ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

FALL TRENDS CONTINUE

I said it last year about this time and I’ll say it again… the look of overly dimensional, overly beachy, and overly ombre’d are looks of days of yore’!  Embrace the continued fall trends this season and on into winter with rich gorgeous blended, solid, hair color.

KRISTIN C.-FRESH AND REFRESHED

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by MICHAEL SPARKS

It’d been quite sometime since I’d see Kristin in my chair for color so when she cam back in months upon months later she was ready for a brighter refresh.  I did a round of highlights using both high-lift color and bleach, balayaged ribbons throughout her mids and ends, and also bumped her base up a shade or so to take off the edge and add some translucency to her natural color.  With her new color, Kristin looks fresh and refreshed and ready for summer.  So pretty!

BLENDBRE

Ok, so even then I’ve been trying to spread the word that less ombre is more, clients are still wanting and wanting and wanting to jump on this hair color band wagon.  Fine, fine, fine,fine.  If we must though, can we go for something more like this?  A soft ombre, a blended ombre, a barely there ombre.  Take the ombre you have and put an all over gloss on it- and tone it down!  Have the contrast from your roots to your ends be barely two shades difference.  Let the dimension be very subtle- almost a hidden reflection.  The result will be beautiful, more on piont in a classy, chic way.

STACY H.-BALAYAGED BRUNETTE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Stacy is pictured above mid-process of a full head of balayaged highlights to soften her dark brown hair color.  Wanting to not look too ombre, I hand painted her highlights from roots to ends and then toned down her root to “erase” the start of the highlights,  The final step was a quick all over gloss to seal her color all together and enhance the tone of the lighter brown.

BELIEVABLE COLOR

Subtle is best to keep the look natural- a deep root, softer mids, and barely lighter ends are the key to a believable look.  

BLACK SHAG

We all know long hair is sexy, but short hair, when you’ve got swag and style is even sexier- even if it is a wig!

ALLISON R.-YOU START, I’LL FINISH

HAIR COlOR by SARAH CONNER

Allison had been in e-mail communication with me in regards to her traveling from afar to see me for a hair color appointment.  She told me that she had been coloring her hair almost black for quite sometime and was wanting a more ombre’d look.  Since she wouldn’t be able to travel my way for a few months she decided to be brave and begin the color removal/ombre transition on her own with the assistance of one of her colorist girlfriends.  Generally I always advise against any at home attempts of anything hair color related, but since Allison was assisted by a colorist friend, I said proceed…but with caution.  Removing black is a big job!  

Allison’s before pics are the results of her and her friend’s experience and I’d say for the caliber of the job they took on they didn’t do half bad. and definitely got the job started.  Now it was my turn to step in to fine tune her overall look.  I tweaked her highlight placement followed by toning and glossing to giver her hair color a more natural looking fluidity.

Now that’s teamwork! 

BECCA S.-RAISED OMBRE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Ombre the trend that keeps on trending… and transitioning for that matter.  Slowly, but surely, the highlights are creeping up towards the roots- three to four inches away from the root vs. six to eight inches away reminiscent of the ombre we once knew.  

For Becca’s look I balayaged ribbony highlights a few inches away from her root, casted a shadow at the start of them with a toner, and polished her hair with a Redken Shades EQ gloss.

HANNAH D.-MODERN TEEN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

How adorable is Hannah?  And in a world of teens wanting to be long and overly blonde,  how refreshing it is to have a gorgeous young lady such as herself request to have inches lopped off into a long bob and her color modernized into a rooty, beachy, blonde.  Ahh, she’s a dream come true and I’have a feeling she’s going to be setting the trends amongst her peers for seasons to come.  

LAUREN D.- HEADING OUT DARK

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

I hadn’t seen Lauren in quite some time as she had moved away, so I was pleasantly surprised to see her name back on the schedule and ready for another ON COLOUR GROUND debut.  I was also happy to hear she was in the mood for a change to the darker side and even more happy to hear she was down with being a solid rich dark color.  It’s a  refreshing low maintenance change when it’s been ombre’s world and we’ve just been living in it.

DALIT G.-PURPLE REPEAT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

So, a few posts ago I posted the instagram version of Dalit’s vibrant purple locks, but purple is so good on her that I felt compelled to semi-repeat a post by blogging her salon shots as well.  She’s just too cute not to, really!  

AMBER ROSE -NOT JUST AN EX OF KANYE

Pretty pretty hair color- I’m calling it slightly copper amber rose gold with a bit of natural root.  And I’m liking the whole tucked in the collar bit with the styling.  Hair trend?

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