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COLOR CORRECTION: Balayage For Curly Hair

Maggie Mulhern | February 27, 2017 | 1:13 PM

Eva Scrivo, owner of the Eva Scrivo Salons and Academy in NYC was not concerned when she met her new client. She arrived with "over processed, damaged hair with fried blonde ends and gold roots. During our consultation she expressed that she had always been foiled and on her last visit to her previous salon, her colorist recommended that a single process be applied to lift her roots and forgo highlighting for a while. The result was warm roots and white ends." Scrivo suggested the balayage technique, "which is not only more gentle on the hair but can also help to produce the desired tone without the application of a glaze or toner." Scrivo adds that the quick processing time of foils can often be too harsh for delicate, fine hair and cause internal breakage and frizziness. "Balayage is also my lightening process of choice for curly hair, as you can pick up each section, curl by curl, enhancing the overall dimension of the hair color and shape of the haircut. Think ribbons! By painting the hair you can create beautiful panels of highlights, catching the light and reflecting shine, which can be a challenge for any level 9/10 blonde client."

Here she shares details for this makeover:


Step 1: Shade the root area with Goldwell Colorance 9BA for 10 minutes

Step 2: Highlight using your bleach of choice using the balayage technique, taking medium sized V-shaped panels, ending at the point of where the blond of the grown foil begins, about 3-4 inches.

Step 3: Process to a creamy, yellow tone (approximately 30 minutes).

Step 4: Rinse and apply a clear gloss by Goldwell to seal the cuticle and enhance the texture.

For more information about the Eva Scrivo Academy, click here.  The next balayage and color correction class will be held March 20, 2017.

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