ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July from Puerto Vallarta because nothing says God Bless America like a trip to Mexico.  

BOB AND BLENDED BLONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Here’s a case where better blended highlights makes for obviously better blended hair color, which in turn makes for a better stronger haircut.  When a cut is strong and bold, such as a bob generally is, in my opinion, it calls for more solid hair color.  A heavier round of highlights  and a bump up of her base brings her look together in a more cohesive manner, while canceling out unwanted yellowy undertones.  The shorter the do, the more you want the color and cut to work together!

EARTHY BLONDE

I’m obsessed, in love, and intrigued by these images.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Nothing is trying too hard including her hair color and yet the understated beauty of it all makes the biggest statement.  

KRISTIN C.-FRESH AND REFRESHED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by MICHAEL SPARKS

It’d been quite sometime since I’d see Kristin in my chair for color so when she cam back in months upon months later she was ready for a brighter refresh.  I did a round of highlights using both high-lift color and bleach, balayaged ribbons throughout her mids and ends, and also bumped her base up a shade or so to take off the edge and add some translucency to her natural color.  With her new color, Kristin looks fresh and refreshed and ready for summer.  So pretty!

BLENDBRE

Ok, so even then I’ve been trying to spread the word that less ombre is more, clients are still wanting and wanting and wanting to jump on this hair color band wagon.  Fine, fine, fine,fine.  If we must though, can we go for something more like this?  A soft ombre, a blended ombre, a barely there ombre.  Take the ombre you have and put an all over gloss on it- and tone it down!  Have the contrast from your roots to your ends be barely two shades difference.  Let the dimension be very subtle- almost a hidden reflection.  The result will be beautiful, more on piont in a classy, chic way.

KAREN W.- TOO MUCH VS. JUST RIGHT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Rooty is in, but too much root, is well, too much.  You want to have your roots look soft, natural, and subtle without looking like it’s been simply too long since you’ve made your way to the salon.  A round of highlights connected the grow-out Karen had with her previous color transforming her roots from being neglected to perfected.  

DALIT G- MORE PINK PLEASE
HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Dalit, my color chameleon client, came back for a deeper pink refresh…and here she is mid hair-whip to show it off. 
Love, love, love it! View high resolution

DALIT G- MORE PINK PLEASE
HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Dalit, my color chameleon client, came back for a deeper pink refresh…and here she is mid hair-whip to show it off.
Love, love, love it!

RESORT HAIR AND WEAR

Officially the first day of summer hence this post- glowing with summer ideas for prints, vibrant colors, resort wear, sunkissed locks, comfort, flowing, breezy, beauty, poolside dreams.  

ROMINA M-GOOD HAIR DAY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

A full head of balayaged highlights (hand painted) transformed Romina’s color from a brassy (overly warm) tone to a more neutral blonde.  Alissa cleaned up her ends, shaped up the layers around her face, and polished her off with a set of flat iron curls, which make the best imperfect beachy wave.  

All in all, a good hair day for Romina!

SUMMER HAIR DO’S-NO PUN INTENDED

It’s official, summer is here! And here’s a few ideas of what you can do to your do on a sunny beach day.

1. Let it whip wild in the wind- great to achieve a gritty natural texture that can enhance natural curl and give that “beach wave” feeling.  A day at the beach is like a can of Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray at your beck and call.

2. Sick corn rows, babe- Well only two, strategically placed, brings on a look of edgy class to your resort wear vs. looking like an overly cornrowed tourist.  Unwind the rows at the end of the day and the braids will give you beautiful crimped waves for tomorrow’s look.

3. Wrap it up- headbands, head wraps, scarfs, bandannas, you name it.  Anything that can be used to adorn your head can not only control your mane on a windy day, but also be the drapes to your wardrobe, in other words, a super cute accessory.  

EMILY S.- 9 MONTHS OF HAIR MAGIC

HAIR COLOR & HAIR EXTENSIONS by SARAH CONNER

Let’s just say that transitioning from years of being a bleach and tone with minor breakage to a more natural healthy beige-y blonde takes patience.  Luckily Emily is one patient realistic girl.  Here she is before and after roughly nine months of magical hair appointments that finally gave her the Cara Delevigne tone inspired, long, long “princess hair” she desired.  Yes, I love making hair dreams come true!

On Emily I use Hair Lingerie hair extensions- a gentle double stick taped method that needs to be retightened roughly every 5-6 weeks and because the hair quality is so amazing it’s reusable and will easily last you a year’s worth of use if not more.  

JUST ENOUGH

I’m here to say that you don’t need a full head of highlights or even a half head every single time you go into your salon for a re-touch appointment.  Why?  Because you’re colorist should be able to look at your hair and give you just the right amount to maintain your look- maybe it’s only a few highlights around your face on this visit, maybe the next visit you’ll need a face-frame highlight and few ribbons where you part your hair.  Then perhaps on the third visit you’re ready for a proper partial or a full round of highlights.

 What’s the benefit of doing highlights in this manner?  It saves your hair from becoming over processed, losing dimension, becoming a solid color, and help keeps the look looking natural.  

Look at her closely for example.  She reads blonde from the front, and perimeter, but if you look at the top of her head, her crown root area is pretty dark and hasn’t seen the light if a highlight for quite sometime. Yet, her hair color looks natural and maintained.  

Give it a try on your next few salon visits, not only will you be saving your hair, but you’ll also save time with quicker appointment times, but you’ll also save a little money in your pocket book, as salon pricing is generally based on the amount of time and work it takes to give you the look you’re going for.  

TERE ARTIGAS-I WANT TO BE A REDHEAD

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Ask and you shall receive.  Meet Tere, the other half of the sister-sister act behind the incredible jewelry line Gabriela Artigas, who came in with the request of becoming a redhead.  And viola’ here she is.  I love it as much as I love the current Artigas pieces I’ve been rocking.  

I’m obsessed with stacking 14k gold rope rings on my pinky- I’m up to three and still craving a few more and the tusk earrings are so delicate yet tuff’ that you feel like the cool kid on the block while they’re in your lobes.  

http://www.gabrielaartigas.com

BRONZED BRUNETTE

A good brunette for summer- medium toned with hints of golden discreet sunkissed highlights that have been glossed down enough to not even look like highlights.  Unintentionally sunkissed if you will, that gives off the vibe that her hair has been bronzed.  Gorgeous.

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