How-To: Milk and Honey Balayage

September 4, 2018 | 8:27 AM
Transition clients into fall with a delicious milk and honey balayage bronde.
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Less is more when balayaging fine hair—take fewer sections and do single-point balayage pieces.
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Balayage has become one of the most requested salon color services.
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Balayage is ideal for creating soft, subtle tones with dimension.
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Balayage has become the number one requested service in many salons, and the good news is, there truly is a balayage approach for every client. When it comes to creating balayage highlights on fine hair, keep in mind that less is more in order to maintain dimension, says L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Min Kim. That means applying your formula to fewer sections and working with single-point balayage pieces.

Here, Min creates a satisfying milk and honey balayage hue that brings all kinds of light, bright goodness to her fine-haired model.


Formula 1: L’Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder and 30-vol Majicreme Developer + Smartbond Step 1

Formula 2: L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light Clear and 6-Vol DIActivateur developer + Smartbond Step 1



  • Create a radial parting, secure with clips.


  • Begin using diagonal back subsections starting at the top of the ear and working to the top of the head.
  • Paint single-point balayage pieces starting in the mid-lengths and moving through the ends using Formula 1.
  • Process to desired level, rinse thoroughly, do not shampoo.
  • Gloss towel dried hair with Formula 2 and process up to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly and apply Smartbond Step 2. Process for 10 minutes.

Removal and Rinsing:


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