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Formulas > Corrective Color: Ash Brunette Balayage
November 15, 2018

Corrective Color: Ash Brunette Balayage

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  • Formula A (global retouch)

    equal parts L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 4/4N + 5.1/5B + 20-volume INOA Rich Developer

  • Formula B (lowlights)

    1 part L’Oréal Professionnel INOA High Resist 7.11/7BB + 3 parts 9.12/9BV + 10-volume INOA Rich Developer

  • Formula C (toner)

    equal parts L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light Clear + 9.12/9BV + 9-volume DIActivateur Developer

 

There’s nothing more satisfying than corrective color transformations—seeing a client with brassy outgrowth and harsh lines leave the salon with a seamlessly blended cool-toned balayage! That’s why we love these ashy ribbons of dimension falling off a darker base by L’Oréal Professionnel artist, color educator and salon owner Jackie Epperson (@jackieepp). 

 

We’re breaking down the step-by-step application process and the color formulas needed to recreate this multi-tonal brunette balayage below! Keep scrolling for all the details, then try this technique behind the chair.

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Jackie Epperson

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (global retouch)

    equal parts L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 4/4N + 5.1/5B + 20-volume INOA Rich Developer

  • Formula B (lowlights)

    1 part L’Oréal Professionnel INOA High Resist 7.11/7BB + 3 parts 9.12/9BV + 10-volume INOA Rich Developer

  • Formula C (toner)

    equal parts L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light Clear + 9.12/9BV + 9-volume DIActivateur Developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by applying Formula A as a global retouch.

 

2. Then, in a diagonal-back pattern and keeping half an inch off the hairline, lowlight by applying Formula B with a balayage technique. Continue this technique painting 4 sections per quadrant.

 

3. Process for 35 minutes, then rinse and towel-dry thoroughly.

 

4. Apply Formula C all over and process for up to 10 minutes, then rinse.

 

5. Wash using L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Shampoo and condition using Powermix Color Treatment.

 

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Finished Look