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As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after colorists, Michael 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Lives of Style’s Celebrity Hair Colorist, Michael Canale: a three time winner for Winning Shade in ELLE‘s “Best Hair in America 2012 for creating Jennifer Aniston’s color. 

Every Monday, Michael shares exclusive tips, techniques and super-hair-color secrets for beautiful color he creates for superstars and the world’s most famous and beautiful celebrities.

EMAIL MICHAEL AT to get answers and solutions for your personal hair color questions and challenges.

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About Michael Canale:   michael canale

As a master colorist, in the business for over 30 years, Michael is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

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

Famously known for being Jennifer Aniston’s colorist since the beginning of her career on “Friends,” Brazilian Vogue touted Canale as the creator of the most sought-after hair color ever. He is regularly included in W magazine’s “The W Black Book.” He has also been voted into Earl Blackwell’s iconic “list” as one of the world’s finest beauty professionals for four consecutive years. Michael’s one of the best colorists in the country. Canale Salon in Beverly Hills is renowned, and he and Chris McMillan, Jennifer’s stylist, have the Canale Salon in Malibu, and Michael also works in New York and in San Francisco.


Happy almost July 4th!! You will want to look red hot at summer barbecues so I wanted to answer Nora’s question today.

Hi Michael,

Should I change my hair color for summer? What are the hottest hair color trends for the season?




Hi Nora,

Thanks for your email.  And 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.

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. 

Anyone can send in questions so please email me at

Until next Monday!





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