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Formulas > Mary’s Blonde Balayage Transformation!
February 3, 2016

Mary’s Blonde Balayage Transformation!

  • Formula A (highlights):

    Wella Blondor + Olaplex + 30-volume developer at the roots, melting into Wella Blondor + Olaplex + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (base color):

    Wella Koleston 6/7 Dark Blonde/Brown + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Wella Koleston 7/7 Medium Blonde/Brown + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Wella Koleston 0/00 Clear Tone + Wella Color Touch Emulsion 1.9%

  • Formula E:

    Wella Koleston 5/0 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula F:

    Wella Blondor Freelights + Olaplex + 30-volume developer

  • Formula G (toner):

    Redken Shades EQ 9P

When you visit the salon near and dear to celebs like Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham—oh, and OPRAH—you’re bound to step out looking like a star. And that’s what happened when BTC’s Mary Rector-Gable visited Ken Paves Salon in Los Angeles.

 

Mary had her own Hollywood moment when she was treated to a little hair love by Ken and colorist Christina Fyffe at Ken’s West Hollywood salon. And if you’re thinking, “Ummm…I NEED that amazing color formula so I can create some hair magic in my own salon,” then you’re in luck. Here, Ken and Christina share their “recipe” for Mary’s gorgeous blonde balayage! 

Who Did It

Colorist: Christina Fyffe

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (highlights):

    Wella Blondor + Olaplex + 30-volume developer at the roots, melting into Wella Blondor + Olaplex + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (base color):

    Wella Koleston 6/7 Dark Blonde/Brown + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Wella Koleston 7/7 Medium Blonde/Brown + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Wella Koleston 0/00 Clear Tone + Wella Color Touch Emulsion 1.9%

  • Formula E:

    Wella Koleston 5/0 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula F:

    Wella Blondor Freelights + Olaplex + 30-volume developer

  • Formula G (toner):

    Redken Shades EQ 9P

FORMULA STEPS

1. Highlight using Formula A.

2. Apply Formula B between the foils, feathering in Formulas C and D on the ends.

3. Randomly feather Formulas B and C down at different lengths throughout the head to create a more natural look.

4. To create multi-tonal dimension, layer Formula E into a few of the Formula B pieces.
Note: When the color is done this way, you’re able to visualize where your dimension will be—like reverse balayage with lightener!

5. Balayage the ends using Formula F.

6. Rinse, then tone using Formula G for 3 to 4 minutes.

7. Rinse again, and apply Olaplex No.2.

8. Shampoo and condition.