Great Hair for a More Beautiful You

Carolyn Murphy

Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, provides expert advice on hair colour, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colourist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colourists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colourist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Summer is quickly approaching and keeping your hair healthy, vibrant and shiny is an attainable goal with these few quick conditioning tips from Canale.

Lives of Style: If you color your hair do you need a deep treatment?

Michael: You should always try to replace what color takes away from hair shaft. And one thing to remember is that the sun is a natural bleaching agent. So I created my line to preserve hair colour.

Lives of Style: Do you recommend to your clients to use your conditioner: “Soften,” as a deep conditioning treatment?

Michael: You can use Soften as a deep conditioning treatment. It promotes shine and reduces oxidation due to all of the anti-oxidants in the conditioner. Hair gets shinier after using my products. You would leave the conditioner on an extra five minutes. It works instantaneously to rebuild the hair shaft from the outside in.

Lives of Style: How can you use your products for maximum health?

Michael: I suggest using Nourish–my vitamin foam, once or twice a week and Soften should be used daily. The vitamin foam also works on the hair from the inside out, improving fullness, cuticle health and strength. Since it swells the hair shaft it also produces shiny healthy hair and can be used as a finishing conditioner.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  Lives of Style and Lives of Style’sMonday with Michael ™ ©2015 want to facilitate answers to questions. While authorities such as Michael may not be able to email each of you individually, select questions will be answered.

Remember, log onto http://www.livesofstyle.com/the_last_wordand email Michael at Michael@livesofstyle.com.

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Perfect Your Hair Color

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, provides expert advice on hair colour, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colourist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colourists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colourist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Lives of Style: Do you change your clients color for summer? 

Michael: Yes, you can move your color for the season.  The looks I am creating are summer worthy. I start moving my clients into summer colors in the middle of spring. It is a natural blonding effect.

Lives of Style: What are the hottest hair color trends for the season?

Michael: For spring and summer, I give my clients more pop around the face and then use the sun to work with us to remove the oxidation. A lot of hair cannot handle us pulling bleach through to the ends so we use the sun to remove the dullness of oxidation. It is a gradual lightening to get you into a position where your ends lightened by the sun so your hair doesn’t break off and it looks great.

To get sun kissed ends, you can put your hair up in a ponytail at the top of your head so that the tips are open to the sun. Since the ends are exposed they will lighten and you won’t have to run bleach through your entire hair. Ensure you put sunblock on your face and then just go for a walk on the beach.

I also use other techniques in the salon exclusively by my staff, which remove oxidation without damage but you cannot do this yourself.  Our goal is natural, perfect sun kissed color and healthy hair.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  Lives of Style and Lives of Style’sMonday with Michael ™ ©2015 want to facilitate answers to questions. While authorities such as Michael may not be able to email each of you individually, select questions will be answered.

Remember, log onto http://www.livesofstyle.com/the_last_wordand email Michael at Michael@livesofstyle.com.

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How to Get Perfect Blonde Locks

Carolyn Murphy

Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, provides expert advice on hair colour, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colourist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colourists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colourist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Lives of Style:  If a new client comes to you and she has gone overboard with her hair color and it is now too brassy, how can you tone it down?

Michael:  To solve that problem, I would use a color bath. Since Canale Salon is known for correction, brassiness can only be corrected permanently by removing it.  Highlights are the best correction and then it is essential to tone it properly.  I am known for creating the “color bath,” a permanent blending technique that allows me to control the color. It’s a specific mix that I personalize for each client so everyone gets a bespoke color. It was one of my first correctional color techniques that I made mainstream. We do this after the highlights.  Then you will have beautiful looking hair.

Lives of Style:  If a new client wants to go blonde, how do you decide what a good blonde would look like on her?

Michael: A lot of women want to brighten up their hair color in time for Spring–now that the sun is out and the weather is warmer.  The way to go blonde with the best possible results is to start going blonde and every time I highlight I move the color blonder until I get our desired “blonde” look.  My technique makes my clients hair color look more blended from root to end, darker to lighter and it shouldn’t be done in one process.  I don’t want to damage my client’s hair by over coloring so we move our clients in stages to reach that perfect blonde.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  Lives of Style and Lives of Style’sMonday with Michael ™ ©2015 want to facilitate answers to questions. While authorities such as Michael may not be able to email each of you individually, select questions will be answered.

Remember, log onto http://www.livesofstyle.com/the_last_wordand email Michael at Michael@livesofstyle.com.

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Engaged? Find Out How and When to Get the Perfect Hair Colour for Your Big Day

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, provides expert advice on hair colour, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colourist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colourists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colourist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Is now the right time to start planning for your wedding hair?  You might have just gotten engaged and you think the dress is the first thing you need to decide upon—you might be mistaken in your priorities.  You may think it’s too early to start planning for your September wedding but Celebrity Colourist Michael Canale suggests starting focusing on your colour now.

Lives of Style: When do you start working with clients who are planning for their Big Day?

Michael: About six to nine months before a wedding. It’s important to meet with my client and their stylist so that we can start moving colour. It’s especially important if you are a brunette and want to go blonde. Then, after you have picked your dress we can talk about how you want to wear your hair. And I adjust the colour to the hairstyle.

Lives of Style: What is the process like?

Michael: Usually my clients want to go blonder – 90% want to go lighter – and most brunettes want accent highlighting for movement and updo’s.  Six months before, I gradually move the colour to the hue that my clients desire. And two weeks before we do a final run through, they will show me a picture from their hair stylist’s trial run and then I will place the highlights accordingly so that the highlights perfectly accent their hair style.

Lives of Style: What type of accents do you do with highlighting?

Michael: I like do highlights around the face–and then, there is a certain style of highlighting for updos, or for enhancing hair if it is going to be worn down or in a side lift. It’s all tailored, so it is a couture look for the wedding.

Lives of Style: What do you suggest to keep a bride’s hair extra healthy and shiny when moving colour?

Michael: A lot of people like to use my vitamin line, Replenish, to prep for a wedding to get their hair strong and healthy. It is a new vegan approach that has all you need for healthy hair.  My vitamin foam, Nourish, is formulated with antioxidants and vitamins that promote natural hair growth and strengthens the integrity of the cuticle for stronger hair which improves the ability for the hair to hold colour. Also, using my conditioner, Soften, will help strengthen my clients hair as I move my clients colour getting ready for the wedding.  My conditioner is perfect for prepping highlights or maintaining the condition of the hair after colour treatment.

 

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  Lives of Style and Lives of Style’sMonday with Michael ™ ©2015 want to facilitate answers to questions. While authorities such as Michael may not be able to email each of you individually, select questions will be answered.

Remember, log onto http://www.livesofstyle.com/the_last_wordand email Michael at Michael@livesofstyle.com.

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Get Hot Winter Hair Color

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, provides expert advice on hair color, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colorist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colorists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colorist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Canale shares his secrets on helping hair grow and getting your hair to become shiny, healthy and luminescent.

Lives of Style: What is the trend for hot winter hair color?

Michael: Most people are misguided into thinking that you should go darker in the winter. There’s nothing worse than looking darker in gloomy weather. We are doing thinner, more natural highlights that are brighter—not so summery, but with enough brightness to keep people upbeat and happy. We need more “happy hair” in the winter.

Lives of Style: A lot of women want to change their hair color and tend to want to do that in the winter months. How do you work with your clients?

Michael: Bring them up to blonde. When I meet with my clients who want to go blonde I will talk with them and create a blonde that suits their coloring, lifestyle and vision. I ask them, “How often do you want to touch up your hair? Do you want highlights or base color and highlights.”

Lives of Style: What do you look at when creating a color?

Michael: I can tell what hair is going to do–if you lift the color it will be warm, and I know how the hair is going to react to coloring. I am known for creating a natural look so I pay attention to how much red is in hair or skin–or if the client has yellow hue to her skin, I might want to lift her a little, but keep her close to her natural color so it works with her whole persona. If a client wants to be blonde, my job is to make her the right blonde. It will be a different tone based on her coloring.

Lives of Style: How important is eye color?

Michael: I always go off eye color and choose the best hair color that will bring out the eyes.

Lives of Style: What else do you pay attention to?

Michael: I watch what people gravitate to regarding their clothing—colors–usually that’s right tone. My choice is what kind of blonde am I going to make for you. Sometimes we actually highlight before we do the base color–and that’s a great way to highlight and keep their hair color under control. It’s an old school technique I rarely do but it is perfect for certain clients to get a beautiful natural and complementary color.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  Lives of Style and Lives of Style’sMonday with Michael ™ ©2018 want to facilitate answers to questions. While authorities such as Michael may not be able to email each of you individually, select questions will be answered.

Remember, log onto http://www.livesofstyle.com/the_last_wordand email Michael at Michael@livesofstyle.com.

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Grow Gorgeous Locks

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2017, provides expert advice on hair color, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colorist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colorists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colorist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Canale shares his secrets on helping hair grow and getting your hair to become shiny, healthy and luminescent.

Lives of Style: Everyone wants to know what’s the best way to get hair to grow? What’s the process?

Michael: Eating properly, living a balanced lifestyle. By ensuring your diet is balanced you’ll get enough nutrients to have healthy hair.

Check out my new vitamin line, Replenish. I made my vitamin line out of super foods, which support healthy hair. If you are lacking in nutrients your hair is going to suffer and my products supply my clients with nutrients and vitamins that stimulate the hair to it’s fullest. We have a lot of people writing in that their hair is getting stronger and longer faster.

Lives of Style: What nutrients are in your vitamin line?

Michael: Replenish is filled with numerous nutrients and vitamins which all help contribute to hair strength and are important for hair growth. Everyone knows about Biotin, however there are many other nutrients that are important for lustrous hair. For example, we used Blue Green Algae which gets it’s super-food status from a high concentration of proteins, nutrients and vitamins. Calcium has numerous functions in the body and it is essential for nerve growth, digestive health, and heart functions and also contributes to the growth and maintenance of healthy hair. Vitamin C helps build collagen, which is important for growth but it, also plays a necessary role in absorbing iron, which keeps locks strong and shiny. B5 is important because a deficiency in this vitamin can harm the hair follicle, which may lead to hair loss. Magnesium creates strong hair follicles and strong hair strands and leads to long term improvements in strength. Green Tea leaf helps prevent and cure common hair problems such as dandruff and psoriasis by reducing inflammation. It also stimulates hair growth and softens the hair. There are many more ingredients, which are all important for strong, healthy beautiful hair.

Lives of Style: It’s refreshing to have it all balanced for us. A perfect stocking stuffer.

Michael: Yes! For everyone in the family. Happy Holidays!

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Say Bye Bye to Damaged Hair, New Michael Canale Hair Care System

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We at Lives of Style hear that some product, device, application is revolutionary a few times a day and ever hopeful, we research, purchase or download it and are more often than not disappointed, out money that we could put towards a fabulous dress, new tech gadget or popular toy for one of our team’s adorable baby girl.

Now, doubtful after many attempts at finding that “it” thing which will change our life; we more cautious and more discerning.

We am extremely judicious when it comes to beauty products and especially regarding our hair—color and health. One of our producers searched out Michael Canale over a decade ago when she read about him in Allure and discovered that he created Jennifer Aniston’s hair color for “the Rachel,” and has continued her direction of color ever since.

Over many years she has stayed true to Canale because he is a master with color and she never have to have it corrected (which wasn’t the case with previous colorists) and she always walks out of his salon in Beverly Hills feeling fabulous.

She recently had a baby and noticed that her hair was changing; it was breaking off more, feeling more brittle and looking lackluster. Enter our hero; Canale mentioned that he created a new line of products that are vitamins for the hair and are specifically formulated for the needs of color treated hair. And we thought to ourselves, “could this be the “it” product that we were looking for?” We bought the line at his Beverly Hills salon and decided that we would give it a try.

After two months of using the shampoo, vitamin foam and conditioner we can honestly say that it’s revolutionary. Our hair is softer, shinier and healthier and we are happier – which is extremely important.

One of our producers said, “Every time I shampoo with “Cleanse,” I feel like I am entering a tropical paradise,” the fragrance is refreshing blend of lavender oil, Shea butter and grapefruit extract with notes of bamboo, jasmine and oriental woods. And more importantly we noticed that after shampooing our hair, it isn’t tangled and still maintains color and moisture.

We especially love the vitamin foam—“Nourish.” You put it on the scalp, not the hair, so section your hair a little so you can get the product to your skin, leave it on for three to five minutes and then rinse it out and add the conditioner–or like our new mom, if you’re lazy or hurried (which 99% of the time we are right?) I just add the conditioner to the ends and rinse out.

It’s the crown jewel of the line as it was formulated with antioxidants and vitamins that promote natural hair growth and strengthen the integrity of the cuticle for stronger hair and improve the ability for the hair to hold color.

The conditioner aptly called “Soften,” is a blend of natural oils and protective antioxidants that are formulated to enhance hair shine, reduce breakage and create softness. After one use our hair felt softer and silkier and we appreciate that it also aids in maintaining my hair color.

The dry shampoo—“Refresh”—is now available and we are so excited– it is a lifesaver not to mention timesaver—as it extends the time that you have to wash your hair which has the added benefit of extending the life of your color.

When our hair is healthy we realized we feel happy. It’s refreshing to find products that actually make us feel better!

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.

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Tips on How to Get and Keep the Hair Color You Desire

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2017, provides expert advice on hair color, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colorist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colorists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colorist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Canale shares tips on how to get and keep the color you want.

Lives of Style: What should you do before you go to the salon which can help your colorist get the correct color?

Michael: Clean your hair before you go to the salon for color. While there is some controversy about this, it is a fact that it takes longer for the chemicals to break through dirt to perform the reaction desired. If the hair is not too dirty, the dirt will help protect the scalp from the sometimes harsh reaction to the skin. “Too dirty” is a relative term, and includes styling products and processes. So you should always have a clean head when you plan on getting your hair colored.

Lives of Style: How should you wear your hair?

Michael: And you should always wear your hair as you normally do. If you don’t then you might get a look that you wont like on an everyday basis. So if you usually wear your hair straight go to the salon with straight hair. If you usually curl your hair go to the salon with curls. This will give your stylist a set idea of what will look good on you on a day to day basis.

Lives of Style: How do I keep my color looking good in between going to the salon?

Michael: Hot water causes fading. As we all know heat opens up the cuticle this is where the color pigment molecules are. So if you are wondering why your color never sticks and you are taking showers that could heat up some pasta–that is your problem. You should wash your hair with lukewarm water or better yet cold.

Lives of Style: How often should I get it touched up?

Michael: If you are a blonde with highlights you would want to get it re-colored every four to eight weeks. If you use a base color then you would want to come in after four weeks. If you are a brunette it really depends upon how fast it fades. I prefer making brunettes with semi-permanent color in case someone changes their mind. If you are using a gloss you would want to do it every four shampoos. A gloss acts as a retardant for fading. My glosses last three weeks. An over the counter gloss probably lasts every shampoo.

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Must-Read! Get the Right Hair Colour For You

Cameron Diaz in the Holiday

Ever wonder how celebrities’ hair colour always shines and looks radiant on them?

Master Colourist, Michael Canale, known for creating Jennifer Aniston’s golden hue, sheds light on how to pick the right hair colour.

Lives of Style: How do you pick the right hair colour?

Michael: I look at my client’s colouring, clothing and eye colour. God usually gives you the right colour so I pay attention to my client’s natural hair colour.

For example–if I look at the underside of their wrist and it is a blue tone then she’s a “Summer.” “Summer” people are usually born as tow-heads and get ashier as they get older. So for my clients who are a “Summer,” I do cooler-toned highlights. For many “Summer” clients I leave more of the natural hair colour and do my paper-thin highlights for a nice rich colour, so that the hair keeps its integrity. I don’t want to lighten to the point of damage.

“Winter” clients can have a light complexion with a rosy cheek but also typically include Indians and African Americans. “Winters” wear more solid colours, richer colours, and have a warm brown to their hair colour. For “Summer” and “Winter” clients I don’t usually want to put warm gold, red, copper or caramel tones on their hair.

“Autumn” and “Spring” are yellow undertones with a peachy complexion. “Autumn” clients have more copper in their hair naturally. I would never put ash on an “Autumn” or a “Spring.” I use gold, yellow gold or copper colours. If you lift an “Autumn” or “Spring half a shade you will get a red or copper tone and my clients don’t want a warm tone–so going to a master colourist is important. I manipulate the colour and highlight to precise hues or do numerous coats of colour to control the colour.

If it’s the wrong colour, you will see shadow under their eyes and they would always have to wear makeup. I know when I have the right colour because my clients don’t need to wear makeup—their skin shines.

Lives of Style: What’s the most requested colour?

Michael: The most request colours are baby blonde or caramel blonde. When it’s wet it’s slightly gold.

Lives of Style: What are Cameron Diaz or Bella Heathcote —two celebrities you have worked with?

Michael: Cameron Diaz is a cool-toned blonde and if it’s not done correctly her hair will disintegrate. When I worked with her on the movie, “Holiday,” I used paper-thin cool-toned highlights for a light baby blonde look.

I am keeping Bella golden—moving her to more of a “Summer” cool-toned look—which is not done overnight – it’s accomplished over time–with finesse.

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Trendy Tuesday…

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Whether you have 20/20 vision or not, the wire-rimmed glasses are making a comeback! The geek chic look which has been spotted all over the runways—by brands like Gucci and Chloe—is now making its way to celebrities and street-style stars alike. The lightweight frames are a perfect way to finish off an outfit for a vintage, throwback vibe. If you want a 70’s-inspired look, take note from Bella Hadid who donned a pair of gold-trimmed glasses with a champagne ensemble. Or for a 90’s look, opt for Selena Gomez’s small oval frames. How would you style the wire-trimmed glasses?

 

 

 

 

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