WHAT’S FIRST KERATIN OR COLOR?

What’s first, keratin or color?

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.

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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.

OWAY

Oway, organic hair colorist, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles

Organic Way (Oway) is the world’s first professional organic hair color, care and styling line with biodynamic, organic and fair trade ingredients. Oway’s green chemists hand select the highest quality formulations to achieve professional results without the use of common salon toxins.

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AMMONIA FREE HIGHLIGHTS

No Ammonia Highlights, MJ Hair Designs

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.

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HAIR COLOR EXPERT

Hair color expert and specialist

Have you ever been reluctant to call a salon or a hair color expert to get your hair colored?

Maybe you thought you might not fit in, or the salon could be pretentious but you  wanted a good colorist to get your color right.  Well, Michael at MJ Hair Designs is the guy for you.

Michael a hair color expert will not only make you feel at ease, but do an exceptionally good job with your color. Not only will he make sure the color fits you and your skin tone, but will consider your lifestyle. Michael will also consider your level of maintenance comfort and help you with your choice.

Michael Joseph of MJ Hair Designs is one of the best hair color experts  operating in Los Angeles today!

Whether it be a temporary color to introduce you to the world of color, or a permanent color to cover those age old roots shining upfront for all to see. MJ Hair Designs will greet you at the door and see you off in luxury.

Hair color expert Michael is using only the best of the best products. Using ammonia free, PPD free and resorcinol free color, he will make sure your hair still feels and looks amazing.

Hair color expert Michael of MJ Hair Designs will also make sure it’s age appropriate, flashy for the the willing, or as natural as possible.

Come see Hair Color Expert and Specialist Michael and feel more beautiful than you already are.

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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pH HAIR SKIN

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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. 🙂

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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.”

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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. ”

 

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