Melinda Wellman at Via Roma Salon

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

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.