modern bob, keratin treatment, hair coloring


A Modern Bob is always beautiful. Have you ever wondered why some Bobs look so hard on some ladies? My feeling is a classic Sassoon Bob is a hard look to wear unless you're under 30 and/or have features and a face so beautiful, exposure means nothing. It's a totally exposed look. But a Modern Bob might be a little different. The facialist at the salon asked me if I would cut her hair. How could I resist such a beautiful lady, let alone beautiful hair. Maria is latin beauty. I felt a Modern Bob would help accentuate that. A pie shaped part would help balance out her overly thick and abundant hair so she doesn't look lopsided. This is also part of the sex appeal in the haircut. Making sure to pull out some of the weight in...

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finger waves, 1920, flappers, MJ Hair Designs, Best Salon Sherman Oaks


What some of you may not know is, when I was in beauty school, one had to do finger waves to pass the boards. The idea behind the waves was to get as close to the head to understand the anatomy of a person's scalp. The shape of the scalp, where the hairline begins and where it ends. Every scalp is different. Every manipulation depends on the texture of one's hair. And every wave pattern depends on the mood or the occasion. The flappers who wore the style were known for one of the first waves of the independence of women in the 1920's. Just for fun, and to expand my portfolio, I decided to do some finger waves and photograph the work. For those of you who don't know, I'm also a fashion photographer. You can see...

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Before and After Mens Short Haircuts


Are you a man who sports long hair and  wonder if you might look good in a short haircut? Mens short haircuts are some of my favorites. Using clippers are fun for me since I'm not only a cosmetologist, but barber trained. Recently at the hair salon, I had the chance to make-over my client Jeffrey Janis.  Jeffrey came in and wasn't sure about whether he might want short hair. You have to know, Jeffrey has been a good client and friend now for many years... a super loyal customer I cherish. So, I always aim to please him. Sometimes when you're a hairstylist, you walk a fine line between telling someone your truth, or letting them have the reigns on how they'd like to wear their hair. Jeff is amazing and always asks my professional...

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