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May 13, 2019

4 Tips for a Blended, Blonder Foilayage

  • Formula A (Lightener)

    GKhair Juvexin Lightening Powder + + 30-volume GKhair Juvexin Cream Developer (1:2) + splash of GKhair Shield Additive +

  • Formula B (Base Toner)

    1.1 oz GKhair Juvexin Cream Color 7.7 + 8-volume Juvexin Cream Developer

     

  • Formula C (Mid-Ends Toner)

    .7oz GKhair Juvexin Cream Color 10.12 + .2oz 10.7 GKhair Juvexin Cream Color + .2oz 8.12 GKhair Juvexin Cream Color + 8-volume Juvexin Cream Developer

4 Tips for a Blended, Blonder Foilayage

It’s almost summer, so get that lightener ready because clients want to be BLONDE! Have a client that wants to go from warm brunette to beachy blonde? A foilayage technique will help break through that warmth. We had BTC Team Member Mallery Share (@hellobalayage) stop by The BTC House to share her best foilayage tips for turning warm brunettes into dimensional blondes. Scroll for tips, formulas and products used!

 

 

Pro Tip: We know clients want their end result to be blonde. But we know as hair professionals the end goal is a HEALTHY blonde. Mallery used the Juvexin Lightening Powder + and Juvexin Cream Color from GKhair which is formulated with Juvexin keratin to keep hair healthy during the lightening process. Mallery also added Shield Additive +, a bond builder from GKhair to her formula (which we included below because who wouldn’t want this color!)

 

Products Used

 

Click the beaker for formula deets!

  • Formula A (Lightener)

    GKhair Juvexin Lightening Powder + + 30-volume GKhair Juvexin Cream Developer (1:2) + splash of GKhair Shield Additive +

  • Formula B (Base Toner)

    1.1 oz GKhair Juvexin Cream Color 7.7 + 8-volume Juvexin Cream Developer

     

  • Formula C (Mid-Ends Toner)

    .7oz GKhair Juvexin Cream Color 10.12 + .2oz 10.7 GKhair Juvexin Cream Color + .2oz 8.12 GKhair Juvexin Cream Color + 8-volume Juvexin Cream Developer

 

Switch Up The Sections

To achieve an organic blend, Mallery uses two different types of sectioning when doing a foilayage.

  • Horizontal sections for the center of the head to create interior dimension.
  • Diagonal sections on the sides to create brightness around the face (because it IS summer!)

 

Supplemental Blend Insurance: Backcomb the weaved sections to the base for added diffusion and a softer gradient. 

 

haircolor, blending, foil
Create a gradual blend by incorporating a traditional balayage with a foilayage.

 

Outside for Blend, Inside for Lift

To make sure her blonde clients have a seamless blend, Mallery will lightly surface paint each section before placing it in a foil. “I use a traditional balayage technique starting just above the midlengths and gently pull the product up to create a natural gradient,” Mallery explains. “Then, I place my entire section in the foil and fully saturate from mids to ends for a bright lift.”

 

 

No Hair Left Behind

To ensure the interior of the hair blends organically, Mallery creates two large-weaved sections from the remaining hair and paints from mids to ends only. Then, she places each section in a foil.

 

 

Avoid Chunky Highlights

‘90s chunky highlights are a look…just not this look. To avoid harsh foil lines, Mallery begins her weave in the middle of her sections at the crown. After surface painting, she uses her fingers to pull the lightener up until it blends into the base, then continues her foilayage technique. 

 

Click through the slideshow to see Mallery at The BTC House! 

 

 

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