ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

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!

KE L.- BRONDE CONNECTION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Ke’s need some connection and correction to her tones and placement to bring some cohesiveness to her color.  I brightened her up with a round of highlights and tips bringing her to the bronde family-not quite blonde not quite a brunette.  

MIRIAM M.-DARKEST TO SOFTEST

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Miriam’s got one gorgeous head of hair that is naturally the darkest brown possible before you borderline on having black hair and she was in need of a softer look.  (sorry, no before pic this time ;o(  To achieve this on her I bumped up her natural base color to a softer chocolate brunette and did very fine highlights along with a hefty amount of tipping out to her ends.  I completed her look with an all over color gloss to achieve the specific tones I wanted within her highlights so that they compliment her softer brunette color without being too contrasting.  

*The key when you’re this dark naturally is still reading as a brunette with highlights vs. reading like a brunette trying to be blonde.  

TONI K.-A DARKER VERSION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Toni came in pre-wedding to take the current ombre she had to a darker version- a more rich, shiny, and not sooo ombre ombre.  More of a true natural looking brunette if you will.  I deepened her base color and did a series of all over glosses to really seal her color in on her ends since they are more porous due to her previous processes.  

Anytime you are going darker from being a significant amount lighter, keep in mind, that it takes time to “refill” the hair shaft so that it doesn’t release your color as fast.  It’s normal for color to seem to fade quickly in these instances but after each retouch, your color will eventually gain more staying power and fade much less quickly.  

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