HOW-TO: Low-Maintenance Chocolate Balayage Hair Color

By Lauren Salapatek | 08/21/2014 2:35:00 PM

 

Lyndsay Ellis, Hair Designer/Make-up Artist at Regis Hair Salon in Findlay, OH, recently gave her natural level 4 client low-maintenance balayage highlights.

THE BEFORE:

Ellis' client had about three inches of re-growth with about 45% gray and previous color. The client wanted a look that was low maintenance (she's a mother and business owner) and lighter than her natural hair color. "I wanted to give my client dimensional hair color without it looking streaky. It was a refresh AND a brand new thing she's never done before!"

THE PROCESS:

STEP 1: Ellis used 1/2 oz 5n with a 1 1/2 oz of 504n Matrix Socolor Grey'T Naturals Permanent Cream Hair Color at the root blending down the color a bit.

STEP 2: Ellis took 30 volume Matrix Light Master and balayaged using a weaving technique (separating the hair with strips of cotton) taking diagonal partings around the face.

STEP 3: The hair was processed for 30 minutes.

STEP 4: The highlights were toned with 8n and 8bc Matrix Color Sync 10 volume.

For more of Ellis' work, visit her Instagram, @lyndzre.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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