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January 22, 2018

Smoky Balayage

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  • Formula A (new growth):

    Matrix Light Master + 40-volume developer

  • Formula B (mids/ends):

    Light Master + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (base): 

    Matrix Color Sync 4A + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (mids): 

    6A + 8P + Blue Concentrate + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E (ends): 

    Mixed Metals Gray + 10P + 10-volume developer

Perfecting gray and silver balayage is a challenge—these tones require a light, ashy end result, and balayage is a technique that inherently produces warm tones. Starting with a dark base or attempting to achieve the look in one process both add to the challenge. Below are the formulas Matrix artist Constance Robbins used to create this color, and here are the secrets for how she did it!

 

 

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

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COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (new growth):

    Matrix Light Master + 40-volume developer

  • Formula B (mids/ends):

    Light Master + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (base): 

    Matrix Color Sync 4A + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (mids): 

    6A + 8P + Blue Concentrate + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E (ends): 

    Mixed Metals Gray + 10P + 10-volume developer