Photo-shoot Products Yes or No

Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder by Victoria’s Secret

When I do photo-shoot Victoria’s Secret has a lovely crème the models can use all over to smooth out the skin and make it glossy and add shimmer to the skin which will show up on camera. But my last trip to the store I could see a new product made by Victoria’s Secret called “Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder”. So I took a look and decided to try out the product for my upcoming photo-shoot. The product stated, “Dust yourself in a head-to-toe glow. Beach Sexy Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder with radiant mica leaves skin kissed with sexy bronze shimmer in one quick sweep. Perfect for décolleté, shoulders, arms and legs. Combines powder and brush for easy application”.

Well the product fell apart on me, the sables from the brush would fall out upon using it for a “Dusting” to the skin. Not enough product would come out and the shimmer product itself was not strong enough for a photo-shoot nor did hardly any product come out at all. . I am pretty heavy handed when it comes to body makeup but this product did not show up as abundantly as I would need for it to show up on camera. This product made be good for home use, but I don’t recommend it for professional use at all. Sorry not in my makeup kit! Joseph Kellner

Joseph Kellner Salon Receives 2014 Best of Orlando Award.

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Joseph Kellner Salon Receives 2014 Best of Orlando Award

Orlando Award Program Honors the Achievement

ORLANDO April 24, 2014 — Joseph Kellner Salon has been selected for the 2014 Best of Orlando Award in the “Best Hair Color In Orlando, Florida” category by the Orlando Award Program.

Each year, the Orlando Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community in the Orlando area. These exceptional companies help make the Orlando a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Orlando Award Program focuses on quality of craft, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Orlando Award Program, secret shoppers and data provided by third parties.

About Orlando Award Program

The Orlando Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Orlando area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Orlando Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Orlando Award Program

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Why brush cleaner is important to Makeup Artists!

Orlandomakeup.comAs a professional hair dresser and makeup artist you tools are very important. And they are not cheap. So when you are using top of the line makeup brush’s it is important to use the brush cleaner the manufacturer recommends and also makes. If they make the brush’s, I will use the cleaner made for the brush’s. Nearly all of my makeup brush’s are from MAC, and they are very expensive and they have also lasted me along time. This one product will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibers so that brushes will last longer. It is convenient to use and is specifically designed to extend the life of high quality brushes. Brush cleanser leaves your brushes smelling fresh and clean, and helps shorten their drying time. Take my recommendation USE IT!!!!

Here are some great recommendations for this product!

“If you own MAC brushes or really just any brushes you must get this brush cleanser. I use it once a week and mix a little with some warm water in a glass and let my brushes soak for about 5 minutes and then rinse them off and lay flat to dry. It keeps my brushes in great shape and looking brand new!

“I used to wash my brushes with baby shampoo or natural hand soap. I’m so glad I gave this brush cleanser a shot. This brush cleanser is so light and lathers really well. It says it helps shorten drying time, and I have experienced it!”

“My routine is rinsing my brush under warm water, squeeze a few drops of this pink cleanser and start sweeping my brush. I couldn’t believe how soapy it got. It cleanse my brushes really well and it dries very quickly. My brushes seems to last longer, so soft and ready for application.”
“I was washing my brushes with some baby shampoo, but that was not cutting it. Left too much residue and just did not rinse my MAC ,  Sigma, Be, and sheer cover brushes clean. So once my local MAC restocked this (after being out of stock), I made the splurge. It is definitely worth it. It does clean the brushes to nearly new, and disinfects them. I only use my brushes on myself, but I am acne prone, so it is good to know that my brushes are washed clean. Two ways I use this: deep clean (once weekly) and spot cleaning (after each use).  To deep clean I dampen my brushes, always tilting so the brush head is facing down (never letting water seep into the ferrule). Then I take a small amount of cleaner and swirl my brush into it and work up a lather. Lastly, I rinse the brush clean and gently squeeze out the excess water. Spot cleaning: dampen a small portion (a couple drops will do) of a paper towel or Kleenex, and swirl the recently used (not dampened) brush gently into the towel.  Good buy, will be repurchasing for life.”
I recommend this product in my salon for all our makeup services.  Joseph Kellner top hair color salon in Orlando.
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Top hair colorist in orlando Joseph Kellner Loves Vo5 conditioning creme!

When I have celebrity clients visit for hair color and hair designing they trust the products I use and know they will leave the Joseph Kellner salon with luxurious hair. That is why I like to use Alberto Vo5 for all of my finishing work in the salon and the film set!.

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With all the natural vitamins I highly recommend Vo5 in your stylist case for all your editorial and film work. Vo5 keeps my clients hair soft, smooth and frizz free! You want to make sure your client’s are camera ready for the shoot and looking there best. This is a staple for all of my finishing work in the salon and a great tried and true beauty crème. Just a dab will do you, don’t over use the product.

Made For Hollywood. Trusted In Homes.

The name VO5 comes from the 5 Vitamin Oils that are included in every product and are essential for healthy, beautiful hair. The effects of Florida weather and chemically treat hair makes V05 the number one product to use for fly away hairs. Giving the hair a smooth and brilliant sheen.

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Amy Johnson – Joseph Kellner is the best hair guy in the business! I have been to him twice now and have been blown away by his work! I am a natural red head and have been getting blonde highlights for over 15 years. I told him I wanted to go back to my natural color and at the end of the service I had received exactly what I wanted and so much more! Not only is he a great stylist, he is a great person as well! He truly knows what he is doing and I will never go to another hair stylist! His prices are very reasonable as well. Thanks Joseph for everything and I truly appreciate my new hair and the great conversation!

2013 in review for Hair Color In Orlando

Joseph Kellner Salon

Joseph Kellner Salon

7335 Sand Lake Road

Suite 25

Orlando, Florida 32819


Hair designer, hair-colorist, corrective colorist, makeup artist!  I am located in the Dr. Phillips/Windermere are in Orlando at the Rialto Plaza.  Corrective hair color is my speciality.  Makeup services are available at the hair salon for special occasions and I use all MAC makeup products for my applications.  I use Goldwell, Scruples, Artego hair color for my hair color services.                   

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Product Tip: Work your styling products throughout the hair!


So many times my clients will ask me, What do you use in my hair? or I cannot get my hair to feel the way it feels when I leave the salon.  One big secret to styling the hair is taking your styling product of choice and working it throughout the hair. And that means from roots to ends. It is good to estimate when you have longer hair that the manufacturers opinion on how much to use should be thrown out the door.  Some hair is very thick and long like the type I use in the salon. So using a quarter amount in the hair before you blow dry just doesn’t cut it. And sometimes using a quarter amount on shoulder length hair is too much. Think about it, it is all about density of the hair that  determines how much to place in the hair.  Always remember to towel dry the hair before using a styling product. Too much moisture in the hair will dilute the product and out the door goes the money you spent on the product. Always remember to comb through the product in the hair, always use a wide tooth comb. Using a close tooth comb will break the hair especially if the hair is blonde or highlighted.  You want the product evenly distributed throughout the hair. Then continue onto your blow dry.  I also feel that too many products in the hair will take away the lustre from the hair. It will also weigh it down.  The proof to the recipe is it is all in the hair design. If the hair is cut well and precise you will not need a lot of hair dressing cremes. You should only need to use one product to simply dry the hair and to style it.  And remember start your blow dry by taking out at least 80% of the moisture out of the hair. Then go ahead and pick up a brush to finish off your work.  Good styling tips by Joseph Kellner

Should I use hair spray with Curling Irons?

If Looks Could Thrill!

logo._V192202112_Featured on Amazon Central are my two new books. They are available for digital download. Joseph Kellner

If Looks Could Thrill

This book covers Hair care, Hair Color and Makeup Advice for the beauty addict! There are many tips to help you maintain your Hair Color and Makeup. Hair Care advice with lots of everyday home hair care treatments for keeping the shine, volume, body and optimum condition of colored treated hair. Makeup tips for daytime, and evening looks. Eye shadows, Lips, Contouring, Foundations, Tools and all there usages and how to manipulate your products are in this jewel of a book. Written by a Hairdresser/Makeup Artist with 28 years of experience Joseph Kellner lets you explore the world of beauty. Look Beautiful – Feel Beautiful!

I get a lot of question from clients who will ask me in the salon during their appointment. ‘Is it better to flat-iron the hair with a hair spray?”

I recommend using hair spray on the hair when using a flat-iron or a curling iron. Preferably an aerosol type of spray. I have found that the use of a pump-action spray has too much “Gum” and also too much “Water” in the product. Also a lot of consumers need to know that the temperature of the flat-iron and also the curling iron should fluctuate during the straightening process and also the curling process. You should not use a high temperature on blonde hair that is artificially lightened. Especially when bleach has been used. Thick coarse hair will need a higher temperature when curling the hair. And hair that has been lightened with a bleach should need to have extra attention to it when curling.  Pre-lightened or bleached hair should also have some type of spray added to the section before curling. Make sure your sections are of the same size. A thicker section will give you a looser curl. If that is what you want. When you are finished styling the hair also always use a light condition cream throughout the hair for added softness. This will take away from the crispness of the hair spray. But the hair spray will also give you a firmer hold to the hair.