HOW-TO: Beautiful Beach Balayage from the Ulta Beauty Pro Team

MODERN invited the Ulta Beauty Pro Team to the Water Street Studio in New York City to share three fresh looks designed to inspire and excite both professionals and clients.

One of the three looks was a modern take on the beach look for model Masha. Scroll through to see the steps in creating this look!

Sean Godard used his unique balayage technique that adds lift to the outside of large sections, leaving internal depth and allowing for a lighter perimeter.

“This is perfect for the client looking for internal contrast but still wants light from the sides and nape,” he says.

Godard uses a clay-based lightener for control and ease in spreading. For shape, a bend is placed just at midpoint to give movement and width. “This is the modern beach wave,” Sonya Dove says. “There is a bend in the hair without a strong start or stop line.”


Color: Redken Freehand Lightener and Shades EQ
Stylers: Wella Eimi Thermal Protectionand Wella Eimi Glam Mist; Wella Oil Reflections; Sebastian Shaper spray; Matrix Stylelink Texture Builder and Style Fixer
Comb: Denman
Brush: GHD
Irons: GHD Classic Curve; T3 Convertible iron and Beachwaver

Hair: Ulta Beauty Pro Team members Ammon Carver, Sonya Dove, Sean Godard, Danielle Keasling
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: David Maderich
Fashion stylist: Rod Novoa
Fashions: Top Shop and Zara

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