Melinda Wellman at Via Roma Salon

Melinda Wellman at Via Roma Salon
Hair Stylist, Expert Colorist, Braziian Blowout Certified (858) 397-4293

Monday, April 17, 2017

Balayage Color

Ally L- Balayage Color

I posted these photos side by side to show how the tones of color can vary in different lighting. In the photo on the left Ally's color appears to have copper tones in her crown because of the bright sunlight. On the right under the surf board the sun is blocked and the copper tones aren't as visible. Her lighter golden blonde face framing highlights and ends brighten her overall and give a natural sun kissed look in both photos. 


Friday, March 31, 2017

Balayage Color

Spring is here ladies! Sun kiss it๐Ÿ’‹

Just did balayage on one of my favorite clients. Now she's off to Cabo! Can't wait to see what some salt water and sun add to her new color.

I have done various techniques on Brooke. I used foils to create this look on her first color but this time I used balayage to create sun kissed highlights in her crown and lighten her ends even more.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Golden Beach Blonde

Katya has been my client over 6 years now. She was one of my first clients in San Diego. She is a natural medium to light blonde. I foil highlight using Olaplex and add a lot (and I mean a lot!) of tiny pieces of pale blonde throughout to give the illusion of a lighter overall color with subtle depth at the root area. This allows her natural color to grow in with less maintenance than actually doing an all over color.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bronde, Sombre, Ombre....

Seasons change and so do the names of our favorite trendy hair colors. Call it what you want but one trend remains the same and I call it "beach hair". Living near the coast in San Diego I keep a close eye on the sun kissed colors I see in children's and surfer's hair. My goal as a colorist is to recreate those natural sun kissed looks I see for my clients. 
My daughter, Ally, is my favorite subject. Ally is a natural medium brown. I recently cut over 6 inches off of her hair and went much blonder than we ever have before. Thanks to Olaplex I was able to do this without any damage. I lightened Allys ends with Schwarzkopf color and did very tiny babylight highlights throughout her crown with bold face framing pieces. The result is a beautiful beach blonde with minimal maintenance giving her the best of both worlds, blonde and brunette.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bronde, Hollywood's Current Fall Hair Color Trend

"Bronde" Color, Before and After

 Bronde color is the best of both worlds! It is the most current fall hair color trend. Bronde is not blonde or brunette. It's somewhere in between.
Erin is a dark natural blonde. She was looking for a deeper color without loosing her light golden blonde ends. I deepened her color in her crown using a demi permanent color to a warm caramel. Demi permanent color does not contain ammonia and ensures no damage to Erin's hair while coloring. A also added minimal low lights of some of the caramel color through her ends to add dimension and depth. Next, I added tiny golden highlights throughout her crown to add sparkle and melt in to her already lightened ends. Another benefit of the demi permanent gloss is that over time it will fade and lighten and when she is ready to go back to blonde it will be a easy transition.