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ANITA-SANDY BLONDE

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

BLOWDRY/STYLE by GARETH BROMMEL

Anita had been getting her color done in her homeland of Brussels.  Visiting California, it only seemed appropriate to give her a Beverly Hills makeover.  A root retouch was definitely in order as well as toning down some of the brassiness from her previous base color, transforming her blonde into sandy shades of beige and fawn. Her look was completed by Gareth’s infamous beach wave blowout.  Anita is officially a California girl!

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PEGAH N.- FADE TO GOLDEN

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

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!

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Grace came in with uneven color, especially ends were drubbed and black, so I evened out color and gave her sun-kissed  highlights without changing her natural color since she didn’t want high maintenance color, which will grow out nicely without any harsh line. The result was stunning and made her skin glow!

根元はバージン,真ん中あたりは20cm程のレベル5オレンジ毛先は真っ黒で来たグレースさん。ローメインテナンスが良いという事だったので地毛の色は変えずに全体の色を均一にしてから,オンブレテクニックで自然なサンキッスハイライト風に仕上げました。ヘアカラーがきれいだと肌の色まできれいに見えますねー!

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MORGAN D.-HEADING BACK TO BLONDE-ISH

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Morgan’s making her third ON COLOUR GROUND debut!  In the past, it was baby steps towards darker hair color for Morgan and now it’s steps the opposite direction- softening her color back towards being blonde-ish.  Tis the season, summer is approaching.  What will your summer color be?

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SWIMWEAR HAIR

Being that’s it’s been a ridiculously 80 degree January week in L.A. I find it hard to post anything resembling a winter hair vibe.  Furthermore, since I’m nowhere near ready to be rocking swimwear I thought I’d live vicariously through these shots and pretend my world didn’t just jump from cookies and holiday ham to instant summer in literally a week’s time span.  What in the F. Mother Nature?  You’re ruining my game!  

So, when YOU’RE ready to walk poolside, I highly suggest that at least once this year you take hints from above and walk it as if it’s your runway.  You can’t get much sexier than big 60’s buttery golden hair and a bronzed glow.  While it may not be practical for the actual action of swimming, it is practical for simply looking HOT.  Sometimes you just have to!

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GILLIAN ZINSER-REVERSE PURPLE OMBRE

HAIR COLOR/STYLE by SARAH CONNER

You’ve probably seen a post similar to this one a few months ago- I colored and styled the amazingly beautiful Gillian’s tips of her beach locks different hues of purple for her shoot in Elle Girl Japan.  They chose a couple shots for their denim issue which I previously blogged, but I thought I’d share these as well because I simply love them… and her…and Coyote, her psychedelic canine soulmate.  

P.S. Have you been watching the CW’s 90210 on Tuesday nights?  That’s where you’ll find Gillian.  Now that I’ve finally joined the real world of TV watching via DVR I haven’t missed an episode and am all about this season!

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PINK CHIC

Is it totally bananas to walk around town with a head of pink hair if you’re over the age of 25?  I don’t think so at all.  Especially if it’s done in an ever so chic manner!  How do you pull off pink chic versus looking pop pink punk?  It’s the contrast of the whole package.  

clean lines of gorgeous clothing+soft makeup+pink hair = pink chic

grungy clothes+harsh makeup+pink hair= pop pink punk

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KATE ARDEHALI-HAIR LIGHT SAVINGS TIME

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Tis the season, day light savings to hair light savings.  Kate had been rocking her brunette ombre color for quite some time and was ready for a big change to a softer much lighter look.  A full head of highlights and a full tip out transformed her to a medium golden blonde.  What do you think of her new look?  Are you loving it as much as we are?

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YOUR ROYAL HAIRNESS

So I don’t normally blog images with multiple models in them, but something just drew me to these.  I think it’s the mood of the photos… very well, moody.  Dark and ethereal at the same time.  Soft and harsh.  I think I’m drawn to contradictions…square pegs in round holes… the mellow floating pisces in me bouncing off the cusp of my fiery aries side.  Getting a little hippy dippy- back to hair.  

What I want you to gain out of these images is that feeling- the feeling you get when you look at a models hair in an editorial shoot.  It’s over the top and not practical at all and you think, “Wow, her hair is R A D, but I could never wear it that way without being pointed at and ridiculed whilst walking down the street.”  Now toss that feeling and think, “I’m totally gonna rock that hair because (enter street name here) is my runway!”

Obviously, I don’t want you to get hassled on the street, so if you or your streets aren’t too keen on over the top hair you can still pull off editorial looks-just tame them down.  Use the look as inspiration to create something similar, but practical.  Hair teasing should be lower, fashionable frizz should be controlled. Make-up should suit you and so should your wardrobe.  

Once you take away the over-the-top-ness from the above looks, you’ve got great holiday hair!  Be the practical editorial version of yourself and walk proud.  Life can be your own runway!  

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TAYLOR MATTOX-A STEP CLOSER

HAIR COLOR by SARAH CONNER

Taylor’s a girl that knows what she wants, especially when it comes to her hair.  She arrived armed and ready with a source of inspiration- a picture of super model, Lily Aldridge.  To get Taylor a step closer to her dream hair color, I had to first deepen her root through the mids by taking her a few shades darker to a more chocolate brunette.  I then did fine face-framing highlights and added a few brighter tips to her already lighter ends followed by a color gloss to achieve the perfect golden tone. 

 I love it when a client walks out the door feeling like she got what she wanted, and Taylor did just that!