agree that the trends in hair and fashion are reflecting light that is fragmented and creates the prisms that inspire hair color, cosmetics, fashion and nails. Blinding rays of light, metallic rainbows or iridescence… Multicolored juxtapositions highlight hair, lids, and nails and design vibrant, blurry, shot effects.
Nelly Rodi & MJ Hair Designs agree that women are embracing hedonism with intrinsic colors of nature at it are best. Golden sunshines and reassuring happy colors at an intense ratio are taking hold. Reds, ultra violet, holographic glass, luminous vibrations and glow in the dark cosmetics in night time make-up.
is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life. A hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain), but when having finally gained that pleasure, happiness remains stationary.
Ethical hedonism is the idea that all people have the right to do everything in their power to achieve the greatest amount of pleasure possible to them. It is also the idea that every person’s pleasure should far surpass his or her amount of pain. Ethical hedonism is said to have been started by Aristippus of Cyrene, a student of Socrates. He held the idea that pleasure is the highest good. (*Wiki)
So how does that tie into hair and fashion?
Nelly Rodi & MJ Hair Designs share the idea that the fashion forward thought of hedonism is coming alive in the pleasure of reflecting attention-grabbing color at a very high level.
Nelly Rodi and MJ Hair Designs also agree that hedonism is a fashion forward “me too” movement of empowering women to take back control by standing out on the runway, the workplace and now the streets. NO MORE APOLOGIES. LOOK AT ME… THE NEW ME!
is the beauty business’s equivalent to the Oscars for hairstylists. I had the pleasure of attending the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA 2018) this weekend in Las Vegas. Let me tell you it was a blast!
The Hair color category
showcases artists that have an eye for the perfect palette and haircolor techniques. Beautiful styles complimented by perfect color placement and an understanding of how perfect color placement pulls together a total look. One of my favorite categories this year at NAHA 2018 was the
Editorial and Session category.
Hairdressers have a tremendous impact on the world of fashion influencing the looks salon clients. The Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year, recognized for the best consumer or commercial work. Some of the images published in this category are consumer media magazines available on newsstands, electronic or in physical publications.
The Master Hairstylist of the Year category
is an invitation-only category. The industry’s top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and former Hairstylist of the Year’s winners compete.
As a beauty blogger and hairstylist myself,
it’s a great summer treat for MJ Hair Designs. Being around my piers, laughing, drinking, exchanging ideas and photographing the work is a high I always look forward to. Please stay tuned for more of my fashion finds, trends, and pictures …more to come. NAHA 2018. Thanks for visiting my beauty blog.
Sussing out your next hair color is no easy feat. There’s a few factors that go into determining which shades will be the most flattering for your complexion. Along with your skin tone, it’s also equally important to know your complexion’s undertone. This will help narrow down which specific hair color shades will work best with your skin tone.
Sounds confusing, right? It doesn’t have to be. Thanks to our comprehensive hair color guide, choosing your next shade has never been easier. We’ve broken down the best shades for every complexion with celebrity references.
Keep scrolling to find out the most flattering hair color for your skin tone.
Hair colorist and stylist Michael Joseph of MJ Hair Designs showing color.
Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Deep
• People with deep skin undertones like Kerry Washington will usually have dark brown eyes.
• Your skin looks healthiest in brightly hued clothing, like royal purple or green.
• The darker your skin tone is, the easier you can pull off more intense colors on your lips like plums and deep burgundies.
• The veins on your wrist have a purple tint.
• You can pull off both silver and gold jewelry.
Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Cool
• People with cool skin tones like Amy Adams often have eyes that are blue, gray, greenish-blue with gray flecks, or a deep brown that borders on black.
• Pink or blue-based red lipsticks are more flattering than corals, terracotta reds, and chocolate browns.
• The veins on your wrist have a blue tint.
• Silver jewelry looks best on you.
Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Warm
• Warm skin tones like Jennifer Lopez‘s are usually accompanied by green, hazel, amber, or warm brown eyes.
• Coral, terracotta red, and chocolate brown lipsticks are more flattering than pinks or blue-based reds.
• The veins on your wrist have a greenish tint.
• Gold jewelry looks best on you.
Find Your Shade: Fair Skin
“The lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair,” says celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, who works with Beyoncé and Jessica Simpson. Fair complexions with warm undertones like Elizabeth Olsen’s look best against hues of butterscotch, strawberry blonde, and honey. These shades play up the peachiness of your skin and cast a soft glow on your face. If you have a cool undertone like Julianne Hough, look for blue-based colors like platinum, flaxen, and champagne blonde to flatter your ivory complexion.
Maintain Your Shade: Fair Skin
Most blonde tones start to fade two weeks after they’ve been applied, says celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, who works with Scarlett Johansson. To keep your hue as vibrant as possible, use a shampoo that’s formulated with purple pigment like Sachajuan’s Silver Shampoo to counteract any brassy tones.
Find Your Shade: Medium Skin
Not only can this versatile complexion carry a wide spectrum of shades, but it also provides a beautiful backdrop for high-contrast highlights. People with cool undertones like Cameron Diaz should stick to ashy tones like sand, wheat blonde, or walnut brown to counteract any hint of redness in your complexion. Tawny blonde, golden caramel, or copper pick up the buttery tones and prevent sallowness in warm undertones like Mandy Moore’s.
Maintain Your Shade: Medium Skin
The lighter you go, the more prone your hair is to brassiness, says New York City colorist Sharon Dorram. Lather up with Aveda’s Color Conserve Shampoo. The plant-based formula cleanses hair while keeping your tone intact. Also invest in a shower-head filter to remove mineral buildup, which can alter your color.
Find Your Shade: Olive Skin
This skin tone can stand up to the intensity of a deep, rich brown, or an earthy color. “Add some strategically placed highlights in a subtle gold or honey if you want to create depth,” suggests Robinson. To balance greenish tints in complexions with cool undertones like Alexa Chung’s, try toasty hues like chestnut brown, auburn, and cinnamon. Ebony brown, mocha, and violet-based colors will enhance the natural warm undertones of complexions like Shay Mitchell’s.
Maintain Your Shade: Olive Skin
Any amount of styling damage can make brown hair look dry and drab, so seal in plenty of moisture with a weekly color-preserving, strand-repairing mask like Bumble and bumble’s While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque. It nourishes and mends damage from coloring and heat-styling.
Find Your Shade: Dark Skin
The whole idea here is to create contrast between your hair and your complexion-whether that means going lighter or darker, explains Dorram. “If your hair color is too close to your skin tone, your features will disappear.” Deep, dark tones of espresso and inky black look striking next to blue-based complexions like Lupita Nyong’o’s. If you have a warm undertone like Beyoncé’s, opt for maple brown, mahogany, toffee, and other rich, warm colors to bring out the apricot tones in your skin.
Maintain Your Shade: Dark Skin
Darker strands look best when they reflect light, says Los Angeles hairstylist Kimberly Kimble. Stick with products that are free of sulfates, detergents can strip hair of its natural oil. Kimble recommends a treatment like L’Oreal Paris’s EverCreme Sulfate Free Nourishing Butter.
Master Hair Colorist Michael Joseph of MJ Hair Designs says when you go to the salon to make the big change, make sure MJ Hair Designs color specialists know everything about your hair history. And when we say everything, we really mean everything.
Master Hair Colorist Michael Joseph says when people dye their hair darker, they don’t realize that months and months later the color is actually still in their hair. So say in September, someone went brown and in May she wants to go blonde. MJ Hair Designs says, since you were darker in the fall, we’re going to be battling tons of orange and red tones from the [original] hair dye, If you’ve already dyed your hair before I’ve seen you, please make sure to let me know. It makes a big difference in the products I use to get you to your new look.
Being a blonde on blonde sometimes means the base color is one shade and there will be another shade running through the rest. This will create a more natural effect and sometimes helps cover your gray hair. If you’re not going for pure platinum or a blonde on blonde, you actually want to make sure your roots are darker than your ends so the color looks and grows out nicely. The ends should [always] be a little lighter than the roots otherwise the color can look artificial.
If you’re daring enough to tackle the challenge of dyeing your hair blonde at home, choose the box color you want to go with very carefully – because what you see isn’t always what you get! “If you wanted a buttery blonde, sometimes you might have to buy the ashiest box in the store, which is the opposite of buttery! The reason…? In order to negate the natural orange tones you may already have in your hair [as a brunette] and don’t even realize are in your hair, you need to do this. That’s why stylists in the salon consider everything, like how much gray you have, how dark your hair is and if it’s ever been color treated before.
After you make a color change, give your hair a break! Bleach plus heat with and a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron can cause breakage. People more often go over the front sections with a dryer or iron and thats where I see most of the breakage.
It may look scary to slather a purple product over your strands, but it works, MJ Hair Designs says. This helps neutralize yellow-orange brassy tones [which can occur from washing your hair, environmental stressors and naturally if you started as a brunette with reddish undertones], I recommend using a purple shampoo once a week to combat that undesirable look. But is there ever any chance of hair turning purple from it? It’s possible, but very rare. People also underestimate how summertime activities, like swimming in the pool and ocean, can dry out your hair, I always recommend my clients use a deep conditioner or mask in place of their usual conditioner.
Master Hair Colorist Michael Joseph of MJ Hair Designs hates to break the news, but spritzing lemon juice or Sun-In in your hair won’t create the beachy highlights of your dreams, but cause unnecessary dry hair. Brunettes should stay far away from the juice.
Do blondes really have more fun? We can neither confirm nor deny, but these fabulous hair color ideas for 2018 have us itching to try something new. If rainy, cold wintery weather has given your beauty routine a major case of cabin fever, we’ve got your ticket to somewhere sunny. First stop: the salon. Mine! At MJ Hair Designs whether channeling a platinum shade à la Monroe or our most recent color crush, ash blonde, we’re finding color inspiration to update our ‘do on all ends of the blonde spectrum. Get inspired before your next hair appointment with blonde hair colors to highlight complexions of all ranges—and to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous. Pinterest beauty board ready? Let’s go girls.
Master Hair Colorist Michael of MJ Hair Designs – Honey Blonde on Blonde Hair Color
For the gal not wanting to fully commit to either end of the blonde spectrum, we love the soft, subtle contrast of this hair color. Wait for the light to catch it just right to reveal golden highlights in all the right places.
Master Hair Colorist Michael of MJ Hair Designs – Ash Blonde on Blonde Hair Color
Hello, modern color crush! We’re loving the cool-girl color of the moment for its grey undertones that are matched by a youthful bright blonde.
Master Hair Colorist Michael of MJ Hair Designs Strawberry Blonde on Blonde Hair Color
“Strawberry wine…seventeen…” This oh-so-sweet hair color takes us back to better days by crossing the bridge between blonde and auburn in the loveliest of ways.
When coloring gray hair, some of my blonde formulas fit best considering the subject. Coloring gray hair has always been the most fun since it’s always the most challenging. But what I do know is once you get the hang of it after as many years as I’ve done it, you can achieve some of the most beautiful results. Whether you’re a blonde or a brunette, gray hair is always fun for me to color.
Framcolor 2001 offers an endless choice of tonality and coverage. Naturally reflective, warm finish or a cool, more dense coverage. For the first time ever in permanent haircolor, one line does it ALL.
Framcolor 2001 shades offer the salon a complete and elegant palette on which the color artist can blend the perfect color for each individual client.
Framcolor Futura offers a palette of 46 intermixable shades using true cream base colors to give you the perfect consistency.
Precise color placement allows the most even color results with extraordinary gray coverage. With a low ammonia content and superior high quality dye molecules, ensuring superior shine and minimal fadage, I create the most beautiful and the most natural looking haircolor possible.
Best Salon in Los Angeles – MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084
If you’re looking for the best salon in Los Angeles, look no more… MJ Hair Designs is the Best Salon in Los Angeles – 14252 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks (818) 783-0084. For a personalized salon boutique feel for your privacy, or the best hair color for you or your loved one, Michael Joseph is one of the leading hair colorists and stylist. Rated one of the best salons near me on google. From just a root touchup to the best in balayage, using only the best safest toxic free internationally acclaimed products.
Now specializing in the Keratin and the Brazilian Blowouts, Michael is using the breakthrough hair product Uberliss. This breakthrough product is a glyoxylic base used and proven to “add hair to your hair.” It will not expose you or your hair to the toxicity of formaldehyde that other straighteners use for their accelerators. Using Uberliss as his go-to formula, Michael has now coined this new technique as his very own “Keratin Press.”
For a walk down the aisle or a red carpet, Michael Joseph is the hair stylist and colorist that you want. Michael is creating some of the latest and greatest looks in today’s modern-day salon. His French Balayage & Pie Panel Highlights win him favor with the greatest fashion designers today. Michael Joseph began his career working with Aveda founders Horst Rechelbacker and Gerald Kriegisch. Michael Joseph has established himself as formidable force in the hair coloring and styling world.
Please find Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084 14252 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks.
Have you had a Brazilian Blowout? Do you dye, color your hair? Have you had hair loss? I have coined a new process I call “The Keratin Press”
The Keratin Treatment I use is called Uberliss. It’s base is a glyoxylic acid that is an organic compound used specifically for it’s safety is this line.
Silky, Soft, and Smooth Hair for 3-4 months. Superior Shine and Humidity Repulsion. Formaldehyde Free AND Methylene Glycol Free. Since DAY 1.
ONLY 2 Steps – We reduced the number of steps to save you more time. Now you can fit more clients into your schedule.
The Fiber Expander and Fiber Restructure now work synergistically to create a conditioning mesh that forms deep inside the hair cortex.
No residual chemicals left on hair after treatment.
Infused with Aloe Vera, providing extra protection for hair and scalp.
Added color protection.
A 100% Nano formulation. The ONLY keratin treatment manufactured at Nano scale.
So what do you think now? Brazilian Blowout or Uberliss Keratin? Uberliss! Formaldehyde free!!
The results of smooth silky hair has been incredibly successful. I’ve had better luck with this line than any other. If your worried about breakage, hair loss, your personal health or even poor results with the keratin treatment you’ve been using. Come see or talk to me.
Ever wonder if there’s anyone out there who understands your hair. Biracial hair can be tricky if you don’t find the right hair stylist who knows what products to use or just how to cut it. Michael at MJ Hair Designs understands just perfectly.
Biracial Hair and Going Natural
“Going natural” will be the term used by many African-American men or women who decide to stop chemically processing, or relaxing, their hair. It’s a move that can be fraught with confusion, missteps and sometimes pain, as the 2009 Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair” attested.
Many men and women with Afro-textured hair have not seen it in its unadulterated state since childhood. And even some who are acquainted with the texture of their untreated tresses are not comfortable styling their hair in ways they believe are fashionable and appropriate for them. Figuring out which of the countless hair-care tools and products on the market might work can make the undertaking even more overwhelming.
Tired of expensive, time-consuming salon visits, many would-be “naturals” are searching YouTube for inspiration, instruction and other people who have made peace with their kinks and curls.
Ms. Tapp said that watching videos there inspired her to pick up the camera herself and create a YouTube channel, Natural Chica.
“I thought, ‘Why don’t I just document my own journey to help keep track of what’s working for me?’ ” she said. She hoped others would learn from her. “I wanted to contribute to the wealth of information that’s out there,” Ms. Tapp said.
The project is also adding, modestly, to her personal wealth. The channel’s corresponding blog, NaturalChica.com, attracts enough page views that she has sold advertising: more money, she said, than she would earn with a typical work-study program paying the minimum wage.
There are hundreds of women like Ms. Tapp on YouTube, selling lotions, potions and notions for natural hair, or posting video tutorials about how to achieve the look. Many of them link to CurlyNikki.com, a three-year-old site founded by Alicia Nicole Walton, a psychotherapist who wanted to create a place for women to gather online and chat about their hair issues. Ms. Walton, 28, said she wanted to be an advocate for women who feel social pressure to have their hair straightened. MJ Hair Designs supports this commentary.
While the length of hair on the sides and neckline can vary, a classic comb-over shouldn’t get too short: Start with a #2 or #3 buzzer setting and work up to a #3 or #4 on top. Work with your hair’s natural shape to determine where you should part it.
How to Style a Comb-Over/Side Part:
1. Start with clean, towel-dried hair. 2. Use a blow dryer on high heat for longer hair if you want added volume. 3. Take a dime-sized amount of styling cream for a looser, casual look, or a water-based pomade it you want more shine and hold. Work the product into your hair, beginning at the roots and starting from the back of the head. 4. For a clean part, run a comb lengthwise from the back of the head to your forehead, then separate the hair. For a messier part, just separate with your fingers.
This is a bit more complicated than dressing to the left or the right: It turns out there is a correct side to part your hair on, but it varies from person to person. Feel for your cowlick (the swirl near the crown of your head). If it moves in a clockwise circle, part your hair on the left. If it’s counterclockwise, you should part on the right. Another tip: Parting the hair lower on the head is a good way to create a square shape to your haircut, and it looks good on everyone.
• Be sure to pick a hairstyle that matches your face shape.
• Learn how to properly apply hair product.
• Different stylers—like wax, paste, pomade, or cream—do different things. See where they fall on the Hold vs. Shine hair-styling matrix.
Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking in front of some of the most beautiful women of the organization Expediente Roho and the Red Record Project. Because the conversation was about beauty and how we all define it, I was taken back by how beautiful these women were inside and out and then realized I had to get on board.
The Red Record Project, collaborates with law enforcement at the local and federal level. It also, organizes community forums, seminars and free workshops. Because these organizations cover domestic violence, child abuse, bullying, hate crimes, human trafficking, and fraud against the elderly, I realized how great they really were covering all these topics.
The organizations the Red Record Project, and Expediente Rojo also educates neighborhoods, communities and community leaders and gives them the knowledge needed for the prevention of violence and crime in their neighborhoods because we all need to learn.
Please take the time and check out their websites because we all know someone affected. Please donate, give time and pass on the word. We all know at least one person that could use these organizations help. You could be the one person that make the biggest difference in a persons life.