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June 9, 2017

WATCH: Balayaging Fine Hair

  • Formula A (babylights)

    Kadus Professional Powder Lightener + 20-volume

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 40-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner)

    Kadus Professional Demi Permanent 9GV + 6-volume Demi-Permanent Hair Color Developer 

We all know it can be easy to get lightener-happy when hair painting. But nothing ruins a look that is supposed to appear sun-kissed and natural like a heavy-handed application and over-saturation, especially on fine-haired clients.

 

For advice on how to combat this common hair painting problem, we enlisted the help of balayage master and Kadus Professional Global Director Caroline Kim (@carolinekimhair). During an exclusive Facebook live, 65,000 BTC members tuned in to see Caroline demo a full balayage and babylights step-by-step using the new Kadus Professional Balayage Trial Kit.

 

Watch Caroline’s Facebook live below to learn tips like:

 

  • Clients like to see maximum brightness around the face, so always start your balayage in the front, which will allow for the longest processing time.
  • When using a clay-based lightener—such as Kadus’ Blondes Unlimited—apply the lightener to a balayage paddle first. Then take a brush, and holding it perpendicular to the paddle, sweep it across the paddle, which will create a bead of color along the back of the brush. Use this bead to paint the hair.
  • To create the most natural-looking color, begin applying lightener halfway through the section. As you paint, feather up toward the top and saturate more toward the bottom.
  • When babylighting fine-haired clients, make sure your sections are extremely finely-weaved. Then lightly and gently feather toward root, keeping the lightener slightly uneven in a zigzag pattern at the top.

 

Here’s Caroline’s go-to balayage formula:

Formula A (babylights): Kadus Professional Powder Lightener + 20-volume

 

Formula B (balayage): Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 40-volume developer

 

Formula C (toner): Kadus Professional Demi Permanent 9GV + 6-volume Demi-Permanent Hair Color Developer 

 

 

Caroline’s finished look