Are you a man who sports long hair and wonder if you might look good in a short haircut? Mens short haircuts are some of my favorites. Using clippers are fun for me since I’m not only a cosmetologist, but barber trained.
Recently, I had the chance to make-over my client Jeffrey Janis. Jeffrey came in and wasn’t sure about whether he might want short hair. You have to know, Jeffrey has been a good client and friend now for many years… a super loyal customer I cherish. So, I always aim to please him. Sometimes when you’re a hairstylist, you walk a fine line between telling someone your truth, or letting them have the reigns on how they’d like to wear their hair. Jeff is amazing and always asks my professional opinion. Today I had the chance to get Jeff into a beautiful short haircut.
Jeff is a very special guy and has worked in the non profit community as a professional fundraiser for 30+ years. He also works in a volunteer capacity on various boards. Currently on his synagogue Board, and also serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. There’s a very special place in my heart for all his great work and I’ve been admiring and following him now for many years.
Needless to say, I felt I could do him a service by getting him a cleaner look to follow his long reputation and philanthropic work. Don’t get me wrong, short hair isn’t always better for everyone. But, Jeff’s hair was starting to look a little draggy and needed a pick-me-up.
Check out his before and after and judge for yourself.
Thank you for your loyalty Jeff! I am so grateful for all the years. You’re a good man!
MJ Hair Designs
14252 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks CA
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Salon in Los Angeles – MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084
If you’re looking for the best salon in Los Angeles, look no more… MJ Hair Designs is the Best Salon in Los Angeles – 14252 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks (818) 783-0084. For a personalized salon boutique feel for your privacy, or the best hair color for you or your loved one, Michael Joseph is one of the leading hair colorists and stylist. Rated one of the best salons near me on google. From just a root touchup to the best in balayage, using only the best safest toxic free internationally acclaimed products.
Now specializing in the Keratin and the Brazilian Blowouts, Michael is using the breakthrough hair product Uberliss. This breakthrough product is a glyoxylic base used and proven to “add hair to your hair.” It will not expose you or your hair to the toxicity of formaldehyde that other straighteners use for their accelerators. Using Uberliss as his go-to formula, Michael has now coined this new technique as his very own “Keratin Press.”
For a walk down the aisle or a red carpet, Michael Joseph is the hair stylist and colorist that you want. Michael is creating some of the latest and greatest looks in today’s modern-day salon. His French Balayage & Pie Panel Highlights win him favor with the greatest fashion designers today. Michael Joseph began his career working with Aveda founders Horst Rechelbacker and Gerald Kriegisch. Michael Joseph has established himself as formidable force in the hair coloring and styling world.
Please find Michael Joseph at MJ Hair Designs – (818) 783-0084 14252 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks.
Ever wonder if there’s anyone out there who understands your hair. Biracial hair can be tricky if you don’t find the right hair stylist.
Michael at MJ Hair Designs understands just perfectly.
Biracial Hair is best sometimes going natural with.
Going natural is the term used by many African-American men or women who decided to stop chemically processing and relaxing their hair. It’s a move that can be fraught with confusion, missteps and sometimes pain, as the 2009 Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair” attested.
Many men and women with Afro-textured hair have not seen it in its unadulterated state since childhood. Some are acquainted with the texture of their untreated tresses and are not comfortable styling their hair in ways they believe are fashionable and appropriate. Figuring out which of the countless hair-care tools and products on the market might work can make the undertaking even more overwhelming.
Tired of expensive, time-consuming salon visits, many would-be “naturals” are searching youTube for inspiration, instruction and others have made peace with their kinks and curls.
Ms. Tapp said that watching videos there inspired her to pick up the camera herself and create a YouTube channel, Natural Chica.
“I thought, ‘Why don’t I just document my own journey to help keep track of what’s working for me?’ ” she said. She hoped others would learn from her. “I wanted to contribute to the wealth of information that’s out there,” Ms. Tapp said.
The project is also adding, modestly, to her personal wealth. The channel’s corresponding blog, NaturalChica.com, attracts enough page views that she has sold advertising: more money, she said, than she would earn with a typical work-study program paying the minimum wage.
There are hundreds of women like Ms. Tapp on YouTube, selling lotions, potions and notions for natural hair, or posting video tutorials about how to achieve the look. Many of them link to CurlyNikki.com, a three-year-old site founded by Alicia Nicole Walton, a psychotherapist who wanted to create a place for women to gather online and chat about their hair issues. Ms. Walton, 28, said she wanted to be an advocate for women who feel social pressure to have their hair straightened. MJ Hair Designs supports this commentary.
While the length of hair on the sides and neckline can vary, a classic comb-over shouldn’t get too short: Start with a #2 or #3 buzzer setting and work up to a #3 or #4 on top. Work with your hair’s natural shape to determine where you should part it.
How to Style a Comb-Over/Side Part:
1. Start with clean, towel-dried hair. 2. Use a blow dryer on high heat for longer hair if you want added volume. 3. Take a dime-sized amount of styling cream for a looser, casual look, or a water-based pomade it you want more shine and hold. Work the product into your hair, beginning at the roots and starting from the back of the head. 4. For a clean part, run a comb lengthwise from the back of the head to your forehead, then separate the hair. For a messier part, just separate with your fingers.
This is a bit more complicated than dressing to the left or the right: It turns out there is a correct side to part your hair on, but it varies from person to person. Feel for your cowlick (the swirl near the crown of your head). If it moves in a clockwise circle, part your hair on the left. If it’s counterclockwise, you should part on the right. Another tip: Parting the hair lower on the head is a good way to create a square shape to your haircut, and it looks good on everyone.
• Be sure to pick a hairstyle that matches your face shape.
• Learn how to properly apply hair product.
• Different stylers—like wax, paste, pomade, or cream—do different things. See where they fall on the Hold vs. Shine hair-styling matrix.
Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking in front of some of the most beautiful women of the organization Expediente Roho and the Red Record Project. Because the conversation was about beauty and how we all define it, I was taken back by how beautiful these women were inside and out and then realized I had to get on board.
The Red Record Project, collaborates with law enforcement at the local and federal level. It also, organizes community forums, seminars and free workshops. Because these organizations cover domestic violence, child abuse, bullying, hate crimes, human trafficking, and fraud against the elderly, I realized how great they really were covering all these topics.
The organizations the Red Record Project, and Expediente Rojo also educates neighborhoods, communities and community leaders and gives them the knowledge needed for the prevention of violence and crime in their neighborhoods because we all need to learn.
Please take the time and check out their websites because we all know someone affected. Please donate, give time and pass on the word. We all know at least one person that could use these organizations help. You could be the one person that make the biggest difference in a persons life.
Are you looking for smooth hair and your hair is colored? Are you confused as to whether you can do one or the other or both? Hair color or a keratin treatment can be done simultaneously. You don’t have to choose one or the other. Michael of MJ Hair designs understands this perfectly well. Hair color or a keratin treatment are both perfectly safe when your in the right hands. Using the finest hair color and keratin treatments, Michael will steer you right. For a walk down the aisle or a red carpet, Michael Joseph is the hair stylist and colorist that you want. Creating some of the latest and greatest looks in today’s modern-day salon, Michael’s keratin treatments and colors are keeping clients happier than ever with smooth, shinny colored sophisticated tones so cutting edge, they’re hard to ignore.
Now specializing in the Keratin and the Brazilian Blowouts, Michael is using the breakthrough hair product Uberliss. Uberliss is a glyoxylic base used and proven to “add hair to your hair.” Uberliss is safe and will not expose you or your hair to the toxicity of formaldehyde that other straighteners use for their accelerators. Using Uberliss as his go-to formula, Michael has now coined this new technique as his very own “Keratin Press.”
Now also using CØR Color, Ammonia Free, PPD Free, Resorcinol Free, Permanent color by Original Mineral.
Presently, Michael is a stylist with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, modeling agencies Elite and LA Models and the Academy Awards.