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Formulas > Blonde Ribbons
October 24, 2017

Blonde Ribbons

By Kaitlyn Brown

  • Starting root level

    6

  • Formula A

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula B

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula C

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 9,1 + 1 part 10,0 + 5-volume developer 

  • Formula D

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 7,1 + 1 part 6,1 + 5-volume developer

This is where balayage is going—more pronounced ribbons of light that stand out amongst darker pieces, for a high-contrast, dimensional look. Kaitlyn Brown’s (@hairbykaitlynbrown) Instagram is filled with colors like this, so we asked her for the formula for this gorgeous blend. Here’s her how-to.

 

Who Did It

Artist: Kaitlyn Brown
Colorist: Kaitlyn Brown
Manufacturer: Davines

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting root level

    6

  • Formula A

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula B

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula C

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 9,1 + 1 part 10,0 + 5-volume developer 

  • Formula D

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 7,1 + 1 part 6,1 + 5-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Begin by painting babylights all over with Formula A, starting at the nape and moving up toward the crown. Section into ½-inch partings, weaving finely.

 

2. Balayage sections in between each babylight with Formula A, using a teasy highlights technique.

 

3. Continue these techniques, moving toward the front of the head. In the last section (the front hairline to the crown), use Formula B with 2 to 3 back-to-back babylights, transitioning to ½-inch babylights.

 

4. Balayage in between each foil with Formula B. Process in open air for 20 minutes, then add heat for 5 minutes.

 

5. Rinse, shampoo and condition. Comb out smooth, and apply Formula C all over, processing for 5 to 7 minutes.

 

6. Quickly apply Formula D as a root touchup, ½-inch from the root, covering all previously-lightened roots. Process for 3 minutes.  Wash and style as desired.