ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

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!

BRUNETTE-A-COMIN’

I’m starting to get requests for darker tones… that means it’s about to be a brunette fall world again.  

Can’t wait.

MADDELINE H.-EVER EVOLVING

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

You’ll find Maddie on the blog several times ever evolving and switching up her hair color.  Here she is amidst her latest transition from being a rich chocolatey brunette back into the realm of blonde, a realm we have even once visited before.  No matter what color she remains the cutest of cutes.  

ALLYSON C.-BYE BYE YELLOW

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by STACEY HO

Allyson came in to see me with a few months worth of roots and a request to diffuse the yellowy blonde tones she’d been battling in her highlights.  (Yellow tends to come into play on blondes when they’re just not quite lifted far enough in the bleaching process.) To complete Allyson’s request, I too did a round of highlights, but lifted them to more of a pale yellow tone before removing the foils- think the color of the inside of a banana peel.  I then gave her a root gloss to tone down the start of her highlights, which helps them to avoid looking stripy amidst all her root regrowth.  The end result, a a brighter baby blonde plus a healthy trim by Stacey, and there you have a subtle new do for Allyson.  

CREATIVE COLOR FOR THE DAY

Alright kids, it’s time to get creative, be free, be weird.  There is so much temporarily “fun” hair paraphernalia available in the world these days that being creatively “different” with your hair does not have to be left to the goth child, the rebellious punk, or the weirdo in the back corner-all who are generally not afraid of being permanently “different.”   So get out there and play with some temporary colors that will wash out in just a few shampoos.

Some of my favorite’s worth a try:

Kevin Murphy Hair Chalks

http://www.kevinmurphystore.com

Major Moonshine Glitter Gel

http://majormoonshine.bigcartel.com/product/major-moonshine-glitter-gel

Evo Fabuloso Color Conditioner

http://evohair.com/products/fabuloso

Hair Spray Paint

http://www.walgreens.com/q/temporary-hair-color-spray

ALEXA R.-ADDED INTEREST

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Alexa was ready for a little interest to be brought to her hair after being monochromatic for years.  I highlighted her and tipped her out to add dimensional gradation to her color and in doing so completely changed her vibe.  Right before our eyes, Alexa transformed from a cutie patootie girl, to a babe-aliscious young woman.  

LAST WEEKS OF SUMMER

Let’s face it, summer is heading out of style…unfortunately.  So if you didn’t get your summer blonde on yet, you better get to it!  

note:  If you’re one who likes to go back and forth between blonde and brunette for the summer and winter seasons I’d skip the bleach and tone and opt for something more natural, that can take on the transition into dark better.

KYLE M.-CHANGE ME UP

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by STACEY HO

Kyle came to see me and Stacey at Meche Salon as a new client ready for a change.  Inches off and a strong fringe made the biggest difference, thanks to Stacey-paired with a round of highlights for a brighter, lighter, softer blonde by me, to complete Kyle’s makeover.

Great to meet you Kyle and way to embrace a change! 

COPPER, BLONDE, BRUNETTE, WHAT?

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again.  Color is subjective.  It’s subjective to your eye, to your mind, to artificial lighting, to sun light, to distance, to your haircut, to your parting, to timing, and even to your body image dysmorphia however great or slight it may be.

 These three photos exemplify what I’m laying down here, or typing down, or whatever.  

In the first photo she looks rather coppery, in the realm of an unnatural redhead if you ask me.  The second, she looks lighter, a little more of a honey blonde and in the third she looks more ombre-an almost brunette root gradually fading lighter.  

Now, knowing the world of editorial shoots- I promise you this is not the case of changing her hair color for each specific shot.  It’s the case of exactly what I was laying down above.  It’s all subjective.  

So ladies, before you enter hair color self obsession mode, followed by a meltdown, remember your hair color is always changing.  It’s going to look different-especially in different lightings, settings, partings, etc. and it’s a good thing, because otherwise it’d mean your color was flat.  And ain’t nobody got time for flat!  Embrace the evolution of your color.

VANESSA W.- FRINGE & SUNKISSES

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Love, love, loved Vanessa, and even more loved giving her natural brunette locks a taste of what it feels like to have your hair kissed by the sun.  Ribbony balayaged highlights throughout her mids and ends toned to a caramel-y color soften her overall look and accentuate the the tousled texture created by the “bang master” herself, Alissa. 

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!  

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