ON COLOUR GROUND

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

JENNIFER F.- I WANT GREY HAIR

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Tired of being a slave to her hair color and fighting off the grey’s, Jennifer contacted me wondering, what most clients would consider “the unthinkable,” could I possibly give her more grey hair?  Gasp, shock, what?!  How dare she on?  Though probably poor business practice on my part, I totally understood and was all for her request!  

It’s a bummer when you’ve got dark hair and grey’s…and then get your color done…and then you look in the mirror all of one week later….and then as if you’re hair color appointment never even happened, you start to see grey’s in your roots…ALREADY!

So why giver her more grey’s?  How will that help?  Giving Jennifer fine highlights, toned silvery-grey, to her couple of inches grey regrowth will allow her to continue to let her hair grow in naturally and look more blended without needing to retouch her roots with a base color EVER again if she so desires.  Could she have just let it grow from how it looks in her before picture?  Sure, but she would be fighting the harsh line from previous bases in the grow-out process and would look more like she’d just been lazy in getting her roots re-touched vs. looking like she simply had never retouched them at all.  

And now da-da-daaaah’ Jennifer is free from her color.  Free at last!

JO-COOL BLONDE, CHIC CUT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALLIE PARONELLI

A before and after by a hair ‘dream team’, colorist Sarah Conner and stylist Allie Paronelli. Sarah did superfine blonde highlight tones throughout to brighten up the shade without the worry of over-processing. Allie then took a couple inches off to give the client more of a hair style that looks healthy and thick versus the grown out look that can leave the hair look heavy and flat.

SWEET CARAMEL 

Love the depth at her roots created by her natural hair color toppled with sweet solid caramel tones dripping through her mids and ends thanks to fine highlights and the proper color gloss.  YUM!

LAUREN WINGARD-CONNECT THE OMBRE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Lauren has been blogged in the past when I gave her a highlight and balyage combo to give her a subtle ombre.  She’s over that look and was back to connect her roots to her ends for a more blended look.  (I’ve been doing this a lot lately- rooty to the extreme is not as desirable these days it seems.)   I like this look best on hair worn stick straight such as Lauren likes to do.  

To make the connection, I did a round of fine highlights using a high-lift color throughout her crown to keep the highlights looking soft and well blended.  For an extra hint of brightness, I used a different formula at the hairline so Lauren would read brighter from face-on.  

Tell me, are you over your roots too or still digging them?

REBECCA HOLTZMAN-SOFTER TONES

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT /STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

A little redirection of placement is what Rebecca’s color was needing for a more cohesive look.  I did a round of fine highlights to break through some of the goldy-ness of her previous highlights and added a few tips to soften the darker band of color that was hiding out in the nape area of her hairline.  Both highlighting techniques offer a subtle change with a big difference.  I’m looking forward to seeing the progression of Rebecca’s color with her future visits to Neil George!

ANDREA HOLZ-CONNECT THE ROOTS & BRIGHTEN THOSE ENDS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Andrea traveled all the way from Toronto to get the Neil George salon experience.  She had months of re-growth that I softly connected with fine highlights.  I also added a few brighter tips so Andrea could return to Canada with that Californian vacation glow.  

NICOLE STEPHENS- BREAK THROUGH

HAIR COLOR/BLOWDRY STYLE by SARAH CONNER

My plan for Nicole is to transition her to a more beachy hair color incorporating her natural tones.  Our first step in achieving this was to break through the brassiness left over from previous bases and faded out lowlights.  A lot of fine highlights lead us in the right direction so that her natural color can grow in softly and give me more to work with for next time.  Her color will only get better and better from here.  Updates will follow as her color progresses!

GEOMETRIC DREAMS

A strong haircut does not need strong highlights.  Fine highlights are key in keeping the shape in line.  

SHORT SWEET SEXY

Fine highlights and slightly lighter tips give this bob a sexy golden glow.  Obsessed~! 

LINDSEY BECKER-FINE HIGHLIGHTS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by NEIL WEISBERG

Lindsey, an out of towner with a great look on life, was visiting L.A. in search of a Beverly Hills salon experience.  A good ol’ fashioned Google search for the top salon lead her to Neil George where she selected myself and Neil to complete her services.  We wanted to send her home with a look that would be low maintenance and simple for her to style herself.  To soften Lindsey’s color I gave her extremely fine highlights to break through the box color dye she’d previously been using and then followed with a medium golden blonde gloss to seal it all together and add shine.  The fine highlights will make her grow-out subtle and not create a harsh line; allowing her to be able to hold out on touch-up appointments for as long as possible.  

It was a pleasure to meet Lindsey and I truly hope her experience at Neil George was one she’ll remember!

70’s BLONDE

A ton of fine highlights and a hint of gold make this look 70’s delicious! Yum!

SLEEK CITY

Lately I’ve been finding myself drawn to sleek straight looks.  I guess it’s because it’s been a bouncy world we’ve been living in.  Time for a change and to rebel yell!  Which means color styles need to change too.  For sleek looks, remember, chunky/stripy  highlights are no bueno.  Fine highlights are muy bueno!

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