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Formulas > How-To: Rose Gold Brown Balayage
January 16, 2017

How-To: Rose Gold Brown Balayage

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    4/Asian hair

  • Formula A (root color):

    40g 4N + 5g Dark N/N + 40g 10-volume developer (permanent)

  • Formula B (balayage):

    Equal parts Enlightener + 40-volume developer 

  • Formula C (toner):

    40g 8N + 6g Dark V/R + 40g 5-volume developer

Need proof that rose gold is definitely sticking around in 2018? Look no further. When we posted this dreamy rose gold balayage from stylist Megan Bills (@meganleebeauty) on our Instagram, it had racked up more than 14,000 likes in a matter of hours, and EVERYONE wanted to know how she did it. Below, Megan breaks down her formula (she used Aveda color) and process, so you can get the look in your salon.

 

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Pricing: $215 for balayage + root color

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Megan Bills
Manufacturer: Aveda, @aveda

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    4/Asian hair

  • Formula A (root color):

    40g 4N + 5g Dark N/N + 40g 10-volume developer (permanent)

  • Formula B (balayage):

    Equal parts Enlightener + 40-volume developer 

  • Formula C (toner):

    40g 8N + 6g Dark V/R + 40g 5-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A to the roots, and comb down about four inches.

 

2. Section the hair into quadrants. Then balayage using Formula B, slicing with a diagonal back starting with the back hairline and working your way up. “For this look, I alternated between two techniques for each section,” notes Megan. “In one section, I would weave (4 to 6 strand weave) then tease, then balayage, feathering upward. Then for the next section I would slice, tease and balayage.”

 

3. Process until the midshaft reaches a Level 9 and ends reach a Level 10. Note: the midshaft will be a tad brassy, which is perfect for this toner to enhance the rose gold color.

 

4. Rinse, shampoo with Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo and towel-dry at the shampoo bowl. Then apply Formula C all over, in sections if needed. Process for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

5. Rinse with cold water, shampoo and finish with Aveda Damage Remedy Mask.