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Ever have a burning question about what you should do with you hair?  Does you hairstyle always seem to be the same with little flare and you don’t know how to fix it?  Ask Just Joshua, and he can give you a professional’s opinion on going from blah to beautiful!

 From the Scissors of a Stylist

First, let me introduce myself:  I’m Joshua Gray-Heim, Owner and Master Stylist of J.Co Salon & Blo’Dry Bar located in Downtown Historic Fayetteville, NC.  I have been a stylist for over 13 years.  I spend most of my days working full-time behind the chair helping guest each day achieve greatness with the hair they have been blessed with.

Besides being a “Behind the Chair” Stylist, I also taught students, stylists, and instructors; working with Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell The Schools around the nation.  Helping them become amazing artist and realizing the beauty found within the world.  I customize each guest experience in my chair and help them understand their hair needs and teach them how to master their own styles each day.  I have worked on numerous local events, plays, concerts and weddings.  One of the most fun jobs I have is heading the Hair and Makeup Department for the Carolina Country Music Awards Showcase each year in Myrtle Beach, SC; alongside some amazing artist and stylist from allover the southeast.

Enough about me!  Let’s get to some of our awesome questions that have been on your minds.  Remember, you can send me an email anytime and possibly be featured in article like this by emailing me at


What does Winter Hold?

Dear Just Joshua,

First, I love the idea of asking a stylist other than my own stylist for advice.  I mean, she is amazing, and has done my hair since my boyfriend got stationed at Ft Bragg 3 years ago. But sometimes I feel like she gives me the same style every time I see her.  I’ve even asked her to change it up a little from the same blonde highlights or blonde ends and my natural at the root that I get throughout the year.  I’ve really wanted to go darker and less blonde but each time, I seem to still leave with blonde hair; which is really nice but doesn’t seem to be the pop I’m looking for.  I really want to have an amazing hairstyle for the winter because I’m going to be in a wedding in December and of course, you guessed it, my ex will be there.  How would you suggest I tell her that I want to be darker and still keep my hair healthy?

 -Darker Day Dreamin’


Dear Darker Day Dreamin’-

It sounds like your stylist is missing what your desires are.  Of course, the goal of any stylist is to make sure that you are happy at the end of the day, especially when it involves making a change.  I would suggest showing her some looks that you like.  Pinterest is a great resource when explaining what you want.  Talk to your stylist about different color options for your hair.  New products are made each day that are especially for keeping your hair healthy and looking beautiful.  You said in your letter that you want to, “change it up a little from the same blonde highlights or blonde ends and my natural at the root”.  Ask her about simply toning the blonde to a darker color or even a coppery red or warmer brown that is a shade or two lighter than your natural with a Demi-Permanent color.  That way, it allows you to “Test Drive” the color and it’s not as damaging to your hair.  A great option is Paul Mitchell The Demi.  It’s a safe color and long lasting and is extremely hydrating.  We offer this at J.Co Salon & Blo’Dry Bar as a great way to change it up without the commitment of permanent.  Best of Luck at the wedding, I’m sure you’ll be turning heads!

Hey Just Joshua:

What are your thoughts on what hair colors are going to be hot this winter?

-What’s Hot?

 Dear What’s Hot?,

Rich, warm colors with dimension! Don’t just think of red colors as warm.  Even browns and blondes can be warm.  I suggest “Test Driving” a color by either toning your current color with a Demi-Permanent color or by adding some warmer tones with lowlights.  Remember; make sure you’re up for the maintenance.  Darker colors naturally fade faster and will need to be hydrated to keep them looking warm and rich.  Here are some examples:





It seems everyone is curious about what to do to get prepared for the winter.  Everyone’s idea of change is different and even the smallest change can make a huge difference.  In the winter months our hair gets naturally drier.  Remember to use Hydrating or Moisture Shampoos and Conditioners to keep your hair happy.  If you are “Chemically Dependent” and color your hair, make sure that your Moisture Shampoo is Color-Safe.  Moisture and Color both fight for space in the hair.  Finding the right product will guarantee that you’ll have both the protection and the moisture you need.  For example, Paul Mitchell’s Awaphui Ginger Moisturizing Shampoo and Cream Rinse: They add a level of protection for your color and keep it hydrated!

Remember, no matter your hair, no matter your budget; your hair is yours.  Make sure you take care of it, and keep it healthy. Consult a professional and use only the best products for the best results!  And as always; PEACE, LOVE & HAIRSPRAY!!

Visit J.Co Salon & Blo’Dry Bar

417 Hat Street, Fayetteville NC. 28301


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