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.

New Alfaparf Lighteners

MAKA is thrilled to announce three new, innovative bleaches from Alfaparf Milano! Call 480-968-7980 or contact your sales representative for more information.

Blonde or Brunette? If all women’s hair were equal, bleaching would be child’s play. But everyone is different—just like their desires. BB BLEACH is the innovative bleaching line to obtain precise, personalized results which are also kind to your hair.


Start with light brown and blonde bases, get the perfect result.

The BLUE-COLORED powder helps to avoid unwanted color shades as it fights the orange residue at the end of the service.

  • Easy to mix
  • Even and non-volatile texture that becomes creamy when mixed 
  • Stable blend
  • Versatility of use
  • Fresh and pleasant fragrance
  • Hair has more cosmeticity after the technical service



Are you starting from intense and dark colors? Now there’s an innovative technique.

A white POWDER to keep the lightening level always under control. 

  • Easy to mix
  • Non-volatile texture that takes on a creamy and even consistency when mixed
  • Stable blend
  • Versatility of use
  • Fresh and pleasant fragrance
  • Excellent lightening performance
  • Hair has more cosmeticity after the technical service
  • Easy to mix, it adheres to the hair on application and does not drip.
  • Clay texture which dries on the outside, isolating the strands to avoid stains to the neighboring sections, but continues to work on the inside.
  • Allows you to create freehand even-looking shades.
  • Hair has more cosmeticity after the technical service



Let your imagination run free, to achieve fantastic results.

For freehand work, without foils, maximum natural effect A WHITE, compact and non-volatile powder. 

  • Easy to mix, it adheres to the hair on application and does not drip.
  • Clay texture which dries on the outside, isolating the strands to avoid stains to the neighboring sections, but continues to work on the inside.
  • Allows you to create freehand even-looking shades.
  • Hair has more cosmeticity after the technical service

Learn more from Alfaparf.

Coming in June: New IGORA Vibrance

Coming in June: New IGORA Vibrance

Offer your clients the full range of demi services (Tone on Tone, Pastel Toning, Fashion Toning, Neutralization/Color Correction, Color Refreshing, Clear Glossing) with this NEW range of state of the art moisturizing demi-permanent haircolor – a liquid formula that can turn into a gel or cream for more service options.

Try Me packages start at just $25. Contact your MAKA Sales Consultant or call 480-968-7980 for more information.

NEW! Calura Reds and Coppers


Are you ready to experience the most deeply rich Calura shades yet? Our LUXURIANT collection offers 6 shades that are superior in both intensity and longevity for an unsurpassed opulent result!


1 – Tube 5-444/5KKK
1 – Tube 6-444/6KKK
1 – Tube 7-444/7KKK
1 – Tube 4-556/4RRV
1 – Tube 5-556/5RRV
1 – Tube 6-556/6RRV
1 – Shade selector sheet

Save $5.51

CALL 480 968 7980 TO ORDER | Text 480-238-7678

NEW! b3 Ionic Color Lock

New! b3 Ionic Color Lock

Introducing the professional protective system that utilizes breakthrough bond building + ionic technology to help lock in week one color between appointments.

FOR THE STYLIST [use after every color service]

• Prevents pigment shift

• Seals Cuticle

• Prevents color washout

• Prolongs vibrancy

FOR THE CLIENT [use after every wash]

• Reduces color fade

• Prevents color transfer onto fabrics

• Repels dirt

• Cuts styling time

SIZE: 4.75oz 

20 Treatments per bottle

CALL 480 968 7980 TO ORDER | Or Text 480-238-7678

New iPro 2Go Compact Styling and Detangling Brush

New from iPro! iPRO 2GO! Styles & Detangles


  • Lightweight, anti-static, ergonomic uni-body design fits snugly into the palm of your hand, reduces wrist stress, soft-touch rubber finish provides secure grip and control.
  • Durable and easy to use, excellent on all hair types and lengths, glides easily through wet or dry hair while removing snarls, knots and tangles.
  • Flexible, soft-cushion design with comfortable memory-flex bristles and ball-tips gently massage and stimulate the scalp while adding shine.
  • Works great on the beach or in the shower, minimizes hair breakage and cuticle damage.

Call 480-968-7980 or contact your MAKA sales representative for special pricing.

Black Friday Preview

Join us for our best sale of the season and receive special discounts on tools, appliances, haircare, accessories and more!


These select locations open on Friday 11/24 from 8a-3p:

  • MAKA Chandler
  • MAKA Glendale
  • MAKA Tucson MAKA Albuquerque
  • MAKA Prescott
  • MAKA Las Vegas @ Sahara
  • MAKA Las Vegas @ Eastern
  • MAKA Salt Lake City
  • MAKA Ogden Riverdale

Watch our Facebook feed for more information on Black Friday activities.

In-Store Shear Sharpening Events and In-Salon Sharpening

In-Store Shear Sharpening Events

Want to get those shears in sharp shape but don’t like the idea of dropping them into the mail and hoping for their safe return? MAKA and Shear Joy are here to help! Shear Joy is one the highest rated companies in the country and they proudly sharpen ALL BRANDS by hand, using precision professional equipment to assure the finest edges possible while removing very little metal.

MAKA will be hosting a series of in-store, shear sharpening events that will let you get your shears sharpened while you shop. Check the dates and locations below and then call (480) 374-1970 to schedule an appointment.

– MAKA Scottsdale | Mon. May 7th | Call for times and prices 

– MAKA Glendale | Mon. May 21st | Call for times and prices 

– MAKA Chandler | Mon. Jun. 11th | Call for times and prices



About Shear Joy

Shear Joy is one the highest rated companies in the country and are preferred sharpeners for ALL shear manufacturers including Kamisori, Hachi, Washi, Bonika, Kenchii, Hikari, Yasaka, Shisato, Joewell and over 30 other major brands. Restoration of shears damaged by untrained sharpeners is a specialty to return them to factory specs.

Shear Joy proudly sharpens by hand, using precision professional equipment to assure the finest |edges possible while removing very little metal.

To schedule an appointment to “test-drive” a Kamisori shear or request sharpening, call (480) 374-1970 or contact your MAKA sales consultant.

It’s showtime! Hair for Fun 2018

Announcing Hair for Fun 2018!

HAIR FOR FUN TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! We’re thrilled to present Hair for Fun 2018! This year, Oligo Professionnel’s showstopper Misael Aponte will once again take the stage, along with ColorProof fave Phillip Wilson. Plus, we can’t wait to welcome fresh faces Ammon Carver, L’ANZA Creative Director, and Amika Global Artistic Director, Naeemah LaFond, to the Tempe Arts Stage. And, as always, we’ll have our best offers on our portfolio of brands. From exclusive kits to stock up sales, these are offers you won’t want to miss!

10a-5:30p • Registration Opens @ 8:30a
Reg. Ticket Cost: $79*
See our Facebook page for current ticket offers!

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway • Tempe, AZ 85281

Call 480-968-7980 to get your tickets NOW. Includes admission to all theater presentations, entry to demonstration and shopping areas, and a gourmet al fresco box lunch.


Misael Aponte presented by Oligo Professionnel
International Color Director, Misael Aponte is an innovative Master Colorist with over 20 years of experience teaching advanced hair coloring techniques. Misael inspires Colorists of all experience levels.

ON STAGE: See haircolor inspired by objects from beyond the Earth’s atmosphere! The 2018 Signature Looks are full of unique, vibrant colors.

Phillip Wilson presented by ColorProof
Award-winning haircutting expert, Phillip Wilson, is one of the most influential icons in the beauty industry. His diverse resume includes experience as an elite salon owner, platform artist, educator and mentor.

ON STAGE: Watch Phillip cut the new Modern Shag, an Asymmetrical Bob with dynamic color placement and a trendy, sexy short look.

Naeemah LaFond presented by amika
Global Artistic Director, Naeemah LaFond, has traveled the Globe as a Platform Artist and educator. She has been featured on the pages of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Allure, InStyle, Glamour, and Teen Vogue.

ON STAGE: Check out amika’s viral braids and big hair! Learn #hairhacks and how to efficiently achieve editorial styles. And watch for giveaways during the show!

Ammon Carver presented by L’ANZA Healing Haircare
Ammon Carver is a prominent industry force and unparalleled beauty expert. He has worked with brands like Ralph Lauren Polo and Nautica, and styled celebrity clients such as Leighton Meester and Kate Beckinsale.

ON STAGE:  See the Beauty is Fearless cut and color collection! Strong finishes support contrasting textures and reflect the daring essence of the modern women.



Tatum Neiderheiser presented by Schwarzkopf Professional
Tatum is a 12 year veteran of the education team. She works behind the chair 5 days a week in her boutique salon in Kingston where she is also the Creative Director. Her beautiful bridal work has also been published in magazines and blogs.

David Bangham presented by Neuma
Born and raised in England, David is a Las Vegas-area stylist and salon owner who has styled for corporate and private parties, Las Vegas nightlife events and photoshoots. He has been featured on Inside Fashion TV in 2009.

Tatjanna Czypionka presented by Patrice Beauté
From salon stylist and freelance educator, to a highly regarded stage artist and mentor, Tatjanna has played a key role in media productions, photoshoots and trade magazines. As Director of Education, she showcases her whimsical creative flare and solid technical background.

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.


8:30A  Registration

10A-11:15A  Oligo Professionnel presents Misael Aponte
12P-1:15P  ColorProof presents Phillip Wilson
2P-3:15P  amika presents Naeemah LaFond
4:00P-5:15P  L’ANZA Healing Haircare presents Ammon Carver

IN THE CARTER LOUNGE (Second Floor) – Intimate venue with first-come, first-served seating
9A-10A  Schwarzkopf Professional presents Tatum Neiderheiser
11:15A-12:15P  Neuma presents David Bingham
1:15P-2:15P  Patrice Beauté presents Tatjanna Czypionka
3:15P-4:15P  Alfaparf Milano presents Lindsay Lane
4:45P-5:30P  Schwarzkopf Professional presents Tatum Neiderheiser

5:30P  MAKA Raffle on the Main Stage


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