Lily Aldridge-inspired Fall Color

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It’s no secret that Lily Aldridge’s sun-kissed brunette look is highly sought-after. According to her colorist and Meche co-owner Tracey Cunningham, clients are always asking for Lily Aldridge’s color. Why? If you ask Tracey, she’ll tell you it’s because the look is so natural.

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While Lily Aldridge’s balayage, inspired by images from the model’s childhood, works best on brunettes with long layers, everyone should take note before booking their next color appointment. Tracey encourages clients hoping to achieve a natural look to bring in childhood photos no matter the color.

For more Fall hair inspiration, read the full article on The Cut here.

Colorist in Focus: Dawn Tracey

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As a high schooler, Dawn became her friends’ go-to expert for hair color. When she bleached her own locks platinum blond, however, her mother took her to the local salon, asking her stylist to “fix” what she had done. But she’d done such a phenomenal job that the stylist instead asked if she’d like a job. A year later, she started assisting him— marking the launch of a highly successful career, with beginnings working for the likes of Chris McMillan and Jonathan Antin, two of the most recognizable names in the industry.

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Today, Dawn (who has garnered accolades from Allure Magazine, as well attracted clients like Camilla Belle) has no problem filling her coveted chair at Mèche Salon. Clients from all waves of life seek out her abilities to create elegant, effortless color. A lover of a great natural look, Dawn favors soft, sun-kissed color that looks believably gorgeous—and she’s got an innate knack for the intricate work that it takes to achieve it. 

Damsel’s New ‘Do

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Damsel in Dior’s Jacey Duprie, a fashion and lifestyle blogger, took some time out of her on-the-go lifestyle to revamp her signature blonde lob at Meche Salon. Stylist Joseph Orozco and colorist Yvonne Brown teamed up to create this super chic look. See her stunning new look below and follow her blog here!

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Stylist in Focus: Frankie Hernandez

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An expert in the art of precision cutting, Frankie trained at Santa Monica’s Vidal Sassoon Academy before launching his career at the Vidal Sassoon Salon, where he spent more than a decade making a name for himself as a premier hair stylist.

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Citing the individual as his foremost muse, with music, art and fashion also playing an influential role in his creativity, he firmly believes that beauty differs from person to person, and strives to create easily maintained styles that bring out his clients’ unique natural beauty. Although he’s adept when it comes to women’s hair, he also enjoys cutting men’s hair, and over the years has amassed a lengthy list of loyal clients who demand his superior barber services.

Blonde Brilliance

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Not all color is created equal. The before and afters below prove that going blonde isn’t always as effortless as our colorists make it seem! With a little time, care and of course our trusty Olaplex, anyone can walk on the bright side. 

Check out our favorite transformations and color corrections recently created at Meche below! 

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@row_zzz revamped her client’s former dark hue to a brilliant blonde.

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@oncolourground brought some light into her client’s life in the form of an updated ‘do.

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@colorbyyvonne has definitely got the magic touch in turning her client into a blonde bombshell!

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No color correction is too difficult for @row_zzz. She took her client’s multi-colored tresses and created the ultimate natural blonde look!

Stylist in Focus: Katsya Marson

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One of the most highly sought after stylists in Los Angeles, Katsya Marson offers nearly three decades of experience working out of the area’s premier salons. Having completed her apprenticeship under the legendary Max Difray, she developed a refined eye for detail very early on in her career.

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Still, it’s her unique sense of creativity and style—much of which is inspired by the simple beauty in everyday life—that truly sets her apart from her peers, giving her the ability to create the perfect style for each client she works with.

Hairspiration: The Bob

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A daring cut is a great way to get a fresh new look for fall. Whether you’re making a drastic change or would prefer something a little more subtle, a modern twist on the the classic bob is a great option! From Hollywood starlets to city streets, the ‘do is this season’s standout hair look.

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A number of celebrities have recently been seen stepping out with the new haircut. Jourdan Dunn makes a super sexy statement with her fresh cut, while Nicole Richie gives us an edgy look with the perfect shade of lavender. Those who don’t want to fully commit to the short cut should opt for a “lob” (long bob) like Alexa Chung’s.

Whatever look you choose, you don’t have to be a star to look like one! Below are some of the most recent bobs created here at Meche:

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We love the cut Alissa Smith recently gave her client!

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Alessandra Saman gave her client a beautiful, textured bob.

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And here, colorist Yvonne Brown gives Giuliana Rancic a platinum update on her effortlessly cool cut.

Salon Spotlight: Gina Veltri

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When it comes to makeup, Gina Veltri is a bona fide artist. A firm believer that people should notice the woman and not the makeup, she boasts an unparalleled talent for enhancing her clients’ natural beauty with precisely the right color palette. And it’s no wonder she’s so great at it: with a background in oil painting, she takes pride in translating her work on the canvas into the creation of strikingly beautiful faces.

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Particularly adept when it comes to brows, she employs a unique no-wax, pain-free tweezing technique that’s so refined, she’s been known to put clients to sleep in the chair. A professional in the truest sense, Gina has worked with some of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses, transforming their arches as their roles indicate and making thin, role- specific brows full and lively again. Throughout the years, she’s risen to the top of her craft. In addition to working with the industry’s top photographers, she’s regularly featured in prestigious magazines like Lucky and Allure.

Colorist in Focus: Kari Hill

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Kari Hill’s artistic perspective lends to her mastery of varied hair coloring techniques through diverse professional experiences. Her long and respected career includes Hollywood’s premiere salons (i.e., Frederic Fekkai, Art Luna, Chris McMillan, John Frieda, Neil-George, and Meche Salon).

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Kari brings her indelible reputation and innate talent within the Hollywood hair industry to Meche Salon, returning to long-time friends and colleagues, Tracey Cunningham and Neil Weisberg. Kari’s detailed approach to hair coloring is consistently recognized by numerous television, internet, and fashion media outlets including Vogue, Allure, Elle, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and most recently in InStyle’s Beauty Black Book. Her clients represent the most influential and admired personalities in the entertainment industry.

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Belle of the Ball

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Seasoned colorist, Dawn Tracey, made going light look easy and effortless with actress Camilla Belle’s new sun-kissed look. A lover of a great natural look, Dawn favors soft, sun-kissed color that looks believably gorgeous—and she’s got an innate knack for the intricate work that it takes to achieve it.

Dawn made sure to let Camilla know to prepare. “I warned her to pack a lunch because the process would take all day, mainly because I wanted to maintain the overall health and shine of her locks.”

Eventually, Camilla’s formally sophisticated dark brunette shade was revamped into a playful light brown with caramel highlights that give her a more youthful and outdoorsy vibe. The style is easy to take care of and seems to be right up the actress’ alley.

Without giving too much away, Dawn shared the process in which she transformed Camilla’s hair. “I slightly lifted her base color to a medium-warm brown so that as her natural dark brown color grows in, it will blend nicely and give a bit of an edgier root look. I then did two rounds of balayage highlights; first, to give her an overall brightness and then the second round for extra pops of sparkle around her face and on her ends.” Clearly the long process was worth it and Camilla can carry this summer look with her into the new seasons ahead!

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