ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

NATALIE C.-KICK IT UP A NOTCH

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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!

MAYA-RAISE YOUR HAND

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Raise your hand if you’re like Maya and tired of your ombre!  The trend has definitely started to wear out it’s welcome, but that doesn’t mean you have to have an extreme change.  Use those already bright ends to your advantage (so that there’s no need to over-process your hair) by connecting those blonde tips to your deeper roots.  

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Viola,’ just like that you’re back on point to having beautiful natural looking hair color well beyond yesterday’s trend.

JENNNY S.-BRIGHTER CURLS

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CUT/STYLE by KATSYA MARSON

Jenny had a hint of ombre in her curls when she arrived at the salon and it just wasn’t quite enough to make her feel like her color was standing out.  To ensure that she felt brighter, I did a full round of highlighted tips to kick her hair color up a notch.  Katsya finished off her look with a cut to enhance her curls.  It’s the simple changes in life that can make us feel the biggest difference at times.  

JILLIAN F.-EXTREME TO SUBTLE OMBRE

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Jillian found me through ON COLOUR GROUND to transform her obviously two-toned ombre look into a more subtle ombre look…a more and more common request in regards to the trend these days.  All that’s needed for this, is fine highlights to connect the roots to the already brightened ends topped off with a color gloss to enhance the wanted tones.  Easy breezy, beautiful hair color for Jillian!

PEGAH N.- FADE TO GOLDEN

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HAIR CUT by ALISSA TIETGEN SMITH

When Pegah came in she had a slight natural fade to her color and was ready to go big or go home…make it obvious! A full tip-out gave her the fading gradation from her dark natural root into sunkissed dark warm golden blonde.  Pegah proves that the ombre trend is the trend that keeps on giving as it’s completely softened her look and looks beautiful with her cut…. and while I’ve been connecting many clients’ roots to ends these days, ombre is still a popular request!

PINK BLONDES HAVE EVEN MORE FUN

If you took a gander at my interview from yesterday’s post…. then you’ll get that this is what I’m talking about as the way to keep the ombre trend fresh.  Muted subtle tones that don’t shout out ombre are the way to go and dusty pink looks best on blondes.  It’s pretty with an edge and sexy with a twist… not to mention the length of her cut is right on!  

BRIGHTER & BLONDER

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That was the goal here.  Make her brighter and blonder with a full round of highlights and tips!  Mission accomplished!

MELISSA W.- CONNECT THE OMBRE

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Melissa came to see me by way of Las Vegas, bored with her ombre and the disconnect of the two tones.  It was time to brighten her up!  A round of highlights softened her look and connected her dark roots and mids to her brighter ends.  She still has the look of natural hair color, but with more fluidity.  So pretty!

Thanks for coming all the way from Vegas, Melissa!

JESSICA L.-SOFTER OMBRE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Jessica had been sporting a beautiful ombre for quite some time and was ready to start to make the change towards a softer, lighter less ombre-ombre hair color.  I broke through her darker root by doing fine highlights while still keeping her a bit rooty and our plan is to gradually go blonder and brighter from here with naturalness in mind.  It was great meeting Jessica; she’s a beautiful girl with a gorgeous head of hair! 

OMBRE SHOMBRE HARSHBRE

Soooo, a year ago I would have looked at this ombre and said no, no, no.  That is one bad job with a harsh line.  BUT this year or maybe this minute I’m kinda really digging it in fact more like loving it!  Perhaps this is the new trend???   Aren’t we bored with “pretty” anyway and ready for more interesting?  Thoughts??  

KELSEY FAIRHURST-ROOTS BEGONE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Kelsey hails from Ohio and had been in LA on an internship and wanted to return home with a new do.  Simply letting her hair grow for months without a touchup gave her a pseudo ombre with a harsh line of demarcation.  Our first step was to erase that line and add a bit of warmth to her natural base to connect it to her mids and ends.  I then added some brightness and dimension by tipping her out.  Now her look is more cohesive and has a flow to it.  Perfect low maintenance and a return to the midwest.

IVANA DUNKANOVIC-THE DEEPER THE BETTER

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CUT/STYLE by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Ivana was due for a good clean up on her hair.  A proper cut to remove the sparse ends made her hair look fuller and the deepening of her base brought out the richness to her color.  A small clean up can make a big difference.

A FORK IN THE ROAD-OMBRE ALTERNATIVE

So clearly the rooty ombre trend has been in effect for quite sometime now and we’ve seen it be extreme and we’ve seen it be subtle.  What I love about the roots from above are that they fall in between the trend- the look is extreme but not ten inches of root extreme, the look is subtle but not just soft root subtle.  Ya know, sometimes in life you come to that fork in the road and you gotta ask yourself which way are you going to go?  I think it’s time we keep the edge by taking the middle path towards an ombre alternative.       

LEANNA BALABAN-OMBRE ABROAD

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BLOWDRY/STYLE by ALISSA TIETGEN

Leanna was referred to me by a few other gals you’ve seen on the blog (like I always say, best way to find a new hairdresser is a referral from a girlfriend) and wanted to take her ombre hair to the extreme with brightness and fluidity.  An “extreme ombre”if you will, all the while not having to worry about hair color maintenance for her semester in Europe.  Perfect color for being abroad!

NICOLE CARRICO-TAKE IT BACK

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Tired of her blonde tips, Nicole was ready to be taken back to her brunette ways with just a hint of softness to her ends.  No more ombre shout out for her!

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