WHAT IS BALAYAGE?

Describing what balayage looks like

I always get the question, What is balayage?

Balayage is the French word for feathering.

This technique is feathering color into hair. It can be decorative, made to look natural, or all outrageous.  This process can be a splashing of color into hair, highlighting in certain areas (sometimes around the face), or just a few peekaboo lights so they appear once in a while when you move your head a certain way.  I’ll talk about Peekaboo highlights in a future post.

These highlights, low lights or lights in general can be done several ways.

You can paint them on, board them on, or pick them up and put them in foil to strategically place them where you want to see them exact.

This is one of my favorite ways to color hair. The effects are beautiful.

Next time you feel like experimenting with you hair color, ask about the balayage technique.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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KERATIN HAIR TREATMENT MIRACLE

I’m here to announce the keratin hair treatment miracle here today.

The big mystery is the question whether or not your a good candidate for the treatment. The keratin treatment is for everybody!  Whether your hair is straight and just needs a little more luster sheen and shine. Whether your hair is curly, frizzy, or needs to be smooth and straight, the keratin hair treatment is the miracle for you.

I choose Uberliss for my keratin go to,  NOT the formaldehyde producing agent The Brazilian Blowout. 

Unlike the Brazilian Blowout that uses methylene glycol (the active ingredient in the Brazilian Blowout) , I use Uberliss,  an organic glyoxilic acid.

Uberliss is my go to  keratin hair treatment miracle. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel  silky shinny beautifully hair.  Stop with the frizz and start with smooth silky hair. It’s truly a miracle.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA
(818) 783-0084

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“FLOWERS, PLANTS AND WINE” A BENEFIT

 Please join us on June 15th for Hidden Treasure, Flowers, Plants and Wine”A Benefit.

On the advisory board of the wonderful organization Expediente Rojo, please join our mission, a goal in the prevention of crime and creation of safe and healthy communities.

Expediente Rojo  always doing great work form helping victims of hate crimes, human trafficking, education and domestic violence.

Learn how flowers, plants and wine can bring daily joy and intrinsic pleasure to one’s life.

What:      A Benefit

Who:        Expediente Rojo

When:     Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:   4849 Adele Court Woodland Hills, California

How:        Please donate $25.00 at the entrance.

Raffles and prizes…  please bring your checkbook.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA
(818) 783-0084

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SALON CLIENTS

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Recently I received an unsolicited text from a salon client who was reporting to me how much she liked the keratin treatment she had just had.

Clients sometimes take for granted the emotional energy we hair stylists put into not only making sure their hair looks good, but always satisfied with the customer service they receive when they visit the salon.

Emily, a fairly new salon client was sweet enough to send me a text about how quickly and easily her has has been to take care of since her Uberliss keratin treatment.

 

I just want to say, it means a great deal that she took the time to not only drop me the message, but include pictures of what her hair was looking like so that I may keep track of my notes for the next time she comes in.

Thank you Emily!

And to all my salon clients, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we’re doing.

Always  making sure I have the best and safest products, research is one of my passions. Finding out about the ingredients in the products I use is key.  The quality of the products I use is and always will be my  top priority.

In the age of today’s ingredients, vetting the products should always be a must. Scrutinizing them should be number one. The degradation of ingredients in the products available are more harmful than ever.

It’s up to me to make sure salon clients always get the best and are not subjected to unnecessary toxicity.

We’re really interested in making  sure that you’re not only happy and coming back, but proud to refer your friends and family so that they too  become our new salon clients, friends and family.

Thank you!

MJ Hair Designs, signature, mjhairdesigns, (818) 783-0084, NAHA

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com 

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HARD WATER HAIR

I had a new client come in today not knowing why she just can’t style, comb, or manage her hair. I immediately recognized her problem. She has what I call Hard Water Hair.

I got to work immediately and before she left the salon, she had the beautiful hair she used to have under all those built-up minerals.

When horrendous hard water gives your hair a truly tough time, this wellness hair remedy restores the life of weighed down locks for body, bounce and sheer brilliance.

If you find your self with unmanageable hair. You might have Hard Water Hair. Hair that’s fully saturated with minerals from hard water will prevent color from taking, or even the wrong color taking.

Why You Need It

  • naturally removes hard water deposits and impurities leaving hair instantly softer, shinier and full of swing
  • eliminates brassiness, discoloration and damage caused by mineral absorption
  • vitamin-infused formula deeply penetrates for superior moisture retention

Key Benefits:

  • 100% Vegan, ionic food-grade, wellness ingredients
  • immediately improves the look and feel of hair
  • formulated with a patented nature-identical vitamin C complex
  • enhanced with nourishing chelators
  • hermetically sealed eco-chic, travel-ready sachet
  • formulated without preservatives, parabens, gluten, fragrance and no sodium chloride (salt) added

Make your appointment today and be rid of your HARD WATER HAIR. A salon treatment you won’t regret. Bring back the life into your hair. Try a Malibu Hard Water treatment.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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REHABILIT8 HAIR TREATMENT

Malibu Rehabilit8 Treatment

Still craving  the benefits of smooth silky hair, but unsure of intensive brazilian blowouts or keratin treatments? REHABILIT8 WITH THE NEW HAIR SMOOTHING TREATMENT!

Everyday I speak to women who still don’t understand how a keratin smoothing treatment  with a glyoxilic acid could  actually be good for your hair.  No matter how convincing it may be, they just don’t want the hassle or to spend any more  time at the salon.

The answer is REHABILIT8 by Malibu Professional.

REHABILIT8 is a smoothing protein conditioner that helps repair elasticity, breakage, correct the weak strands and replenish amino acids lost in hair.

Visit me at MJ Hair Designs and ask for a Malibu Rehabilit8 Treatment.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns

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SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME

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When I want a stunning bombshell blonde, as a colorist, my go to is SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME!

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

This is the most gentle fast, blonde me bleach I’ve ever used. The problem with getting all the yellow and orange out of a blonde is that it will sometimes take reapplication to make that happen. Not with SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME.

SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME is not only fast but will not blow the cuticle to smithereens. You’ll be left with the pale blonde ready for the dp glaze of your choice.

For my glazes I use Redken Shades EQ. Redken has an array of colors to use for a wide variety of choices.

Mind you, just because you get to the right base blonde with SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME, with your next step of glazing, you’re only half way there.

The next process is just as important. Toning, is a delicate dance of finding the right shade or shades for the finishing result.

In this case, I used a Platinum Ice formula after my with a hint of the Cafe Au Lait and a lot of the Crystal Clear after my SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME to slow it down for control.

Enjoy the pictures, and make your appointments today.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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pH HAIR SKIN

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Have you ever wondered what the pH of the hair color your colorist is using?

PH is a number measurement of  the acidity or alkalinity of a product.

Whether it be the milk your have in your cereal in the morning, or the mask you put on your face at night, they all have a pH number rating. The scale tips from  1 -14.  1 acid,  7 neutral, and 14 the highest number in alkalinity.

The pH of your skin is usually at 5.5 and is slightly acidic.

Make sure if your colorist is using a permanent color or, bleach to color your hair, find out how high or low on the pH scale it is.  Most companies will have different pH balances depending it’s acidity or alkalinity.

Permanent hair color can reach an alkalinity as high as 11.0. This will not be the best for the health of your hair, but may land you the color you want and not thrash your hair if it’s thick with lots of cuticle.

Whether it be your hair care or skin care, try and make sure the pH is as close to the number the pH is of your skin. Anything too alkaline or to acidic could ruin your hair or damage your skin.

So the next time you’re in the chair at the salon, ask your hair colorist what the pH of the color is that they’re using. If they don’t know, call me and make an appointment. 🙂

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks

(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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LONG HAIR COLOR BALAYAGE

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Ever wonder what it might be like to have long hair color balayage? Coloring your long hair is a major risk if you don’t have the right person doing it. It could take years for your hair to recover from the wrong person coloring it.

In all the years I’ve been doing hair, I’ve seen many hair colorists who just don’t get it. Some hair colorists go to far with color, and some don’t go far enough.

Here’s an example of a young lady with super dark long hair who wanted something a little more decorative in style and color.  When she first approached me with the idea of putting in some highlights, I balked at the idea knowing this could be a risky affair with such dark hair.  But who better than myself to throw some color into her life and some hair color balayage into her long hair. Although I loved the color of her hair, I sensed this  young lady was just trying to be different. I’d rather be the one doing her hair than knowing some inexperienced person who might ruin her hair for a long time to come. 

When she first came to me, I noticed the old orangey ends that someone never brought up light enough to the right level to get her away from the brass. She had been permanently stained for a long time.

I immediately got to work on this gorgeous super long hair that demanded total care every step of the way. With a couple of different processes, not only was the color beautiful when I got done, but the integrity of her hair had never been compromised.

Take a look at her before and after.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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