Choosing the right Hair cut and color

How many people do you know that actually love their hair? What are the qualities that create a great head of hair? It is supposed that some people are just lucky. These “lucky” people seem to have hair that looks great when they roll out of bed in the morning. Perhaps, there are a few people for which this supposition is true. However, for most it is not. For example, Jennifer Anniston has been known for her locks since the sought after haircut she premiered on “Friends.” After that, women across the country ran to their stylist asking for that haircut. Little did they realize that that haircut was wisely chosen to accentuate her features and may not be suitable for everyone. In addition, her hair color complimented her skin tones and cut. This magical combination of cut and colors was formulated by a stylist specifically for Jennifer Anniston. If the average person wishes to attain the same wow-factor as the movie stars, she needs to have an experienced stylist choose a cut and color appropriate for her features and skin tones.

Martin Rodriguez has been styling and educating the L.A. and O.C. area for 30 years. He has been trained in multiple color systems and is Founder and educator for KaleaRose HairCare Products.

Martin Rodriguez @ Ooh La La Salon

Be aware of what sulfates are!

Sulfates & sodium laureth sulfate make shampoo products foam, lather, and cleanse. For people with highly sensitive skin, sulfates may irritate the scalp and skin, excessively strip essential oils from hair, it may cause hair to feel dry to the touch. KaleaRose offers sulfate free shampoos.


SD alcohol, also known as wood grain alcohol, has been considered drying to the hair. kaleaRose focus on healthy alternatives includes alcohol free hair care products for client's who seek that option.

Synthetics & preservatives

Methyparaben & Propylparaben have commonly been included in personal care products. However, ongoing debate over its continued use and long-term safety has led us to remove these ingredients from our products. kaleaRose formulations are paraben free.


KaleaRose does not, and never has conducted product testing on animals. All of our ingredients, product testing and production are cruelty-free.

For keratin-style treatments avoid shampoos containing salt or sulfates.

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In my thirty years of experience doing hair, I have seen numerous trends in both the application of color products as well as cuts and styling. Many of these trends that I have seen are borrowing from other eras, decades or even centuries in the past. The 80’s for example, have always reminded me of the Victorian Era. Both of these time periods were characterized by styles that strived to look unnatural. Colors and styles revealed the effort of curling, pinning, coloring and teasing the hair. In the Victorian Era many women used an array of wigs, while hair in the 80’s often looked like wigs.

I have always felt that these styles in both time periods sought to say something profound about the person, that they were privileged enough to spend time and money on their hair.


In contrast, the Grunge Movement of the late 80’s and early 90’s bucked th

is idea of coiffed hair altogether. In this subculture it seemed that nobody wanted to look like they brushed their hair, let alone had it styled. The only connection I have made to this movement, is perhaps the peasants of yesteryear. the only difference being that those who subscribed to Grunge, did it by choice, perhaps as a message of rebellion against the mainstream culture.

Since the mid-90’s, there has been a trend towards more natural-looking hair color and style. Although some groups still touch upon the idea of outrageous cuts and colors, most people prefer to have their hair colored and styled to look natural. People want to look as if their hair is naturally smooth or curly with vibrant shine and beautiful color.

Instead of looking as if we are socially privileged enough to spend time and money on our hair, instead we want to look genetical.


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