ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


Sarah Conner
Meche Salon, Beverly Hills
sarah@sarahconnerstylist.com

ELVIRA K.-I WANT THE ROOT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Elvira has been my client for years now and it sure has been fun watching her looks evolve and today’s change is absolutely one of my favorites on her.  

She came in with her natural root grown out from previous blonde highlights we had done months ago, and it is this root that became our inspiration.  Feeling creative we decided to keep the root and go for platinum on her mids and ends.  A bleach and tone without the harshness and maintenance of on scalp bleaching, if you will and it keeps the look modern and fresh, with an edge.  I love it!  

PLATINUM GLAMOUR

Is so chic, but so much maintenance and wear and tear on your hair.  When contemplating going for it, think long and hard, and decide if it’s worth it to your hair.  The integrity will be compromised!

MOLLY K.-SOFT BRUNETTE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Molly came in with a natural head of dark brunette hair…beautiful, but why not soften it for summer?  Balayage highlights were just the trick to give her her new softer subtle side.  

*Tip:  When trying to give a brunette balayaged sunkisses, start the hand-painted ribbony highlights just above the cheek bone around the face; there’s no need to go all the way to the root.  

TWO BLONDES ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Loving the tones of these blondes.  One is on the more vanilla cream side and the other has more of a strawberry golden edge.

AYAH Y.-LONG LONG AND BRONDE BRONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Ayah was on an American vacation and was sure to include a Beverly Hills salon experience as part of her travels, which is how she made her way into Meche salon and my chair.  And when in California, what’s a girl to do, but go lighter!  So I brightened her up with a round of traditional highlights as well as balayaged her mids and ends, transforming her color into a beautiful bronde (not quite blonde, not quite a brunette).  

Loved her and love her new look, what a cutie!

WHEN BRASS IS GOOD

Generally when describing hair color as brassy you won’t find the word ‘good’ within the same sentence, however the above photos just may be the beginning of changing the negative vibes of brass to positive ones.  Could goldfish blonde become the new requested hue?

HEATHER G.-BLONDE AMBITION TOUR:ONE STOP ONLY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Heather was ready to embark on the blonde ambition tour and go big or go home as this tour only had one stop.  A natural redhead, Heather was set on leaving like a blonde bombshell today-which means sit down, relax, grab about 15 magazines, put your feet up, get comfortable, order some lunch, and surrender to the color gods because you’re about to have a day date with me, a couple of assistants, a billion foils, and a whole lot of bleach.  Seven hours of good times and highlighting magic later, Heather’s tour was complete and I guarantee you she’s already having a whole lot more fun!  

Catch this babe teaching and sculpting buns all over Los Angeles at POP PHYSIQUE  - speaking of which, I desperately need my buns sculpted.  Le sigh.

http://www.popphysique.com/

DAYS OF SUMMER

I’d like a summer day like the above… oh and her hair color- love the shine, love the richness, love the dark golden bronzed barely there blonde.  

JENNI N.-LAVENDER WAVES

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

A tousled textured bob gets a little pizzazz with swirls of purple and lavender for Jenni’s last Cali salon visit before her move east.  

I’ll see you on the other coast, Jenni!

EMILY S.-THE FULL SCATTERED TIP OUT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Emily was basically a virgin head upon sitting in my chair looking for some sunkisses to liven up her locks.  I did what I call a full scattered tip out all around her head- take a small section, back comb it, only bleach the ends that are left out of the back comb, and continue on in random sections so that the placement is scattered and not a solid ombre. Using bleach, 7th stage, and 20 volume, I was able to lift her mids and ends to the exact tone I wanted so there was no need to do an actual toner or color gloss to enhance her look, just a Redken Shades EQ clear gloss for extra shine.  

Alessandra trimmed up Emily’s ends and gave her slightly textured layers to shape her cut and give her the perfectly imperfect beach wave curl that really shows off her hair color.  

Love this new look on Emily!

GOLDEN BOB

How stinkin’ cute is the golden blonde blunt bob?  It’s the perfect just past the chin length and if you have a natural wave and effortless body to your hair, well then bonus-Welcome to a no fuss style!

CASEY M.-STONE RED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Casey came to see me at Meche Salon armed with photos of hair color inspiration, well more specifically, armed with Emma Stone in her dark auburn red phase, photos of inspiration.  An array of photos is almost a must when consulting with your colorist in regards to an exact shade of red you’re hoping for.  Reds can be tricky, they are very subjective-they pick up different tones in different lighting, what is copper to one may be auburn to another, you may be describing something bright and fire-y and regret you did when you walk out looking like a punk rock princess.  Pictures, pictures, and more pictures can be your best guide to you and your colorist having a clear redheaded vision for your hair  

ALL THE COLORS OF A BLONDE

golden

pearl

baby

sandy

beachy

bleached

white

buttery

dishwater

platinum

swedish

norwegian

dark

medium

light

pale

summer

winter white

bright

strawberry

caramel

honey

apricot

peachy

bronzed

and their all subjective!  So when requesting and describing the blonde you want, it is helpful to bring in many pictures of what you like and even what you don’t like for reference.  

KIMBERLY A.-BLEND AND SOFTEN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Kimberly’s long locks were calling for some blending of old bands of color to make her hair look soft and cohesive as opposed to a an open book of her hair color history.  To correct this I did a round of fine highlights and a significant amount of tipping out.  I then bumped her base color a shade and toned down the root of her highlights to “erase” the start of them, followed by an all over gloss to seal it all together.

Kim’s hair is now calling for a hair whip and a head turn! 

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