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Last updated: September 24, 2020

2 Balayage Tips For Achieving A Soft & Diffused Money Piece

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Watch: Jack Winn’s Tips For Soft Diffusion In The Money Piece
What makes a beautiful money piece? A seemingly sun-kissed blend and a POP of brightness around the hairline. We caught up with hairdresser, educator, salon owner (yes, the list goes on!) and Jack Winn Color CEO Jack Winn (@jackwinncolor) himself for his best tips on how to achieve that soft and diffused blonde around the face frame.


Straight from the Connection Center at THE BTC SHOW 2018, check out Jack’s tips below and watch the quickie video! Then peep the finished look from the Jack Winn Color team’s stage presentation. 


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1. Choose The Right Lightener & Tools

  • After using a classic foil and lightening technique around the head for optimal lifting, Jack switches up his tools. Jack swears by Jack Winn Color Brilliant Paint Lightener for balayage. This freehand-paint lightening powder has the lift of a conventional lightener but the separation of a balayage lightener.
  • For hair painting around the face, Jack works with a chip brush because the durable bristles help him achieve soft diffusion instead of harsh lines.


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2. Consider The Point Of Impact

“The word balayage translates to sweep,” shares Jack. “So I think about a soft sweeping motion as I work.” Jack takes a panel and starts the application of Brilliant Paint Lightener at the point of impact—aka where you want to see the most brightness. Then, work lightly toward the top to achieve a soft blend.


Watch The Quickie Video Below!


Jack demoed his technique on Amber O’Hara’s (@amberoharahair) model. Completed color by Amber and styling by Kelly Naso (@kellynaso). 


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