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Formulas > Balayage Color Correction
January 8, 2017

Balayage Color Correction

  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 1/16 Olaplex + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (roots):

    Goldwell Colorance 5N + Goldwell Colorance Processing Lotion

  • Formula C (midlengths):

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 7P + 8N

  • Formula D (ends):

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 9NB + 9P

Balayage—it’s arguably your most in-demand color request. What’s not so hot about the ever-popular color trend? The way it fades in-between appointments. Turns out sometimes all you need is a little lifting paired with a touch of toning to bring the balayage back to life. Need proof? Check out this balayage color correction Michael Markle (@foxatoure), a stylist at Hair by Christine in Rosenberg, TX, performed on a recent client. Get the how-to!

 

Process Time: About 4 to 6 hours

Pricing: $200

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Michael Markle

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 1/16 Olaplex + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (roots):

    Goldwell Colorance 5N + Goldwell Colorance Processing Lotion

  • Formula C (midlengths):

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 7P + 8N

  • Formula D (ends):

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 9NB + 9P

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A, ensuring she lifts to Level 8/9 everywhere but the scalp. “My advice is get the lift you need with minimal compromise, because it’s going to happen regardless. And to tone down when you need something done,” Michael shared in a comment on Instagram.

2. Next, triple tone starting with Fanola No Yellow Shampoo on the first round. “Once I got the lift I needed, I toned down. It’s easier to tone down than up,” Michael noted in a comment on Instagram.

3. Then, layer in Formula B on the roots for a root shade, Formula C on the midlengths to kick out any yellow-orange brass and Formula D on the ends paired with a processing solution.

4. Melt Formulas B, C and D together using the W.O.W. Comb and process for 25 minutes. Rinse and style as desired.