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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Tail Comb Money Piece Technique + Eliminating The Line Of Demarcation

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The best balayages are paired with face-framing ribbons of light that perfectly contour your client’s face. That’s why L’ANZA Healing Haircare Global Color Director Leah Freeman (@leahfreeman1) went live on BTC’s Facebook to demo her innovative money piece technique and best tips for eliminating the line of demarcation. Check it all out and watch the full video below!


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L’ANZA Healing Haircare Powder Decolorizer + L’ANZA 30-volume Cream Developer + L’ANZA Trauma Treatment


Tail Comb “Money Piece” Technique (1:42)

1. Starting a few inches back from the center hairline and working off of your client’s part line, weave a super-fine section.


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2. Then, apply L’ANZA Decolorizer to a tail comb and starting 2 to 4 inches away from the root, feather the product upward and then comb it back through the mids. 



3. Separate your sections with a cotton barrier and balayage film—leaving a half-inch section between each slice—and continue this pattern to the front hairline.



4. On the sections at the hairline, comb the Decolorizer all the way to the root. If there are any clumps, use the tail and feather the product toward the root.



Get The Tips

  1. How do you eliminate a line of demarcation? Leah recommends always starting your blonding in the front for maximum saturation where it’s most important. (1:00)
  2. Use no-cling balayage film (Leah recommends Quality Touch Balayage Film) to separate sections. This helps retain the lightener’s moisture, allowing for a higher and longer lift. (3:20)


Watch the full video below!


Finished Look


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