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December 10, 2018

Balayage: 4 Base Color Formulas For Seamless Blends

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  • Formula A (base)

    1 oz. Redken Color Gels Lacquers 3NW + 1 oz. 10-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B (face-framing balayage)

    Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (lowlights)

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 03NW + Shades EQ Processing Solution for Precision Application

  • Formula D (toner)

    1oz. Redken Shades EQ 09GI + 1 oz. 08GI + ¼ oz. 09AA + 2¼ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

VIEW THE SLIDESHOW
  • Formula A (base)

    1 oz. Redken Color Gels Lacquers 3NW + 1 oz. 10-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B (face-framing balayage)

    Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (lowlights)

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 03NW + Shades EQ Processing Solution for Precision Application

  • Formula D (toner)

    1oz. Redken Shades EQ 09GI + 1 oz. 08GI + ¼ oz. 09AA + 2¼ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

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Screenshot Color Formulas For Rich Base Blends

Whether you’re looking for high-contrast balayage results or dimensional gray coverage, applying a rich base formula can give you that dramatic effect of highs and lows! Click through four base color formulas that matched with golden, cool-toned blue and cranberry balayage looks—plus snag the color product you need to achieve the looks, Redken Color Gels Lacquers! 

 

Scroll for pro application and formulation tips, then slide through all the Instagram-approved color formulas by BTC Team Member and #ONESHOTHAIRAWARDS Hair Paint Shot of the Year Winner Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc). Then, go get your hair paint on!

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Use These Pro Tips To Slay The Base

  • Precise Application – Mika recommends using Redken Color Gels Lacquers because the gel consistency provides quick and consistent results with ultra-precision—this is key to avoid color bleeding!
  • Why Not Gloss? – Color Gels Lacquers has the high shine of a gloss but the saturation and coverage of a lacquer, and pairs perfectly with Redken Shades EQ
  • Hello, Gray Coverage! – Balayage clients love how their color grows out naturally, so this permanent conditioning haircolor provides long-lasting coverage that help extend overall results.
  • Developer Guide – Here’s how Mika chooses what volume developer she uses with Color Gels Lacquers at the base:   

    • 10-volume: Depositing only or enhancing the client’s tone. 
    • 20-volume: Gray coverage. 

 

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