A colorist of 18 years, Sarah Kochan is known for her deep, rich redheads and vibrant brunettes. Also an expert in bayalage (baliage), she creates natural, wearable color that lasts. In fact, Vogue magazine recognized her work as one of the country's best colorists for brunettes and from Chicago.
Her approach is to tailor the color to each individual client. "You have to wear the color, instead of letting the color wear you," she says. She also believes that small changes can make a huge difference. Sarah has trained at the L'Oreal Professionnel Color Academy in New York City and has taught her color technique to colorists at Maxine. In her spare time she enjoys lakefront bike rides with her daughter and playing tennis.
Blog posts featuring Sarah Kochan
I came to Maxine Salon as a last minute decision to fix a botched "out of a box" highlight job. My colorist Sarah was absolutely amazing. Her friendly and thoughtful demeanor set me at ease instantly. Her professional assessment of the damage and how she would apply the color remedy was SPOT ON! She worked with precision and efficiency, communicating each step and the expected results along the way. Although it was my first time at Maxine, thanks to Sarah, I never felt apprehensive about how things would turn out. My hair looks fabulous now, and is exactly the natural golden brown color I imagined, with highlights that pop oh-so-subtly and naturally. I plan to return to have Sarah work her magic in a few months, as her talent with hair color consultation and application is exceptional!