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

ALLISON R.-A YEAR LATER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Allison lives far far away so are visits are few, but we make them count!  You’ll see above her before pic from her first visit, the results of that trip, and and also the results of her second visit, roughly a year and some change later.  It’s important for me to give her virtually no maintenance color since we are not able to have regular salon visits.  To do this I keep the highlights from her root toned down and allow them to gradually get lighter and brighter as they transcend down, thanks to the balalyage technique of highlighting.  All she has to keep up with at home is her base color.  

So good to see you Allison, and I look forward to your next trio to Cali.

TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT

Oooo here is a prime example of is your length working for you?  Look at the above photos.  In which ones does her face and facial features look the strongest, stand out the most, look the prettiest?  Is it when she has the illusion of a shorter bob or when her true length shows?  

I know I’ve got my answer… winner winner chicken dinner if you said shorter… in my opinion anyway!  

Now try it on yourself.  If you’ve been contemplating forgoing a few inches test it out- tuck your ends in a jacket or a scarf to create a faux bob, take a few photos similar to the above, and compare how your facial features stand out,  

KATIE C.-LIGHTEN AND BRIGHTEN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Katie came in with one thick long head of hair, that had lost its luster.  So it was our mission to bring her back to a lighter and brighter life.  Alessandra lopped off inches and created movement with invisible layers, giving Katie a modernized long bob. a.k.a. a lob, which opens her up from getting swallowed by all that hair.  I then brightened her color by giving her natural looking highlights, toned down at the root, and balayaged big brighter ribbons throughout her mids and ends for extra pop that will help accentuate the movement created by her cut.  A little change can go a long way!

THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT

Love me some Eniko and her perfect hair color for fall.  Blended, rich, warm golden strawberry hues that don’t scream of obvious dimension.  So gorgeous I can’t even stand it!

KAROLINA KURKOVA-NYFW 2014
HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER
HAIR STYLING by BRYCE SCARLETT

Just a couple of my favorite looks spotted on the beautiful Karolina at New York Fashion Week-which just so happen to also be styled by one of my dearest and most talented friends, Bryce, who not only kills it every time, but also knows how to accentuate hair color with each, twist, turn, and bend of hair!

FALL TRENDS CONTINUE

I said it last year about this time and I’ll say it again… the look of overly dimensional, overly beachy, and overly ombre’d are looks of days of yore’!  Embrace the continued fall trends this season and on into winter with rich gorgeous blended, solid, hair color.

JACKIE W.-A LITTLE HAIR CAN GO A LONG WAY

HAIR EXTENSIONS by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

One custom hand-sewn hair extension weft was all that was needed to transform Jackie’s long fine hair into a head of hair to be envied by all.  A little extra hair sure can go along way!  

BLENDED BOLD DARK AND DENIM

Well let’s face it… this post is more about where I’d like my fall wardrobe to go than about the hair.  Though the hair is sick and chic and blended… less beachy highlighted vibes for fall, my friends.  Get into it!

MARI T.-ONCE YOU GET A LITTLE TASTE

HAIR COLRO by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Once you get a little taste of blonder and shorter you just want more!  So scroll away to see all of Mari’s stops on the blonde ambition tour of her life.  You’ll gradually see her getting braver and bolder has her locks keep creeping up and craving the brightness.  Thanks to OLAPLEX I was able to push Mari’s naturally black hair to the palest depths.  

Such a cutie, this one!

TRANSITIONAL BRUNETTE

Not ready to fully embrace fall yet?  Keep your brunette a little sunkissed as you transition into the colder seasons.  

HILI A.-FROM BRASSY TO GORGEOUS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Visiting from the MIddle East, Hili was in search of a brighter blonde with a more neutral base as nobody wants brassy (orangey) tones.  This is a common request from clients trying to go from really dark hair to light.  The trick is allowing the lightness to come from the highlights vs. the base.  Lifting a base too far when it’s that dark brings about the unwanted brassy tones.  After one visit, Hilis is well on her way to returning home with one insane head if hair-so gorgeous!

SPORTY BLONDE

Good thing sporty and wild blonde hair are in because it’s been my uniform these days.  

KATE M.-WEDDING COLOR READY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Wanting her hair color to be timeless and classic in her wedding photos as opposed to capturing a trend of the 10’s, Kate came in seeking to erase her ombre and become a more natural looking- barely sunkissed brunette.  To do so I drug out her base color, choosing a tone much closer to her natural hair color, did a heavy round of lowlights, and sealed it all together with a gloss.  

Remember when doing lowlights to either leave out the ends until the last five-ten minutes or use multiple formulas, for the root, mids, and ends descending from the darkest to lightest tones.  

BABE-Y PINK BLONDE

At first glance all you see is a babe of sexy 70’s esque’ blonde but take a closer look and you’ll really see the dusted ombre of baby pink, proving that funky can also be hot!

MARISA B.-LONG TALL STRAWBERRY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ADRIAN CASTILLO

Wow, Marisa has some loooong hair…au natural at that-rare to come by.  So what a treat it was for me to get to be the one to color her to a subtly sunkissed strawberry blonde brought to you by a round of balayaged highlights, a slight bump of her base, and an all over gloss.  Adrian polished her rapunzel like locks by cleaning up her ends and adding long face-framing layers.  A nice beginning step towards changing your look for the first time!

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