Trend Watch Wednesday: {Melted Color}

Kelly Cooper consults with a client at Studio 8 Salon in Fayetteville

My stars, do I have a fabulous Trend Watch Wednesday post lined up for y'all today!

Lately, I've been working with Kelly Cooper, Marketing/Advertising Manager for Maude Boutique, on some post ideas and discovered that she's not only a full fledged fashionista, but a hair guru, as well! Kelly graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas and, in addition to her duties at Maude, is now a stylist at Studio 8 Salon in Fayetteville, AR.

When I approached Kelly about doing a guest post for A Blonde Ambition, she proposed the topic of melted color, or ombre color in hair trends for fall. A topic like this is definitely best left to the pros, so without further adieu, here's Kelly:


The new trend in hair color.. Melted Color!

Fall is right around the corner, and I've seen a lot of clients lately wondering "Should go dark or richen up for fall?" My suggestion is a little bit of both!
Say bye, bye to summer’s platinum blonde and highlights! This season, it’s all about the natural look with subtle, lowlight-ed colors.

One of Cooper's clients models her handiwork...love!

Celeb example: SJP

We've all seen the sexy locks of Gisele, Carrie Bradshaw and Whitney Port where their natural root shade smoothly transitions into brighter highlights around the face and sun-kissed tips. It's also a wonderful color technique for any lady on a budget these days because you do not have the high maintenance of traditional highlighting.

Cooper's version of the ombre color technique on darker hair...gorgeous!
The ombre technique is also a very easy transition for those who would like to try on a darker shade for fall, but still like to see some lightness around the face. I've done a couple people lately who were not ready for a full-blown root shade, so we kept a little more highlights throughout the top.

Some blonde beauties rock the melted color trend, courtesy of Kelly C. We say, "Tres chic!"
The best part? You have options! We also have clients who experiment with this technique through the use of lighter colored extensions bonded throughout their hair. Whether you have a full head of Socap bonded extensions for additional volume and length, or just a few bonded in for highlights, it is an alternative to the stress lightening puts on your hair. I am in LOVE with this technique!
More About Kelly

Kelly specializes in services ranging from hair color, cutting, styling special event hair, Socap keratin bonded hair extensions, Keratin Complex smoothing treatments, waxing and custom airbrush tanning. Being a stylist is Cooper's lifelong passion, and she is honored to work in such a professional cutting edge salon. 

If you're a resident of Northwest Arkansas, you'd better make your appointment with Miss Cooper NOW. She is currently accepting new clients, so call today for a consultation or appointment, 479-442-2611.

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Thanks again, Kelly for stopping by to talk "hair" with us at A Blonde Ambition today!

Come back tomorrow to hear from another stylish NWA resident, who's doing her part to make the world a more trendy place : )

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. So glad you posted this!!

    I am headed to the salon to get blondified this evening, and I have been looking for some color inspiration! That last blonde photo is absolutely going to be the one I bring with me tonight!

    Hurray for blondes everywhere! ;)

  2. Awww yay, I went to high school with Kelly :)

  3. I love this look! Thanks for highlighting it :)

  4. I love love love this. Totally wish I could pull that off. I've been trying to figure out a new 'do for me, and now I'm totally going to consider doing this...maybe, if I can muster up the courage! So beautiful.

    Hope you are having a fab week, my dear! Love your blog big time. Time for you to come visit Mississippi :)

  5. Wow!! Kelly, you are a genius! Thanks you so much for sharing Leslie. I LOVED THIS!

  6. awh...yay! looooove this girl! just told my husband the other day that 'kelly cooper has totally changed my hair's life!' haha! book your appointments now girls because she is fabulous!!!

  7. We've had lots of people asking for this look at our salon too. I love it. Kelly's work looks great!


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