Hairspiration: Radiant Red

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Enhancing one’s hair color while staying true to his or her natural hue can be a challenge for some, but Michelle Pugh seems to have it down to a science. Below, Michelle’s client, Kate Boyer, shows off her radiant red locks during a recent photo shoot.

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The color is created using the past as inspiration. By referencing childhood pictures of her client, Michelle is able to determine the most natural tones for her. Michelle completed Kate’s color using a combination of base and gloss.

Chrissy Teigen’s Childhood Picture Inspires New Look

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After seeing a childhood picture of Chrissy Teigen, Tracey Cunningham was convinced the starlet had to go lighter. See the inspiration (left) and final product (right) below!
Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 12.51.37 PMSo just how did Tracey achieve this subtle yet impactful change? She started by foiling in highlights using Redken 5th Ave and Olaplex. Next she painted Flashlift and Olaplex onto her ends using a balayage technique. Finally she glossed her roots in 8n+7nb+6n and her hairline in 9n+9nb. Tracey advises lifting hair out of the shampoo bowl when rinsing to avoid damaging the freshly colored tips!

Total Trim-sformation

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Alessandra Saman‘s latest cut shows us that a seemingly subtle trim can totally transform a look. She created texture and volume by simply adding fringe around her client’s face and lifting her length a couple inches. The tousled style is an on trend look that is easy to maintain as well!
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Stylists in Focus: A Dynamic Duo

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From clients to stylists and colorists – we want everyone who walks through Mèche’s doors to feel right at home! This family ambience is created in part by the supportive and friendly team members who work here. One dynamic duo is making headlines and we couldn’t be more proud! Stylist, Alessandra Saman and colorist, Sarah Conner, are featured in the latest issue of Genlux Magazine as a go-to team for cut and color.

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Compliments of Color

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While a cut can transform the appearance of your face’s shape, your hair color can do wonders for your skin tone. It’s important to choose a hair color that not only appeals to you, but also works well with your complexion. Colorist Heather Cie noticed Mèche manager, Michelle, was being washed out by her hair’s copper tones. By adding blonde highlights and balayage at the base, Heather created a color that complimented her skin tone and gave her baby blues an extra pop!
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Hairspiration: Red Hot for the Holiday

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Get inspired for the 4th of July with a round-up of some of our favorite red-hot hair moments at Mèche. Whether you’re headed to the beach or planning a BBQ - find a hair color or style below to spark some fireworks this Independence Day.

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Cut by @guyriggiohair, color by @karihillhair

Stylist @stizzyho flaunts her red tips by @oncolourground

Stylist @stizzyho flaunts her red tips by @oncolourground

Stylist in Focus: Alissa Tietgen Smith

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Is it any wonder that Alissa Tiegen Smith—a noted bangs-cutting expert who employs a strict level of precision in every style she creates—draws a great deal of her inspiration from 1960s style icons like Jane Birkin along with musical acts like Patti Smith and the Talking Heads? Her style is eclectic and fresh, and because she’s got a knack for tailoring it to suit the unique esthetic of each and every one of her clients, it’s placed her among the upper tier of LA’s elite haircutting professionals.

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Having gotten her start at Sally Hershberger, Alissa worked at Neil George salon for seven years before Mèche opened its doors in 2012. Over the course of her career, she’s become known for her meticulous attention to detail, which includes not only dry-cutting the hair to ensure the utmost in texture and movement, but sharing with her clients helpful tips and tricks on making the most of their cuts once they leave the salon.

Lob to Bob

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If you’re looking for a way to change up your current look, the only way to go is up! Below, Michael Sparks takes his client’s hair up a notch (and a few inches) by transforming her grown-out lob into a classic bob. While the cut is timeless, the perfectly tousled waves combined with effortless sun-kissed color by Heather Cie give it an edgy, modern kick!

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One Cut, Two Styles

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Mèche stylist, Frankie Hernandez is known for producing fierce, unconventional cuts. Below, he totally transforms one cut into two dramatically different styles. From a ballerina bun with a blunt bang to a flawless faux-hawk with a classic twist, we love both looks on Kelly Osbourne. Which look is your favorite?

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