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November 15, 2021

Warm Balayage Formulas For Brunettes

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A (Gloss)

    Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6NW + 8N + 8NG + 5-volume developer (3:1:1)

  • Formula B (Root Smudge)

    LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6N + 5-volume developer

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These 5 Warm Balayage Formulas Are A Must!

They say blondes have more fun, but in the fall and winter, brunettes reign supreme! These five must-try warm balayage formulas will definitely be on your brunette clients’ inspo boards. Click the beakers on the photos for the formulas, and don’t miss the genius formulation advice below!

 

1. Rich Chocolate Caramel Highlights

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A (Gloss)

    Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6NW + 8N + 8NG + 5-volume developer (3:1:1)

  • Formula B (Root Smudge)

    LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6N + 5-volume developer

Instagram via @live_love_dohair

 

Create subtle dimension by letting the highlights grow out and toning darker for a seamless melt. When working with warm shades, BTC Team Member Melissa Maloney (@live_love_dohair) prefers to use Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color. “The consistency is perfect for melting and their warm tones [are] so natural and beautiful.”

 

2. Soft Copper Blend Balayage

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A

    equal parts Joico LumiShine™ DD Dimensional Deposit Demi-Permanent Crème Color 3N + 6N + 5-volume developer

  • Formula B (Gloss)

    ¾ oz. Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 8NW + ¾ oz. 7NC + ¼ oz 9V + 5-volume developer

Instagram via @sarabotsfordhair

 

The key to getting an auburn tone versus a reddish copper is to add gold to the formula. BTC Team Member Sara Botsford (@sarabotsfordhair) recommends mixing yellow and tan to create gold and cut through orange pigment.

 

3. Golden Red Highlights

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A (Balayage)

    Joico Blonde Life Crème Lightener + 10-volume LumiShine™ Crème Developer 

  • Formula B (Root Melt Zone 1)

    20 grams Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7NC + 20 grams 6NC⁣ + 5-volume developer

  • Formula C (Melt Zone 2 & 3)

    30 grams LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10NWB + 20 grams 10NW + 10 grams 8NW⁣ + 5-volume developer

Instagram via @live_love_dohair

 

Make your client’s hair pop by adding depth, not relying on a gloss. Melissa advises adding a few panels of depth into the hair to make copper hues stand out.

 

Click here to get all the Joico LumiShine™ and Blonde Life products used!

 

4. Pumpkin Spice Accents

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A (Gray Coverage)

    ¼ oz. Joico LumiShine™ Permanent Crème Color 5NWB + 1 oz. 4N + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Lightener)

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (Midlengths Gloss)

    Joico LumiShine™ DD Dimensional Deposit Demi-Permanent Crème Color 6NG + 8NWB + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D (Ends Gloss)

    LumiShine™ DD Dimensional Deposit Demi-Permanent Crème Color 8NG + 9NWB + 5-volume developer

Instagram via @sarabotsfordhair

 

Sara swears by Joico Blonde Life Crème Lightener when working with fragile hairlines. She says the formula is “so moisturizing and makes the hair feel like new!”

 

5. Warm Espresso Balayage

5 Warm Balayage Formulas To Try!
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  • Formula A (Gray Blend)

    Joico LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 4N + 5-volume developer

  • Formula B (Hair Painting)

    Joico Blonde Life Crème Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (Gloss)

    1 oz. LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 8N + ½ oz. 8NA + a splash of 05N + 5-volume developer

Instagram via @styles.by.sarah

 

Did you know you can use LumiShine™ Demi-Permanent Liquid Color for gray coverage? BTC Team Member Sarah McDonald (@styles.by.sarah) used it to blend out her client’s roots.

 

Want more? Click here to get the formulas for this pumpkin spice balayage!

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