BANGS OR NO BANGS

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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 be used as that. Bangs are a real fashion statement and meant to be used as such. When I put bangs or fringe on a person, they’re usually there as a statement and meant to be seen. Bangs are not a way to hide your forehead or your age. They do the opposite.

Bangs very rarely look good on people, and never ever look as good when they’re growing out.

Others might argue that 2019 is the perfect year for bangs and an easy way to transform a look without a complete aesthetic overhaul. That’s great if you’re 16.

It’s a decision that most people with hair will eventually consider as a low-risk option for changing up a look that might be unremarkable, but it can be complicated. Bangs usually have to be blown out, ironed and trimmed frequently. They can get dirty quickly and can cause acne, they don’t work for all hair types, and as mentioned before, they’re a pain to grow out. Even very well styled bangs don’t look good on everyone, which some former bang-wearers unfortunately learn the hard way.

My advice is to be sure your ready for bangs before you take the leap.

 

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA

(818) 783-0084

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DRY KERATIN TREATMENTS

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 the hair for a flat sleek look. Sometimes I’ll use a warm to mild temperature to restore the life and protein missing from bleached frizzy dry hair.

Today Samantha received a Dry Keratin Treatment. A treatment without the hot press, or flat iron. I treated her hair with the Uberliss Fiber Expander and then set the dryer to medium heat for 20 minutes with the Uberliss Reconstructor. We then lightly rinsed and blew her dry.

The final result will be after 72 hours when Samantha goes home and washes her hair. She will then have her curl again, but this time loose and smooth.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA

(818) 783-0084

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WHAT IS AN UNDERCUT

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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 her base color a few shades lighter than her natural  before highlighting so the two shades would blend.

Next we cut all of that thick unmanageable hair underneath. We then decided to leave her with the wet look with a BodyWealth Frap for a more sleek edge.

NO MORE THICK UNSATISFYING HAIR! Next we’ll do a keratin treatment to loosen up that curl and bring smooth hair back into her life.

 

Needless to say, Nadia’s thick unmanageable hair looked absolutely beautiful when we were through. I can’t wait to hear about all the other looks she’ll be able to sport with this new short haircut.

Check it out!

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

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KERATIN TREATMENT REVOLUTION

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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!

Stay tuned!

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks

(818) 783-0084

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KERATIN TREATMENT BEFORE AFTER

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 near future.

Below is a direct link to a few other keratin treatment before afters.

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

 

WHAT’S FIRST KERATIN OR COLOR?

What’s first, keratin or color?

Some might say the keratin locks in the color, so the color should come first.

I always individualize the treatments based on the persons personal needs and hair. Most times, the order doesn’t really matter.  I usually like my clients to have their color done about two weeks after their keratin treatment. The reason,  because often the keratin treatment might lighten the hair color a few shades. Sometimes, If the client wants to lock in the color, the keratin treatment will do just that.

So what’s first, the keratin or the color?

I will also try and get my clients to wait at least a week before getting the color done after the keratin treatment. The keratin will sometime serve as a barrier to the color. If you’re trying to cover your gray, It might be more difficult. It always helps when the keratin has washed off the hair a few weeks for better coverage.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks

(818) 783-0084

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Keratin and Formaldehyde

 

YOUR HEALTH AND HAIR COLOR

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The health and beauty of your hair not only depends on the hairstylist you choose, but the products your hairstylist chooses. Choose Wisely!

The health and beauty of your hair when it comes to the keratin treatment you choose, is just as important.

Uberliss, the keratin treatment I subscribe to, is a formaldehyde free product. Attached to this post is a picture of how Roxana went from dry unmanageable hair, to silky smooth hair in just two hours.

The health and beauty of your hair related. As a hairstylist of many years,  I have used just about every product under the sun. I can honestly say, there’s a big difference between some color systems and keratin treatments.

The color system I use is called CØR, by Simply Organics. It’s PPD free and Ammonia Free. The health and beauty of your hair not only depends on the hairstylist you choose, but the products your hairstylist chooses. Choose Wisely.

This CØR color system by Simply Organics is one of the best I’ve ever used.

Health and Beauty when it come to your hair, is always related to what you’re subjecting yourself to. When it comes to your heath make sure you’re not poisoning yourself or your hair with toxic ingredients.  Remember to ask what your hairstylist is using.

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

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KERATIN TREATMENT AND FINE HAIR

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Looking for a keratin treatment in Sherman Oaks?

“I often get the question will a keratin treatment break my hair down?” The answer is a keratin treatment will build your hair up. “Basically, we found a way to hot press protein into your hair.  This not only serves as a barrier to the elements around you, but builds hair up on what you have by nature. So, if you have fine hair, you will have thicker hair when you leave the salon.”

If you’re looking for a keratin treatment in Sherman Oaks, look no more. MJ Hair Designs is using a formaldehyde free keratin treatment called “Uberliss”.  Not to be mistaken by the Brazilian Blowout which emits a formaldehyde gas.

Michael at MJ Hair Designs is not only a color specialist, but a keratin technician.

For a Beverly Hills hair stylist in Sherman Oaks go see Michael!

 

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

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DRY FRIZZY HAIR REMEDY

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Had a wonderful visit with Liza. Liza came in asking for a keratin treatment. She had dry frizzy hair and needed a remedy fast.

Of course I was very happy to help Liza get her hair back in shape again. Keratin treatments are the most beneficial treatments for curly frizzy hair.

Liza’s keratin treatment left her with the softest, straightest smoothest hair you can get. The process took all of 2.5 hours. The keratin treatment of choice is Uberliss. Uberliss is a formaldehyde free keratin.

Thank you Uberliss for another successful treatment.

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

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FORMALDEHYDE FREE KERATIN

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The Uberliss keratin treatment is formaldehyde and methylene glycol free!

When doing any kind of chemical treatments at the salon, I use only the safest and best color and keratin treatments. Uberliss a formaldehyde and methylene glycol free product. One of the best keratin treatments available today.

One of the nastier ingredients you’ll find listed on the back of any consumer product is formaldehyde.  It’s a colorless, strong-smelling chemical.

Say no to formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRP’s) are still used today in a number of cosmetic products to help prevent the growth of bacteria.  This will help preserve the shelf life of the product at your expense.

In the case with certain types of keratin treatments, it help’s smooth and lock the hair into place for months on end. But, at your own personal health cost.

As a known carcinogen, formaldehyde has been linked to several types of cancers, as well as numerous other health concerns, including allergic reactions, skin sensitization, eye problems, headaches, and problems with the immune system.

Needless to say, it’s best just to stay away and say no to any products with or producing formaldehyde gas. Go formaldehyde free today! Go Uberliss. 

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

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