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How to Mimic Balayage with the Slice and Smudge Technique by Nicki Bianco

Don't retire those foils just yet! This Slice and Smudge slicing technique can mimic balayage or the lived-in look.

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How to Up Your Ticket with Inventory You Already Have

According to the product's founders, using Balay Powder with color you already have at the salon can allow you to raise your ticket price at little to no cost to you.

Meet the Root Smudge Queen: Nicki Bianco

Nicki Bianco, a colorist out of Huntington, New York, is creating quite the buzz on her @nickiwildflower Instagram page for her seamlessly blended sliced highlights and root smudging. Her video transformations shot at her Wildflower Hair Den showcase the evolution of what appears to be stripey highlights into an on-trend, stretched-root effect.

How-To: A Once-A-Year Cool Blonde Balayage

This balayage client gets her highlights done once a year and they stay cool and clear for 12 months - Find out how!

New Pravana Balayage Palette Heats-Up to Accelerate Lightening

This new balayage tool is engineered to mimic natural body warmth in targeted areas to improve the lightening process.

Not All Balayage Is Created Equal

While clients can still confuse balayage and ombre, fall is the perfect time to educate them on these warmer tones.

How To Create Customized Backbar Treatments for All Clients

Kayluh Stewart showcases her dimensional balayage looks with her signature: hair health. In this how-to, she uses Biolage R.A.W. Fresh Recipes to customize an in-salon treatment to help her client's hair color pop with shine and health.

How-to Remove Oil-Based Color and Direct Dyes

Tough-to-budge hair color take note: these two Malibu C products are not playing.

HOW-TO: Off-Scalp, Freehand Color Placement

Natural-looking, subtle blonde effects are achieved with new Affinage Spirt Lights.

Price Transparency on Color Corrections

See a major color correction makeover, plus learn how the colorist, Sean Michael, priced the service.