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

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. 

MEGHAN S.-BEAUTIFULLY NATURAL

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Meghan came in craving a hair color that looked more natural and less obviously highlighted.  An easy fix and one that translates beautifully in bringing out her eye color and enhancing her skin tone.  She looks flawless!

CARMEN R.-BRING OUT THE FUN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Carmen was ready for a change, a modern makeover if you will-which brought Alissa and I together to collaborate alongside of her, discovering the options for her new do.  We all agreed her look needed to come together more.  The heaviness of her cut paired with the two-toned-ness of her old ombre was weighing her down and offering a disconnect.  Deepening the color and lopping off the bulk of her hair was the best bet to refresh Carmen”s look while opening up her face features as opposed to closing them off.  Keeping her just slightly sunkissed adds interest to her cut, but in a connected way that is still fun and playful.  Sometimes you just gotta go for it and make a change! 

MICHELLE F.-EVOLVING THROUGH THE YEARS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Michelle is a long time client who originally came to me seeking to be darker without the brass she was continuously fighting through her old base color.  See above’s first ever before and after’s.  Over the years we kept her dark and then ever so slightly began to add highlights.  Cut to today’s after pics documenting the progress of her evolution to becoming a sunkissed brunette.  The highlights have given her a softer glow and a feeling of being ready for the summer months to come.  

MAKIKO T.-DASH INSPIRED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by NEIL WEISBERG

Inspired by Khloe Kardashian’s recent blonde ambition tour, Makiko was ready to follow her lead of uber dark haired beauties going for blonde beyond their hair’s imagination.  When done correctly and patiently, one’s hair can generally take on the challenge-Makiko’s blonde dreams became a reality in two visits a few weeks apart.  That’s two visits of highlights and a full tip out done under a watchful eye as there’s no point in over processing.  I always say, what’s a girl to do with fried blonde hair?  The answer is, nothing, you can’t do anything with it.  Point being, go blonde but go cautiously and you can make the color level leap as safely and beautifully as Makiko did.  

PS. scope out her jewelry line- super cute pieces.  I’ve been rockin’ my Spike necklace almost daily. Thank you, Makiko!

http://www.makkojewelry.com

MARIAM M.-LIGHTER DAYS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

BLOWDRY/STYLE by GUY RIGGIO

You may recognize Mariam’s before pics from days of yore on the blog as she’s a long time client.  However this time, she was ready for a lighter look without the upkeep.  To do this you need to keep the look rooty- a round of highlights (both foils and balayage) “erased” from the root with Loreal Richess 6n for ten minutes did just the trick.  Such a goregous head of hair on such a pretty girl-ahhh life just isn’t always fair!

STEPHANIE SEYMOUR-NEED I SAY MORE, YES!

So most of us know that Stephanie Seymour is one of the hottest brunette, leggy, bombshell supermodels of all time and ageless, might I add.  I mean I first fell in awe of her when she graced the pages of  Victoria’s Secret catalogs in the 90’s, not to mention when she stole the heart of Axl Rose in the November Rain video and briefly in real life.  (Youtube it, young-ins, and take in a lesson of true rock-n-roll mayhem.) Let me also say that that is the only time I’ve pictured what I’d like my wedding and wedding dress to look like, complete with Slash as my hired musician with a guitar solor on a bluff, and also my personal guest, naturally-my big day has yet to come, but the vision remains the same.  

Now here she is 20 something odd years later still looking just as hot, leggy, bombshell, and young as ever and my awe has been rekindled.  However, I cannot help but address the awkwardness I feel when seeing her pose with these perfect looking young male models, otherwise known as her sons.  Yes, I said SONS.  I mean is it not slightly weird that your mom is this hot, half dressed, and you are assisting in zipping, lacing, and brushing her up, whilst posing.  Yes, gorgeous photos, yes, editorial, yes, art, and, yes, it’s Stephanie Seymour and I’d definitely help zip her up if she asked-but ewwww, who wants to help their mom into a corset?

BTW-her soft chocolate slightly sunkissed brunette hair color is to die for.

KATE L.-DE-ROOTED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/ STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Caitlin had been rocking a rooty ombre-esque look and was due for a change.  A heavy round of balayage highlights broke up inches of her deep root, while still keeping her color low maintenance, and softened her over all look.  A nice change for spring and the summer months to come.  

SHEELA N.- BRASSY TO CLASSY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

A common complaint for dark haired beauties trying to be lighter is that their hair always ends up orangey, reddish, or copper toned just to name a few adjectives- all otherwise known as the dreaded word, brassy.  Never has it been a client request, nor was it Sheela’s desired look.  Thus she called for neutralization of the unwanted tones, which transforms everything, especially skin tone.  To avoid the brass, be realistic with your hair color desires.  For the most natural look try to aim within two shades lighter than your natural color when lifting with hair color and then know when to break out the bleach for further lightness.  

TIFFANY S- PRETTY HAIR FOR A PRETTY YOUNG GIRL

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Tiffany has a gorgeous head of hair, but her previous cut and color were not collaborating together to magnify its potential.  Her ombre looked more dip dyed against the choppy-ness of her layers- giving the illusion of two separate haircuts going on.  

Together, Alessandra and I consulted with Tiffany to create a look for her that would be more cohesive and say to the world, “Hey everybody, come and see how good my hair looks!”

SARA A.-SOFT AND BLENDED BRUNETTE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Sara had let her old highlights grow out exposing her very dark natural color.  To giver her an overall softer brunette color I did fine highlights through out and bumped up her base to take it from darkest brown to a more chocolate brown.  I then toned her highlights down at the root to giver her a more natural grow out and also did an all over color gloss for the look to be blended rather than overly dimensional.  I’m loving this look for brunettes and am happy to say that Sara has one insanely gorgeous head of hair!

CARA O.-CONNECT THE DOTS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Cara has an amazing head of thick, shiny, long hair.  So long it extends over the back of the chair.  However, take a closer look at the photo of the back of her head.  You’ll notice a very heavy shorter layer that is not connected to her longest length.  This sort of disconnection makes it look as if she has two separate haircuts in one, which unfortunately does not flatter this uber long length of hair.  This is where Alessandra and I step in to connect the dots.  

The first dot to connect was for Alessandra to lop off multiple inches to provide Cara with one haircut that flows with her layers.  The second then, was for me to hand paint highlights (balayage) subtle ribbons throughout her mids and ends to bring some interest to her texture, while keeping her hair color low maintenance.    

The third dot, and the best dot if you ask me, was upon finishing her makeover, Cara exclaimed, “This is literally the best my hair has ever looked!”  How cute is she?!  Made our day! 

Thank you Cara, for letting us connect the dots and makeover your hair!

PERRI M.-OLD FASHIONED SUN KISSES

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Perri had been rocking her natural dark brunette hair color for quite some time and was ready for a little pick me up.  Some good old fashioned highlighted tips were just enough of what she needed to remain true to her brunette tone while having a feeling of brightness without looking overly trendy.  This is the difference between natural looking sunkissed hair and the two tone of ombre.  

ALANA B.-RE-BABING THE BABE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Alana’s got babe hair and she just keeps getting hotter and hotter with each visit.  The technique of balayge is what keeps her highlights looking ribbony with extra bright sunkissed pops scattered about.  Alessandra keeps her long hair current and fresh by lopping off a few inches and maintaining her beachy layers. Gorgeous!

HILLARY M.- REDIRECTED AND RESHAPED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by PETER ISHKAHNS

Hillary’s basically all one length hair was in need of some reshaping, which called for redirecting her color as it too, looked almost all one color.  I kept her root color deeper and added some lowlights to provide a bit of contrast to her wheaty blonde she was already rocking and also added a few brighter tips to her ends to give her more of a sunkissed look with pops of brighter blonde here and there.  Peter polished her look with face framing layers as well as layers in the back and a smooth bouncy blowout.

Thanks Marcia, for sending in your granddaughter! 

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