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Formulas > CARAMEL RIBBON BALAYAGE
September 18, 2020

CARAMEL RIBBON BALAYAGE

By Mickey Colon

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  • Formula A (lightener)

    TRUSS Professional Air Libre Bleaching Powder + Blanc Blonde Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (root shadow)

    TRUSS Professional TRUSS Color Semi-Permanent 6.0 + 9-volume developer

  • Formula C (ends)
    TRUSS Color Semi-Permanent 7.7 + 10.89 + 9-volume developer
     
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Not only are clients slowly emerging from quarantine, but FALL IS HERE so everyone is ready for a fresh new look. We stumbled upon this stunning bronde balayage by Mickey Colón (@mickeycolonjr) that is gorgeous for fall but still gives clients that pop of color around their face. Keep scrolling for formulas, pricing and more!

 

Total chair time: 3 to 4 hours.

Price: $300 to $500 depending on hair length and product used. 

 

Maintenance: While this service generally lasts three to six months, Mickey recommends a money piece touch-up and toner every six weeks when necessary. At home, he has his clients use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner as well as the TRUSS Professional Miracle Amino for heat protection.

 

 

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Who Did It

Colorist: Mickey Colón

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (lightener)

    TRUSS Professional Air Libre Bleaching Powder + Blanc Blonde Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (root shadow)

    TRUSS Professional TRUSS Color Semi-Permanent 6.0 + 9-volume developer

  • Formula C (ends)
    TRUSS Color Semi-Permanent 7.7 + 10.89 + 9-volume developer
     

FORMULA STEPS

Step 1: Starting at the nape, work in diagonal back sections and perform the AirTouch™ technique using Formula A until you reach the occipital bone. (Don’t know what AirTouch™ is? Click here!)

 

Step 2: Once you reach the occipital bone, move to the face frame. Foil along the hairline using Formula A still.

 

Pro Tip: The amount of foils in your face frame will vary depending on how bright your client wants their money piece.

 

Step 3: Place two diagonal back foils on the middle part using the AirTouch™ technique, continuing to work with Formula A.

 

Step 4: Work through the side of the head using diagonal back sections and the AirTouch™ technique with Formula A until you reach the top crown.

 

Pro Tip: For a seamless transition, “Use your hands to paint the hair and be sure to diffuse really well near the root,” recommends Mickey. For more info on Mickey’s hand touch balayage, click here!

 

Step 5: Connect the top crown back with a Mohawk section of highlights down the middle of the head using the AirTouch™ technique and Formula A. Process until the hair reaches a Level 9.

 

Step 6: Rinse, shampoo and towel-dry. Then, tone the roots using Formula B and tone the ends using Formula C. 

 

Step 7: Rinse again, condition and style as desired.