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Formulas > Balayage + Highlights = FOIL-AYAGE!
October 7, 2015

Balayage + Highlights = FOIL-AYAGE!

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    7 base
    Midlengths: Level 8, warm yellow with some slight orange undertones
    Ends: Level 9 yellow blonde with some slight damage from a previous coloring service

  • Formula A (highlights):

    1 scoop Joico Vero Light + 30-volume developer 1:2 + 1/4 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B (lowlights):

    L’Oréal Professionnel 8.13 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian  Bond Builder         

  • Formula C (balayage):

    1 oz. Joico Vero Light + 40-volume developer 1:2 + 1/4 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

When Shirin Nova’s client came into her studio Barnes&Galasso in Los Angeles, Calif. wanting to be lighter and brighter, she immediately worried about what the lighter color would do to her client’s damaged hair. That was, however, until she remembered she had a secret weapon—b3 Brazilian Bond Builder. b3 is a one-step professional tool that’s mixed into all formulations to reduce damage caused during the coloring process.

 

Utilizing a specially engineered co-polymer, b3 reattaches and builds the bonds that make up the cellular membrane complex, helping to prevent the loss of cuticle and cortex cells that are responsible for supporting the inner structure of the hair. With her secret weapon in hand, Shirin drew color inspiration from Julianne Hough’s short bob and multidimensional blonde hair. Here’s her “recipe” for a luscious, balayage melt.  

 

The Price is Right
Curious what you should charge for this custom color service? Shirin charged her client $385 for the entire service. “My base color is $85, partial highlights start at $150, full highlights start at $170 and lowlights are $130,” shares Shirin. 

 

Who Did It

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    7 base
    Midlengths: Level 8, warm yellow with some slight orange undertones
    Ends: Level 9 yellow blonde with some slight damage from a previous coloring service

  • Formula A (highlights):

    1 scoop Joico Vero Light + 30-volume developer 1:2 + 1/4 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B (lowlights):

    L’Oréal Professionnel 8.13 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian  Bond Builder         

  • Formula C (balayage):

    1 oz. Joico Vero Light + 40-volume developer 1:2 + 1/4 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

FORMULA STEPS

1.  Start by sectioning out the hair from the neck to the back using a vertical placement, this hair will be highlighted using foil. Create a diagonal side section plus the hairline and highlight/lowlight the hair using foil.  Leave out a section of hair around the face.

2. Highlight and lowlight the hair using Formulas A and B. Process for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Balayage the hair that has been left out using Formula C in sections around the face. Balayage the ends to create a little extra drama.

4. Allow the hair to process for 20 minutes once the application is complete.