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Last updated: November 25, 2020

5 Foil & Paint Tips For Faster Blonding

Foilayage Balayage Paint Tips For Faster Blonding Services
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How To Speed Up Blonding Services 

If your books are filled with blonding services, it’s time to find ways to pick up the pace! Here’s why: Faster appointments = more time to fit those extra clients into your busy schedule. That’s why we hand-picked balayage, foilayage and blonding experts for a co-lab at The BTC Show 2020, An Online 2-Day Event—click HERE to sign up for 24/7 lifetime access to TWO days of education and a digital workbook!


This online class was packed with techniques and timesavers, but here’s a good place to start. Read five takeaway tips we learned below!



1. Create A Soft Transition Without A Shadow Root

Here’s how Wella Professionals Ambassador Patricia Nikole (@paintedhair) achieves a softly blended balayage, no shadow root required! Use cotton as a barrier between sections to open up the grains of the hair—while the lightener processes, it will look like micro-babylights going up toward the face.


2. Add Depth To Blondes

The secret to dimensional blondes? Placement! Remember this: Your blonde is only as strong as what you put it up against. That’s why Chrissy Danielle (@hairbychrissydanielle) utilizes triangular drop sections in the center-back, so the highlights will pop against the client’s natural depth.


3. Avoid Splotchy Color On Textured Hair

For client’s with textured hair, Kara Williams (@haircolorkilla) suggests NOT surface painting. This will cause the hair to revert to curls if it’s been previously stretched and become splotchy, creating spots underneath. Instead, fully saturate thin sections with Joico Blonde Life and a balayage board.


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Foilayage Balayage Paint Tips For Faster Blonding Services


4. How To Prevent Excess Warmth

When Ulta Beauty Pro Team Member Sean Godard (@seangodard) uses a reverse balayage technique to get rid of lines of demarcation, he chooses demi-permanent color. Here’s why: This will help avoid shifting the natural base too much which can cause unwanted warmth.


5. Transition Platinum Blondes For Fall

For platinum clients who want to transition into something warmer for fall, Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist) suggests using a color that will prevent future problems. If the client will want to eventually go back to platinum, she uses the Aloxxi InstaBoost Conditioning Mask to give them a pop of color without the commitment.


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