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. 


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With over 30 years of experience doing hair, and doing it well (thank you) I’ve learned a lot about the benefits and risks of using hair-dyes. As a hair-colorist I’ve seen lots of companies produce hair-dye products but the big question is,

HOW SAFE is Paraphenylenediamine or PPD?

I’ve seen the integrity of some of those products degrade dramatically over the years. For more than 100 years, para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and related products have been the main agents in today’s permanent hair-dyes.  PPD and its associated hair-dyes is they sometimes cause allergic reactions and allergies. In fact, during the 20th century, allergic reactions to PPD enhanced products became such a serious issue that it was banned altogether from hair-dyes in Germany, France and Sweden.

Currently, legislation from the European Union allows PPD to compromise up to 6% of hair- dyes used in the consumer market.  Why is all this important?

Well, a patient with contact allergy to a hair-dye may end-up with an outbreak of dermatitis on the face or around the hair line.   Even more severe allergic reactions may also occur.  

Especially among younger people, hair-dyes, in a variety of wild colors has become oh-so-very hip.  Even more concerning is that female high school or college-age students are dyeing their hair at shorter intervals, increasing their risk for allergic reactions.  

In the U.S.A., the number of young men dyeing their hair has increased by as much as 25%!  That’s a whole lot of hair-dye being sold.  One leading Japanese company saw its own hair-dye sales more than double in a ten-year period.  

I care about you, and of course...your healthy hair.  That’s why I use only the finest international hair-care products on my clients who want to see how great they look with a new hair color or maybe even just some fun streaks. 

I make sure the hair-color products I use are always organic, PPD-free, ammonia-free and also environmentally-friendly.  Plus, before using any of these products, I try them at home on myself first, to make sure they are toxin-free and good for my own hair, before I use it on yours.  

To dye your hair or not to dye?

That depends on the hair-dye product used.  Thinking about coloring your hair?  Let me show you how to do it the best and safest way.  NO PPD for me and certainly not for you.  We all want our hair to look its best, but that doesn’t mean having to risk some nasty allergy that will end up making you feel your worst.  I take the guesswork out of deciding which dyeing method and products are best for you!


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Sussing out your next hair color is no easy feat. There’s a few factors that go into determining which shades will be the most flattering for your complexion. Along with your skin tone, it’s also equally important to know your complexion’s undertone. This will help narrow down which specific hair color shades will work best with your skin tone.

Sounds confusing, right? It doesn’t have to be. Thanks to our comprehensive hair color guide, choosing your next shade has never been easier. We’ve broken down the best shades for every complexion with celebrity references.

Keep scrolling to find out the most flattering hair color for your skin tone.

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Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Deep

• People with deep skin undertones like Kerry Washington will usually have dark brown eyes.
• Your skin looks healthiest in brightly hued clothing, like royal purple or green.
• The darker your skin tone is, the easier you can pull off more intense colors on your lips like plums and deep burgundies.
• The veins on your wrist have a purple tint.
• You can pull off both silver and gold jewelry.

Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Cool

• People with cool skin tones like Amy Adams often have eyes that are blue, gray, greenish-blue with gray flecks, or a deep brown that borders on black.
• Pink or blue-based red lipsticks are more flattering than corals, terracotta reds, and chocolate browns.
• The veins on your wrist have a blue tint.
• Silver jewelry looks best on you.

Determine Your Skin’s Undertone: Warm

• Warm skin tones like Jennifer Lopez‘s are usually accompanied by green, hazel, amber, or warm brown eyes.
• Coral, terracotta red, and chocolate brown lipsticks are more flattering than pinks or blue-based reds.
• The veins on your wrist have a greenish tint.
• Gold jewelry looks best on you.

Find Your Shade: Fair Skin

“The lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair,” says celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, who works with Beyoncé and Jessica Simpson. Fair complexions with warm undertones like Elizabeth Olsen’s look best against hues of butterscotch, strawberry blonde, and honey. These shades play up the peachiness of your skin and cast a soft glow on your face. If you have a cool undertone like Julianne Hough, look for blue-based colors like platinum, flaxen, and champagne blonde to flatter your ivory complexion.

Maintain Your Shade: Fair Skin

Most blonde tones start to fade two weeks after they’ve been applied, says celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, who works with Scarlett Johansson. To keep your hue as vibrant as possible, use a shampoo that’s formulated with purple pigment like Sachajuan’s Silver Shampoo to counteract any brassy tones.

Find Your Shade: Medium Skin

Not only can this versatile complexion carry a wide spectrum of shades, but it also provides a beautiful backdrop for high-contrast highlights. People with cool undertones like Cameron Diaz should stick to ashy tones like sand, wheat blonde, or walnut brown to counteract any hint of redness in your complexion. Tawny blonde, golden caramel, or copper pick up the buttery tones and prevent sallowness in warm undertones like Mandy Moore’s.

Maintain Your Shade: Medium Skin

The lighter you go, the more prone your hair is to brassiness, says New York City colorist Sharon Dorram. Lather up with Aveda’s Color Conserve Shampoo. The plant-based formula cleanses hair while keeping your tone intact. Also invest in a shower-head filter to remove mineral buildup, which can alter your color.

Find Your Shade: Olive Skin

This skin tone can stand up to the intensity of a deep, rich brown, or an earthy color. “Add some strategically placed highlights in a subtle gold or honey if you want to create depth,” suggests Robinson. To balance greenish tints in complexions with cool undertones like Alexa Chung’s, try toasty hues like chestnut brown, auburn, and cinnamon. Ebony brown, mocha, and violet-based colors will enhance the natural warm undertones of complexions like Shay Mitchell’s.

Maintain Your Shade: Olive Skin

Any amount of styling damage can make brown hair look dry and drab, so seal in plenty of moisture with a weekly color-preserving, strand-repairing mask like Bumble and bumble’s While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque. It nourishes and mends damage from coloring and heat-styling.

Find Your Shade: Dark Skin

The whole idea here is to create contrast between your hair and your complexion-whether that means going lighter or darker, explains Dorram. “If your hair color is too close to your skin tone, your features will disappear.” Deep, dark tones of espresso and inky black look striking next to blue-based complexions like Lupita Nyong’o’s. If you have a warm undertone like Beyoncé’s, opt for maple brown, mahogany, toffee, and other rich, warm colors to bring out the apricot tones in your skin.

Maintain Your Shade: Dark Skin

Darker strands look best when they reflect light, says Los Angeles hairstylist Kimberly Kimble. Stick with products that are free of sulfates, detergents can strip hair of its natural oil. Kimble recommends a treatment like L’Oreal Paris’s EverCreme Sulfate Free Nourishing Butter.

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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.

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Best Reds by MJ Hair Designs

Formula: Framesi

Some of my Red Hair formulas, I weave panels of blonde to add some spice to the base. The secondary color helps brighten the total look or just add a kick.

Panel 1: Framcolor Futura 2/3 6D 1/3 6RS
Panel 2: Framcolor Futura SSC and Dust Free Decolorizer

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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 Golden Blondes by MJ Hair Designs

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Brazilian Blowout or Uberliss Keratin? Uberliss! Formaldehyde free!!
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Have you had a Brazilian Blowout? Do you dye, color your hair? Have you had hair loss? I have coined a new process I call “The Keratin Press”
The Keratin Treatment I use is called Uberliss. It’s base is a glyoxylic acid that is an organic compound used specifically for it’s safety is this line.

Silky, Soft, and Smooth Hair for 3-4 months. Superior Shine and Humidity Repulsion. Formaldehyde Free AND Methylene Glycol Free. Since DAY 1.

  • ONLY 2 Steps – We reduced the number of steps to save you more time. Now you can fit more clients into your schedule.
  • The Fiber Expander and Fiber Restructure now work synergistically to create a conditioning mesh that forms deep inside the hair cortex.
  • No residual chemicals left on hair after treatment.
  • Infused with Aloe Vera, providing extra protection for hair and scalp.
  • Added color protection.
  • A 100% Nano formulation. The ONLY keratin treatment manufactured at Nano scale.

So what do you think now? Brazilian Blowout or Uberliss Keratin? Uberliss! Formaldehyde free!!

The results of smooth silky hair has been incredibly successful. I’ve had better luck with this line than any other. If your worried about breakage, hair loss, your personal health or even poor results with the keratin treatment you’ve been using. Come see or talk to me.

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