hair color is about a level 7.

To breathe some life into her hair, I decided to go a little warmer than her natural color. This well help  brighten up her skin and add a little pizzaz to her look with a one process color.

Using OWAY, the PPD free, Resorcinol free and ammonia organic color, I colored Paula’s hair with a formula using two different shades of blonde.

One process color can be very striking when done right.

After coloring Paula, I curled and set her. I then used a finger wave technique with clamps and cutout boards to create the old Hollywood crescent shaped waves. What a blast!

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HAIR COLORING CROLAYAGE

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Recently I came up with a new technique in hair coloring I call  CROLAYAGE.

Crolayage – Crocheting hight-lights into the hair to achieve the balayage and ombre effect by using one color at the root, one in the middle and one on the ends.

With Samantha, I colored her hair first with a gold concentrate to fill in the missing pigment from the previous color job. At that point I use the final color to achieve the base.

After the right base was achieved, I then used my new CROLAYAGE technique to face frame her hair crocheting  some blonde lights into middle to lower parts of her hair for an ombre effect.

Samantha and I were very pleased with the final product. She was now ready for her boss and  big power meet.

Hair coloring crolayage is my new friend. 

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HAIR COLORING AND HIGHLIGHTING DARK HAIR

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Highlighting dark hair can be  tricky in the hair coloring world. But if it’s done right, it can be a really cool effect.

With Elaine,  she came in with severely damaged hair after being colored time and again to try and get it right. No luck with her last colorist.

Sometimes when your dealing with dark fine hair, you don’t want to highlight to much of the hair.

Hair coloring and highlighting dark hair should be done very conservatively. I took Elaine to a level 6 double ask and then add a few panels of highlights in the front of her hair without doing to much.

Elaine may need a few more visits to get all her hair to the right place. Cautioning on more damage, Elaine will come in a few more times till we get it perfect.

Highlighting dark hair should be done very conservatively. Hair coloring is an art of not only coloring but sometimes letting hair sit for a while for the healing.

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HOW LONG DOES KERATIN LAST

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Before I commit to answering the question of “How long does a keratin treatment last”, here are a few considerations.

Are you washing your hair with a sulfate free shampoo?

If you want your keratin treatment to last, the first rule of thumb is to make sure you’re using a sulfate free shampoo. A shampoo with a high concentration of Sodium Laurel Sulfate, will wash the keratin out of your hair faster than a shampoo with out it.

Keratin has a tendency to last as long as the person who has the treatment understands it’s not meant to last forever.

Some people have better luck than others depending on porosity, volume, or whether the hair is fine or thick. 

If you have hair that’s super thick, chances are, you’re keratin treatment may  last longer than someone with fine hair. If your hair is colored, chances are your keratin treatment might last longer than someone who hasn’t colored their hair.

If you’re used to washing your hair everyday, you may be pulling more keratin from the hair than someone who washes it less often.

At the salon today, Jennifer asked me, “How long will this keratin treatment last?” Jennifer likes to wash her hair everyday, but I cautioned that such a practice might do her more a disservice than she might think. She could be washing out the keratin from her hair sooner than what it might be worth to keep it super clean. 

Preserving your keratin treated hair could solely depends on how much you’re shampooing, coloring, blowdrying, or flat ironing your hair. Treat it delicately and you could count on healthier, smoother and silkier hair for a longer period of time.

Keratin treatments usually last anywhere from 3 to 4 months. If you get a keratin treatment on a regular basis, they could last up to 6 months after several treatment due to the keratin buildup momentum.

 

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HAIR COLORING BASE AND HIGHLIGHTS

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At times when highlighting hair at the salon, I like to highlight parts of the hair  on a person’s head. The reason why is I might want my client to look as though she’s been overexposed with overhead sunlight which is the most way hair get’s highlighted by nature. On Michel I covered her base with a level seven ash. Most blondes have an ash base to begin with by birth. Michel came into the salon and with mostly gray hair.

Coloring her hair with an ash base will help help her color graduate from the deeper base to the natural shades of a lighter blonde.  With fewer golden tones and more shades of winter wheat we can ad some sterling  light highlights.   With a base of 7.0, Michel at the hair salon will notice a backdrop to her beautiful rosy skin .

Coloring Michel’s base will help break it a few shades so that she doesn’t have too dark a base that stands out next to her gorgeous new highlights.  Both taking away from each other.

So remember, when you’re in the hair salon and your hair is in need of some good coloring,  but you don’t know what. Coloring your base and highlights can brighten up your look immediately and make you feel like a million bucks! Try it and see.

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BETO CUEVAS

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Lately, I’ve been getting calls for work with new celebrities at the salon. And usually they can be very private and non disclosures are a given and I don’t get to promote the work I do with them. Today was a little different.  I had the privilege of working on the amazing Beto Cuevas.

Beto Cuevas and I had some great conversations at the salon today. I took a true liking to him.

Beto is quite famous in the latino community. He’s truly a gift to the music world. He is currently playing Jesus in “Jesus Superstar” on the latin stage currently in Mexico City.

Beto Cuevas is a regular VERY cool kind of guy who you could sit down with and have a deep conversation very easily. He is as humble as they come, not to mention handsome.

It was great doing his hair at the salon today. Beto received a keratin treatment. Celebrities are moving fast forward on keratin treatments. Keratin treatments are really transforming and creating a really big buzz now.

I look forward to seeing him again. Thank you Beto Cuevas!

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