The Right Blonde For You

JosephKellner.comBefore choosing a new hair color, consider your skin tone and eye color. You may find that warmer colors suit you better and lift your overall appearance. For example, if your hair has already been bleached or colored a very light blond hue and your darker roots are starting to show, change your color to a warmer tone of blond with deep honey highlights. And forget the bleach… your hair needs time to recuperate. A new hair color can create an extraordinary impact when combined with a fresh new hair style.Also when you are changing your hair color also make sure you change your makeup colors also. Many clients will keep the same makeup colors and they will see that they are not very complementing to there new hair color. And always change you hair color as the seasons change along with your makeup.  Make sure you have your hairdresser tell you the changes you need in your makeup also.

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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!

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”.

Hair Color Ideas for Long, Layered Hairstyles

Layered hairstyles are ideal for anyone who wants to add lots of texture their hair. Layers can look great with natural-looking waves or straightened with a flat iron. If you’re getting bored with your style, you might think about changing your color. Here are some hair color ideas for long, layered hairstyles.

Highlights can be one of the best ways to add extra dimension to a layered hairstyle. If your hair color is in the blonde to medium brown range, you may want to think about adding a shade of honey blonde highlights. For darker hair colors, highlights in a shade of vibrant red, copper, or caramel may be a nice alternative. If you’re considering a layered style with side-swept bangs, highlights can look especially good.
If you’re not a fan of highlights or if you’re looking for even more ways to add dimension to your layered hairstyle, consider lowlights. Lowlights are like highlights, except that they are darker than your base color. If you have a shade of dark blonde hair, you may choose to add medium brown lowlights for a funkier look.
One-Tone Hair Color Ideas
Keep in mind that you don’t need to add highlights or lowlights to make long, layered hairstyles look beautiful. There are many beautiful colors that can liven up a layered style. Women with warm reddish or golden skin tones should consider a shade of golden blonde or reddish-brown, those with cool or dark skin tones may want to think about choosing a shade of caramel, bronze, or mocha.

Trends of styles through the years If you watch old movies, you should see how hair and makeup trends have changed through time. Notice how Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn’s looks are different and how their hair and makeup are not exactly popular today. These trends however, seem to cycle themselves through time as well. Let’s do a survey on hair and makeup styles, you can even try them on yourself.

1920’s Hair and Makeup

The 1920’s was the age of what is called the flapper fashion. Women started using makeup and applied them in public. Ox blood lipstick was predominantly used during this time. In terms of hairstyles, it was universal to sport short hair, which was a radical move from the long, curtain hair styles before the war. Bobbed, shingle cut and Eton cropped were famous among the younger generations, and cloche hats were in fashion.

1950’s Hair and Makeup

During the 50’s and 60’s, soft hues, peaches and cream were the predominating look. Narrow eyebrows and natural look with minimal blush and eyeshadow was the way to go. Lips were full and lush in color.
The 50’s look was achieved through a very long and arduous process of rolling and pin curling. There were no blow dryers or electric curlers during this time so you could just imagine! Women had to even sleep through their curlers and rollers.

60’s Hair and Makeup

As in the 50’s, what predominant during the 60’s was the extensive use of curlers. Straight hair was totally out, and beauty meant short hair. If you were born on this decade and you had long hair, you would probably wear some party curls and piquant pixies. If you had longer hair, you most probably would have had ruffled and big, curvy curls.

70’s Hair and Makeup

In the 1970’s, the age of disco style, not much changed in terms of makeup; the natural look was still favoured of all. However, makeup hair tips during that time was favoured towards long, smooth and straight hair with a flip towards the end.

80’s Hair and Makeup

Hairstyles in the 80’s were unusually large. Remember how Princess Diana looked like? This big hair look can be achieved through a blow dryer and some styling brush. Rollers and curlers became out of sight. Bob cutes became in, and cosmetic hair products for giving extra volume (mousse and gel) were popularly used.

Summer Red Hair Color!

Single-process color can appear flat and one-dimensional. To avoid this, Joseph Kellner suggests layering several variations of scarlet over each other: It reads as one color, but it’s full of texture—it doesn’t feel like a block of red. Mixed one color for your clients scalp area and a lighter version of that for the rest of her head. Then added fine brownish-red lowlights throughout and put subtle highlights on her ends so that they don’t look too inky.  For a believable red you want to stay within your natural base color. If you’re a dark blond, golden copper is good because there are undertones of that in your hair already; if you’re a light brunette, opt for copper; if you’re a medium brunette, think auburn. There’s nothing prettier than a child’s sunny copper hair—it has so much dimension. When you are hair coloring never choose a level 3 levels lighter than your base color. You will acheive a financial commitment you are not ready for.

Instead of choosing hair color based on someone’s skin tone, I focus on their eyes. If you have yellow in your eyes—a golden brown or hazel—think warm reds.  If your eyes are black-brown or pale blue, go cooler. The reasoning for playing up peepers instead of skin. A lot of natural redheads have a pinkish complexion, but then others have a more golden one. People always find ways to modify their skin tone, whether it’s tinted moisturizer or self-tanner. For the ideal eye-enhancing shade of red, I recommends holding different colored hair swatches up to your forehead. Then, once you decide on your favorites, have your colorist do test strands.

Red is one of the most difficult colors to keep; it fades ultra fast, so you’ll want to use a pigment-protecting product with UV filters.  It’s also one of the most difficult colors to get away from. Red tends to leave a residue, especially on blond hair. Be willing to stay with a warmer version of whatever your color was before. Even if you were originally a brunette, you’re going to have an underlying red tone for a bit.

While infusing your hair with red takes a few hours, I don’t recommend stripping the hair. Wait until your hair has faded before going to the salon—you want Mother Nature to help you get back to where you want to go. Once you finally do visit the salon, I like to start with a gentle professional product to take the red out, then have you come back in after a day or two to apply a more intensive chemical remover. And what ever shade of red haircolor you choose, please remember to use Salon hair care for your artificial hair color. Joseph Kellner Salon in Orlando, Florida 32836.

Joseph Kellner hair care tips for colored treated hair!

Highlights and dyes can damage your hair. We’ve got the tips to keep your hair healthy and your color vibrant.

Always use products specifically designed for color-treated hair. Only color-safe products have the technology to help you keep your salon-perfect color vibrant and fresh.

After you color your hair, wait two or three days (if you can make it) before shampooing to allow the color to absorb completely. If you want to shower, use conditioner in place of shampoo to give extra moisture without stripping the color.

Be especially gentle with color-treated hair — coloring weakens hair and makes it more prone to breakage. Only use covered elastics to tie it back and brush it with a natural bristle brush when it’s dry.

Never go swimming without protecting your color. Before going into a pool or the ocean, apply a leave-in conditioner on damp hair to prevent the chemicals and salt from stripping your color.

Don’t go to a tanning bed or sit in the sun without covering your hair. The UV rays will react with your color and may alter it or cause it to fade, so cover your hair with a scarf or hat.

Don’t forget to condition your hair daily! Colored hair needs extra moisture to keep it soft and smooth.

In order to get the best look for your sexy new style, you need strong and beautiful hair. Try these simple strength-building tips for healthy, durable locks.

To prevent breakage, apply conditioner in the shower and rinse. Don’t rough dry wet hair out of the shower with a towel as it will damage hair, blot hair instead to remove the moisture. Rough drying will only cause more damage.

Always condition your hair if it’s prone to breakage. Conditioning is the best way to give your hair the nourishment it needs to stay strong. And especially if it is colored treated, and foiled highlighted.
Use detangling spray and a wide-tooth comb on damp hair — wet hair is more delicate.
Sleep on a satin pillowcase if your hair is especially delicate. Satin won’t snag your hair or cause friction like cotton, which can rough up the cuticle of extremely fine hair.

Don’t use elastics that have metal clasps on them. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics.

Try not to sleep with your hair tied back. Leave your hair down as often as possible at night to prevent breakage.

To prevent frizz, Blow dry hair with a Smoothing Cream to create smooth texture. Getting the right brush is key for frizz-free hair. Invest in a boar-bristle brush with a rubber base to smooth and straighten hair. Or use a thermal brush.

To prevent breakage, wash hair with Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Hair is most fragile when it is wet, so after washing, dry hair gently with a towel to absorb excess water. Avoid brushing until most of the moisture has evaporated.

If you have really fine hair and are afraid of conditioning, apply conditioner first in the shower and then shampoo your hair. That way, your hair gets the moisture it needs, and you’ll get the clean, full-bodied feeling of a fresh shampoo.

Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! Any conditioner left on your hair will weigh it down and won’t allow you to get the most optimal style.

Never brush your hair with a metal or bristle brush when it’s wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or a vent brush on damp hair to prevent breakage.

When applying conditioner, focus on the mid-shaft to ends as that is where the most damage is; you don’t need to moisturize the roots.

Dry, brittle hair also looks flat and lacking shine. Apply a moisturizing conditioner after you shampoo, making sure to rinse it out well.

If your hair is brittle, don’t be afraid to lightly rinse conditioner out of your hair — it may benefit from a little conditioner left on your ends.

If your hair is fine, don’t try to over-condition it — this will only weigh it down. Pick the right conditioner for fine hair to add back moisture.

For naturally stronger, healthier hair, make sure you have a balanced diet. Your hair is a reflection of your inner health, so design your eating habits accordingly.

Once a week, deep condition your hair to leave it ultra soft and super strong. Apply your usual conditioner all over damp hair and put hair in a shower cap or towel. Leave it on your hair for 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and leave hair looking extra shiny.

Spice Up Your Brown Hair Color

It’s often said that brunettes have even more fun than blondes. If you’re getting a bit bored with your brown hair, though, you may be looking for a change. Here are some tips on how to liven up brown hair shades.

Add Highlights or Lowlights
One of the best ways to add texture and dimension to brown hair is to add highlights or lowlights. Whether you opt for honey blonde or vibrant red highlights or lowlights in a darker shade of brown, adding streaks to your hair can be a great way to liven up a mousy brown hair shade. Keep in mind that you can ask your stylist for thick chunky highlights or thin natural highlights.

Consider Going Darker or Lighter
There are many beautiful brown shades out there to choose from, so don’t feel like you are limited to just one! Coloring your hair lighter or darker can give you a fun new look. Whether you opt for a luscious shade of dark chocolate brown or a light golden brown, you will find plenty of brown hair shades to explore.If you’re thinking about coloring your hair, you may want to think about trying out a trendy shade. Caramel brown hair color can be an ideal option if you have an olive skin tone, like Jessica Alba, or a darker skin tone, like Beyoncé Knowles. Shades of mocha and bronze are also very “in” right now. If you are considering a reddish shade of brown, you may want to consider a shade of cherry chocolate brown.

Light Brown Hair Shades
If you have light brown hair, your best bet is to opt for blonde highlights. Although the general rule of thumb is to opt for highlights which are no more than two shades lighter than your base color, platinum or honey blonde highlights tend to look very natural on women with light brown hair color. Not into blonde highlights? Red highlights can also look beautiful on women with light brown hair shades.

Medium Brown Hair Shades
If you have medium brown hair color, you generally need to be careful about the color of highlights that you choose. It can be easy to misjudge what shade will look right on you, and platinum blonde highlights can look too dramatic. Shades of golden blonde and dark blonde can be ideal. If you have a medium chocolate brown hair color, light auburn highlights can also be a good option.

Darkest Brown Hair Shades
It can seem difficult to find highlight colors for darkest brown, or nearly black, hair shades. Shades like caramel brown and mocha are good alternatives to blonde and are ideal for lightening up. If you would prefer red highlights, consider a shade of copper or mahogany. Since darkest brown hair shades can be difficult to color over top of, it’s ideal to make an appointment with a hair stylist.