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Blonde Made Better For Pravana's Best of Balayage

Alison Alhamed | September 14, 2016 | 5:00 PM
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We're having so much fun looking at the entries for Pravana’s 2016 Best of Balayage Awards, where colorists enter their proudest Pure Light balayage techniques on Instagram for a shot at being named Pravana’s Best Balayage Artist of 2016. LEARN MORE HERE

This entry by @mpatino of G Spot Hair Design (seriously...) caught our eye and we knew we had to share it with you because, well, not all blondes are created equal. Pay attention to these specific images because EVERYTHING needed to enter is here: four photos (one to show the before pic, one to show the processing pic, and two "after" pics),  tagged @pravana in the post,  used #bestofbalayage, included the full step by step breakdown of the formula and application technique, and is following the judges' pages: @pravana, @modernsalon, @thebusinessofbalayage.

To create the better version of a whop-whomp BEFORE pic, @mpatino used Pravana Pure Light Clay Lightener, Pure Light High Activator, Express Tones Pearl, Perfect Blonde Toning Shampoo, Perfect Blonde Masque and Leave-In.

THE DEETS: The contest is running through September 15, 2016. One talented colorist will receive an entire year’s supply of Pravana’s blonding product worth more than $10,000—plus majorrrrr features on @modernsalon’s social pages, AND editorial in MODERN SALON magazine!

THE JUDGES: Pravana’s Artistic Color Director Vadre Grigsby; MODERN SALON’s Editor in Chief Alison Alhamed; and The Business of Balayage co-founders Lindsay Ryffel and Amber O’Hara


First Place: 2016 Pravana Best of Balayage salon trophy; an entire year’s supply of Pravana’s blonding product worth more than $10,000 (!!!); a ticket to The Business of Balayage academy; an exclusive editorial interview with MODERN SALON plus majorrrrr features on @modernsalon’s social pages, AND editorial in MODERN SALON magazine; social features by Pravana, MODERN SALON and The Business of Balayage;

Second Place: Pravana Blonding Bundle worth $1,000; social feature by Pravana

Third Place: Pravana Blonding Bundle worth $500; social feature by Pravana


HOW TO PLAY: Here’s the details, make sure to pay CLOSE attention for the shot at winning! Because balayage results are allllll about the technique, we want to see your process along the way. So you’re going to post FOUR separate images on Instagram so we can follow your journey.


1st pic: Before Lightener Application 

2nd pic: Lightener Processing 

3rd pic: After Balayage Technique 

4th pic: After Balayage Technique

THE CAPTION: Tag @pravana and hashtag #bestofbalayage on all posted images. In your caption, include the FULL technique, include ALL Pravana products used.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: You MUST follow @pravana, @modernsalon, @thebusinessofbalayage to be eligible to win!


  • All products used must be Pravana. 

  • Eligible entrants must have a public Instagram profile. 

  • Winning entrant must provide high-resolution entry images after contest end. 

  • Winning entrants must respond within 3-5 business days to claim prize. 

  • Multiple entries per person will be accepted.
  • You MUST follow @pravana, @modernsalon, @thebusinessofbalayage to be eligible


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