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.
“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!
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.
Recently I received an unsolicited text from a salon client who was reporting to me how much she liked the keratin treatment she had just had.
Clients sometimes take for granted the emotional energy we hair stylists put into not only making sure their hair looks good, but always satisfied with the customer service they receive when they visit the salon.
Emily, a fairly new salon client was sweet enough to send me a text about how quickly and easily her has has been to take care of since her Uberliss keratin treatment.
I just want to say, it means a great deal that she took the time to not only drop me the message, but include pictures of what her hair was looking like so that I may keep track of my notes for the next time she comes in.
Thank you Emily!
And to all my salon clients, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we’re doing.
Always making sure I have the best and safest products, research is one of my passions. Finding out about the ingredients in the products I use is key. The quality of the products I use is and always will be my top priority.
In the age of today’s ingredients, vetting the products should always be a must. Scrutinizing them should be number one. The degradation of ingredients in the products available are more harmful than ever.
It’s up to me to make sure salon clients always get the best and are not subjected to unnecessary toxicity.
We’re really interested in making sure that you’re not only happy and coming back, but proud to refer your friends and family so that they too become our new salon clients, friends and family.
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. ”
MJ Hair Designs
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES SPECIALIST IN HAIR COLOR MJ HAIR DESIGNS SAYS GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK … NOW USING CLEAN COLOR TECHNOLOGY… CØR.color
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:
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.