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!
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.
Last year I jumped on board with a hair color company I fell in love with. Among other things, I found that Oway was cruelty free. The coloring system that’s not only cruelty free hair color, but PPD free, resorcinol free, and ammonia free. What more can a hair colorist ask for?
At first I was was skeptical about OWAY and how effective it was, but now I’m sold.
Cruelty free hair color? Who would have thought that there was such a thing. Well, the truth is this luxury line is not only cruelty free, but a step above organic. Oway is considered green in the fact it believes in rigorous safety testing and is cruelty free hair color as well as ethical purchasing and sustainable.
This cruelty free hair color is also ethical in the sense it partners with 800+ verified Fair Trade networks. Oway chooses 100% infinitely recyclable materials, minimum design, and eco-friendly manufacturing methods for all their products.
CØR the permanent color system, follows the cruelty free hair color tradition.
All Oway’s products are 100% cruelty-free, as certified by PETA. 80% of Oway’s line is vegan-friendly.
Have you ever seen someone with highlights you just loved? Are highlights something you’ve always wanted. Have you worried they might damage you’re hair? Well, worry no more!
Say hello to your new beautiful highlights. Say goodbye to ammonia!
Uniquely Oway Hbleach is the first-ever ammonia-free cream lightener infused with three pure essential oils. Likewise, nourishing your hair with Fukui Butter, and it’s gentle and completely effective. MJ Hair Designs will create beautiful, no ammonia highlights, with Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener. Finally the one and only proprietary formula that’s a no ammonia high lightener.
Oway no ammonia Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener is MJ Hair Designs choice for highlights not to mention balayage and on the scalp lightening.
It’s a NO AMMONIA-BUTTER CREAM LIGHTENER!
Not only is Oway Hbleach is the first-ever ammonia-free cream lightener, but it’s Hbleach is infused with three pure essential oils and nourishing Kukui Butter. Gentle and versatile, it will create beautiful no ammonia highlights.
Moreover, Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener is proprietary. It’s also the one and only no ammonia formula that will keep the integrity of your hair intact.
This is the most gentle fast, blonde me bleach I’ve ever used. The problem with getting all the yellow and orange out of a blonde is that it will sometimes take reapplication to make that happen. Not with SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME.
SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME is not only fast but will not blow the cuticle to smithereens. You’ll be left with the pale blonde ready for the dp glaze of your choice.
For my glazes I use Redken Shades EQ. Redken has an array of colors to use for a wide variety of choices.
Mind you, just because you get to the right base blonde with SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME, with your next step of glazing, you’re only half way there.
The next process is just as important. Toning, is a delicate dance of finding the right shade or shades for the finishing result.
In this case, I used a Platinum Ice formula after my with a hint of the Cafe Au Lait and a lot of the Crystal Clear after my SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME to slow it down for control.
Enjoy the pictures, and make your appointments today.
Have you ever wondered what the pH of the hair color your colorist is using?
PH is a number measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a product.
Whether it be the milk your have in your cereal in the morning, or the mask you put on your face at night, they all have a pH number rating. The scale tips from 1 -14. 1 acid, 7 neutral, and 14 the highest number in alkalinity.
The pH of your skin is usually at 5.5 and is slightly acidic.
Make sure if your colorist is using a permanent color or, bleach to color your hair, find out how high or low on the pH scale it is. Most companies will have different pH balances depending it’s acidity or alkalinity.
Permanent hair color can reach an alkalinity as high as 11.0. This will not be the best for the health of your hair, but may land you the color you want and not thrash your hair if it’s thick with lots of cuticle.
Whether it be your hair care or skin care, try and make sure the pH is as close to the number the pH is of your skin. Anything too alkaline or to acidic could ruin your hair or damage your skin.
So the next time you’re in the chair at the salon, ask your hair colorist what the pH of the color is that they’re using. If they don’t know, call me and make an appointment. 🙂
Looking for the best hair colorist Los Angeles has to offer, look no more.
With over twenty years of coloring and styling hair experience, Michael of MJ Hair Designs is the guy you want.
As one of the best hair colorist Los Angeles is trending, Michael will carefully consider your skin tone, eye color and lifestyle. He will transform you and your hair color in an instant.
Put your confidence in Michael and you won’t be disappointed.
Rated the best hair colorist Los Angeles has to offer by not only a long celebrity list, but the professionals managing them. Find a few reviews below and feel the heat from the general public and find the cool trends on the runway.
“Wonderful! I just moved here from out of country and have already found my stylist. Michael is fantastic, he is passionate about his craft, artistic, kind and intelligent. Michael listened, not only to my need, but gave me solutions and offered me alternatives as well.The whole experience made me feel very comfortable and cared for. Michael, I thank you and my now lovely hair thank you as well. I will be back.”
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“LOVE MyY HIGHLIGHTS😀 Michael is an amazing colorist. He matched highlights that compliments my olive complexion. He’s the only stylist that has been able to get my highlights to Luke to a golden Carmel color, without it looking rusty orange. Thank you Michael💕 I can’t wait to get the Keratin hair treatment in 2 weeks.”
“Michael is the most wonderful hairdresser ever. Color specialist and hair artist. If you are not sure of what to do, he will give you suggestions of what will accentuate your best features. Michael is so modest about his abilities. He is amazing and so genuine. ”
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14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA 91352
Ever wonder what it might be like to have long hair color balayage? Coloring your long hair is a major risk if you don’t have the right person doing it. It could take years for your hair to recover from the wrong person coloring it.
In all the years I’ve been doing hair, I’ve seen many hair colorists who just don’t get it. Some hair colorists go to far with color, and some don’t go far enough.
Here’s an example of a young lady with super dark long hair who wanted something a little more decorative in style and color. When she first approached me with the idea of putting in some highlights, I balked at the idea knowing this could be a risky affair with such dark hair. But who better than myself to throw some color into her life and some hair color balayage into her long hair. Although I loved the color of her hair, I sensed this young lady was just trying to be different. I’d rather be the one doing her hair than knowing some inexperienced person who might ruin her hair for a long time to come.
When she first came to me, I noticed the old orangey ends that someone never brought up light enough to the right level to get her away from the brass. She had been permanently stained for a long time.
I immediately got to work on this gorgeous super long hair that demanded total care every step of the way. With a couple of different processes, not only was the color beautiful when I got done, but the integrity of her hair had never been compromised.
If you live in an area where there is hard water, chances are you’ve noticed that your hair isn’t in the best of shape. Ask Michael at MJ Hair Designs about the MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS.
This is because minerals such as rust and chlorine build up in your hair, leaving it feeling dry, coarse and dirty. This excess buildup can also cause blondes to take on a brassy hue in their tresses. A good way to remove this buildup and start with a clean slate is by getting a Malibu hair treatment.
MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS are salon treatments. There are also at-home products like Malibu shampoos, conditioners and other hair treatments. The best way to get the most effective Malibu treatment, though, is by visiting a Michael at MJ Hair Designs.
A packet of the Malibu hair treatment consists of granules referred to as a “crystal gels.” These granules are mixed with water and rubbed into the hair. Stylists usually allow the treatments to process under a hair dryer for at least 40 minutes. Make sure that you have at least an hour to spare before getting the MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS , depending on the length and thickness of your hair, processing time can vary.
A Malibu treatment typically will remove excess buildup in your hair caused from hard water, calcium from swimming pools and water softeners. Hard water often contains chlorine and iron, which is what makes lighter hair take on a coppery or brassy hue. If you are a swimmer or use the pool frequently, chlorine and copper can build up in your hair, also causing damage. Copper is what causes light hair to take on a greenish cast. MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS will effectively remove this buildup.
MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS are also great for prepping hair for color, perms and relaxers. Think of each strand of hair as a small hallway. The more people you shove into the hallway, the less room there will be, and eventually, you will run out of space. When there is buildup in the hair, minerals and impurities absorb into the strands, saturating them. As a result, hair color, perms or keratin treatments have less room for the absorption of these products.
MALIBU BUILD UP REMOVING TREATMENTS are applied before a professional hair coloring, perming or keratin treatment. It will remove buildup and make room for these processes.
Frequency of Treatment
Michael at MJ Hair Designs typically recommends that you get a professional Malibu treatment every nine weeks or so, especially if you have color-treated hair. If you are using at-home Malibu treatments, follow the directions on the packaging. Malibu clarifying shampoos and conditioners should be used weekly. Other clarifying shampoos like Neutrogena Clean Volume, Clairol Herbal Essences Clarifying and Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying shampoos will all work great.