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