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Formulas > Corrective Color & Blended Balayage
May 29, 2018

Corrective Color & Blended Balayage

  • Formula A (alternating panels)

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Lightener + 20-volume developer + WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula B (alternating panels)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 08V + Clear 

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 03N 

  • Formula D (toner)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 09P + 07V + a splash of 09G

The best corrective color uses seamless blending and some serious damage control to bring a client’s hair back to life—like this balayage color correction by BTC Team Member Farhana Premji (@xo.farhana.balayage)! When Farhana’s client came to her with a brassy ombré, she used some impressive hair painting skills and techniques to create this blended balayage transformation. Scroll through for the color formulas, steps and all the deets!

 

Pricing: For corrective balayage, Farhana charges $400 to $600 depending on the starting point and work involved.

 

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (alternating panels)

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Lightener + 20-volume developer + WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula B (alternating panels)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 08V + Clear 

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 03N 

  • Formula D (toner)

    Demi-Permanent Liquid 09P + 07V + a splash of 09G

FORMULA STEPS

1. Alternate painting 1/2-inch panels with Formula A and Formula B. Fully saturate each lightened panel and isolate in foils to avoid splotchiness.

 

Pro Tip: After mixing lightening formulas, Farhana always adds Wella Professionals WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker—the pH is the same as the lightener, so there’s no need to bump the developer or extend processing time. Plus, it allows the color to penetrate more easily!

 

2. Process for 40 minutes, then rinse. Apply Wella Professionals Service Post Color Treatment to protect and enhance the color, process for 5 minutes and rinse. 

 

3. Apply Formula C to the roots and mids and comb through. Process for 10 minutes, then rinse.

 

4. Apply Formula D all over and process for 8 minutes, then rinse. 

 

Pro Tip: Farhana recommends adding gold to enhance brightness and prevent hollow spots. 

 

5. Apply WellaPlex N°2 Bond Stabilizer. Process for 10 minutes, condition and rinse. Farhana always recommends this treatment for her blonde clients who want to go blonder because it enhances color results and strengthens strands. 

 

6. Trim the ends and blow-dry the hair smooth. Style using a 1.25″ Hot Tools Pro Curling Iron to create loose waves.

 

7. Send clients home with WellaPlex N°3 Hair Stabilizer and recommend using weekly to maintain the hair’s integrity in between color appointments.