The only thing worse than a gray, cloudy day is a day starting out with cloudy-looking GRAY HAIR!  But when it comes to coloring that gray and making it go away, you really want a hair care specialist who can give you that authentically youthful look you want.  You need the right hair-color products and an expert stylist who knows what they’re doing to makes those grays go away.  In a pinch though, here are four important tips to remember.


To color gray hair, one option is to use a permanent hair color. FRAMESI’S NN SERIES is an excellent way to go.  It’s specially formulated to cover 100% of that gray and comes in a variety of shades.  Blonde hair, brown hair, black hair or red, Framesi’s covers them all.  From their line, you can easily find your own personal best match.  Whether your hair is a super-light blonde or closer to a deep brunette hue, Framesi’s has the perfect match for you.


Let’s say yours is a lighter hair color.  You can beat the graying effect of your lighter locks by having your hair-color professional add highlights to your color.  Those strategic highlights will give you a more fun, natural look.


Your hair color, that is.  You want to look younger?  (Hey, who doesn’t?)  Then keep in mind that very dark hair color, especially black, tends to intensify the appearance of and draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles.  (And I know you don’t want that.)  Here’s a neat little solution.  Rather than trying to to match your current hair color exactly, especially if your hair is naturally dark, try a permanent hair color that’s one or two shades lighter.  This little secret will not only help your hair look brighter, but your spirits will be brighter, too.  You’ll get a more naturally youthful look, all the way round.


Even those people who’re most diligent with dyeing their hair, chances are, those sneaky gray hairs have been caught peeking though their roots from time to time.  (Not a pretty picture, is it?)  One day, your hair may look flawless and the next?  Those gray roots may look an inch long.  (And we can’t have that.)  When that happens and you don’t have time to color your hair again for a few days, but don’t want your gray hair on display, don’t panic.  It doesn’t mean you have to hide your locks beneath a hat all day.  All you need for an easy fix is a temporary root cover-up spray.  L’Oreal Paris Magic Root Cover Up will save the day.  Spray it directly onto new hair growth and just partway through the length of your hair, to blend in.  Once those roots are covered, your little camouflaging secret will last through your next shampoo.  Be sure to stock up on your favorite boxed color because when those gray roots start to show, you sure don’t want to be showing them off.
These were just a few tips to help keep your gray…at bay.  A few gray-covering tips you can do at home.  But remember, to get the best effect at covering that gray hair, do make an appointment to see your hair color specialist.  That would be me.  I’m ready to make your own gray, gray...GO AWAY. 


MJ Hair Designs, Sherman Oaks Salons Near Me

As some of you know there are quite a few salons in the Sherman Oaks

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“find” in Google. That being said, how do I pick the right one? One way to find the right place for you is to check out the website first. But sometimes that doesn’t say enough about the salon or the people and services being offered there. I always recommend calling the salon and speaking to a hairstylist personally. If the hairstylist is willing to speak to you and take the time to find out your preferences or concerns, you’re at the right place.

Salons that don’t specialize in hair color, or Brazilian Blowouts, or formaldehyde free keratin treatments will not tell you. So type in Sherman Oaks salons near me and a google rank will rank the same salons whether or not they.  I always recommend going down the list. Skip the Yelp ads with the same ranks time and again since they are usually paying for it or inorganically getting solicited reviews for that spot from paid customers. Go to the middle of the page, or even the second or third page. You might be pleasantly surprised.  The  boutique salons in the Sherman Oaks salons

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“find” will usually take more time and have a more seasoned hairstylists that will almost always take more time with you. These boutique salons in the Sherman Oaks salons near me “find” are usually a little pricier than places that rank higher such as Fantastic Sams, Howard Kurtz, Envy Salon, Serenity Salon or even the Onyx Salon in Sherman Oaks. But, don’t be fooled into thinking because a salon is at the top that it’s going to be the sure best thing.

MJ Hair Designs prides itself on taking the time. Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs is now specializing in organic color, formaldehyde free keratin and some of the most cutting edge techniques he brings with hime from the trade shows from all over the world. Michael will certainly take the time. Take the time and call and ask to speak to Michael about what you need. He is one of the leading hairstylists in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles.

So the next time you look up Sherman Oaks Salons Near Me, look up Michael at MJ Hair Designs.


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NAHA 2018

NAHA 2018, MJ Hair Designs, Best Salon Los Angeles

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. The work includes beautiful styles complimented by perfect color placement and an understanding of how perfect color placement can pull 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 is recognized for having 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 winners are asked to 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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