Meche Colorist in Focus: Sarah Conner

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ImageMeche Colorist Sarah Conner (@oncolourground) started out as a 6th grade school teacher – but always felt her true calling was working in the world of beauty. She started out freelancing in Orange County, doing both makeup and hair. Eventually, her talent landed her a chair at Neil George in Beverly Hills, and eventually at Meche Salon LA, where she has been part of the team since day one.

Her expertise? Various color techniques ranging from balayage to foil highlighting – always choosing what will best accommodate her clients’ specific hair needs. She’s an expert at creating beautiful, natural-looking hair color.

Her inspiration? She is passionate about film, fashion, and art, which drive her style and creativity.

Sarah has been featured in several magazines, including Italian Cosmopolitan and Nylon, and her color work has been seen on shows such as the CW’s 90210, ABC’s Mistresses and Master Chef. Take a look at some of Sarah’s work below, as well as at her site: sarahconnerstylist.tumblr.com:


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Stylist in Focus: Michael Sparks

Screen shot 2014-04-09 at 2.12.31 PMMeche Stylist Michael Sparks (@michaelhair) is a Santa Cruz native who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a hair stylist. An artist at heart, he wanted to become a fashion designer before deciding to make a career change. It was an obvious choice once he came to LA, since many of his family members are in the business. The reason he became a stylist? He “likes to make people happy.” Before joining Meche, he started out assisting famed hair stylists such as Jen Atkins, Mara Rozak, and Leanne Citrone at the Chris McMillan Salon. His inspiration? Runways, editorials, and everyday life.

Michael says that he is “really picky” about his cuts, “if I like it, I am pretty sure they will!” His favorite cuts are modern, with an edge. He said he “loves really clean, beautiful hair.” His past work includes Italian Glamour, a seven-page spread for Armani, as well as many red carpet events.

Check out some of Michael’s work below, and visit his site at: MichaelSparksHair.com

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Stylist in Focus: Stacy Ho

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ImageBorn and raised in New York, Meche Stylist Stacy Ho (@stizzyho) grew up in the restaurant industry, and always loved to sing and play guitar. Her true calling, though, was as a stylist. She trained through Cutler Salon, which catapulted her into a successful career as a stylist. She says the reason she is so passionate about the industry is because she cares about people.

Stacy is influenced by music and pop culture, and loves giving people organic, effortless hair. It’s always tough to re-create the look our stylists give us, but Stacy is an advocate for people being able to go home, recreate, and maintain the look. She does this by making sure to educate the client on their new look.

“I collaborate with the client to create a look that fits them, which requires teamwork, a talk about lifestyle, and a talk about long term goals,” said Stacy. “Let’s have a discussion and understand the experience. A haircut is not just the hour they are in my chair, it’s the next 8-10 weeks.”

What she’s known for? Her amazing guardless razor cuts.

How does she do it?

“It’s all about creating strong shapes without harsh lines,” Stacy said. “A lot of people have a fear of razors. A razor with a guard creates an entirely different cut. Without the guard, you get sharp lines, it can create tons of texture, without hurting the cuticle of the hair. The misconception is it gets piecy, but when used correctly, it creates soft movement, and encourages natural texture.”

Before joining the Meche team, Stacy worked on The Rachael Ray Show for three years, and since making the move to LA, her work has been seen on Justin Timberlake’s music video, Rolling Stones, Oprah Magazine, Paper, and Women’s Health.

Check out a snapshot of Stacy’s work below:

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Emma Stone: Bye Bye Blonde, Hello Red!

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Happy Monday! Meche Co-Owner Tracey Cunningham (@traceycunningham1) recently took Emma Stone from Blonde to Red Ombre. How did she do it?

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Tracey lo-lighted Shades EQ Cream 3/4 7gc+1/4 7wn on topography foil, then blurred 9gc through the ends. In between the foils, she then painted 3/4 7gc+ 1/4 7wn as a base color. When they rinsed Emma, they lifted up her blonde ends so no color ran onto the blonde. Sometimes a change is all you need to go into the week! Check out Emma’s new look:

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