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HOW-TO ALERT: Get the Formula for the Brunette Balayage Blowing Up Instagram

by Alison Alhamed | March 28, 2018

Balayage artist Jessica Scott of Easton, Pennsylvania, has a nice, healthy following on her Instagram page (@jessicascotthair) of about 5,300. The average about of likes, views, comments she'll receive on her beautiful content is strong, but nothing compared to what happened when she posted what she calls a "chocolate, caramel waterfall."

More than 100,000 views amassed when she posted the video demo-ing this technique. Here's how she did it:

Step 1: A high-lifting balayage lightener is key (up to 7 levels of lift). Scott used Sunlights Balayage Lightener  with 40 volume developer + Olaplex

Step 2: Scott took smaller, elevated “V” sections and brought the lightener higher up the “V” to get lightness toward the root. She left out hair in-between her sections so she still had definition and not an ombré look.

Step 3: Process for 25 minutes and glaze with Wella Illumina (1/4 tube) 9/60 (1/4 tube) 10/69 (1/2 tube) 8/69 with double Pastel, off-scalp so her natural hair at the base would not shift but the mid shaft and ends would.

@jessicascotthair is used to getting hundreds of likes when she posts her beautiful color work—but NOTHING like what happened when she shared this technique that has been watched on her page more than 100,000 times. Here she demos the technique! ・・・ 👉🏻I have been getting a lot of messages on how I created THIS look, so here it is ❗️...1st: A high lifting Balayage Lightener is KEY: Used Sunlights Balayage Lightener @sunlightsbalayage with 40 vol + Olaplex @olaplex... 2nd: I took smaller, elevated “V” sections and brought the Lightener higher up the V to still get lightness toward the root. I left hair out in-between my sections so i still had definition and not an ombré look! ...3rd: Processed for 25 minutes and Glazed with Wella Illumina @wellaeducation (1/4) 9/60 (1/4) 10/69 (1/2) 8/69 with double Pastel (offscalp- so her natural hair at the roots would not shift but the mid shaft and ends would) 💛💛💛 #jessicascotthair . . . #modernsalon #coffeecolors #balayagehighlights #freehandlightener #livedinhair #livedincolor #hairgoals

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