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

MELINDA T.-SOFTER SIDE OF NATURAL

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Melinda’s new chop longed for some simple subtle balayaged highlights to accentuate the texture Alissa had scooped throughout her cut.  To do so, I hand panted baby fine ribbons from her mids to her ends making her faux hair color look just as natural as the virginal head she walked in with.  What a cutie!

ANGELA M-BLENDED BLONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by REBECCA MARTIN

I had such a fun time meeting Angela, she’s as sweet as can be!  What I wanted do for her hair was fill in the “patch work” of her previous color for a more blended look.  Specifically placed highlights connected the dots and softened her lowlights giving her a more cohesive blonde.  Rebecca completed her do by “dusting her ends” with a baby trim and giving her a voluminous blowout.    

Thank you so much Angela for choosing me as your colorist, looking forward to your next visit!

AMANDA L.-FROM SAND TO GOLDEN GLAM

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Amanda was referred to me by her sister-in-law, (thank you, Katherine!) for highlights.  It’d been sometime since she had last retouched her color so it gave me much to work with- always a bonus.  I noticed her color was a little on the sandy side, which while a pretty tone, can also wash out the coloring in one’s skin.  To warm her up a bit, I used a combination of 20 volume bleach highlights around her hairline and on her ends for added brightness, and the remaining highlights with a high-lift color.  The end result, more of a golden blonde that enhanced her eye color and gave her skin tone a natural glow- and what perfect skin she has might I add!

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.

SHEELA N.- BRASSY TO CLASSY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

A common complaint for dark haired beauties trying to be lighter is that their hair always ends up orangey, reddish, or copper toned just to name a few adjectives- all otherwise known as the dreaded word, brassy.  Never has it been a client request, nor was it Sheela’s desired look.  Thus she called for neutralization of the unwanted tones, which transforms everything, especially skin tone.  To avoid the brass, be realistic with your hair color desires.  For the most natural look try to aim within two shades lighter than your natural color when lifting with hair color and then know when to break out the bleach for further lightness.  

SAMANTHA M.-I WANNA BE BLONDE TODAY

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Passing through on her vacation from her home state of Alaska, Samantha sought me out to make her blonde, just in time for her and her boyfriend’s next stop, Las Vegas.  Translation-“How blonde can you make me in 5-6 hours?  Yikes!  Can you say, “Get to work and highlight away?”

 Here she is- a blonde- after a full round of highlights plus tips, and then another round after that.  All in a day’s work! 

Thank you so much Samantha, for choosing me to be your colorist for your big change.  I hope you guys had a wonderful trip and I hope you get to make it back to L.A. sometime again!

TIFFANY S- PRETTY HAIR FOR A PRETTY YOUNG GIRL

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Tiffany has a gorgeous head of hair, but her previous cut and color were not collaborating together to magnify its potential.  Her ombre looked more dip dyed against the choppy-ness of her layers- giving the illusion of two separate haircuts going on.  

Together, Alessandra and I consulted with Tiffany to create a look for her that would be more cohesive and say to the world, “Hey everybody, come and see how good my hair looks!”

MONIQUE V.-COLOR REDIRECTION

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Monique needed a little assistance in redirecting the placement of her highlights in her previous color.  Still wanting to feel sunkissed and not quite so ombre or have a bold stripe in the front any longer, I deepened her base closer to her natural color, added a round of low lights, and finished the look with an all over color gloss.  The end result is a more natural looking brunette with subtle highlights vs. the highlights dominating her overall look.  So pretty and what a cutie.  So nice to meet you, Monique!

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.  

ALI B-BROUGHT TO LIFE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by DANNY RISHOFF

Danny and I teamed together to bring Ali’s hair back to life by giving her a fresh haircut and deepening her color.  Together we added a richness and a shine that gives her one incredible head of hair! 

DEEP HONEY

I love the deep amber honey hue that reflects off her hair in the sunlight.

Oh, and take note of the slightly deeper root color vs. the honey mids and ends- this keeps hair color looking natural without having to be ombre.  Simply beautiful! 

ARIELLE D.-OVER THE YEARS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Arielle has been a client of mine and Allie’s for years now and we sure do appreciate her loyalty and her willingness to try different looks.  The above top two pics are from days of yore and the remaining ones reflect her current look-which I must say is my favorite yet!  

Thank you so much, Arielle, for years of good hair and good times in the salon chair!

ERICA S.-BALAYAGE VIRGIN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Erica landed in my chair a total hair color virgin- that’s right, she never ever ever ever had touched her hair with highlights, box color, or anything of the sorts in her entire life.  Dream client! With that said she wanted to be kissed up a notch while still giving off the essence of her virginal locks.  Double dream client!  

Enter my magic balayage wand- just a few strokes and voila, natural-looking sunkissed highlights reminiscent of her childhood days playing outside while the rays of sunshine truly worked their magic.  Best part is, looking at her now, no one would even guess that these highlights aren’t from the color gods themselves.  Perfect! 

LEXI ATKINS- MISS ILLINOIS 2014

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Just want to send out a special congratulations to my sweet sweet client Lexi, on becoming Miss Illinois 2014!  Yaaaaay!   She seriously is one of the most humble and nicest girls to grace my chair.  Can’t wait to watch her well deserved continued success! 

CARA O.-CONNECT THE DOTS

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIR CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Cara has an amazing head of thick, shiny, long hair.  So long it extends over the back of the chair.  However, take a closer look at the photo of the back of her head.  You’ll notice a very heavy shorter layer that is not connected to her longest length.  This sort of disconnection makes it look as if she has two separate haircuts in one, which unfortunately does not flatter this uber long length of hair.  This is where Alessandra and I step in to connect the dots.  

The first dot to connect was for Alessandra to lop off multiple inches to provide Cara with one haircut that flows with her layers.  The second then, was for me to hand paint highlights (balayage) subtle ribbons throughout her mids and ends to bring some interest to her texture, while keeping her hair color low maintenance.    

The third dot, and the best dot if you ask me, was upon finishing her makeover, Cara exclaimed, “This is literally the best my hair has ever looked!”  How cute is she?!  Made our day! 

Thank you Cara, for letting us connect the dots and makeover your hair!

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