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Last updated: October 10, 2017

How-To: Soft Caramel Balayage

There’s nothing better than the natural, lived-in effect of a seamless balayage. And this soft caramel blend, courtesy of Jessica Ryland, a stylist from Robert Morales Studio in Southlake, Tex., hits all the right notes. To-die-for, right?! Here’s how you can get it in your salon!


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Natural/Starting Level:

 6 with a pre-existing 6/7 base color and level 8 highlights.



Davines Color Formulas  


Formula A: Mask Color 5,01 + 10-volume developer

Formula B: Mask Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer

Formula C:
Davines 10,21 + 7-volume developer



1. Apply Formula A from new growth to midlengths.

2. Apply Formula B to midlengths and ends using a balayage highlight technique  “I used foil with and full saturation on the ends, avoiding the new growth color,” adds Jessica.

3. Process, remove and tone all strands with Formula C.

Total Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes