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Formulas > Cool Brunette Balayage
November 6, 2017

Cool Brunette Balayage

By Raven Camacho

  • Formula A

    PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + High Activator + 16 oz. Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B (roots)

    Redken Shades EQ 7V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C (hairline and ends)

    Shades EQ equal parts 8V + 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

After a long, blonde summer, Raven Camacho’s (@soraverly) client was ready for a fall update. So Raven—owner of Raven Row Salon in Austin, Texas—chopped off all her blonde, softened the color and added some cooler tones for the cooler season. Here’s her color formula and how-to.

 

Total chair time: 3½  hours

 

Pricing: $315

 

Who Did It

Artist: Raven Camacho
Colorist: Raven Camacho

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + High Activator + 16 oz. Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B (roots)

    Redken Shades EQ 7V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C (hairline and ends)

    Shades EQ equal parts 8V + 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

1. Raven dry-cut the hair first to remove length and weight.

 

2. Apply Formula A from the midlengths to the ends, fully saturating the ends. Wrap each section in balayage film, and process for 40 minutes with heat.

 

3. Rinse, apply Wella Professionals Service Color Post Treatment, rinse again, then tone with Formula B. Process for 20 minutes.

 

4. Treat with Olaplex No.2 for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition with R+Co ATLANTIS Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Blow-dry, and style with R+Co FREEWAY Defining Spray Gel and SAIL Soft Wave Spray.