Color Wheel, Colour Chart

When it comes to coloring hair, one of the biggest tools a hair colorist can use is a color wheel. The color wheel helps hone in and target a shade that the hair color specialist can either want to neutralize or emphasize.

Primary colors are red yellow and blue are the basic colors and cannot be made by mixing other colors. These are the colors that matter the most when coloring hair. The bases of these colors make up all the other colors.

Secondary colors and made by mixing two primary colors.

Tertiary colors are made by mixing one primary with one adjacent secondary color

Warm colors are advancing colors and Cool colors are receding.

When it comes to coloring your hair, make sure your hair colorist understand the color of law. And yes, make sure he or she owns a color wheel.

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(818) 783-0084

Color Wheel, Colour Chart


FRIZZY TO SILKY HAIR, keratin treatment, mjhairdesigns

Ever wonder what it would be like to go from Frizzy to Silky hair. MJ Hair Designs is now working with the cutting edge formaldehyde free keratin Uberliss.

The answer to all your prayers is in this one keratin treatment.

Most Brazilian Blowouts are producing a formaldehyde gas that might be harmful to your health, hair and even your hairstylist. Some of these products make some pretty outrageous claims that the percentage of formaldehyde is so low that nothing in the process can hurt you. Independent studies are now showing that these products are emitting almost 20 – 25% formaldehyde gas. The irony is it’s really not necessary for one to be exposed to such a gas. It’s just cheaper to make in the labs!

So why expose yourself to keratin treatments that might be harmful to you… MJ Hair Designs realizes that not only the health of your hair, but your personal health is much more important than just an unnecessary gas that’s cheap. Uberliss … the only keratin Brazilian blowout on the professional market that’s safe, effective, and clean.

Call Michael at

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

Keratin Treatments


The only thing worse than a gray, cloudy day is a day starting out with cloudy-looking GRAY HAIR!  But when it comes to coloring that gray and making it go away, you really want a hair care specialist who can give you that authentically youthful look you want.  You need the right hair-color products and an expert stylist who knows what they’re doing to makes those grays go away.  In a pinch though, here are four important tips to remember.


To color gray hair, one option is to use a permanent hair color. FRAMESI’S NN SERIES is an excellent way to go.  It’s specially formulated to cover 100% of that gray and comes in a variety of shades.  Blonde hair, brown hair, black hair or red, Framesi’s covers them all.  From their line, you can easily find your own personal best match.  Whether your hair is a super-light blonde or closer to a deep brunette hue, Framesi’s has the perfect match for you.


Let’s say yours is a lighter hair color.  You can beat the graying effect of your lighter locks by having your hair-color professional add highlights to your color.  Those strategic highlights will give you a more fun, natural look.


Your hair color, that is.  You want to look younger?  (Hey, who doesn’t?)  Then keep in mind that very dark hair color, especially black, tends to intensify the appearance of and draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles.  (And I know you don’t want that.)  Here’s a neat little solution.  Rather than trying to to match your current hair color exactly, especially if your hair is naturally dark, try a permanent hair color that’s one or two shades lighter.  This little secret will not only help your hair look brighter, but your spirits will be brighter, too.  You’ll get a more naturally youthful look, all the way round.


Even those people who’re most diligent with dyeing their hair, chances are, those sneaky gray hairs have been caught peeking though their roots from time to time.  (Not a pretty picture, is it?)  One day, your hair may look flawless and the next?  Those gray roots may look an inch long.  (And we can’t have that.)  When that happens and you don’t have time to color your hair again for a few days, but don’t want your gray hair on display, don’t panic.  It doesn’t mean you have to hide your locks beneath a hat all day.  All you need for an easy fix is a temporary root cover-up spray.  L’Oreal Paris Magic Root Cover Up will save the day.  Spray it directly onto new hair growth and just partway through the length of your hair, to blend in.  Once those roots are covered, your little camouflaging secret will last through your next shampoo.  Be sure to stock up on your favorite boxed color because when those gray roots start to show, you sure don’t want to be showing them off.
These were just a few tips to help keep your gray…at bay.  A few gray-covering tips you can do at home.  But remember, to get the best effect at covering that gray hair, do make an appointment to see your hair color specialist.  That would be me.  I’m ready to make your own gray, gray...GO AWAY. 


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Got your bowl of popcorn ready?  I do, and I’m ready to settle down watching the 2018

Emmy Awards

on NBC tonight!  Oh, I just love those Hollywood awards shows and have, since I was a kid.  I’m not exactly a “kid” anymore but would have never imagined when I was, that I’d actually have the chance to work behind the scenes, making some of the guests in the audience look like a million bucks.

Earlier this year, I had an exciting honor, styling hair for the wife of the the producer of the hit movie, Boss Baby.  (Oh, my late mother would have been so proud of me.)  And, I must say, when I was done, she was as pleased with how her hair looked, as I was to do it.
Emmys_2018_MJHairDesignsThe 70th Primetime Emmys will be held tonight but you may not know, there’s a lead-up event to tonight’s big show, the CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS.  Held at downtown Los Angeles’ new Microsoft Theater, these awards honor outstanding technical achievement in a wide variety of television programs.  They’re the people you don’t see on camera, who work hard behind the scenes in production, getting those fabulous TV shows you love so much from Hollywood to your TVs, tablets and smart phones.
The Creative Arts Emmys were held September 8th & 9th and I had a hand well, actually, two hands, in doing the hair for the wife of one of the night’s nominees.  He’s the sound technician for one of my favorite shows, THE VOICE.  (Don’t you love it?)  So I was doubly thrilled having the chance to do his wife’s hair.  It was so much fun, not to mention exciting, on a couple of levels.  That’s because I got to do what I do best, hair.  I cut, colored and styled her hair and, I have to say, styling is the favorite part of what I do.  That’s because it gives me the chance to really show off my own talent.  And nothing makes me happier than seeing a lady, or man, look in the mirror, see my work, smile and say, “Thank You, Michael!”  Hey, the pleasure was all mine.
mjhairdesigns_emmys_2018I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to show you just how beautiful I can make your hair.  It’s what we do best here at MJ Hair Designs.  Just like the two beautiful women whose hair I did for the Oscars and the Emmys, I can make you ready for your own close-up, too.  Let me prove it to you!
Ooops, popcorn’s ready and the show’s about to start.  I’m so excited.  Oh, who will win?


MJ Hair Designs, Sherman Oaks Salons Near Me

As some of you know there are quite a few salons in the Sherman Oaks

salons near me

“find” in Google. That being said, how do I pick the right one? One way to find the right place for you is to check out the website first. But sometimes that doesn’t say enough about the salon or the people and services being offered there. I always recommend calling the salon and speaking to a hairstylist personally. If the hairstylist is willing to speak to you and take the time to find out your preferences or concerns, you’re at the right place.

Salons that don’t specialize in hair color, or Brazilian Blowouts, or formaldehyde free keratin treatments will not tell you. So type in Sherman Oaks salons near me and a google rank will rank the same salons whether or not they.  I always recommend going down the list. Skip the Yelp ads with the same ranks time and again since they are usually paying for it or inorganically getting solicited reviews for that spot from paid customers. Go to the middle of the page, or even the second or third page. You might be pleasantly surprised.  The  boutique salons in the Sherman Oaks salons

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“find” will usually take more time and have a more seasoned hairstylists that will almost always take more time with you. These boutique salons in the Sherman Oaks salons near me “find” are usually a little pricier than places that rank higher such as Fantastic Sams, Howard Kurtz, Envy Salon, Serenity Salon or even the Onyx Salon in Sherman Oaks. But, don’t be fooled into thinking because a salon is at the top that it’s going to be the sure best thing.

MJ Hair Designs prides itself on taking the time. Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs is now specializing in organic color, formaldehyde free keratin and some of the most cutting edge techniques he brings with hime from the trade shows from all over the world. Michael will certainly take the time. Take the time and call and ask to speak to Michael about what you need. He is one of the leading hairstylists in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles.

So the next time you look up Sherman Oaks Salons Near Me, look up Michael at MJ Hair Designs.


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Furtherer, Healthy Scalp
Don’t take you scalp for granted.  Want those gorgeous locks on your head to look their healthiest and shiniest?  Well, believe it or not, it really does begin with a healthy scalp.  MICHAEL, of MJ Hair Deisgns, has added an exciting new service to his menu.  The Scalp Treatment & Massage using FURTERER’S ASTERA FRESH ESSENTIAL OILS.
Beautiful hair grows on a healthy scalp, that’s the Rene Furterer brand’s philosophy.  (And I couldn’t have said it better myself.)  Formulated with essential oils and plant extracts, Furterer hair care products combine effectiveness and real sensory pleasure.  Rare and infinitely precious essential oils are the quintessence of plants, offering a natural, healthy boost to your hair’s strength.  Even after the first use, you’ll notice the difference in your hair’s look and feel.  Not to mention a treat for your senses, as Futerer’s products are known for their efficiency and delightful aromatic qualities. 
The plant extracts used in formulating the Furterer hair care line are strictly selected for the targeted results they provide.  They literally feed your hair with elements that contribute to its glow, health and beauty. A healthy scalp is truly the most important component of a healthy head of hair.  In fact, an unhealthy scalp can lead to hair thinning and, over time, may cause your hair to look discolored and/or frail.  (And we can’t have that, can we?)
Maintaining your scalp may seem easy enough but it really does require a little extra attention.  Your scalp deserves that extra TLC.  To make sure your own scalp is as healthy as it can be requires a variety of steps, and sometimes personalized treatments.  Doing it the right way will go a long way toward keeping your hair looking fabulous, at any age.

healthy scalp and healthy hair,?h4> can be achieved, using these treatments.  They’re similar to skin-exfoliation.  A scalp detox involves applying cleansing ingredients with essential oils, drawing out impurities, as it restores shine and vibrancy to your hair.  While this purification should be performed year-round, it’s especially important during the warmer summer months when sebum production peaks and your scalp is often coated with residue from using a sunscreen.  Salt water from the ocean and chlorine from swimming pools can also negatively affect the health of your scalp and hair.

Maybe I can say it better this way.  Your healthy hair BEGINS with your healthy scalp.  Let me help you have both.  Furterer’s Atera Fresh essential oils and me can help you have both!


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Not if my incredible weekend spent at the PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ASSOCIATION’S BEAUTY WEEK at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort is any indication! 
The event was elegantly hosted by  COSMOPROF NORTH AMERICA and oh, what a fun and educational affair it was.  I have to say, my weekend at Beauty Week was more than worth the visit to Las Vegas. 
I’ve been doing hair for three decades and, luckily for me, I don’t just “do hair.”  It’s an art form for me, and I feel like an artist when I’m doing hair. 
Nothing makes mehappier than making my clients look and FEEL beautiful after a visit with me at the salon! 
My years of salon experience has taught me so much but, I’ll never learn so much that there’s not room to learn even more.  That’s why attending BEAUTY WEEK was so important for me.  
I should give you a little background about the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
First, a big thumbs way-up for STEVE SLEEPER, the PBA’s Executive Director, a man who takes his job as seriously as I take my own. 
The PBA is a non-profit whose mission is to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry, along with the hardworking professionals who are so dedicated to improving the lives of their clients by making them look and feel their best. 
One of the ways the PBA does that is  to keep us in the beauty industry up-to-date on the latest products and techniques, helping us improve our craft.  (You can see why it was so important for me to attend.)  


Cosmoprof North America hosted Beauty Week,

and it is the largest and most awarded beauty event in the Americas.  Attending this year’s event gave me the opportunity to learn so much, keeping me on top of my art, so I can keep making my clients looking and feeling like works of art. 
Not surprisingly, the group is growing by leaps-and-bounds every year. 
That growth is thanks to their being the premier launching pad for discovering new product innovations and getting those products to those of us in the beauty industry which, in turn, gets the latest products and techniques working for you.  


Beauty Week

was truly an international event. 
For me, it meant having the opportunity to meet vendors from all over the world, talk with them about their products and receiving the best advice possible on how to apply their products and services to my work. 
The Week of Beauty gave me the opportunity to make new relationships with a long list of professionals in the industry.  Now, let me tell you why this is so important for me.
I’ve worked in a number of Los Angeles-area hair salons for years, but it’s time for a new beginning. 
My ultimate dream, in progress, right now, is to strike out on my own and to have my name over the door of what will be one of Los Angeles’ finest hair care and beauty salons.  I’m ready for my closeup and…ready to get youready for yours. 
Attending Beauty Week was an important part of making that dream come true for me.  Stay tuned!

And, oh yeah. 

My trip to Los Vegas wasn’t all just about work.  There was plenty of time for fun!  One of the highlights of the weekend was the PBA’s NATIONAL HAIR STYLING AWARDS. 
I was lucky enough to have professional photographer access (photography is a hobby of mine) so I was so excited not only watching the beauties on the red carpet.
The unclose views of some of the most outstanding hairstyles, were fun to look at while I was busy snapping away with my camera.  (I felt like a regular Hollywood paparazzi!)
Hey, who says beauty is only skin deep?  I’ve met and worked with so many clients over the years.  And, I’m delighted to say, many of them were already beautiful on the inside. 
My mission is to make it so their own inside beauty is reflected in their physical, outside beauty.  And, I have to add, I do it well!  
Are you feeling and looking beautiful today?
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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!

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Best Blondes MJ Hair Designs

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.

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Best Reds by MJ Hair Designs

Formula: Framesi

Some of my Red Hair formulas, I weave panels of blonde to add some spice to the base. The secondary color helps brighten the total look or just add a kick.

Panel 1: Framcolor Futura 2/3 6D 1/3 6RS
Panel 2: Framcolor Futura SSC and Dust Free Decolorizer

Hair Colorist MJ Hair Designs and Ammonia-Free CØR.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 Golden Blondes by MJ Hair Designs

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Best Browns by MJ Hair Designs

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