ON COLOUR GROUND

Hair Color Hair Inspiration Hair Whips and Hair Kicks


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

STATEMENT HAIR

Love Love Love

Long, dark, shiny, and straight makes a statement all on its own!

ALLYSON C.-BYE BYE YELLOW

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by STACEY HO

Allyson came in to see me with a few months worth of roots and a request to diffuse the yellowy blonde tones she’d been battling in her highlights.  (Yellow tends to come into play on blondes when they’re just not quite lifted far enough in the bleaching process.) To complete Allyson’s request, I too did a round of highlights, but lifted them to more of a pale yellow tone before removing the foils- think the color of the inside of a banana peel.  I then gave her a root gloss to tone down the start of her highlights, which helps them to avoid looking stripy amidst all her root regrowth.  The end result, a a brighter baby blonde plus a healthy trim by Stacey, and there you have a subtle new do for Allyson.  

CREATIVE COLOR FOR THE DAY

Alright kids, it’s time to get creative, be free, be weird.  There is so much temporarily “fun” hair paraphernalia available in the world these days that being creatively “different” with your hair does not have to be left to the goth child, the rebellious punk, or the weirdo in the back corner-all who are generally not afraid of being permanently “different.”   So get out there and play with some temporary colors that will wash out in just a few shampoos.

Some of my favorite’s worth a try:

Kevin Murphy Hair Chalks

http://www.kevinmurphystore.com

Major Moonshine Glitter Gel

http://majormoonshine.bigcartel.com/product/major-moonshine-glitter-gel

Evo Fabuloso Color Conditioner

http://evohair.com/products/fabuloso

Hair Spray Paint

http://www.walgreens.com/q/temporary-hair-color-spray

ALEXA R.-ADDED INTEREST

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Alexa was ready for a little interest to be brought to her hair after being monochromatic for years.  I highlighted her and tipped her out to add dimensional gradation to her color and in doing so completely changed her vibe.  Right before our eyes, Alexa transformed from a cutie patootie girl, to a babe-aliscious young woman.  

LAST WEEKS OF SUMMER

Let’s face it, summer is heading out of style…unfortunately.  So if you didn’t get your summer blonde on yet, you better get to it!  

note:  If you’re one who likes to go back and forth between blonde and brunette for the summer and winter seasons I’d skip the bleach and tone and opt for something more natural, that can take on the transition into dark better.

KYLE M.-CHANGE ME UP

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by STACEY HO

Kyle came to see me and Stacey at Meche Salon as a new client ready for a change.  Inches off and a strong fringe made the biggest difference, thanks to Stacey-paired with a round of highlights for a brighter, lighter, softer blonde by me, to complete Kyle’s makeover.

Great to meet you Kyle and way to embrace a change! 

COPPER, BLONDE, BRUNETTE, WHAT?

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again.  Color is subjective.  It’s subjective to your eye, to your mind, to artificial lighting, to sun light, to distance, to your haircut, to your parting, to timing, and even to your body image dysmorphia however great or slight it may be.

 These three photos exemplify what I’m laying down here, or typing down, or whatever.  

In the first photo she looks rather coppery, in the realm of an unnatural redhead if you ask me.  The second, she looks lighter, a little more of a honey blonde and in the third she looks more ombre-an almost brunette root gradually fading lighter.  

Now, knowing the world of editorial shoots- I promise you this is not the case of changing her hair color for each specific shot.  It’s the case of exactly what I was laying down above.  It’s all subjective.  

So ladies, before you enter hair color self obsession mode, followed by a meltdown, remember your hair color is always changing.  It’s going to look different-especially in different lightings, settings, partings, etc. and it’s a good thing, because otherwise it’d mean your color was flat.  And ain’t nobody got time for flat!  Embrace the evolution of your color.

VANESSA W.- FRINGE & SUNKISSES

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT/STYLE by ALISSA SMITH

Love, love, loved Vanessa, and even more loved giving her natural brunette locks a taste of what it feels like to have your hair kissed by the sun.  Ribbony balayaged highlights throughout her mids and ends toned to a caramel-y color soften her overall look and accentuate the the tousled texture created by the “bang master” herself, Alissa. 

ELVIRA K.-I WANT THE ROOT

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

HAIRCUT by ALESSANDRA SAMAN

Elvira has been my client for years now and it sure has been fun watching her looks evolve and today’s change is absolutely one of my favorites on her.  

She came in with her natural root grown out from previous blonde highlights we had done months ago, and it is this root that became our inspiration.  Feeling creative we decided to keep the root and go for platinum on her mids and ends.  A bleach and tone without the harshness and maintenance of on scalp bleaching, if you will and it keeps the look modern and fresh, with an edge.  I love it!  

PLATINUM GLAMOUR

Is so chic, but so much maintenance and wear and tear on your hair.  When contemplating going for it, think long and hard, and decide if it’s worth it to your hair.  The integrity will be compromised!

MOLLY K.-SOFT BRUNETTE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Molly came in with a natural head of dark brunette hair…beautiful, but why not soften it for summer?  Balayage highlights were just the trick to give her her new softer subtle side.  

*Tip:  When trying to give a brunette balayaged sunkisses, start the hand-painted ribbony highlights just above the cheek bone around the face; there’s no need to go all the way to the root.  

TWO BLONDES ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Loving the tones of these blondes.  One is on the more vanilla cream side and the other has more of a strawberry golden edge.

AYAH Y.-LONG LONG AND BRONDE BRONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Ayah was on an American vacation and was sure to include a Beverly Hills salon experience as part of her travels, which is how she made her way into Meche salon and my chair.  And when in California, what’s a girl to do, but go lighter!  So I brightened her up with a round of traditional highlights as well as balayaged her mids and ends, transforming her color into a beautiful bronde (not quite blonde, not quite a brunette).  

Loved her and love her new look, what a cutie!

WHEN BRASS IS GOOD

Generally when describing hair color as brassy you won’t find the word ‘good’ within the same sentence, however the above photos just may be the beginning of changing the negative vibes of brass to positive ones.  Could goldfish blonde become the new requested hue?

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