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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CRUELTY FREE HAIR COLOR

Hair coloring that's ammonia free, cruelty free, resorcinol free and organic

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.

AMMONIA FREE HIGHLIGHTS

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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. 

Get your no ammonia highlights today.

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks 

(818) 783-0084

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WHAT IS BALAYAGE?

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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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BEST HAIR COLORIST LOS ANGELES

Best Colorist in Los Angeles

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.

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“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.”

More Reviews for Best Colorist Los Angeles has to offer.

“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. ”

 

MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA 91352

(818) 783-0084

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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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COLOR CORRECTION SPECIALIST

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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

LOS ANGELES SPECIALIST IN HAIR COLOR, Best Hair Colorist in Los Angeles

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

Original Technology

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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