‘Colorist to the Stars’ coming to Mount Clemens salon

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 15, 2014

 Lois Lombardo, owner of Olympia Salon and Spa in Mount Clemens, referred to the Jan. 17 visit and guidance from Hollywood colorist Max Eli “a big deal.”

Lois Lombardo, owner of Olympia Salon and Spa in Mount Clemens, referred to the Jan. 17 visit and guidance from Hollywood colorist Max Eli “a big deal.”

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

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MOUNT CLEMENS — A Hollywood hair colorist, the visionary and creator of the J Beverly Hills hair color line, will be visiting a Mount Clemens salon soon, bringing the look of the stars to Macomb County.

Lois Lombardo, owner of Olympia Salon and Spa on Cass Avenue, said the Jan. 17 visit by Max Eli is a highly anticipated one,  since she and her stylists took on his system more than a year ago.

“He has been traveling the world and teaching stylists from all over how to work with his formulated system,” said Lombardo, who opened Olympia inside the old mineral bath spa and hotel 16 years ago. “The color line has evolved so much. It’s just beautiful; the color melting. It’s something you see on television and in magazines.”

In salon circles, Eli, who has 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, is a renowned color director. He resides in Hollywood, where his clients are some of the biggest celebrities of television and movies.

Lombardo said Eli’s invaluable experience as a stylist, colorist, salon owner, distributor and educator has garnered him acclaim from stylists around the world and has set him apart from his colleagues. He has taught for some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and has been instrumental in the formulation of various color lines. 

“I’ve had celebrity stylists visit before through the years because my salon and spa is about education,” said Lombardo. “We’re always current and on top of the trends.”

During his eight-hour visit on Jan. 17, Eli will guide Lombardo and her styling staff of seven through the latest techniques and products in hair color. Olympia Salon and Spa, a full-service salon and spa, was at press time scheduling seven appointments that day.

Lombardo said ideal clients that day are those who want a complete change in hair color and have been too nervous to take the plunge.

“Max and his chemists have developed hair color products with botanicals; they are much better for your hair,” Lombardo said. “This is a big deal.”

To schedule a color appointment, call (586) 783-4970. Olympia Salon and Spa is located at 117 Cass Ave., Suite 100, in Mount Clemens.

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