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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Brunette Balayage: Hair Painting For Lived-In Dimension

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Dimensional Balayage Education: All Things Hair Painting

Want to give clients that lived-in, sun-kissed blonde dimension? Even if they live nowhere near the beach? TRUSS Professional Brand Specialist Sarayah Politi (@hairbysarayah) has everything you need to create beach-ready blondes. And guess what? She taught this ENTIRE technique on BTC University! Click here to purchase Sarayah’s class on BTCU to learn EVERYTHING you need to know about this hair painting technique, and scroll down for a quick overview of the products she used, the stunning before and after and what you can expect from this online course!


Slide For The Gorgeous Before & After!

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What You Will Learn:

In this online course, Sarayah breaks down everything you need to know for perfecting dimensional. lived-in balayage including:


  • All things sectioning, from size → tension → saturation. 


  • Sarayah’s go-to lightener formulation using TRUSS Professional and the perfect consistency for open air painting.


  • Understanding why contrasting between dark and light sections is important. 


Sarayah teaching from The BTC House



Have Questions? Sarayah Has Answers!

One of the benefits of watching a course on BTC University? Artists are able to answer your questions in REAL TIME! Here are some technical questions viewers had for Sarayah during her livestream:  


Question: What kind of client would benefit from an open air hair painting technique?

Answer: “Open air painting is not going to be for all your clients,” she shared. “It’s going to be for the client that doesn’t mind warmth, that are OK with transition zones and want to see that gradient within their color. That is what creates that multi-dimensional flow and if it just goes from dark to light, it takes away from that sun-kissed beachy vibe we want to create.”


Q: Why do you only paint the surface of your sections?

A: “Surface painting is the key to low-maintenance balayage and dimensional hair,” Sarayah explained And she didn’t stop there: “If you aren’t surface painting you will lose all of your depth. So I place all of my lightener on the top of the section and leave the underneath clean to create all of my depth.”


Then, she dropped this BOMB TIP: “Think of it this way: Take a white piece of paper and place it on another piece of white paper and it looks OK. But take that same piece of white paper and place it on top of a black piece of paper and it looks brighter and whiter! That’s what you have to think of when surface painting.” 


Tap The Beaker To Get Sarayah’s Formula Deets!

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  • Formula A (back section):

    1/2 scoop of TRUSS Professional Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 1/2 scoop of TRUSS Professional Blanc. Blond Lightening Powder + 1 scoop of TRUSS Professional 8X Powder + 20-volume developer 

  • Formula B (front section):

    1/2 scoop of Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 1/2 scoop of Blanc. Blond Lightening Powder + 1 scoop of 8X Powder + 20-volume developer + A splash of 30-volume developer 

Products Used


Click Through The Slideshow To See More Of Sarayah At The BTC House! 

Sarayah teaching from The BTC House


Click Here To Learn Sarayah’s Hand Painting Technique On BTC University!

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