By Kelly deVos

Kelly is a Young Adult writer living in Gilbert, Arizona. She is a Creative Fiction student at Arizona State University and an arts administration intern for the Marooned Journal. She is also a contributor to The Writer’s Diaries and YAgabonds. She is represented by Kathleen Rushall of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Our Online Store is NOW Open

Our online store is OPEN and ready for business! 

You spoke and we listened. You said you wanted to be able to order at home in your pajamas, to restock your retail with your iPad and to browse our promotions on your phone. So, we’re thrilled to announce that our new online shopping experience is ready to rock.

Just jump online and quickly create your online shopping account. As we are absolutely committed to making sure our site is accessible to salon pros only, we’ll verify your account and then you’ll be able to shop.

As always, our team of amazing MAKA Sales Reps are here, you can call 480-968-7980 or order via text at 480-238-7678.

New in April: Gloss.Me

New at MAKA in April from Design.Me!

Gloss.Me HIGH SHINE hair serum

It’s (high) time your hair got the shine it deserves, and we’ve got the goods.

Gloss.ME is a unique formula of oils and proteins, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E that make your hair stronger, fuller and healthier. Our (not so) secret ingredient? Just the right amount of cannabis sativa seed oil added into the perfect blend.



  • Instant shine
  • Silky and soft to the touch
  • Nourishes hair to help prevent split ends and breakage
  • Strengthens hair strands
  • Fights frizz
  • Seals in moisture
  • Increases manageability



Does Gloss.ME contain THC?
No, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from the hemp plant and is THC free.

Is Gloss.ME legal?

Is it good for extensions?
As is the entire Design.ME line, Gloss.ME is great on extensions.

Is this the hair serum I’ve always dreamed about?
You know it!


The Perfect Blend

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

  • Moisturizes and strengthens

Rice Bran Oil

  • Nourishes for soft to the touch and lust worthy shine

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

  • Strengths
  • Boosts shine
  • Moisturizes
  • Head turning body and movement
  • Manageability

Argan Oil

  • Locks in moisture
  • Strengths
  • Maximum shine in minimal time
  • Smooths

Moringa Seed Oil

  • Nourishes
  • Split end mender


Made Without the Nasty Stuff

  • Sulfate free
  • Salt free
  • Paraben free
  • Gluten Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • No artificial colours

Call 480-968-7980 to order or see your MAKA Sales consultant for details.

For more information, visit Design.Me.

Coming in April: Goodbye Yellow

NEW! GOODBYE YELLOW Neutralizing Wash Shampoo!


• Counteracts & neutralizes yellow undertones 

• Helps to prolong cool tone luminosity in between salon visits 

• Provides a gentle cleansing free of SLS /SLES sulfates* 

Highly pigmented neutralizing wash that may be used as a regular shampoo or a shampoo toner to neutralize unwanted warm tones.
TIP: Can be used as an alternative to toner after lightening services

New L’ANZA Liquids!


Get outstanding demi permanent color, shine and condition in one quick easy service. Limitless options are yours with our intermixable, easy-to-use palette of 26 formulas that can effortlessly be applied using an applicator bottle or bowl & brush. Infused with Lumplex-C and rich antioxidants for vibrant color & shine.


Want to learn to use LIQUIDS? See our list of upcoming classes!

Welcome BABE Lash

Problem: Most people’s natural eyelashes are shorter than they would like. Lash enhancement can be expensive, temporary, time consuming, inconvenient and artificial. Where does this leave us? 

Solution: BABE LASH! The BEST way to enhance, condition and increase the appearance, length and fullness of YOUR OWN lashes saving time and money! 

Check out their selection of products. Please note that pricing below is RETAIL to the client.

Check out these results!

Call 480-968-7980 for more information or contact your MAKA sales representative for details.

Hair for Fun 2019 Tickets Now Available!

More artists! More stages! More demos! More deals!

Hair for Fun is back and this year it’s better than ever. You won’t want to miss this educational extravaganza featuring the most in-demand hair artists from the most in-demand brands! We’ve got the showstopping color techniques of Misael Aponte, Ammon Carver’s global styling sensibilities, Kathy Simon’s precision cutting, Rossa Jurenas with what’s next in color trends, men’s grooming from Lock & Loaded and more. This year’s brands Schwarzkopf Professional, L’ANZA, Oligo Professionnel, Neuma, Babe Hair Extensions and Color Proof!

9a-6p • Registration Opens @ 8:30a

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway • Tempe, AZ 85281


This year, we’ve got two ticket options, both on sale now!

The Standard Ticket $79
This is your ticket to the best show of the year! Includes admission to all theater presentations, entry to demonstration and shopping areas, and a gourmet al fresco box lunch.

The Upgraded Ticket $114
This $35 ticket upgrade includes everything covered by the Standard Ticket PLUS express check-in, preferred theater seating and a swag bag full of some of our favorite show products!

Call 480-968-7980 for tickets!

On the Theater Stage 

Misael Aponte presented by Oligo Professionnel
Misael Aponte is an extremely innovative Master Colorist with over 20 years of experience teaching advanced hair coloring techniques. As the International Color Director for Oligo Professionnel, Misael inspires Colorists of all experience levels traveling worldwide to share his creative vision through exciting stage shows and intimate classroom settings alike.

Ammon Carver
Ammon Carver has come a long way from his days training show horses in Utah.   Since making his professional career debut, Ammon has become a prominent industry force and unparalleled beauty expert.  After moving to Manhattan, Ammon quickly built a loyal clientele, including celebrities Leighton Meester, Maggie Grace, Katie Lee Joel, Bruce and Patty Springsteen, Molly Simms, Parker Posey and Kate Beckinsale. In addition to his impressive work behind the chair, his repertoire also includes styling for advertising and fashion campaigns, film, television, and runway shows.  Backstage at New York Fashion Week, he has worked behind the scenes with luxury brands Van Cleef & Arpels, Ralph Lauren Polo, Nautica, Luca Luca, Vlassis, and more.  His editorial designs have appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Lucky, American Salon, The Cityist, The Colorist, People en Español, and Dazed & Confused. In 2016, he won 2 prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) awards. He won both the 2016 NAHA Master Stylist of the Year and the 2016 NAHA Salon Team of the Year for his studio the Ammon Carver a L’ANZA Healing Center.

Rossa Jurenas presented by Schwarzkopf Professional
Rossa Jurenas is a multiple award-winning hair stylist, ground-breaking colorist, make-up artist and industry educator. She trained with industry icons Vidal Sassoon, Vivienne Mackinder, Xpressions, and for the past 21 years she has been the recipient of consistent international acclaim awards, for her innovative approach to styling and design. In 2017, she won a host of prestigious awards for her work. She placed in the top 5 stylists for the whole of North America for NAHA Colorist of the Year. Rossa’s additional accomplishments in 2017 list ~ Editorial Stylist of the Year & Colorist of the Year – Mirror Awards. In 2018, Rossa was named Canadian Colorist of the Year – Contessa. Rossa also was a finalist for the Behind the Chair Global competition for color and cutting.

Kathy Simon presented by Neuma
Kathy Simon began her career in Montreal, Canada in 1986; worked as a Stylist and Educator for Vidal Sassoon in London, England; as Artistic Director and Educator for Suki’s Academy in Vancouver. She won Elite Master Hairdresser of the year at the Canadian Contessa Awards 2017. She was also a finalist for Canadian hairdresser of the year 2017, Best Video look book in 2017 at AIPP international awards and Best Video look book of the year in 2014 at the Canadian Mirror Awards. Before joining NEUMA, Simon was a member of the Schwarzkopf USA team and Schwarzkopf Canada, where she rose to the position of Canadian Essential Looks Artistic director for Schwarzkopf Professional, responsible for training the Canadian Essential Looks teams. She was also invited to numerous presentations across North America and internationally to present Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks collections.

David Bangham presented by Neuma
Born and raised in England, David’s curiosity and love for travel brought him to the United States in 1985. David channels his creativity and passion for visionary art in a medium that brings exciting experiences with many people who have inspired and learnt from him throughout his career. As a visionary, David has facilitated a multitude of hair shows, seminars, hands-on workshops, team building and training programs across the United States and Central America, as well as developed cut, color and styling curricula. David’s style and creativity has also led to work in styling for many corporate and private parties, Las Vegas nightlife events, as well as editorial styling and a feature spot on Inside Fashion TV in 2009. He currently works behind the chair and travels as an educator with Neuma Beauty.


On the Studio Stage

William Beau presented by Alfaparf Milano
William Beauregard is based out of Boca Raton, Florida owning and managing Beauregard & Company, a thriving salon. As an Alfaparf Milano technician, educator, and platform artist Beau has worked the stage showcasing collections at international hair shows and VIP events.

Christina Carlsson presented by amika
With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, published hair stylist and makeup artist Christina Carlsson brings a highly creative vision, technical expertise, and eclectic experience from print and television in Los Angeles to runway & stage in New York City.

Tom Volk presented by Babe
Tom Volk is a professional beauty industry agent for change. He is Vice President for Babe Hair Extensions and is a Certified High Performance and NYU Executive Coach. Join him to learn how to make 2019 the Best Year of your career while having even more FUN!

Chad White presented by Color Proof
Chad brings with him a unique approach to salon’s day to day situations. From runways in California to New York, his fresh and honest approach will enlighten and reignite the creativity in you. Passion and attention to detail make Chad an integral part of the ColorProof family.


In the Carter Lounge

Lindsay Lane presented by Alfaparf Milano
Lindsay is an experienced brand educator, certified instructor and stylist mentor focused on excellence in hair color. She is also certified in beaded row extensions, balayage and hair painting and has served as a retail manager.

Lock & Loaded Education Team
Join Lock & Loaded’s educational team as they walk you through their “10 Step Fusion system.” This easy-to-follow system was designed to help stylist bridge the gap between hairdressing and barbering quickly with confidence.


Welcome Design.Me

DESIGN.ME was a light bulb moment shared by 4 friends – one that has evolved into a full-line brand focusing on creativity, possibility and innovation. Used by both hair stylists and clients, DESIGN.ME products give hair sheen, oomph, volume, and styling speed. Plus, these high quality products are cruelty-free, and contain not one single drop of harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten.

DESIGN.ME is the heads up the industry has been craving: a hair care and styling line that lets originality let loose. Your hair was always willing to play nice; it was just waiting for products to play nice with. DESIGN.ME for you.

Learn more:

Semi Di Lino: New Look and Formulations

Why Semi Di Lino from Alfaparf Milano:

SEMI DI LINO is Italian for FLAX SEED. Flax Seed has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, to maintain beautiful skin and hair, due to its amazing properties:

-Nutrient rich in omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids, proteins and linoleic acid

-Deeply protects and replenishes hair

-Gives hair unparalleled shine

After over 30 years of research, Alfaparf Milano has perfected Flax Seed Extract with exclusive active ingredients and unique complex to:

-Enhance and prolong shine(shine fix complex)

-Protect and retain color (color fix complex)

-Treat and nourish hair (vitamin complex, nutria-sugar, cortex repair)


Alfaparf Milano Technology


Vitamin A, E and F complex revitalize the cuticle.


Nutri-Sugars act as a lipid cement to seal and replenish the natural moisture content.


Cortex Repair + Bamboo Marrow act inside the hair fiber to repair structural damage.


• Gentle products formulated without using any unfriendly ingredients

•Free from allergens* mineral oils, sulfates, parabens, & paraffins

• FSC PAPER: From responsibly managed forests


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