Joseph Kellner Hair Styling Tips For Miraculous Recovery® Serum

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Excellent product, everything I have tried from the John Frieda hair care line has been a thumbs up.  Great styling product for the consumer. And as a professional I thought I would try all his smoothing products. And to no avail they are a thumbs up for me. And I have also moved them in my salon and took a lot of so-called styling product made solely for the professional out.  Namely because they are better than the salon made product lines.  Miraculous Recovery Serum is very good for blow drying the hair and when I use it also on fine hair it will give the texture some body, especially when using a ceramic brush. All other types of textures I have no problem using the product to blow-out the hair, This product also gives the hair a incredible shine.

fe-miraculous-recovery-serumIntense repair formula visibly transforms dry, heat-damaged, frizzy hair and seals split ends. Apply to wet or dry hair.  Comb through the hair and proceed to blow dry. I only use 3-4 pumps of the product and it pretty well saturates the hair.  Very good product to use at the home or salon.  Avoid applying directly to roots. Use more or less depending on hair length and thickness and also porosity.  If the hair is over processed I would not recommend this hair care product. Style as desired.   I give it a thumbs up!

Recommended For: Split Ends, Dry Hair, Color or Heat-Damaged Hair, Moderate Frizz, Fine Hair, Chronic Frizz, Curly Hair, Straight Hair, Brittle or Broken Hair.

Hairdresser Joseph Kellner Easy Hair Color Tips

If you already have a tinge of brown on your hair, as some girls are born with, and have a fair complexion, then go for red streaks on your hair, you will look awesome.

The same goes for people having a darker skin tone, using burgundy or brown will ruin your looks for good. Go for streaks as in Dark red or go for some blond streaks. It’s best to go for you, not to go in for full hair color, since your skin tone is darker.

If you do have a dark skin tone, lets say very dark like African Americans, then and still want to go in for full hair color, or lets say you suffer from grey hair and want full coverage, then choose a subtle blonde color , which is between brown and blonde but not total blond, a suppressed blond.

If you have wheat complexion, well we Indians love playing with our hair colors, you can do streaks of red/ or / blue on your hair, or go in for a burgundy color or even light brown.

The brightest of all the colors is Red. If you are thinking of coloring your hair red then you might as well streak it and not color it totally. That works perfectly.

The brightest of all the colors is Red. If you are thinking of coloring your hair red then you might as well streak it and not color it totally. That works perfectly.

If you are extremely pale then don’t go for black or very dark hair color. It will make you look paler than you already are. Dark hair can also make you look older than you are if out on pale skin toned people.

People with hazel, green and brown eyes can go for warm overtones in colors. Golden blonde, golden brown and burgundy are some of them.

People with blue or gray eyes can go for cool overtones in hair color. Platinum, ash blonde, ash brown, blonde colors will suit these people more.

If you are thinking of dying hair into non-natural colors such as purple, blue, and green, think about how this might clash with your current wardrobe and jewellery. Also, it should go with the dress code at work or school.

Not At Home Please.

If you want to go from dark brown to a lightest light blonde get thee to a hair salon. Don’t try this at home.  That said, many friends and beauty editors I know turn to the box when coloring their hair. These days boxed color can be gorgeous. But you have to do it right, go to a salon. Here are the biggest mistakes women make when doing their color themselves.

They Bet Their Hair Color on the Picture on the Box

Pictures on hair color boxes can be deceiving. Go by the color swatches and the descriptions instead. Most boxes will call out the color (blonde, brown, black and red) and the shade of that color (light, medium and dark). There might also be mention of the tone (golden or ashy).  Go to the salon please.

They Try to Do It Themselves

Try as you might, it’s virtually impossible for you to see the back of your head. This is why I recommend enlisting a friend, family member or even your boyfriend or husband to help you color your hair. The process will go so much more smoothly.  You get what you pay for my friends.

They Leave the Color on Too Long

Always set a timer for your hair. Many women end up leaving the color on their hair too long and end up with over-processed hair.  Over-processed hair is very unattractive.

They Rinse Their Hair Out in a Sink

Kitchen and bathroom sinks don’t have enough water pressure to rinse out the hair chemicals completely, which can damage hair. Instead, step into the shower and rinse your hair thoroughly.

They Don’t Read the Instructions

Box color has been around forever, so they’ve gotten the directions down. If they didn’t, women wouldn’t buy again. Just because you’ve dyed your hair before at home with one brand doesn’t mean another brand of hair color stays on the same amount of time.

Always read the directions before proceeding. Let the hair colorist do it.

They Run Out of Product

If you have thick, curly or long hair, you run the risk of running out of product as you apply it. Always buy two boxes of hair color.  A salon atmosphere has everything for your hair coloring service, including wine.

They’re Commitment-Phobic

Some women have what I call “Hair Color ADHD.” Like singles who are commitment-phobic, the minute they find a hair color they like they’re ready to try something new. Finding a color you love is like winning the lottery. You could be making a huge mistake trying a different color or different brand.

They Choose the Wrong Color Tone for Their Complexion

Most of us would like to think we are both warm and cool. But when it comes to hair color, it’s important to know which one you really are (and it has nothing to do with your fantastic personality).

They’re Unhappy With All-Over Color

If you look closely at the hair of a child or a woman whose hair you absolutely love, you’ll notice there are many shades of color. All-over color from a box is basically a wash of one color. If one-dimensional hair is not what you’re after, you might be better off getting highlights at a salon.

They’re Brunettes Trying to Go Blonde or Red

Again, anything more than 2 shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color, should be done in a salon. Taking black or brown hair to blonde or red is absolutely possible, but is usually a complicated process that could involve more than one visit to the salon.

To determine if blonde or red is right for you, try on wigs first to see if the color washes you out or enhances your look. And then head to the salon to get the job done. Don’t pick up a box. Women who have red in their skin and burn easily should stick to cool shades described on the box as “ash,” “beige” or “cool brown.” Warmer colors will only bring out the redness in your skin. Some women fall somewhere in the middle and can look good in a wide range of warm and cool shades.

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Dirty hair has nothing to do with hair coloring!

Clients will always ask me if they need to wash their hair before they come in for a hair color service. And I am not talking about cement, mud on the hair and scalp.  The answer is no. Hair color, perms, highlights, are all chemical services that are done in the salon and only in the salon.   A buildup of oils, dirts in the hair will not be able to overcome the chemical strength of hair color or bleaches, or perms. They will not alter the chemical process of lifting or altering the hair structure of the chemicals being used in the service.  in fact when clients come in to have a hair color service and the hair is wet the only thing that will cause a problem is the time spent blow drying the hair to proceed with the hair coloring service. And that is a fact Jack!  Dirty hair (second day, third day is fine) makes it easier for the colorist to place foils in your hair. The natural oils also help protect your scalp from possible irritation the color could cause.  Hair color is stronger than oils, and dandruff, dirty hair. etc.. Hair is a chemical and I have seen it clear off the scalp of and all natural oils and day to day grease and grime.

*EXCEPTION – The only exception to  NEVER shampoo rule is chlorine. If you go swimming in a chlorinated pool the day of your color appointment, you must shampoo the chlorine out or there could be some funky results when the color reacts with the chlorine!

Is every 4 weeks enough for your haircolor?

In a world of highlights and lowlights, it can be tough to know how often you should actually color your hair. But because both dye and bleach are potentially damaging,  it’s important to learn the rules. If you have a lot of gray hair and are dying it a dark hue, you’ll probably need to go in for a touch up about every three weeks. But remember hair growth rules. Everyone grows nails, facial hair, toenails at a different speed.  In the same vein, if you have virgin or naturally dark hair (like brown or black) and dye it a light color (like blonde), you’ll need to tint it more often. Ultimately though, it all comes down to how much your newgrowth really bothers you.

Only dye your hair one color as opposed to highlighting it? Then the suggested wait time by both colorist and manufacturer is approximately four weeks. By that time the color has faded and/or oxidized. However, some clients choose to come in sooner (or hold off a bit longer) depending on how bad their newgrowth is. While highlights are a little subjective usually they’ll need to be touched up anywhere from every six to ten weeks. How much lighter you go from your natural color and how heavy or natural the pieces are woven in will determine where you fall within that timeline.

If you have highlights and also base color I recommend getting them done together first, then four weeks later you should do your base color only. So basically, every four weeks touch up your base, and ever eight weeks do your base and highlight. Multi- dimensional hair colors (highlights and lowlights) ensure a very natural look and will make your roots way less obvious as hair grows out.  The process might be more expensive but hey, the good news is, it lasts twice as long!

Hair color advice from a professional!

To help ease the damage of frequent coloring read these ideas for helping you with your hair color.

1. If you have a one tone hair color, use a permanent hair color on your new growth. Permanent  hair color often contains ammonia and can be more damaging, so refresh the rest of your hair with a semi permanent/ demi permanent hair color to add shine. This will also allow the hair to regain strength!

2. If you are more of a bleach blonde client, you can wait about six to eight weeks for a touch up, especially if your base is a lighter color naturally. When you do go in for a touch up, make sure your stylist never pulls the bleach down over previously lightened hair. This causes major damage and breakage. I just hate doing a photo shoot and having my model’s hair only 2 inches on the top.

Finally, to help push a few more days or weeks in between colorings, you can indulge in a color enhancing shampoos, but be careful a lot of the shampoos and conditioners are direct dyes. A direct dye is a preformed hair color molecule that act like a stain. What you put on the hair is what you will get with these products.

Protecting your Money!

Maybe you weren’t born with that gorgeous shade of hair on your head. There’s no shame in going to the salon to have your color perfected or completely transformed. But you want it to look as natural as possible — and you want it to last. Professional highlights or color can cost a lot, and require frequent visits to the salon. The last thing you’d want is all that color to wash down the drain — or worse, have it fade or turn brassy. Keep your color true and vibrant longer with a few simple tricks.


Deep condition with a color-enhancing shampoo. There are inexpensive formulas that gently deposit a tiny bit of color onto your locks each time you lather up. The difference will be subtle to you, and virtually undetectable to anyone else. They’ll just keep your color looking bright and shiny longer. Choose a shade that matches your natural haircolor; if you have highlights, go with a shampoo that closely resembles your natural shade.

Suds up with a color-safe shampoo, if you don’t feel comfortable using a color-depositing shampoo. There are many brands at different price points, from drugstore to salon lines, that hydrate dry hair without stripping it of color. Use these every time you shampoo to help prevent fading.

 Protect your locks from the sun. The sun’s rays can fade and even alter your pro dye job. Spritz on a UV-protecting spray any time you’ll be spending a significant amount of time outdoors. Definitely for days at the beach, but even if you’re heading to the park for an hour or two. If your hair is really delicate — for example, if you went from brunette to platinum blonde — consider covering it up with a head scarf or wrap to keep it from fading and drying out in the sun.

Use a glaze. A glaze locks color in your strands post-shampoo. Salons often apply them to freshly colored hair to seal in the color. You can keep the color trapped in by using a glaze in your own shower. There are colored glazes to spice up your hue, or you can use a clear glaze. Either version will enhance shine and keep your shade full of life. Stay away from products that have alcohol in there ingredients list. Also whan you are flat ironing the hair or using a curling iron. Stay away from pump hair sprays they have too much moisture in the ingredients.  Be realistic about your hair color choice with your stylist. One of the biggest turn off”s a stylist dislikes is when a consumer comes in for an appointment berating all the salons and stylists in their city. And never, ever come to an appointment mentioning you are going through the “CHANGE” and you are very emotional. We are all adults please learn how to police your emotions and behavior. Thats the quickest way for me to tell a consumer, ‘I cannot help you today”.

The benefits of hair color glossing!

If your hair color is  looking more matte than magnificent these days, it might be time to get color shimmer shining again with a gloss treatment.

What it is:

A glossing service is a semi- or demi-permanent service that works to enhance, tone, and refresh both natural and dyed hair colors. Especially blonde haircolor, keeping the tone is so very inportant.  Plus this will help keep that awful yellow out of the hair that blondes always fight with.

Why you want it!

The treatment not only improves the conditioner of your hair by strengthening the cuticle, but it also brightens your existing color or blends away gray by adding a photo-finish shine. Glossing treatments can never lighten hair, they only darken or change the tone. 

What to ask for

It’s important to explain your end goal. Are you looking to go darker? Add a hint of red? etc. The more you communicate to your stylist, the better your gloss will turn out. If you’re simply seeking extra glimmer (without an adjustment to the tone), opt for a clear gloss.