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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“FLOWERS, PLANTS AND WINE” A BENEFIT

 Please join us on June 15th for Hidden Treasure, Flowers, Plants and Wine”A Benefit.

On the advisory board of the wonderful organization Expediente Rojo, please join our mission, a goal in the prevention of crime and creation of safe and healthy communities.

Expediente Rojo  always doing great work form helping victims of hate crimes, human trafficking, education and domestic violence.

Learn how flowers, plants and wine can bring daily joy and intrinsic pleasure to one’s life.

What:      A Benefit

Who:        Expediente Rojo

When:     Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:   4849 Adele Court Woodland Hills, California

How:        Please donate $25.00 at the entrance.

Raffles and prizes…  please bring your checkbook.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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SALON CLIENTS

MJ Hair Designs, Keratin Treatment Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles

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.

Thank you!

MJ Hair Designs, signature, mjhairdesigns, (818) 783-0084, NAHA

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com 

ÜBERLISS KERATIN TREATMENT

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HARD WATER HAIR

I had a new client come in today not knowing why she just can’t style, comb, or manage her hair. I immediately recognized her problem. She has what I call Hard Water Hair.

I got to work immediately and before she left the salon, she had the beautiful hair she used to have under all those built-up minerals.

When horrendous hard water gives your hair a truly tough time, this wellness hair remedy restores the life of weighed down locks for body, bounce and sheer brilliance.

If you find your self with unmanageable hair. You might have Hard Water Hair. Hair that’s fully saturated with minerals from hard water will prevent color from taking, or even the wrong color taking.

Why You Need It

  • naturally removes hard water deposits and impurities leaving hair instantly softer, shinier and full of swing
  • eliminates brassiness, discoloration and damage caused by mineral absorption
  • vitamin-infused formula deeply penetrates for superior moisture retention

Key Benefits:

  • 100% Vegan, ionic food-grade, wellness ingredients
  • immediately improves the look and feel of hair
  • formulated with a patented nature-identical vitamin C complex
  • enhanced with nourishing chelators
  • hermetically sealed eco-chic, travel-ready sachet
  • formulated without preservatives, parabens, gluten, fragrance and no sodium chloride (salt) added

Make your appointment today and be rid of your HARD WATER HAIR. A salon treatment you won’t regret. Bring back the life into your hair. Try a Malibu Hard Water treatment.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME

SCHWARZKOPF BLONDE ME, Best Hair Colorist, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Best Blondes

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

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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MALIBU BUILD UP TREATMENTS

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 Basics

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.

Hair Prep

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.

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com 

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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.

Call Michael at

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

www.mjhairdesigns.com

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AMMONIA-FREE HAIR COLOR – CØR.color

Hair Colorist MJ Hair Designs and Ammonia-Free CØR.color
Oh, ammonia!  It may be fine for cleaning-up around your house but not for your hair.  The time has come for ammonia-free hair color and you’ve come to the right place to find out about why that’s so important.  O&M CØR.color is the next generation in ammonia-free hair color.  They call it CØR because clean color is at the core of what makes their hair-color line better for your hair’s strength and good health.
This new hair-coloring technique didn’t just come about overnight.  It took years of research, along with real-life in-salon testing to make coloring your hair such a clean, ammonia-free and risk-free process.  O&M wanted to make sure they got it right with CØR.color.  Their revolutionary new system guarantees super coverage of graying hair, while minimizing scalp irritation.  How’d they do it?  Well, it took some doing but but I’m really impressed with the way they pulled it off.
For starters, O&M removed the common scalp-irritating ingredients that were once common in so many hair-coloring products of the past.  The biggest culprit?  It was ammonia.  From the CØR line, the ammonia is gone!  But they didn’t stop there.  CØR.color uses no PPDs, no Resorcinol, no Gluten or soy, and no animal-product ingredients, either.  That’s right, O&M CØR.color is good for your hair and for the environment.
I’m thrilled to be adding the CØR.color line to my color palette at the salon.  In fact, I’ve used it on a few of my clients and, I’m happy to say, RAVE reviews are already coming in.  Reviews like these.
M. Popkin Kline says, “I’ve never had hair-color cover 101% of my grey, and give my hair so much vibrancy, while keeping it smooth-to-the-touch, looking really healthy and shiny!”  D. F. confesses she’s been allergic to just about everything.  She’d not been able to find a hair-color system that didn’t literally make her sick.  She’s a true believer now and is happy to say, CØR.color was the color system that saved her hair!
When it comes to coloring your hair, these days, it’s all about CLEAN!  Consumers are constantly looking for pure, more natural, high performance hair-care products, giving you clean, ammonia-free color.  Well, they can stop looking.  Out with the ammonia!  CØR.color really is the clean, irritant-free answer to those hair-coloring problems you may have had in the past.  You won’t find O&M CØR.color line just anywhere.  But you can find it when you visit me at the salon.
So come on in and let me show you the clean, ammonia-free solution to coloring your hair!