ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

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! 

DARK FOR SUMMER

Proof it’s a myth you should always go lighter for summer when dark is equally as fun and sexy.  

When your rich and shiny brunette tone begins to dull from too much fun in the sun and surf, refresh with a color gloss.  I always use Redken Shades Eq and for the above I’d regloss with 1oz 1/2 of 6nb and a 1/2 oz of 6n under heat for 10 minutes, cool for 5.  If it’s just the shine you’re missing and not the tone, do a Shades EQclear gloss under heat for 20 minutes.  

CASE IN POINT

See- her cut would take on a totally different vibe if her hair color was more dimensional, highlighted, and beachy looking.  See post 2 days ago to get what I’m laying down.  

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.  

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