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August 22, 2016

Soft Shadow

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  • Natural/starting level:

    6N. “We had been applying a 5N to the root with her previous balayage (30-volume developer + Olaplex, creating a 10NG on the midshaft and ends),” says Mika. “With her current appointment, she had to lighten to a 7N on the roots and was a 10.5NG on her midshaft and ends.”

  • Formula A (base):

    Demi-permanent 6A + 5N

  • Formula B:

    Demi-permanent 8BRM

  • Formula C:

    Demi-permanent 1 oz. 9PV + ½ oz. 9N

Is there anything better than a perfectly-executed balayage with a shadow root? Yeah…we couldn’t think of anything either. That’s why we’re so in love with this rooty bronde, soft shadow look. This masterpiece comes to us from BTC #ONESHOT 2016 Hair Paint finalist Mika Parker Rogerson (@mikaatbhc). We posted Mika’s color on our Instagram and, nearly 14,000 likes later, we had to request her formula and how-to.

 

“This client was a previous balayage client who had become a little too light through the summer heat,” shares Mika. “She had reached about a Level 10NG all over just from being in the sun. We wanted to tone her down but still keep the nice dimension we had previously created.” Here’s how she did it.

 

Pricing
$140 for a balayage refresher

 

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COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/starting level:

    6N. “We had been applying a 5N to the root with her previous balayage (30-volume developer + Olaplex, creating a 10NG on the midshaft and ends),” says Mika. “With her current appointment, she had to lighten to a 7N on the roots and was a 10.5NG on her midshaft and ends.”

  • Formula A (base):

    Demi-permanent 6A + 5N

  • Formula B:

    Demi-permanent 8BRM

  • Formula C:

    Demi-permanent 1 oz. 9PV + ½ oz. 9N

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A to the root area. Process for 35 minutes.

2. Balayage using Formula B, blending it down into the lighter balayage pieces. Process for 30 minutes.

3. Shampoo, towel-dry and apply Formula C all over. Comb through, and process for 20 minutes.

4. Rinse, then apply TIGI® Catwalk Root Boost Spray to the roots and ColorProof PlushLocks to the midlengths and ends before blowing dry. Finish with a 1¼-inch curling iron and Kenra’s Platinum Dry Texture Spray