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Secrets of a Balayage Specialist

And examples of her beautiful work. In this short post, Ellie Toia @xoxo_balayage talks about her Ribbon Balyage Technique, her comprehensive consultations, and her love for hair painting. 

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Which Lightener to Choose for the Best Blondes

A social media challenge selected the best Eufora Summer Blondes. Here's a breakdown of the Eufora range of lighteners used in the looks.

Dimensional Balayage in 7 Steps

"We decided to bring up the blonde and add some depth in to her hair to break up her old color. When you continue to lighten the hair over and over,  it eventually starts looking more solid, so adding depth back in really helps keep dimension and make that blonde POP!"

Need a Lift? The Lightener Behind These Inspiring Blondes

Clients who have waited to see their stylists may be returning with dark roots, stubborn greys and a desire to be lighter and brighter, fast. Save these examples for your blonding inspo board and find out the artist's secret to tailored blondes.

From Grown-Out and Warm To Hot Blonde

Denise Mahoney (@colourauthority) of Colour Authority Salon and Spa, Portland, Oregon, says first time client Samantha came in with very warm ends and about 6 months of regrowth looking for a color upgrade. Details here.

Broken and Banded To Hot Blonde

This client found her new colorist (one of MODERN's faves) on Pinterest. Learn more about this color correction and how her new colorist fixed the banding while maintaining the integrity of the hair - all while bringing her to a dimensional platinum.

A Little Help For Compromised Hair

This hair has been through A LOT! Daisy Goord added a root shadow and some lowlights to add some dimension and both colorist and client were thrilled.

The Satisfying Blonde

Amy Malarchik has been referred to as the “Transformation Queen." This color conversion is particularly inspiring. Noting that she is the ideal client to get the brightest blonde, Malarchik says she has "a base color that just lifts to the perfect pale yellow where the toner can do everything I want it to." See what happens after some highlights and perfect toning.

COLOR CORRECTION: Babylights, Balayage and Slices For The Win

Abigail Myers says, “My client’s goal was to be an icy yet natural blonde with a soft root shadow and a contrasting money piece." A correction was also needed. After some babylights, slices and balayage, mission accomplished.

MAKEOVER: Babylights and Balayage To the Rescue

“This was my clients first time in my chair,” Andreana Nunez (@Dreeanaloveee), Agence Salon, San Dimas, CA., says. “She was ready for a change and believed I could make her hair dreams come true." Details here.