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Formulas > Dimensional Vanilla Blonde Balayage
February 7, 2020

Dimensional Vanilla Blonde Balayage

By Madison Carbrey

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  • Formula A:

    PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + 40-volume developer (1:1½)

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 8GI + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 9GI + 9V + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Does this dimensional vanilla blonde balayage from Pennsylvania-based colorist Madison Carbrey (@hairbymadisoncarbrey) have anyone else dreaming of warm summer days? No? Just us? After it got more than 11k likes on our IG, we knew we had to find out how Madison seamlessly blended touches of depth between surface painted brightness. Keep scrolling to get the color formulas and how-to steps!

 

Total Chair Time: 3 hours

Pricing: $265

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Madison Carbrey
Manufacturer: PRAVANA, @pravana; Redken, @redken

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + 40-volume developer (1:1½)

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 8GI + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 9GI + 9V + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

Madison Carbrey @hairbymadisoncarbrey Dimensional Vanilla Blonde Balayage How To Color Formula PRAVANA Redken
Before

 

1. Working with wide diagonal back panels, use a 2-inch chip brush and balayage with Formula A to create bold pops. “I maintained her natural depth by surface painting my section,” shares Madison.

 

2. Then, when painting in Zone 3, saturate the ends completely with Formula A for added brightness. Process for 40 minutes.

 

A back view of Madison's balayage placement.

 

3. Add a few panels of depth between the lightened sections by applying Formula B.

 

4. Rinse, then gloss all over with Formula C and process for 3 minutes.

 

5. Rinse again, then blow-dry and style as desired.

 

Madison Carbrey @hairbymadisoncarbrey Dimensional Vanilla Blonde Balayage How To Color Formula PRAVANA Redken
Finished look