Colorist in Focus: Rich Ohnmacht

When Rich Ohnmacht was in college, he found himself cutting and coloring his friends’ hair to earn extra cash—so it’s completely natural he decided to make the art of hair his full-time profession years later.
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A fixture in Hollywood’s competitive hair industry, he spent 15 years at Joseph Martin Salon and 10 years at Beverly Hills’ Frederic Fekkai Salon before making the move to Mèche. An avid surfer, Rich has always loved the look of highlights that mimic the effects of the sun. Along with the beach, he considers music to be one of his biggest inspirations.

How To: On-the-Go Up-Do

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We all have those mornings when we press the snooze button a few too many times. Luckily, here at Méche, we have an arsenal of expert stylists who can turn your bedhead into something beautiful! Below, Stylist Jasmin Robles provides her tips on creating a simple braided up-do in 5 minutes that will be sure to impress!

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First, apply dry shampoo to your hair to give it a bit of texture. Plus, it absorbs oils and smells great!
Pro tip: Second day hair is great for up-do hair styles. The messier the better. 

Then, choose a side you’d like the braid on. Taking a section of hair from the front of the side of your choice, begin french braiding from the part down. To give the braid that pop-out effect, go under then over, creating a Dutch french braid. And then secure with a clear elastic.

Leaving the braid out, gather your hair at the nape of your neck into a low ponytail, twist & pin.

Finally, grab the braid & pin into the bun. And voilà! A quick, easy and cute look perfect for any occasion!

For more hairspiration, follow Jasmin at @jasminsmaneattraction.

Sophia Amoruso Opens LA Store with a Bangin’ New Look

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Sophia Amoruso primped for the opening of Nasty Gal’s first flagship store in LA with a bangin’ new ‘do. The #GIRLBOSS headed to Mèche to swap her bob for a little more length and to revisit her illustrious baby bangs. Before and after pictures below!

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 2.01.49 PMAll hands were on deck to create her show-stopping look — coveted colorist Tracey Cunningham revamped her color while Sarah Conner added length with hand sewn extensions and Stacey Ho cut her bangs.

Sophia Amoruso shows off her new hair with Meche’s Sarah Conner & Stacey Ho

Salon Spotlight: Raz Rivera

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A highly skilled individual extensions specialist, Raz Rivera takes pride in helping her clients feel brand new. Having trained under Natalie Martino and Linda Cho (noted extensions and color experts, respectively) at LA’s Art Luna salon at the onset of her career in 2000, she’s adept not only when it comes to extensions, but when it comes to color placement—a critical element in extensions that look realistic.

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Together with her colleague Melissa Brown, who also specializes in color and extensions, Raz is known for creating meticulously executed styles so natural-looking, nobody would ever guess they aren’t. And given the duo’s experience, they’ve got the process down to a science: services that typically require four hours are done masterfully in less than two.

Trend to Try: Pastel Hair

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From Nicole Richie to Kelly Osbourne to Katy Perry, it seems like all the starlets have given the pastel hair color trend a try. Now you can try on a hue or two without the commitment!

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Meche is now offering Hair Chalk Blow Drys starting at $150. Choose from a selection of 8 different colors that last for up to 1-2 weeks. Whether you prefer Tropical Cosmopolitan Pink or you want to go Kylie Jenner Green — don’t be shy, try a shade or two! Call the salon to book your appointment with Jesse Montana now!

Salon Spotlight: Melissa Brown

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The child of two hair stylists, Melissa Brown developed a fascination for the art of hair years before she headed to cosmetology school at Costa Mesa’s Paul Mitchell Academy. Today, more than a decade into her career, she’s made a tremendous name for herself, working out of the area’s most exclusive salons leading up to her current position at Mèche, as well as with E! Entertainment.

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A specialist when it comes to beautiful, believable-looking extensions, Melissa has styled a slew of Hollywood’s hottest stars, worked on the sets of numerous movies, and created looks backstage at New York Fashion Week.

How To: Creating Chrissy’s Color

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Ever wonder how model Chrissy Teigen achieves her perfect light shade, deemed “bronde” by admirers? Our very own Tracey Cunningham has let us in on her formula used to create her client’s undeniably brilliant hair.

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@chrissyteigan at the 2014 ESPYS

To achieve that ultimate combination of brightness and lift, Tracey used Redken’s Flash Lift, Redken’s first powder lightener to achieve up to 8 levels of lift. For Chrissy’s highlights, Tracey used 30 volume and ¼ oz  of Olaplex. Finally, Tracey balayaged Chrissy’s hair with 40 volume and ⅛ oz Olaplex.

And there you have it! A look at how coveted colorist, Tracey Cunningham went about creating this stunning look.

Stylist in Focus: Jasmin Robles

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As an LA native, Jasmin has trained with some of the best in the industry. Working at Jose Eber while still attending school was just the beginning. Hungry to learn more, Jasmin trained at the Aveda institute in New York as well as Vidal Sassoon in LA. With that knowledge she went on to style for tv, films and commercials, to being mentored by Tracey Cunningham and to now having her own chair at Mêche.

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A lover of effortless beauty, Jasmin’s well-known for her unparalleled braids and her long lasting exquisite blow outs. From face framing to a soft curl, she has the ability to ensure every client leaves the salon loving their hair.

Check out examples of her work below and be sure to follow her on Instagram @jasminsmaneattraction!

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Camila Alves at the 2014 Emmy’s

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.

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