HOW TO: Balayage Melt Using a Freehand Technique
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Balayage is one of the most popular and requested services right now. Here's a balayage idea with a soft diffusion of color.
Created by Constance Robbins, a professional hairdresser based out of Los Angeles, Robbins specializes in dimensional hair color, cutting and styling with a focus on long hair.
Also a Matrix Artist, she works on US and Global projects alongside prestigious international artists on photo shoots, hair shows and video production.
Here, Robbins offers the formulas and step-by-step process she took to put together this look.
BALAYAGE FORMULA: 1 scoop Light Master & 1 scoop Light Master Freehand Additive & 1 oz. 30 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer & BOND Ultim8 Step 1
FORMULA A: 2:1 Color Sync Clear & Color Sync Vinyls Midnight Violet & 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer & BOND Ultim8 Step 1
FORMULA B: 2:1 Color Sync Clear & Color Sync Vinyls Rose Copper & 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer & BOND Ultim8 Step 1
Create a parting from ear to ear. Secure all the hair in the back. Next, create a triangle section from the top of the crown to the recession area on both sides, secure. Secure all remaining hair on each side for control.
Starting in nape region, take a diagonal slice; apply BALAYAGE FORMULA using a freehand technique in a “V” shape to the mid-lengths through the ends. Feather the formula up towards the scalp for a soft diffusion of color. Continue this application until all sections are completed.
PROCESS UNTIL DESIRED LIGHTNESS IS ACHIEVED OR UP TO 50 MINUTES. RINSE THOROUGHLY AND TOWEL DRY.
Starting in the nape, apply FORMULA A to a large triangular-shaped sub-section. Next, triangle section apply FORMULA B continue to take triangular-shaped sub-sections and alternate formulas until all sections complete.
PROCESS UP TO 20 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Rinse thoroughly, apply BOND Ultim8 Step 2 for 10 minutes then rinse. Cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed Shampoo and Conditioner. Send your client home with a BOND Ultim8 Step 3 weekly for additional nourishment at home.