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April 26, 2016

How-To: Milk Chocolate Melt

So your classic brunette beauty is a total showstopper, but lately, she's been looking a little... flat? Oof. It's time to add some dimension up into that brown! We're thinking some sweet caramel face-framing highlights on a smooth chocolate base—the perfect subtle ombré effect.

How-To: Milk Chocolate Melt


Model colored using the V-Formation Technique

So your classic brunette beauty is a total showstopper, but lately, she’s been looking a little… flat? Oof. It’s time to add some dimension up into that brown! We’re thinking some sweet honey highlights on a smooth chocolate base—the perfect subtle ombré effect.

 

Using the Balayroo Color Applicator, stylist and inventor Dana Bremner was able to achieve this beautiful blend in half the time. A new innovative hand device that allows for exact color placement with no spilling or leaking, the Balayroo easily spreads color through the strands. All you have to do is place your color in the device and run it through the hair in a sweeping motion and you’ve got more control and artistic freedom than ever before. Easy enough, right? Let’s get started!

See how it’s done!

Paul Mitchell Color Formulas
Formula A (root): 5NB Shines XG + 5-volume developer

Formula B (ends): SyncroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer (1:1 1/2)

Formula C (toner): Flash Finish Icy Blue Violet  

V-Formation Application

1. Before beginning, load the Balayroo with Formula B (about 1-1.5 oz. of lightener.)

2. Section the hair into four quadrants. Take a thin slice from the hair above the ear and weave out three large sections. Remember to always start at the base of your section and work your way up!

 

3. Take your Balayroo and run it through the hair in a sweeping motion. Apply the highlight higher to each outside weave and lower to the center weave.

Pro Tip: Use the inside edge of the Balayroo to pull extra product back in!

 

4. Gather the entire section and apply color to the ends for an ombré effect. Continue this upward, throughout all 4 quadrants.

 

5. When you reach the hairline in the front, bring the highlights all the way up to the scalp.

Pro Tip: Apply color lower than where the highlight should start, then fan the product going upward to soften the line using the top corner edge of the Balayroo.

 

6. Shampoo, rinse and style as desired.