ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

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! 

COURTNEY C.-ENRICHED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALISSA SMITH

Courtney came in feeling too blonde and washed out.  She was in need of a richer color to enhance her perfect skin and bring out her eyes.  A round of lowlights deepened her color giving her a more sunkissed brunette look versus looking like a brunette trying to be blonde.  It’s much more natural and suiting-darker can still give off a summer glow.  

MADISON M.-DIP DYE COLOR CORRECTION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Madison found me all the way from Denver in desperate need of correcting her unwanted dip dyed look-which can be a challenge on its own and an even bigger challenge when it’s been done primarily with extensions, which as a rule, are always tricky to get to take color appropriately.  I love a challenge though, so I was happy to take the correction on.  

To begin Madison’s fix, I started with a full round of lowlights on the overly blonde extension hair, leaving out the very ends, and then added balayage highlights to her own dark hair.  Both steps helped make the connection from her looking two toned to looking more like a blended ombre.  The final step was an all over gloss to tone down the blonde a shade and seal the look together as a whole.  

Alessandra reshaped her cut by giving her subtle long layers which equals her one head of sexy, sexy hair.  

Nothing like a good color correction!

CLAUDIA H.-SOFTEN AND SHAPE UP

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Claudia’s dark long locks were looking for a softening and a shapeup to give her a style.  I balayaged soft ribbony highlights away from her root and Alessandra added face framing, long layers.  Claudia’s got one insanely gorgeous head of hair.  

FELICIA C.-TOO LONG DON’T BELONG

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT & STYLE by DANNY RISHOFF

The big change for Felicia’s makeover came from Danny lopping off inches upon inches of her natural locks- because sometimes, too long does nothing for ya’, but drag you down.  A collar bone length opened up Felicia’s facial features while barely there baby balayaged highlights accentuated the movement in her effortless waves.  A case where the cut is more and the color is less and it’s perfect that way.

LAUREN M.-LONG AND BLONDER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by STACEY HO

Lauren has an amazing head of long long long hair, naturally a brunette, and ready to be a blonde.  A heavy round of highlights and balayaged ends created a much lighter look for her while a fresh cut from Stacey, added shape and style without compromising length.  

LAURA L.-A MINKA KELLY INSPIRATION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Laura came into me armed with pictures of Minka Kelly as a source of hair color inspiration.  I’m all for pictures to start off a consultation and get the wheels spinning to collaborate and come up with the version of the look you’re going for that best suits you.  

ANGELA K.-BLENDED BRUNETTE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by PETER ISHKANS

Angela had inches upon inches of her natural root color with ends having been previously colored to a now brassy tone.  She wanted to have a less two toned look and begin the transition to being a more blended brunette with traditional highlights.  Peter shaped up her cut by giving her long face framing layers with a side fringe.  Such a pretty head of hair.  

AUTUMN M.-PUNK RED TRANSFORMATION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Autumn was done with her punk rock red ends and ready for a transformation to a natural look.  Keeping her base color as close to her own as possible, I did a heavy round of low lights and finished her processes with a gloss to tone down any remaining brassy undertones. While Autumn will always be punk at heart, her hair will be polished…for now that is, until a little hair rebellion kicks in again.   

SUNDIPPED BRUNETTE

Digging the placement of her highlights.  It’s as if ribbons of her hair have been dipped in the sun’s bath.

MICHELLE F.-FRESH COLOR

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Michelle came to me feeling like her base color was just too dark.  So I formulated a softer base for her, did really fine highlights to break up the darker band from her previous color, and then toned the highlights back down to a softer brunette.  I completed her look with a gloss to polish up her lighter ends.  Now her color is refreshed and shiny again!

NATALIE C.-KICK IT UP A NOTCH

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Natalie has a great head of hair (the kind it’s ok to be jealous of) and her color was already pretty pretty when she came to see me so I decided to simply enhance it by kicking it up a notch.  You know the ol’ saying… “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  So I brightened her ends by adding tips here and there (wherever most needed), did very fine highlights throughout, bumped up her natural base a shade, and did an all over gloss to seal it all together.  Now her colors gone from pretty to beautiful, just like that.

Such a sweet girl, so nice to meet you, Natalie!

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.’

KATIE S.-TOO DARK NO MORE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Katie’s color was on the dark side of dark… too dark.  Through multiple processes from color removers, to a new base and lowlights, to a few brighter highlights I was able to soften her look, while still keeping her dark.  The new tones bring out the youthfulness to her skin tones and a brightness to her eyes.  Such a great transition from super dark to a true brunette.

DYLAN G.-CHANGE W/O A CHANGE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by CHRIS TURNER

The trick to Dylan’s new look was to make her FEEL like she got a BIG change without it LOOKING like she had a BIG change.  To achieve this I decided to give her a softer version of what she already had going on with more fluidity.  I did fine highlights and scattered tips throughout her ends transforming her from a dark brunette to a medium brunette tone with golden highlights.  What an insane head of hair!

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