MJS in the South Wales Argos

A MUM has praised a barber for the special effort he made when cutting her autistic son’s hair.

Smita Karhadkar from Bassaleg’s 12-year-old son Aamod is autistic and suffers with crippling anxiety and sensory issues.

When it came time for his haircut, his barber Carl Jones climbed into the family’s car where Aamod feels safe and cut his hair.

The family been visiting Carl at MJ’s Hair & Beauty in Newport for five years, but Aamod now refuses to enter the salon.

Mrs Karhadkar said: “I have booked numerous times in the last few months and have had to cancel last minute as he just won’t step out of the car and refuse hair cut point blank.

“This time we got to the salon okay but then Aamod became overwhelmed and refused to go in. I almost gave up again but then came up with a plan.”

They decided to leave him in the car and cut his hair there where he felt secure and relaxed.

Mrs Karhadkar added: “Carl was absolutely clued on and was proactive in offering to do Aamod’s hair where he was comfortable – in the car.”

Mr Jones said the experience was different to his usual haircuts but that he will try to accommodate anyone at his salon.

He said: “Aamod was happy to sit to there and let me do it. It was a tight squeeze but we managed to do it.”

Although he had no first-hand experience of autism before he met the family, the salon owner and his wife Maxine have had an insight into the disorder.

Mr Jones added: “I have learnt a lot about autism since I met Aamod and when I cut the hair of other autistic children I use the skills I have learnt.”

“We want to them to be comfortable, whether that is inside a car or anywhere else.”

The salon in Duffryn was established in November 2012 and have a number of clients with autism.

Mr Jones said: “We have two young boys who come here who have autism and we try to make them as comfortable as we can.

“My wife and I are very flexible and I will come in to the salon at 7.30am when nobody is at the salon to cut hair.”

Dermalogica now at MJS

The Moment Your Skin Changed. Forever.

When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, we’ve been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through sparkly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.

Education First

While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American “esthetician” industry, recognized that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under-respected.

Jane put her education in action, opening a small classroom in Marina del Rey, California under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI). She invited licensed skin therapists to get hands-on with the postgraduate training so critical to making them competitive in the business. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with 37 locations worldwide.

The Making of Dermalogica

While teaching at IDI, it didn”t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to “beauty,” so she developed her own. And in 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin therapy professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute.

As a brand, Dermalogica immediately upset the prevailing paradigm of beauty and glamour by classifying skin care as a health issue as opposed to a cosmetic concern. Just as we removed common irritants from the ingredient menu, Dermalogica also introduced a powerful new element into the brand identity: the specialized expertise of the professional skin therapist.

Then, as now, all our products are manufactured in the USA, we have never taken part in animal testing, and Dermalogica is sold only where professional consultation and professional treatments are performed by professional skin therapists. Dermalogica, now in it”s 30th year has become the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, sold in over 80 countries and prescribed more often than any other product available.

Know Your Zones

Truly understanding your skin is the first step towards a lifetime of skin health. Start with a Dermalogica professional skin therapist: fortunately, with over 75,000 of them in over 50 countries, chances are you have a skin health expert just around the corner.

Armed with Dermalogica”s unique Face Mapping® skin analysis, your Dermalogica professional skin therapist will decode your skin – zone by zone – and equip you with the real advice and results-driven regimen only available from a trained professional.

We’re Not Pretty.

(Or beautiful. Or pampering. Or luxury.)

We”re far too interested in guiding you to a new level of skin health fitness! So, while our packaging may not be designed to color-coordinate with your bathroom, you can always be sure that we”ve spent our time on delivering your skin the high-performance formulas it needs. Plus, we”ll never use common “beauty” ingredients like Mineral Oil, Lanolin, artificial colors and fragrances or other cheap fillers. Sure, it”s easier to formulate with them, but the bottom line is they”re just bad for your skin. Instead, we use ingredients that we know will work – our confidence founded by skin care professionals worldwide who use our products in their treatment rooms every day because they get results.

JANE D. WURWAND

Jane Wurwand is an innovative business visionary who opens doors for global women’s economic empowerment and professional development. She is the co-founder and co-owner of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, which are recognized as game-changing brands within the sphere of professional skin care education. Today, Dermalogica products are the number one choice of more than 100,000 professional skin therapists in more than 80 countries worldwide.

In January, 2011, Wurwand founded FITE as part of the Dermalogica Foundation. FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a global women’s entrepreneurial initiative inspired by her three decades of work within the skin care industry where the vast majority of the ownership and work-force is female. Today, FITE works to create pathways to entrepreneurship by providing access to small loans and business resources, supporting education and leadership training, and helping amplify women’s voices around the world.

In 2011, Wurwand spoke before the United Nations (UN) as the keynote speaker regarding the FITE mission to fund 25,000 women-owned small businesses worldwide, championed by Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General for the UN, and returned to the UN in 2012 to participate on a panel that addresses “The Role of Business in Empowering Women.” Surpassing its original two-year mission in less than 18 months, FITE has assisted more than 40,000 women in gaining financial independence. In 2014, Dermalogica’s FITE Sponsorship of the UN Foundation’s work on Innovation and Entrepreneurship began. Wurwand serves as a special advisor to the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, supporting their work with the UN to advance women and girls.

Since 2010, Wurwand has been a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and is part of their Women and Girls Action Committee. Her expertise was highlighted in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Trep Talk”, and in May, 2012, she was named CEO/Business Owner of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, as part of the publication’s annual recognition program, Women Who Make a Difference. Wurwand is also a frequent Huffington Post blog contributor where she writes on her passion for women in business and entrepreneurship.

Wurwand is an active Luminary Member of Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit which offers life-changing opportunities to at-risk girls. She also lends her expertise to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the National Association of Women’s Business Owners, which named Wurwand “Business Woman of the Year” in Los Angeles in 2009. Wurwand mentors graduate students and serves on the Board for the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at The Anderson School of Business Management UCLA.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Wurwand travels year-round as a speaker, and lives and works in Los Angeles, where the global headquarters for their companies are located. She and her husband, Raymond are parents of two teenage daughters.

See more at

www.dermalogica.com

www.dermalinstitute.com

www.joinFITE.org

The New Eco-Friendly Solution to Your Bad Hair Days

When it comes to caring for your hair, finding the right formula, perfect scent, and pretty, reusable packaging is near impossible. The relaunched Davines product range is making the quest a little easier. Including sulfate- and paraben-free reboots of their popular LOVE and MOMO products, it has more nourishing ingredients, eco-friendly containers, and the brand’s trademark amazing scents, so you don’t have to settle for a less-than-everything styling experience.

Inspired by the sustainability of the Slow Food movement, Davines has infused each of its updated products with an active ingredient grown by local Italian farmers.

MJS Hair & Beauty in the Good Salon Guide

The MJ’s team continually research what you would expect from a hair and beauty salon, so we’re not just reliant on 30 years experience and personal management. At MJ’s we know how to provide you with the style and exclusivity you need. With our excellent team of expert hairstylists, we provide an ambience and hair experience like no other hair salon.

Follow the link for more news and updates, and to review our salon.

http://www.goodsalonguide.com/salons/mjs-hair-beauty

Senior Stylist Lauren

Lauren our senior stylist has been producing fantastic work since she started day 1 with us, at present her fantastic balayage work is keeping her busy, and her amazing hair up do’s are something to be seen.

Olaplex available at MJS

WHAT IS OLAPLEX?

Olaplex is a hair repair treatment that’s getting heaps of buzz in the hair community, especially with people who have damaged hair from excessive bleach. It’s available in a couple of forms – Olaplex can be mixed in with colouring products to minimise damage, or used as a separate treatment

New smooth range available

Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo  //  “A gentle cleansing formula for unruly and frizzy hair. Moroccanoil® Smoothing Shampoo, featuring proprietary AminoRenew™ ingredient, restores depleted amino acids to strengthen and align hair’s natural keratin structure. Infused with argan oil and argan butter for smooth, healthy-looking, calm and manageable hair. When used with Moroccanoil Smoothing Conditioner, results can last up to 72 hours.”

Moroccanoil Smoothing Conditioner  //  “A gentle conditioning and detangling formula for unruly and frizzy hair. Moroccanoil® Smoothing Conditioner, featuring proprietary AminoRenew™ ingredient, restores depleted amino acids to strengthen and align hair’s natural keratin structure. Strands are instantly nourished with antioxidant argan oil and argan butter, leaving hair smooth, healthy-looking, calm and manageable. When used with Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo, results can last up to 72 hours.”

Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion  //  “All-in-one blow-dry lotion for effortless styling. Infused with expertly blended technologies from best-selling Moroccanoil® products, including nourishing argan oil, argan butter, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion leaves hair touchably soft, smooth and manageable. Its lightweight formula provides a medium hold and definition while taming frizz and resisting humidity.” If you are looking to have the perfect salon like blow-out at home you NEED this product in your life.

Redesigned Beauty Room

The salon has recently completed some re design of the beauty room and now has a separate barber room. Contact Carl at the salon to book haircuts, hot towel wet shaves, waxing, and all your male grooming needs.

Gel and acrylic nails

Sam our beauty therapist whom specializes in Gel and acrylic nails, we have had some fantastic client feedback about her work. She is here Tuesday to Saturday, and provides a calming relaxed atmosphere in the beauty room for all your beauty needs.

MJS Hair & Beauty – Stylist of the year 2015

We are delighted that Maxine has won woman stylist of the year 2015 at the Welsh hair and beauty awards, Maxine would like to thank all clients for your support, and the team for there continued hard work and dedication.

The salon recently celebrated its 3 year anniversary, we send out a huge thank you to all clients for your continued loyalty and support.

Follow the link for more news and updates, and to review our salon.

http://www.goodsalonguide.com/salons/mjs-hair-beauty