SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME

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

MJ Hair Designs
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

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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

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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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COLOR WHEEL

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When it comes to coloring hair, one of the biggest tools a hair colorist can use is a color wheel. The color wheel helps hone in and target a shade that the hair color specialist can either want to neutralize or emphasize.

Primary colors are red yellow and blue are the basic colors and cannot be made by mixing other colors. These are the colors that matter the most when coloring hair. The bases of these colors make up all the other colors.

Secondary colors and made by mixing two primary colors.

Tertiary colors are made by mixing one primary with one adjacent secondary color

Warm colors are advancing colors and Cool colors are receding.

When it comes to coloring your hair, make sure your hair colorist understand the color of law. And yes, make sure he or she owns a color wheel.

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(818) 783-0084

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FRIZZY TO SILKY HAIR

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Ever wonder what it would be like to go from Frizzy to Silky hair. MJ Hair Designs is now working with the cutting edge formaldehyde free keratin Uberliss.

The answer to all your prayers is in this one keratin treatment.

Most Brazilian Blowouts are producing a formaldehyde gas that might be harmful to your health, hair and even your hairstylist. Some of these products make some pretty outrageous claims that the percentage of formaldehyde is so low that nothing in the process can hurt you. Independent studies are now showing that these products are emitting almost 20 – 25% formaldehyde gas. The irony is it’s really not necessary for one to be exposed to such a gas. It’s just cheaper to make in the labs!

So why expose yourself to keratin treatments that might be harmful to you… MJ Hair Designs realizes that not only the health of your hair, but your personal health is much more important than just an unnecessary gas that’s cheap. Uberliss … the only keratin Brazilian blowout on the professional market that’s safe, effective, and clean.

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

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BEAUTY’S NOT ONLY SKIN DEEP!

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Not if my incredible weekend spent at the PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ASSOCIATION’S BEAUTY WEEK at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort is any indication! 
The event was elegantly hosted by  COSMOPROF NORTH AMERICA and oh, what a fun and educational affair it was.  I have to say, my weekend at Beauty Week was more than worth the visit to Las Vegas. 
I’ve been doing hair for three decades and, luckily for me, I don’t just “do hair.”  It’s an art form for me, and I feel like an artist when I’m doing hair. 
Nothing makes mehappier than making my clients look and FEEL beautiful after a visit with me at the salon! 
 
My years of salon experience has taught me so much but, I’ll never learn so much that there’s not room to learn even more.  That’s why attending BEAUTY WEEK was so important for me.  
 
I should give you a little background about the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
First, a big thumbs way-up for STEVE SLEEPER, the PBA’s Executive Director, a man who takes his job as seriously as I take my own. 
The PBA is a non-profit whose mission is to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry, along with the hardworking professionals who are so dedicated to improving the lives of their clients by making them look and feel their best. 
One of the ways the PBA does that is  to keep us in the beauty industry up-to-date on the latest products and techniques, helping us improve our craft.  (You can see why it was so important for me to attend.)  

 

Cosmoprof North America hosted Beauty Week,

and it is the largest and most awarded beauty event in the Americas.  Attending this year’s event gave me the opportunity to learn so much, keeping me on top of my art, so I can keep making my clients looking and feeling like works of art. 
Not surprisingly, the group is growing by leaps-and-bounds every year. 
That growth is thanks to their being the premier launching pad for discovering new product innovations and getting those products to those of us in the beauty industry which, in turn, gets the latest products and techniques working for you.  

 

Beauty Week

was truly an international event. 
For me, it meant having the opportunity to meet vendors from all over the world, talk with them about their products and receiving the best advice possible on how to apply their products and services to my work. 
The Week of Beauty gave me the opportunity to make new relationships with a long list of professionals in the industry.  Now, let me tell you why this is so important for me.
 
I’ve worked in a number of Los Angeles-area hair salons for years, but it’s time for a new beginning. 
My ultimate dream, in progress, right now, is to strike out on my own and to have my name over the door of what will be one of Los Angeles’ finest hair care and beauty salons.  I’m ready for my closeup and…ready to get youready for yours. 
Attending Beauty Week was an important part of making that dream come true for me.  Stay tuned!
 

And, oh yeah. 

My trip to Los Vegas wasn’t all just about work.  There was plenty of time for fun!  One of the highlights of the weekend was the PBA’s NATIONAL HAIR STYLING AWARDS. 
I was lucky enough to have professional photographer access (photography is a hobby of mine) so I was so excited not only watching the beauties on the red carpet.
The unclose views of some of the most outstanding hairstyles, were fun to look at while I was busy snapping away with my camera.  (I felt like a regular Hollywood paparazzi!)
 
Hey, who says beauty is only skin deep?  I’ve met and worked with so many clients over the years.  And, I’m delighted to say, many of them were already beautiful on the inside. 
My mission is to make it so their own inside beauty is reflected in their physical, outside beauty.  And, I have to add, I do it well!  
 
Are you feeling and looking beautiful today?
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NELLY RODI & MJ HAIR DESIGNS AGREE

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agree that the trends in hair and fashion are reflecting light that is fragmented and creates the prisms that inspire hair color, cosmetics, fashion and nails. Blinding rays of light, metallic rainbows or iridescence… Multicolored juxtapositions highlight hair, lids, and nails and design vibrant, blurry, shot effects.

Nelly Rodi & MJ Hair Designs agree that women are embracing hedonism with intrinsic colors of nature at it are best. Golden sunshines and reassuring happy colors at an intense ratio are taking hold. Reds, ultra violet, holographic glass, luminous vibrations and glow in the dark cosmetics in night time make-up.

Hedonism

is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life. A hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain), but when having finally gained that pleasure, happiness remains stationary.

Ethical hedonism is the idea that all people have the right to do everything in their power to achieve the greatest amount of pleasure possible to them. It is also the idea that every person’s pleasure should far surpass his or her amount of pain. Ethical hedonism is said to have been started by Aristippus of Cyrene, a student of Socrates. He held the idea that pleasure is the highest good. (*Wiki)

So how does that tie into hair and fashion?

Nelly Rodi & MJ Hair Designs share the idea that the fashion forward thought of hedonism is coming alive in the pleasure of reflecting attention-grabbing color at a very high level.

Nelly Rodi and MJ Hair Designs also agree that hedonism is a fashion forward “me too” movement of empowering women to take back control by standing out on the runway, the workplace and now the streets. NO MORE APOLOGIES. LOOK AT ME… THE NEW ME!

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NAHA 2018

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If some of you don’t know what NAHA is, NAHA 2018

is the beauty business’s equivalent to the Oscars for hairstylists. I had the pleasure of attending the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA 2018) this weekend in Las Vegas. Let me tell you it was a blast!

The Hair color category

showcases artists that have an eye for the perfect palette and haircolor techniques. Beautiful styles complimented by perfect color placement and an understanding of how perfect color placement pulls together a total look. One of my favorite categories this year at NAHA 2018 was the

Editorial and Session category.

Hairdressers have a  tremendous impact on the world of fashion influencing the looks salon clients. The Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year, recognized for the best consumer or commercial work. Some of the images published in this category are consumer media magazines available on newsstands, electronic or in physical publications.

The Master Hairstylist of the Year category

is an invitation-only category. The industry’s top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and former Hairstylist of the Year’s winners compete.

As a beauty blogger and hairstylist myself,

it’s a great summer treat for MJ Hair Designs. Being around my piers, laughing, drinking, exchanging ideas and photographing the work is a high I always look forward to. Please stay tuned for more of my fashion finds, trends, and pictures …more to come. NAHA 2018. Thanks for visiting my beauty blog.

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BEST BLONDE FORMULAS

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Best Blondes MJ Hair Designs

When coloring gray hair, some of my blonde formulas fit best considering the subject. Coloring gray hair has always been the most fun since it’s always the most challenging. But what I do know is once you get the hang of it after as many years as I’ve done it, you can achieve some of the most beautiful results. Whether you’re a blonde or a brunette, gray hair is always fun for me to color.

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Best Reds by MJ Hair Designs

Formula: Framesi

Some of my Red Hair formulas, I weave panels of blonde to add some spice to the base. The secondary color helps brighten the total look or just add a kick.

Panel 1: Framcolor Futura 2/3 6D 1/3 6RS
Panel 2: Framcolor Futura SSC and Dust Free Decolorizer

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Framcolor 2001 offers an endless choice of tonality and coverage. Naturally reflective, warm finish or a cool, more dense coverage. For the first time ever in permanent haircolor, one line does it ALL.

Framcolor 2001 shades offer the salon a complete and elegant palette on which the color artist can blend the perfect color for each individual client.

Framcolor Futura offers a palette of 46 intermixable shades using true cream base colors to give you the perfect consistency.

Precise color placement allows the most even color results with extraordinary gray coverage. With a low ammonia content and superior high quality dye molecules, ensuring superior shine and minimal fadage, I create the most beautiful and the most natural looking haircolor possible.

Best Golden Blondes by MJ Hair Designs

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