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Redken Hair Color Change For Fall

This Model was prepared for her Photo-Shoot this week and requested a deeper color all over. I also suggested that it would be a good idea since the hair was dry and brittle from constant overlapping and flat ironing.  When ever you use a curling iron or flat iron. Always prep the hair with a styling lotion and dry all of the hair thoroughly. Section your hair and curl or straighten it and use a dry hair spray on each section to protect it.  Don’t use any products with moisture in it.

A level 4.3 and 6.4 was mixed for the new-growth and also the same formula for the mid shaft and ends of the hair. With varying developer strengths. Shea Moisture Cosmetics was used to wash and condition the hair. And for styling the hair. Excellent product to work with. There was no color gloss’s added to the hair of the completion of the permanent hair color service.  Mac Makeup was used for her Photo-Shoot.  The Photo-Shoot was held on Melbourne Beach Florida.


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Great Formula For Blow Drying And Glamour Sets

Joseph Kellner


Every Friday in the salon after 3:00 in the afternoon, I have a promotion called, “Bring Your Black Dress And I Will Do The Rest:. This promotion is for the lady’s who will be going out to Black Tie, Private Party’s, and Charity Events.

The client will come in with their gowns or dress’ and I will style or set and do their make up. It is quit popular and allows me to try out different formula’s for the setting or styling of the hair. And also new and popular makeup products. Very popular service, which we have extended to Saturdays after 3:00 in the afternoon.  The last few weeks I have been using a formula with KIN Cosmetics which has given me success.  I have taken a quarter size of the KINSTYLE GELLIN with a quarter size of the KINSTYLE POTION CREAM and WELLAH! I have achieve a sculpting lotion similar to the Paul Mitchel sculpting lotion when it first came out. Excellent hold and will not leave the hair rough or dry feeling. If you are setting the hair you will bet a lot of volume and the wave will stay in for a long time. This product formulation will compliment the hair design.  This is a great setting formula and also for everyday blow drying the hair. I have used the Potion Creme by itself and I was not so convinced about it on fine hair, and a tip don’t get it near the roots. Just the mid shaft and ends. Potion Creme will give you a soft feel and a decent finish but adding the two products together is a winner.  I am not really one to add and add products to a finish. I believe a lot of your work should be in the hair design, if the design is accurate then you will not need a lot of finishing products. But these two products together and you have hit a Grand Slam. Also when you add the irons to the hair you will see tremendous shine.

Joseph Kellner

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Urban Decay Cosmetics is still the same, I think.


The French cosmetics giant has agreed to acquire Californian privately owned makeup company, Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC.  This was printed in 2012 and I am thankful L’Oreal has not changed the product ingredients.  And talking to my fellow MUA’s in the film industry they still have excellent reviews of the product! Let the reviews speak for themselves!

“Urban Decay is amazing. if you’re starting out I would buy the Urban Decay primer potion, a 24/7 eyeliner and a palette or just a couple of colors. there products all work extremely well and are very pigmented.”

“Yes, their eyeliners are amazing. They are high-quality and never smudge or fade from my eyelids. I love the colors, especially in the sets. However, if the quality wasn’t so good, I wouldn’t buy them because the price is so high.”

“They’re shadows are amazing! They all are so pretty and smooth, and they have billions of cool colors. I also like their colored mascaras (like in purple or blue) even though I only know one person who could pull them off, ME!”

Famous for cult favorites such as the much coveted Naked Palette, Urban Decay is well known for its “beauty with an edge” range of products that is popular among youthful, highly-involved cutting-edge consumers who are attracted by the fashion-forward image of the brand.  Currently, Urban Decay is available mostly in Sephora and through its online stores – but with this new development with L’Oreal, it is possible that the brand will be more accessible to the masses through multiple channels such as other brands under its wing such as Maybelline New York, and Lancome.  The closing is subject to regulatory approval, which is expected by the end of the year. What do you think of this new development? Excited to see if Urban Decay cosmetics would be more affordable now, or worried that the acquisition would affect the overall style of the brand that made it so appealing in the first place – not to mention their different practices in regards to animal testing?

This has been over a year now my friends, and the product is still the same. So they have no changed the ingredients of the cosmetic line at all. Urban Decay’s continued quality is put in question since UD is a department store brand, and for many people the first association they make with the name L’Oréal is the drugstore brand of hair products and cosmetics. However, L’Oréal is large corporation that owns many brands. Their portfolio actually includes more luxury brands such as Lancôme and YSL than what they term “consumer products,” which is where L’Oréal Paris falls. The fact that L’Oréal has such a diverse portfolio means that UD fans can rest easy when it comes to quality and the brand’s overall image, since L’Oréal’s acquisition history indicates that the company acquires brands because it can benefit from what the brand is already doing, as with The Body Shop’s 2006 acquisition, not to change the brand.  But now I can find it on the sales rack at ULTA.


The matter of cruelty-free cosmetics is a trickier issue. While Urban Decay has committed to remaining cruelty-free despite the acquisition, can the same be said for all other brands in L’Oréal’s portfolio? The answer is complicated. Urban Decay’s website states that UD neither tests finished products on animals nor do they use raw materials that have been tested on animals. L’Oréal has not tested finished products on animals for 20 years, but the product ingredients have been tested on animals. This is not by L’Oréal’s choice: European Union regulations require ingredients to be tested on animals (L’Oréal is based in France). L’Oréal is also a big contributor to and a founding member of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EPAA), an organization that aims to end mandatory animal testing by producing new testing methods that still ensure consumers’ safety.

So what will change for Urban Decay once the acquisition is final? On the surface, probably nothing. The brand will retain the same image and policies. But on a macro-level, buying Urban Decay will mean generating profit for L’Oréal, and L’Oréal is in a gray area when it comes to animal testing. On the one hand, L’Oréal appears committed to ending animal testing and supports an organization that is working towards this goal, but on the other hand it is impossible for L’Oréal to completely stop animal testing at the moment due to regulations.

The issue brings a sad connotation to the popular phrase: beauty is pain.

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If Looks Could Thrill – A Book on Hair Care, Hair Color and Makeup!

joseph kellner 2013 photoshoots
joseph kellner 2013 photoshoots

“If Looks Could Thrill” Is a book dedicated to all inquiring beauty addicts. Joseph Kellner demystifies Hair Color, Hair Care, and Makeup. His professional Hairstylist and Makeup Artist tips help you maintain your look at home between visits to the salon. This book which is dedicated for the consumer and will be available in the summer of 2013. The book is my first, a total compilations of blog post from and . The is not a book of law on beauty, but of tips to help you on your hair color, hair care, and also makeup. There is alot of home remedy’s for hair care and treating artificial hair color. And along with that makeup advice and sanitation. Need to know about cosmetic brush’s, and about product labeling? Come and support the book, all proceeds go to the Homeless Shelters of Orlando, Florida.

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Joseph Kellner