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Formulas > Blonde & Blended Top Knot
December 13, 2017

Blonde & Blended Top Knot

By Mallery Share

  • Formula A (balayage)

    Jack Winn Brilliant Paint Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (glaze on roots)

    Redken Shades EQ 8V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula (glaze)

    Redken Shades EQ 9T + 9V + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

One of the most satisfying sights for a hairdresser? Seeing a perfectly-painted balayage brushed into a top knot, revealing pops of brightness and dimension underneath. That’s why we’re sharing this blonde and blended bun by Mallery Share (@hellobalayage)—so, YOU can recreate this gorge look! Peep the formulas and steps below, then watch the video to see how it’s done.

 

Mallery used The Paint Pack Brushes by @prettylittleombre to paint this Insta-worthy balayage—one of her fave tools for hair painting! “It’s a wonderful brush for blending and it’s easy to work with,” shares Mallery. “You can definitely tell it’s made well and that it comes straight from a talented artist like Jamie.” Get yours HERE!

 

 

Finished Look

Who Did It

Colorist: Mallery Share
Manufacturer: @prettylittleombre; Framar; Jack Winn Color; Redken, @redken

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (balayage)

    Jack Winn Brilliant Paint Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (glaze on roots)

    Redken Shades EQ 8V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula (glaze)

    Redken Shades EQ 9T + 9V + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

  1. Starting in the nape and working around the hairline, balayage using Formula A and paint thin subsections in a brick-layered pattern. Continue this process until you’ve reached the crown, wrapping each section in Framar Funked Up Film and painting with The Paint Pack Brushes by @prettylittlombre. Pro Tip: Mallery fully saturated both sides on sections of regrowth, and only lightly saturated prelightened sections to keep the color consistent.
  2. Process for 45 minutes, and rinse each section separately as they finish lifting.
  3. After rinsing each section, apply Formula B at the roots and melt into Formula C starting from two inches down through the ends. Process for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse.

VIDEO