Balayage has always been a highly artistic technique—after all, the lightener or color is freehand-painted onto the hair. Sebastian Langman-Kirtley (@sebastiancolorist) expands on the artistic possibilities of balayage by combining several application techniques. “To add softness and tonal variety to my balayage,” he explains, “I use a feathered application on some subsections and a heavier, more traditional application on others. That way, I can control the amount of lift through the saturation of the product.” Langman-Kitley adds that L’Oréal Professionnel’s Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder is his lightener of choice in many instances because “it works quickly and has lifting power that cuts through the brassy underlying pigment.” He adds, “Mixing Smartbond into the formula is a no brainer. It protects the hair throughout the lightening process and leaves it feeling amazing!”
Here’s how Sebastian Langman-Kirtley uses his favorite techniques and favorite products on a textured bob to produce an on-trend, rose gold balayage result.
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