The Deregulation of Barbers and Hair Stylists

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Representative Tom McMillian has proposed the deregulation of Barbers and Hair Stylists in Michigan, meaning they would no longer be required to have any formal training or state licensing in order to work in a salon or perform services on clients. I believe this is both dangerous for the consumer, and is damaging to the industry as a whole and those who are currently working in it!

As a trained and licensed cosmetologist, I have no regrets about the time and money I invested in my education.  I would not be the stylist I am today if not for it.  It is no different from any other career that takes time and money in order to receive a degree or a license.  If anything, it already takes less time and money to receive a Barber/Cosmetology license than most other degrees or licenses.

Not only are there health and safety concerns with untrained, unregulated people performing services, it also belittles those of us who have made the investment of our time and finances to learn the necessary skills to perform our jobs safely and accurately.  Removing the need for training and licensing means that anyone and everyone could become a barber/stylist and potentially oversaturate the market.

Would you go to a salon and risk seeing a barber/stylist who may not have the proper skills to perform the service, or have the proper knowledge of safety and sanitation to perform the service without causing injury or spreading germs/disease?

Your Private Oasis

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o·a·sis/ōˈāsis/

A place of peace, safety, or happiness in the midst of trouble or difficulty

At Salon Juleen, it’s all about YOU!  My attention is for you alone, and there are no other stylist or clients around to distract or disturb you from YOUR personal time.  You can say or do whatever you want, without worrying about who else might hear or see.  We can have a private conversation, or you can relax in complete silence.  You can even select the music you will hear, or have none at all.  You alone determine what kind of experience you will have, and it can vary with each appointment.  If you’re looking for a place where you can get away from the everyday stresses of life, to relax and be pampered, check out Salon Juleen where it’s all about YOU!

Your Personalized Style

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At Salon Juleen you will receive very personalized, individual attention.  You will receive an extensive consultation at the beginning of your appointment to determine your specific needs and preferences, and you will go home with a style tailored specifically for your face structure, hair type, and lifestyle!  If you’re looking for a stylist who will listen to what you want, will design a style just for you, and will send you home knowing what tools and products are necessary to recreate the look, then call 517-896-6814 and schedule an appointment with Juleen Kenney at Salon Juleen!

Magic

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I really hate when in hind sight I wish I’d taken before pictures, because I seriously worked some magic tonight!  While grocery shopping I received a frantic phone call from a family member whose girlfriend (whom I’ve never met) had a major color disaster.  She had highlighted blonde hair and had asked her stylist to give her some chocolatey brown lowlights but was instead sent home with dark burgundy/purple hair with pink streaks.  Her stylist wouldn’t fix it until next week and she was DESPERATE!

I tend to be very cautious about re-coloring hair immediately after it’s just been colored because hair tends to be in a pretty fragile state for about 48 hours after coloring, so I usually recommend that clients just wash their hair several times with a strong clarifying shampoo to see if that helps before taking more extreme measures.  Unfortunately in her case, washing it was just causing the dark burgundy to bleed into the blonde causing it to be more pink.

I decided to try putting a Malibu treatment (a deep cleansing treatment used most often to remove product/chemical buildup, or discoloration from chlorine or hard water) all over her hair, put a plastic cap on it and set her under a hood dryer for about 20 minutes.  My hope was that the pink would be removed from the highlights, and the burgundy would be toned down a little bit.  I figured I would probably have to then put an all over color on to even out the colors and tone everything down.  But as luck would have it, the end result was way more than I could have ever hoped for.  As I rinsed out the Malibu, I could already see that the highlights were a perfect shade of blonde and I didn’t see even the slightest hint of pink or purple anywhere.  Instead, it was a very rich, warm brown!  Just like she was looking for!  No color or toning needed!

Things like this are what really make me love my job!  Looks like I have another brand new client this week!

Salon Juleen

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Many of you have known this was coming but some did not. Yesterday I finally took a big step toward following my dream!  I gave my notice at the salon and this Saturday will be my last day there! Why? You might ask… Because while renovating our new home these last few months, we have built a beautiful home salon!  Starting next Monday, April 23rd, I will begin working in my home salon which is just down the road from the old salon!

For any clients who already have appointments scheduled in the future, you are still scheduled for the same time slot, just in the new location.  Anyone else who would like to schedule an appointment can click the blue SCHEDULE NOW button to the right, or you may call me directly at 517-896-6814.

Salon Juleen is located in my home at 966 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840.  It is the second house to the east of Green Rd, the first driveway on the left hand side.  If you have any trouble finding it, don’t hesitate to call!

Looking forward to seeing you, and serving you, at Salon Juleen!

(Photos will be posted later this week)

Winter Hair Tips

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When it starts getting cold, and the heat comes on, I tend to get dry, frizzy, staticy hair.  One of the things I’ve found to help with this is less shampoo and more conditioner.  Did you know that you can actually “wash” your hair with conditioner?  I typically only shampoo my hair once or twice a week during the winter.  Don’t get me wrong, I shower every single day (sometimes twice a day if I work out), I just don’t use shampoo every time.  Instead, I used an extra-large dose of conditioner to ensure that my hair is thoroughly saturated, and then I give it a vigorous scrubbing to loosen any product residue or sweat and then rinse it right out.  This helps keep my hair clean, and moisturized throughout the dry winter months.

Hair-Washing Robot

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Panasonic has recently designed a robot that will both wash and dry hair.  The robot scans the clients head before beginning a series of hair-cleansing steps.  It can store unique data for each individual such as preferred washing modes (water pressure, temperature, etc.), in order to recreate the experience each time.

I don’t believe my clients will get to experience this anytime in the foreseeable future, but it’s crazy to see what might be coming down the line!