ON COLOUR GROUND

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

SAMANTHA M.-I WANNA BE BLONDE TODAY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Passing through on her vacation from her home state of Alaska, Samantha sought me out to make her blonde, just in time for her and her boyfriend’s next stop, Las Vegas.  Translation-“How blonde can you make me in 5-6 hours?  Yikes!  Can you say, “Get to work and highlight away?”

 Here she is- a blonde- after a full round of highlights plus tips, and then another round after that.  All in a day’s work! 

Thank you so much Samantha, for choosing me to be your colorist for your big change.  I hope you guys had a wonderful trip and I hope you get to make it back to L.A. sometime again!

ART IN BEAUTY

With a switch of your color or a wig for that matter your entire vibe can change and it’s beautiful to be able to be a hair chameleon.  

EILEEN B.-NEW BABY BLONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Eileen was referred to me by one of her girlfriend’s whose hair color I do.  (As I always say, that’s one of the best ways to find your next hair doing gem.  So thank you, Lauren, for the referral!)  Being a new mom, Eileen had let her natural color come in throughout  the duration of her pregnancy, and was now ready for her post baby brightening.  Ribbony buttery highlights and sunkissed ends were just what she needed to enhance her mommy glow! 

ABBY M.-EASING HER WAY TO BLONDE, THE SMART WAY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Abby came to me with a gorgeous head of all natural thick virgin curls- in other words, a ton of amazing hair, and a request to be blonde.  When it comes to a change such as this, my motto generally is to ease into it slowly for a myriad of reasons.  The obvious being it’s more gentle on your hair than blasting the cuticle away to blonde.  It also buys you time to adjust to your new look, giving you a chance to choose to fully commit or not.  

Above are the results of Abby’s first and second visit.  Clearly she’s no commitment-phobe and is fully embracing easing into the blonde side!

WHY I DO WHAT I DO—- THANK YOU! XX

Sarah, 
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your Tumblr. A few months ago I took the plunge and went brunette after having been a high-maintenance super highlighted blonde since I was 13 (I’m 30. That’s a lot of foil and high lift). My new color is a direct result of the images and advice you post, and is so much more modern and interesting than the rodeo queen hair I had before. Thank you for all you do.
 

CHERYL A. -CHAMELEON OF COLORS

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Cheryl has been a long time client who is definitely not afraid of change.  Such an admirable quality, might I add.  Above is a collection of tones we’ve played around with over the past few years along with her latest look of being a rich brunette.  Cheryl is quite the hair color chameleon and can truly pull off any color, but I must say I’m really feeling this all over dark on her with the bright lip.  Pretty pretty!  

MADDELINE H.-50 SHADES OF MADDELINE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

What’s fun about blogging clients’ color is that you have archives of their ever changing looks.  This is Maddeline’s third blog debut as she’s always down to switch up her shades.  Together, we’ve gone from strawberry blonde to beachy blonde, and now her latest request, chocolate brunette.  The girl is not shy to give new things a try and she’s so darn cute that she can pull off any tone!  Thank you, Maddeline for being you!

KATHERINE H.-SUNTEA TO CAYENNE 

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

What I love about my client, Katherine, is that she loves to switch it up.  I’d say about every other visit we play with her color and alter it in some form whether it be slight or major, so she’s no stranger to making an appearance on ON COLOUR GROUND.

 Katherine has always toyed with the idea of going red and so on this past visit we decided to go for it, knowing that if we were going for it, we were really going to make the red vibrant.  I transformed her hues of suntea locks into a coppery tone of cayenne pepper red.  Now that Katherine’s a vibrant redhead, she can rock this for a bit and then we can play some more by simply changing the tones of the red.  Perhaps we will go more ruby red, or more cool toned, or more auburn… sky is the limit here.  We all shall see…..

SPRING BARDOT BLONDE

Spring is rapidly approaching us, faster than I might be prepared, quite frankly.  How are you faring?  Will your locks be ready to take on brighter blonde?  If you’re one who goes back and forth between dark and light for the seasons, or has been exposed to the harsh dry elements of a true winter, prepare your locks to be brighter again.  Be sure you’re using intense hydrating products… shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, treatment oils, etc. are your new best friend to get your locks in shape again for the upcoming desires of being a brighter blonde for spring and summer.  

MARY M.-BRUNETTE LOVE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Mary was ready for a bit of a makeover with fresh hair color and a fresh cut.  A change towards being closer to her natural was the best route to go as far as keeping up the maintenance and flattering her skin tone.  Allie gave her a beautiful cut, giving her fullness, body, and some bold fringe.  I’m loving Mary’s new look.  What do you think?

KATY K.-TAKE ME DARKER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALLIE PARONELLI

Katy was bored with her sandy blonde and was ready for a big change towards a darker path.  Tis the season…I’ve been getting a lot of requests for going darker these days.  Allie then finished up her new look with a trim and some textured waves.  

MAGGIE C.-STRAWBERRY COPPER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

  Over being a traditional blonde, Maggie was ready to venture into more strawberry tones of blonde with a hint of copper, which I must say, I’m absolutely loving on her.  The new color gives her hair a vibrant shine that glistens in the sun.  What a gorgeous head of hair!  jealous.

ALEXANDRA H.-A BIG CHANGE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Alex is a girl that knows what she wants…and it’s never anything “too natural or too soft and pretty.”  She likes her blonde, in her words, “trashy” and her dark solid.  It’s refreshing to color outside of the norm at times and go for a more unnatural effect, especially when the majority of my days in the salon are doing quite the opposite.  

When going for such a big change of blonde to dark, it’s best to have a professional perform the task!  It’s not quite as simple as throwing dark color from a box on unless you really want to go for unnatural and end up with green inky hair.  

GALASSIA G.- BLONDER, BLONDER, BLONDER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA TIETGEN-SMITH

Galassia was spending her summer in LA and caught the “make me blonder, blonder, blonder California bug!”  So that I did- with a heavy handed round of traditional highlights, a whole lot of tips and a bump of her base, followed by a root gloss to keep her color looking natural.  Alissa completed her look with a trim and kept her look sleek and straight.  

ILEINA A.- DEEPER IS BETTER

HAIR COLOR/STYLE by SARAH CONNER

Ilenia, the Russian beauty that she is, came to me with hair color inspiration in mind… she wanted to be deeper and darker ala JLo brown.  I took her inspiration and went with it, giving her the best version of JLo suited for her.  What a gorgeous girl with a gorgeous head of hair… I’m loving her color being deeper!

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