WHAT IS BALAYAGE?

Describing what balayage looks like

I always get the question, What is balayage?

Balayage is the French word for feathering.

This technique is feathering color into hair. It can be decorative, made to look natural, or all outrageous.  This process can be a splashing of color into hair, highlighting in certain areas (sometimes around the face), or just a few peekaboo lights so they appear once in a while when you move your head a certain way.  I’ll talk about Peekaboo highlights in a future post.

These highlights, low lights or lights in general can be done several ways.

You can paint them on, board them on, or pick them up and put them in foil to strategically place them where you want to see them exact.

This is one of my favorite ways to color hair. The effects are beautiful.

Next time you feel like experimenting with you hair color, ask about the balayage technique.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME

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When I want a stunning bombshell blonde, as a colorist, my go to is SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME!

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14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
(818) 783-0084

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.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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LONG HAIR COLOR BALAYAGE

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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.

Take a look at her before and after.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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Recently I corrected a clients hair color gone array. When she went home with  she absolutely loved it . Color Correction is one of a hair colorists biggest nightmares, But Color correction is a dream for me.

After leaving me and leaving the salon, she walked into her agents office only to be told, “the color wasn’t consistent with the role she landed. I immediately got to work and used the Pravana Hair Color Extractor. Needless to say, I love my job and nailed it.

What a wonderful life!

When the client’s artificial hair color is too dark, or when you want to simply remove virtually any artificial hair color, the fastest and easiest corrective coloring can be accomplished by using Pravana’s Artificial Hair Color Extractor. As a result of this rather unique product, it will not lighten or degrade virgin hair color.  Therefore,  previously pre-lightened or highlightened hair has absolutely no damaging effects on the hair!

  • Extracts only artificial oxidation-type hair color without affecting natural       hair pigmentation.

  • Leaves hair conditioned and softly textured.

  • Easy to mix, apply and process.

  • Does not contain ammonia, bleach, or formaldehyde.

Pravana Artificial Color Extractor is my go to color extractor.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA 90046
(818) 783-0084

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

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LOS ANGELES SPECIALIST IN HAIR COLOR MJ HAIR DESIGNS SAYS GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK …  NOW USING CLEAN COLOR TECHNOLOGY…  CØR.color

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Following many years of research and salon testing, CØR.color represents a huge leap forward. Los Angeles Hair Color Specialist Michael says this is an exciting time.

With the introduction of this new and exclusive Molecular Blend Technology (MBT), you will find a minimum risk with scalp irritation.

As one of the first hair color companies in the world to produce professional ammonia-free hair color, O&M is serious. O&M is serious about low-chemical solutions for today’s conscious clients. Color Specialist Michael,  says he’s serious too!

Michael of MJ Hair Designs says CØR.color is both an answer to an industry-wide problem.  The increasing chemical sensitivity and, a compelling story where consumers are constantly looking for more natural, high performance products.

O&M removed the following common irritating ingredients in hair color:

  •  Ammonia

  • PPDs

  • Resorcinol

  • Gluten

  • Soy

  • Animal Ingredients

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AMMONIA, PPD AND RESORCINOL FREE CØR.color THE GENTLE PERMANENT HAIR COLOR

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O&M CØR is the next generation in Ammonia, PPD and Resorcinol-free professional hair color.

I stumble across CØR.color this year and was flabbergasted by this toxic free hair color and as a result I am currently moving all my clients to this amazing hair coloring.

It’s called CØR because color is the core of the brand.

By the way,  Ø at the heart represents their commitment to making the cleanest color in the world by eliminating harsh chemicals.

Ammonia a is typically used to swell the hair and open the cuticle scales to allow color to penetrate deep within the cortex. Yes, for anyone with sensitive skin or scalp, this could be an unhealthy additive. They’ve replaced it with MEA.  MEA is an alkalizing agent that mimics the role of Ammonia, minus the odor, irritation, and cuticle damage.

PPD (Paraphenylenediamine) is a chemical know to cause dermatitis, reddening and swelling of the scalp and face. They’ve replaced it with low levels of PTDS (p-Toluendiamine Sulfate). PRDS enables up to 50% of PPD allergic stylists and clients to now use color.

Resorcinol is a popular coloring agent toxic to wildlife and the human immune system. Shade dependent, they’ve replaced it with 2-Methylresorcinol or 4-Chlororesorcinol . The two chemicals are kinder to the environment and promote less potential to sensitize.

Needless to say, I am moving all my clients this line because not only is it safe and has 100 beautiful shades, it covers gray and is as gentle a color can be.

Thank you O&M CØR.color

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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CROCHET HAIR COLORING

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Have you ever wondered how some colors just look so seamless you can’t figure out where it begins and where it ends on the hair? Well, a technique I use when coloring hair is called crocheting, or crochet hair coloring. I used the technique on this model to create a big splash of color.

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Crochet hair coloring is melting two or more strand of hair into one starting with one color at the roots, one in the middle of the shaft and one at the ends.

For those who are looking for more of a daring color system without the bleed marks,  this is one of the best ways to color your hair.

Crochet hair coloring is all about working with the natural flow of color, the shape of ones head and a persons features. I like crochet hair coloring because it takes into mind all of the things hair colorists take for granted when coloring hair. Most hair colorists are looking to create great looks but don’t always use techniques that achieve the natural flow of hair. This is one technique you can count on when considering the head being round, the face being square and the hair being fluid.

So, come in and see me for either a complimentary consultation or just book an appointment with confidence that you WILL look beautiful when you leave the salon.

Have a lovely hair day!

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Best Salon in Los Angeles – MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084

If you’re looking for the best salon in Los Angeles, look no more… MJ Hair Designs is the Best Salon in Los Angeles – 14252 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks (818) 783-0084. For a personalized salon boutique feel for your privacy, or the best hair color for you or your loved one, Michael Joseph is one of the leading hair colorists and stylist. Rated one of the best salons near me on google. From just a root touchup to the best in balayage, using only the best safest toxic free internationally acclaimed products.

Now specializing in the Keratin and the Brazilian Blowouts, Michael is using the breakthrough hair product Uberliss. This breakthrough product is a glyoxylic base used and proven to “add hair to your hair.”  It will not expose you or your hair to the toxicity of formaldehyde that other straighteners use for their accelerators.  Using Uberliss as his go-to formula, Michael has now coined this new technique as his very own “Keratin Press.”

For a walk down the aisle or a red carpet, Michael Joseph is the hair stylist and colorist that you want. Michael is creating  some of the latest and greatest looks in today’s modern-day salon. His French Balayage & Pie Panel Highlights win him  favor with the greatest fashion designers today. Michael Joseph began his career working with Aveda founders Horst Rechelbacker and Gerald Kriegisch.  Michael Joseph has established himself as formidable force in the hair coloring and styling world.

Please find Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084 14252 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks.

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