Hair Trends & Tips

Hot off the press, its Awards season for me!  Having recently worked The Grammys and now preparing for the Academy Awards, this is an exciting time to show the Carmel Valley San Diego community the new trends in what’s happening in Hollywood.  With high school formal dances, weddings and so many other celebrations to attend, choosing a hairstyle can feel overwhelming.  Here are a few trends with tips to show you how to recreate that celebrity style while looking natural and feeling fierce doing so!

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Meghan Carraher | Waterfall Braid

Waterfall Braid



Trend #1– the waterfall braid. This can be worn by all ages, length of hair permitting.  It’s soft, detailed, romantic and can be as casual or dressed up as you determine.  Bring different pictures to your stylist to show your taste, and she will interpret your best look to go with the dress you are wearing.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Meghan Carraher | Finger Wave

Finger Wave



Trend #2-Grace Kelly inspired retro up dos.  The key to a “finger wave” up style is to keep it modern.  “Inspired” is the word to focus on.  Zac Posen nailed this look at New York Fashion Week.  It’s definitely a look for the confident and can be very youthful and head turning if done well.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Meghan Carraher | Texturized Chignon

Texturized Chignon



Trend #3-a texturizing chignon.  Think classic bun with a current twist.  This is bridal meets runway.  A very interesting way to wear a classic look, and the options for personalizing are endless!  A side or middle part can be worn, curls within the chignon may be added as well as a peek a boo braid.  A woman in her 40’s can wear this as beautifully as her daughter. It’s all about the attitude!(And red lips)



I love this time of year, when spring is around the corner and colors become brighter!  Our moods are lifted and the events seem never ending!  Remember, bringing your favorite pictures to your stylist, as well as a snap shot of your outfit, is imperative.  However, the most important thing of course is to have fun, live your best life and let your inner beauty be the main attraction!


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Meghan Carraher

Meghan Carraher

Meghan Carraher is a passionate Sassoonhair stylist and colorist at Salona Mar Salon, a quaint boutique hair studio in Solana Beach, CA. In the fashion side of hair, Meghan has worked under world renknown Wella hairstylists in Los Angeles, bringing San Diego a taste of the celebrity treatment and trends yet in a comfortable and peaceful spa like salon. Her professional highlights include working the Emmy’s, Oscars, Grammy’s and Golden Globes, as well as leading ad campaigns for national brands including Charlotte Russe. Meghan uses her 10 year esthetician background to create a relaxing and unique hair experience, including hand/arm massages during color processes, options for facials/peel ad ons and waxing. Meghan prides herself on a perfect blow-dry that lasts for days, and amongst her peers is considered the Blow-out Queen!


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