Relaxed curly hair, relaxing curly hair, sherman oaks salon, hair colorist, los angeles, best salons


If you're one of those people who likes your curl, but just wants your hair slightly relaxed, you can still have a keratin treatment. Relaxing curly hair is as simple as the technique used to do it. Valerie came to me and asked me to relax her curl. Of course when you're doing a keratin treatment the hair will look poker straight at first. But once Valerie washes it, it will be just perfect. Relaxing curly hair requires less heat than someone who wants it perfectly smooth and straight. I start by using the Fiber Expander by Uberliss. Uberliss is a formaldehyde free keratin treatment that prides it's self in being safe and effective. I can tell you from using it...  it is. I personally stayed away from all keratin treatments and brazillian blowouts because of the formaldehyde gasses...

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bleached hair keratin treatments


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 her bleached damaged hair. In my experience, the benefits of a keratin treatment for colored hair exceed the expectations of the client almost every time. It brings back the sheen, luster, and the elasticity it loses when the bleach pulls the elastin or breaks the bonds. Keratin treatments and bleached hair are synergistically the best combination because they both...

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keratin treatment and color correction


Recently I got a call from a young lady in a panic that a hair colorist had botched up her color. I asked her to come in and let me look at it. Well, she was right. She must have had about 5 different colors running through her hair. I recommended a change in color with the plan to end with a  keratin treatment. The first plan of action was to get her back to a base color we could start from and not to do more until we see how her hair washed out in the coming weeks. That entailed not using more permanent color, but a superficial color system that would not subject her to any more of the same chemicals that fryed her hair to begin with. I used Redken Shades EQ,  a demipermanent...

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fine hair keratin treatments


Something I hear often is, are keratin treatments bad for my fine hair? The answer is no. Keratin treatments help build fine hair and make it thicker.   The nano system is all about creating a micro mesh netting that helps trap and attach keratin to your hair. This new layer of hair, serves makes your hair feel smoother and thicker. The diamine molecules, crosslink with the keratin and form hair that is soft, silky and smooth. Keratin will give you nothing but beautiful results you'll wish you had done long ago. The next time you go to the salon, make sure to ask for a keratin treatment. You won't regret it. Keratin does not break the hair down, but builds it up. A great way to leave your hair thicker, smoother and silkier. Keratin treatments with time, wash...

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Sulfate Free Shampoo


Sulfate free shampoos and shampoos with sulfates both serve a purpose. They're both just as good as each other.  Below I'll explain why. SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOOS: Most days at the hair salon, I hear the question: "why are sulfate free shampoos better for you?" The answer can complicated and depending on the needs of a person, maybe be interchangeable. Sulfate free shampoos are known for being mild, yet they may not have the flash their sulfate counterparts might have. Typically, sulfate-free shampoos do not lather as well as shampoos with sulfates. The good thing is, if your hair is color treated, sulfate-free shampoos can help preserve the color. And if your hair has a tendency to be oily, sulfates might be good for you. The sulfates in shampoos have a tendency to pull color from color treated hair. Hair...

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Bangs, keratin treatment, hair salon near me, hair salon sherman oaks


One of the questions I get a lot of  is, bangs or no bangs. Whether or not someone decides on bangs can depend on how much time they have, but more importantly, it's going to be work. I myself usually warn against getting bangs. It's a choice they’ll most likely regret in the long run. I guess I'm one of those people who's not a big fan. When I'm creating a look, I'm usually seeing a continuous line or silhouette on a person. Bangs are usually a disruption to that. When considering the look, I'm usually looking at features, the shape of the face and hair density. Unless, you're ready to wear your hair short, they usually don't work. I'm not saying bangs don't work for all, but it's certainly the focal point of a haircut and should...

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Dry Keratin Treatment


Do you have seriously curly hair and just want to soften the curl a bit? A keratin treatment without the hot iron is one way to achieve that. Recently I had a young lady who wanted to maintain her curl but just loosen it a bit. She had the most beautiful curl on her head, but the curl was just too close to the scalp and was giving her too much volume from the root. A dry keratin was what I gave her. A keratin treatment blow-dry without the iron. Not all keratin treatments require a flat iron or a keratin press. If you just want to dampen the frizz or curl, you can achieve it with a dry keratin treatment. Keratin treatments can be very versatile for many different occasions. A hot iron can press it into...

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thick curly hair with an undercut


Do you have really coarse thick curly hair you just don't know what to do with? Have you ever wondered what to do with your big bushy sides. What about a short trendy undercut? What is an undercut? From cutting the under parts of the sides of your thick hair and the underside of the back of your hair, leaving the hair in the crown long to hang over. Recently a client asked what she could wear to achieve a look that might give her a trendier edge with all her thick hair. So, I explained that an undercut leaving the top floppy to hangover and letting go of her thick sides would give her many different looks and less grief with her thick unruly hair. She agreed, and so we moved forward. First I started by changing...

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keratin treatment before and after


The keratin treatment revolution has finally taken hold. If you don't know the benefits of a keratin treatment, you might be missing out. Whether your hair is colored, highlighted or just plain ole dry, a keratin treatment will help strength and moisturize your hair. The keratin treatment will add a protective layer of protein on your hair and shield you from the elements. Dayvani came in and has never had color or any other treatment before. Dayvani's words were, "I never thought my hair could ever look like this!" Dayvani will be returning in a few days to have me throw some lights in her hair. The next step will be to balayage and brochette some lights behind her hair line so that they will look seamless, modern, and sparkle!   MJ Hair Designs Salon 14252 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks (818) 783-0084 More Before and...

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Keratin Treatment Before and After


Louise came in with dry brittle over processes hair. This is her keratin treatment before and after. Louise was very unsure about whether or not her hair would ever recover. Her hair had been bleach highlighted, colored over and permed by her last hair stylist. As you can see, Louise's keratin treatment has left her hair gleaming. Her concerns about whether her hair might become more damaged by the treatment were the same concerns many others have. As one can see by her before and after,  her hair was restored to the silky smooth asian hair she had before. Needless to say Louise was so pleased with her before and after, she's prebooked her next appointment. I recommended a sulfate free shampoo for Louise to maximize the life of her keratin treatment.  Another subject I'll talk about in the...

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