Melissa Brown featured on Glamour Online!


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Almost immediately after stepping on the red carpet at the 2015 Emmy Awards yesterday, Glamour Magazine online jumped on Giuliana Rancic’s look for the night… and rightfully so!

Giuliana has seen the Meche sister duo, Melissa and Yvonne Brown, as well as Rasanda Rivera for many years. Yvonne, mastering Giuliana’s many color changes, and Melissa and Raz tag teaming up to both lengthen and shorten those glam locks!

Last night, Melissa kept Giuliana’s hair down, but behind her shoulders, complimenting her décolletage skimming dress by Ziad Nakad.

“This woman fights me all the time about having her hair pulled back off her face! The makeup artist, stylist, and I will all agree on the look with her hair pulled back, and the moment I step off set, she pulls it forward!” Melissa laughs, “I had to pin the hair behind her ears for this look!”

Melissa explained how she styled Giuliana’s hair for you to try yourself!

“Giuliana has fine hair, so I spritz’d a pretty generous amount of thickening spray in her towel-dried hair for some extra oomph. I then dried small sections, one at a time, teasing the root as I brought each piece down. I set the curls with the amazing Leonor Greyl Voluforme Spray and a little bit of Oribe Dry Texture. For any fly-aways, the Leonor Greyl Serum de Soie works wonders. Rub a little in your palms and smooth over the finished look. Amazing! I’m relieved she kept her hair behind her ears!”

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You can read the entire article here!

Kari Hill featured on Byrdie!


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Colorist, Kari Hill, is featured on Byrdie, where she gave Byrdie Editor, Michelle Scanga, a sun-kissed, tortoiseshell makeover!

Kari is the official celebrity colorist for L’Oreal. The article is geared towards “at home” tips, but of course, to get the look, I’d suggest seeing a professional… and probably making that professional Kari herself. ;)

Check out a few photos from the makeover and read the article in its entirety here!







Although he wasn’t mentioned in the piece, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate that smoking hot blowout compliments of Jesse Montana! MeeeOW!

You can see more of Kari Hill’s work via her Instagram: @karihillhair

Thank you to and Michelle Scanga for the opportunity and beautiful article!


Face Forward LA Charity Class!


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On Sunday, August 30th, 2015, Tracey Cunningham held a very special color class. Proceeds went to an amazing organization, Face Forward.

Face Forward helps women and children to heal the scars of domestic abuse or any cruel act of crime, both physically and mentally. Read more on their website! They are making miracles happen.

Tracey waved her magic color brush over some gorgeous hair models. Check out the transformations!


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Follow Tracey and Meche on Instagram for future class announcements!

Meche on! did a fabulous article about our Mondays here at Meche! 

Writer SunHee Grinnell popped in on a Monday to see Chelsea Belushi for a little bit of color and a blowout from Miss Stacy Ho! 

If you didn’t know already, yes! We are open Mondays! As well as every other day of the week! When you’re serving up the fiercest hair in town, you don’t get a day off!

Check out the Vanity Fair article here

Joseph Orozco and Sarah Conner featured on Mane Addicts!


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Kelly Oxford, NY Times Bestseller, screenwriter, blogger, and social media goddess, wanted a little change. So she came into Meche Salon to see Sarah Conner for some extensions and a cut with Joseph Orozco!

Check out some of the awesome images below and the article here!

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Thank you to Mane Addicts for featuring our Meche family!

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Danny Rishoff featured on Refinery29!


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Danny Rishoff is featured on in their fall haircut article!

One of our babely clients, Leslie Ann Brandt, star of the coming Fox TV show, Lucifer, is the subject of discussion. Her uber sexy, decolletage-skimming cut is perfect for ladies with thick or curly hair!

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Check out the entire article here:

Thank you to Refinery29 and writer, Lexy Lebsack for featuring one of our Meche family again!

Tracey and Kari featured on!


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Tracey Cunningham and Kari Hill are featured in an awesome article on! This article gives you 15 handy (some being crucial) points to follow before getting your hair colored!

My personal favorite commandments:

1) PHOTOS! Bring in photos of what you want and some of what you DON’T want!

2) Using Instagram to research colorists and stylists. I love this because it is, hands down, the best platform to see the most current work by professionals. Follow us: @MecheSalonLA

3) DO NOT USE BOX COLOR. The article says “if it’s your first time coloring,” but just never touch it. It’s never good for your hair and it is always the worst to try to correct, lift, or change.

4) Price. “It’s tough to estimate how much a coloring appointment will cost.” We get calls for price estimations and we try to give a good ballpark figure of what you should expect to pay, but there are many factors that cause pricing to vary greatly. The best bet is to set up an quick, complimentary 15-minute consultation with your colorist or stylist to discuss what you want to accomplish and they can give you an exact price of what you will be charged.

Check out the rest of the article here!

Summer Hair Care


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If you are anything like me, you have been lurking vacation Instagram accounts and planning a 2015 summer bucket list since last November. Now that the summer is finally upon us, guurrrl, you have got to remember to care for your hair as much as you do your dewy, tanned skin!

Our stylists and colorists here at Meche gave me some amazing tips to keep your color fresh and your ends as healthy as can be!



1) Scissors!
No, I don’t mean use them yourself! Instead, have one of our talented professionals help you. Sun, wind, salt, and chlorine can really do a number on your locks. Dry, parched hair is more prone to breakage and damage, but getting regular trims, every 8 weeks or so, helps prevent split ends from splitting further. (I’ll discuss moisture later.)

Tip! If you’ve got a big pool party or BBQ coming up, book it that morning or day before and viola! Your hair is done! Can you say ‘poolside goddess?’



2) Keratin Treatments!
If you have unmanageable hair the thought of hot, humid days can make you cringe. Don’t worry! Come in and get a keratin treatment! You’ve probably heard of the “Brazilian Blowout.” That’s what a “keratin treatment.” Now, before you say “No! I’ve had them both! They’re different,” allow me to explain: They are the same chemically. Brazilian Blowout is the brand of keratin that kind of made the entire service grow in popularity, but the actual treatment can be used two ways:

1: Your hair is shampooed and hair is dried slightly. Then the keratin formula is applied to the hair–it’s gel-like–and the hair is then thoroughly dried. Finally, your hair is flat-ironed to seal the proteins to the hair shaft. You leave the product in your hair for 48 hours, without getting it wet. This provides a soft-straightening that smooths your hair, but not stick-straight like a Japanese treatment. It’s not only healthier, but more natural looking as well.

2: The second way is considered the “blowout.” It’s done the same way, except after you are flat-ironed, the hair is immediately washed and then blown out. This gives you all of the benefits of the first method, but doesn’t straighten the hair. Just makes it perfectly manageable, shiny, and smooth.

You can always discuss which is better for your hair type and goals with your stylist. Mario Mendoza is our keratin specialist and we even have a special, outdoor station specifically designed for keratin services! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment, please give us a call!



3) Pooltime!
It’s summer… what does nearly every summer related activity include? Water, of course! Nothing will bum you out more than turning those luscious, golden highlights green. To avoid turning into a sloth, Chelsea Wernsman suggests putting conditioner in damp hair before swimming to protect against chlorine.

“Light hair is typically porous, especially if it is chemically lightened. Pre-dampening before getting in the pool minimizes minerals depositing into the shaft of your hair. These minerals can cause blondes to go green, brunettes to feel brassy, or make your color look overall dingy. Putting conditioner on your hair before getting in the pool provides a barrier.”
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If your hair does still turn a lovely shade of mossy sludge, come in for a “crystal treatment” to remove tint. It takes about 20 minutes. A gel mixture is applied to clean, damp hair. Depending on your level of mossiness, they may put you under some heat to help open the hair to draw all that stuff out.

“I am a big fan of the crystals treatment. Not only does it strip the accumulated chlorine, bromine, and other elements in pool water, but it’s also vegan! You can also help your hair avoid mineral deposits by keeping it healthy and moisturized. I have my clients do a monthly, overnight Olaplex treatment.”
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4) SPF.
You know to put it on to shield your dewy, goddess skin from those harmful UV rays, but did you also know you can be protecting your color with it too?! That’s right ladies and gents! Put some of the Hawaiian Tropic onto your hair to protect against color draining sun-rays.

“When applying sunscreen on the rest of your face and body, apply a dime size amount to your hair like a cream styling product. This protects your hair from UV damage and color fading.” 
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5) Grease up!
Ah, crap. Did your beachy, salty waves dry your hair out? Oil up, baby! We have an UH-MAZING summer oil here at Meche Salon by Leonor Greyl called “L’Huile de Leonor Greyl.”

It is a blend of natural oils including copra oil (from cold-pressed coconut kernels) and mongongo oil (from an African tree nut). These oils repell water, hydrate, and have natural UVA and UVB protection, so it’s perfect for the day at the beach! Just put a little in your palm, rub until warm, and smooth over hair from pony-tail down. Next thing you know, you’ll be smelling and looking like a greased up Maxim model at la playa! Meow!

If you can’t get into Meche to grab some of this oil, coconut oil is always a favorite of mine! Great for skin as well!

6) Braids!
If you have long hair, in the heat you just want it gone. Instead of throwing your hair up in a bun or pony, which can cause damage, try a braid! They keep tangles at bay when you’re sashay-ing around in the breeze, look super Bohemian-chic, and do way less damage on your hair than our usual options. Plus, when you take it out, you’ve got some sexy waves!

If your hair does get tangled, don’t brush like a toddler! Use some finesse and love! Improper brushing is one of the fastest ways to breakage.



So now that you’re out there strutting around, looking like page out of Sports Illustrated, with your beloved Meche colored and styled locks, don’t forget to tag us in your smokin’ hot pics! Happy summer lovelies!

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Meet Miwa!


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Everyone’s had a bad manicure. Not everyone has had a great manicure. Enter: Miwa Kobayashi. Her holistic and natural approach to nail care is, to say the least, refreshing. She is meticulous. Whether you like glossy, perfectly painted claws, or if you want some hand-painted nail art, she “nails” it every time!

Miwa strays away from traditional techniques that, although are common practice, are not beneficial to nail health. For instance, instead of cutting cuticles, she uses removal gel that safely, hygienically, and naturally softens and deteriorates the skin surrounding the nail. Cutting often times removes too much or injures, leaving skin and vulnerable to germs and dangerous infections.

I have actually had the privilege of knowing Miwa for upwards of 4 years. She is a highly intelligent, ambitious, generous, and hilarious woman. I was excited when she let me bully her into doing this interview. So, I sat Miwa down to pick her brain about her techniques, history, and inspirations.


Where in Japan are you originally from?
I’m from Niigata. It’s diagonally north of Tokyo.

How did you get started doing nails?
When I was teenager, I used to work at fashion building called “Shibuya 109” in Tokyo. I had the opportunity to see all the amazing nail art there. That pushed me to get into doing nails.

11055615_1628077647423488_243765696_nWhat were some of the first nail art trends you noticed?
Tropical designs were very popular that time. Lots of palm trees, dolphins, hibiscus flowers, and anything island inspired.

I’ve had you do some crazy designs on my own nails! Remember the time I had you paint the mini Bud Light can, motorcycle engine, and even had you put real snake skin on them?! Thanks for putting up with me.
Are you kidding?! I love the challenge! Although, that snake skin did take some work!

IMG_2483What was your motivation for moving to Los Angeles?
When I was 19 years old, I went to beauty school in San Diego. Naturally, I fell in love with California. I always wanted to have experience of living in the foreign country, learning different cultures, and meeting people from all over the world. After school, I returned to Japan to built my career. I had my own salon and school. Then I moved back to the US as planned.

You have a long list of celebrity clientele and press tear sheets. Molly Sims gushes about you in her book The Everyday Supermodel. You’ve done Marion Cotillard’s nails for Dior, events, and other publications. However, I’m wondering, are there any specific accomplishments so far in your career that you are especially proud of?
I love being able to combine my passion for art and health into a career. That is an accomplishment in and of itself. Who doesn’t want a career that doesn’t feel like work?!
What sets you apart from other celebrity manicurists? 
I always listen to what each client exactly wants. I use all of my knowledge to satisfy their needs. I keep up to date on the hottest trends, latest technology, and best products. I think my thirst for knowledge and growth is what sets me apart. That and my holistic outlook on nail care too.
What or who inspires you? 
I love fashion. I’m always watching fashion shows. Usually, whatever comes to my mind when I’m locked into a creative mode. Nail art gives me an artistic outlet.
What would you say you’re most known for? 
Hmm.. I enjoy doing hand-painted nail art, but I would like to say my speciality is more treatment based. I’m very into health. My friends call me the “health nut.” Real beauty comes from inside. I studied reflexology, aroma therapy and esthetic treatment. (skin and massage) I like to customize my services for each client.
If you could do anyone’s  nails (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
My mom. She is in Japan. We’re very close so it’s hard to be away from her for so long.
What hobbies do you love doing when you’re not at work?
Painting, of course, or playing piano!
Miwa works Tuesday through Friday 10am to 3pm. She offers regular manicures and pedicures as well as gel. Call in and book her along with your hair! Nothing better than two birds with one stone!
Instagram: @MiwaNails

Colorist in Focus: Chris Greene


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Where are you originally from?
I am from Newfoundland, a large island that is the Eastern most province in Canada. I was born and raised there. It is known for its rugged beauty.

It’s stunning over there! How does coming from such a naturally beautiful environment, like Newfoundland, influence your work?
Newfoundland translates into my work through the organic beauty of the people who surrounded me back home. I consider myself to be a colorist with a soft, gentle touch with my color brush. I’m a big fan of enhancing what my client already has: bringing out the highlights that the sun may create or richening a color to showcase the clients skin and eyes. I tend to steer clear of drastic changes, unnatural colors and abnormal placements. There is a time and place for everything, but my heart lies in the more natural side of hair color for sure! Much like Newfoundland, I prefer natural beauty!

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How long have you been doing hair and how did you get started?
I have been doing hair for 14 years. I studied hair design right out of high school. I went to hair design school in Nova Scotia, then studied at Bumble & Bumble in NYC and Aveda in Minneapolis.

What really excites you about doing hair?
I love making women feel beautiful, like the best version of themselves! I love knowing that the client has been looking forward to their appointment and that they leave feeling special and beautiful. It’s also really fun getting to know my clients and hearing their stories.

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Are there any specific accomplishments so far in your career that you are especially proud of?
I’m really proud that I am from such a small town on the east coast of Canada. I made it to Nova Scotia, then Toronto, and now LA. I am living out my dream. I know now that it really is true that with hard work, you can really do whatever you set your mind to!

I’ve worked on celebrities and tv, meet really great people, and most importantly make women feel beautiful and special! That’s such a wonderful feeling! Getting to do what I love and having people love what I do. Having the ability to make someone leave my chair with a smile on their face and bounce in their step, that’s irreplaceable.

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What would you say is your “signature” or “speciality”? What do you enjoy doing most?
I would say my “look” is soft, sexy and natural. I’m all about enhancing what you already have or at least making it look like nature could have played a roll in the finished product! Blondes, brunettes and reds, I love em all! I want my clients to have flattering hair that enhances their overall look.

I do foils, balayage, a combo of both.. I always say, I would paint your hair with my toes if its going to give us the look we are both going for. It’s not so much about the technique used, as it is about the finished product. People get caught up in buzz words and trends, which is fine, but at the end of the day, the technique used has to work with your hair, lifestyle, and taste.

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If you could do anyone’s  hair (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
This is probably selfish, but I would love to get my hands in Oprah’s beautiful hair! I love lots of hair, and I love me some Oprah! hehe I’m trying to think of who else.. My mom or my best girlfriends, they all live far away, and I know how much they love getting their hair done with me, so I would say them! :)

Favorite person you follow on Instagram?
Oh gosh, I have so many! I love seeing what my fiends are doing back in Canada, I love everyone at Meche, so much talent under one roof, it’s awesome! I love Instagram in general, I don’t think I have a fav.. I follow a lot of hair people, big and famous and also in small towns, everyone is putting out such great work! Fashion stylists, makeup artists, friends, celebs.. so so many!

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What or who are your biggest influences/idols? (Doesn’t have to be hair.)
Hair wise there are a lot, I have to say, it’s amazing to be working alongside Tracey Cunningham! I’ve looked up to her work for a long time, and to now be at Meche is awesome! I’m influenced by anyone who can take their passion and make it into an amazing career!

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