ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

MOCHA SWIRL

Her hair color, which I love btw, reminds me of when you order a cappuccino and it comes with some fancy swirl of a design like a leaf, or heart, or a panda bear, or a something.  You know, her brunette is the tone of a mocha and her swirls are that of barely there golden foam, if you will.  And I’m hoping you will, because really I have no idea what I am talking about in this analogy as I don’t even drink coffee.  BUT holy moly can you believe her blouse is only $12.95?

SOFTER SIDE OF VANESSA PARADIS

Usually you find the fabulous Vanessa Paradis with rich dark hair color.

 It’s kinda nice to see a softer side of her color for a change.  

Just sayin.’

NOUF A.-THE WORKS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT by MARIO 

Nouf came into the salon to get the works done. …. and of course regretfully so, I don’t have a before pic. whaaa! It’s such a good makeover too.  What was I thinking?

 So, imagine jet black slightly frizzy wavy all one length hair and now look at her after pictures-Soft chocolate brunette with golden highlights, a shiny sleek finish, and a healthy trim and Nouf is off and ready to return back home to her country with a fresh new look.  

BOB & WIG

Whelp, I’m 99.9% sure this is a wig.  A damn good bob of a wig that is …with beautiful color.    A medley of baliage ribbons could give you this look, polished off with the perfect color gloss to achieve a tone that offers subtle dimension and and a bit of rooty-ness

CINDY N.-ENRICH & REFRESH

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Cindy has beautiful hair that was ready to come back alive with refreshing color.  I deepened her root and added golden brightness to her highlights.  Her color has simply been enriched for spring! 

AGUSTA “COOKIE” ARADER-NO HAIR TRAUMA FOR YOUR MAMA

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALISSA TIETGEN

First off, it’s no wonder Agust’a nickname is “Cookie,” she is pretty much the sweetest and cutest person I’ve ever met.  Second, poor Cookie, over a year ago she had a traumatic hair experience with a previous stylist and was nervous, as expected, to try something new with her hair and with new stylists/colorists to boot, such as Alissa and myself.  I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say Cookie had a different head of hair years back.  So, third, YAAAY Cookie!  She embraced her fear, threw caution to the wind, and left happy as can be with her new cut and color!

 It’s always such a bummer to hear hair horror stories and always such a pleasure to see someone have the best salon experience ever.  I cannot stress enough to you all how important it is to find that color and cut team you trust and love!  If you’re in the market for new salon professionals… research, research, research…google, yelp reviews, word of mouth, ask questions, stop a stranger on the street if they have good hair, do what you’ve got to do to make sure you’re in safe, confident, creative, good hands! 

LEANNA BALABAN-OMBRE ABROAD

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

BLOWDRY/STYLE by ALISSA TIETGEN

Leanna was referred to me by a few other gals you’ve seen on the blog (like I always say, best way to find a new hairdresser is a referral from a girlfriend) and wanted to take her ombre hair to the extreme with brightness and fluidity.  An “extreme ombre”if you will, all the while not having to worry about hair color maintenance for her semester in Europe.  Perfect color for being abroad!

NICKELODEON’S HOW TO ROCK

STARRING HALSTON SAGE and LULU ANTARIKSA-HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Yaay! You can now catch HOW TO ROCK on Nickelodeon, Saturday nights 8:30/7:30 c.

Halston and Lulu, ahh, love these girls and their beautiful heads of hair!  They are literally two of the sweetest most humble fine young actresses I know.  Be sure to tune in, show them some love and support, and see them in action on Nickelodeon’s newest hottest show! 

SHAG-ARRIFIC

In love with the rock n’roll shag cut and the perfect amount of barely there lightness to her do!

AND I want those boots now!

JESSICA BELTRAN-SOFTER SIDE OF DARK

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Jessica’s new color is a perfect example of softening a previously too dark base color, which can at times read as too harsh against skin tones.  For her I lightened her base a shade and broke through her prior color with highlights and a full tip out, followed by root glossing and over all glossing to achieve the amount of depth and tonal value I was looking for.  Now Jessica reads as a soft brunette with warm golden tones- a more natural hair color look.  I love it on her! 

LAUREN MONTGOMERY-BRIGHTER RIBBONS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Lauren was back in town from NYC for her winter break and due for a touch-up.  She wanted the exact same look as we had previously done only with a bit more brightness for extra pop within her highlights.  To achieve her refreshed look, I did a full tip-out to her ends and Alessandra trimmed her locks and polished her mane with some curls, which she kept tight as opposed to breaking them up, to ensure they’d last her throughout the day and into the evening for her night out.  Gorgeous hair!

MEAGHAN JONES-REFFRESHING CHANGE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT by ALISSA TIETGAN-SMITH

You know it’s funny how life works out sometimes… this super amazing girl above and I met 15 years ago waiting tables together in Huntington Beach and here we are now, working together again, at Neil George.  My how far we’ve come!  

Meaghan was ready for something new and modernly fresh so we decided to break the trend and go for good ol’ fashion  highlights from the the root.  Contradiction?  Modern and ol’ fashion? Yeah, probably so.  But when a trend has reached its limits you sometimes gotta retreat back to beginning in order to be fresh again.  Her hair color is much softer now and having the highlights throughout gives off a glow that was missing from the matte-ness of her previous color.

Alissa lopped off some length and carved in some layers to sculpt a new shape for Meaghan that brings her hair fullness and  movement.  I love this cut on her! 

CHERYL AINSWORTH-FLIRTY BOB

HAIR COLOR/BLOWDRY/STYLE by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT by GARETH BROMMEL

Cheryl’s bob needed some redirection of her color to bring the life to it’s flirtatious potential.  The placement of her previous highlights was off - making her color seem drab against her skin tone and the texture of her hair seem dryer than it really was. Changing the placement of her highlights brought a softness to her face and brightened up her skin tone.  Such a better match for her cut!

BAMBI BADASS

There’s no other way to describe it… Bambi Northwood looks badass in this spread and I’m going to place the hot blame on her hair and her brows.  Love the depth at her root that defines her as a brunette and the subtle fade of her ends that whisper dark golden blonde, as opposed to shouting obvious ombre.  Oh… and curse the pale skin and strawberry blonde I’ve been blessed with that will never allow me to have the Brooke Shields/Bamabi Badass brows I can of course, only dream of.  Damn you to hell gene pool.  

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