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“I've included this picture to show how seriously vital lighting is in hair! We finished at night and lighting was poor- her hair was translating in pictures as brassy. She sent me a picture during the day in natural lighting and wow! It looks so much closer to its true color.”
“I've included this picture to show how seriously vital lighting is in hair! We finished at night and lighting was poor- her hair was translating in pictures as brassy. She sent me a picture during the day in natural lighting and wow! It looks so much closer to its true color.”
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“I've included this picture to show how seriously vital lighting is in hair! We finished at night and lighting was poor- her hair was translating in pictures as brassy. She sent me a picture during the day in natural lighting and wow! It looks so much closer to its true color.”
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“I've included this picture to show how seriously vital lighting is in hair! We finished at night and lighting was poor- her hair was translating in pictures as brassy. She sent me a picture during the day in natural lighting and wow! It looks so much closer to its true color.”

Nicole DeStefano (@beautyhivebynicole) did a gorgeous balayage blend on a natural level 3. She shared her very-detailed how-to with MODERN:

STEPS and FORMULA:

**Olaplex incorporated into formulas.

Wella Freelights with Trionics Higher and Higher 1:1.5 ratio

  1. I added a small pinch of Joico Bonde Life Lightener for added lift.
  2. I took thin sections and painted in an alternating "V" and "W" pattern.
  3. I used a blush brush at the top of the balayage section to soften and blend her natural base with the lightener.
  4. I used highlighting papers in-between each section to insulate and get a better lift.
  5. When the hair was lifted to a level 8-9, I rinsed and toned at the shampoo bowl.
  6. Last, I applied Redken Shades EQ 7p equal parts processing solution at her roots and combed down blending into Redken Shades EQ equal parts 9v+9p+clear and processing solution.

STYLE

  • Shampooed and conditioned with Amika Triple RX
  • Finished with Amika The Wizard and Amika Bombshell.