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Formulas > Subtle & Sun-Kissed Balayage
June 28, 2018

Subtle & Sun-Kissed Balayage

balayage blonde @prettylittleombre painting technique allie villa wellaplex color formulas
  • Natural/Starting Level

    Natural Level 7 with Level 9 previously-lightened ends

  • Formula A

    Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer + Wella Professionals WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula B

    Cream Lightener + 40-volume developer + WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 10/01 + 9/16

The best balayage is rich with subtle ribbons of highs and lows that create a naturally sun-kissed effect. That’s why we love this dimensional balayage that BTC Team Member Allie Villa (@allievilla) created using @prettylittleombre’s wide-plank painting technique. Click the beaker for the color formulas, get the steps and watch Allie in action below! Your blonde clientele will thank you later.

 

Pricing: This type of color service takes Allie about three hours from start to finish, and she charges $300 including the blowout and style.

 

Watch Allie demonstrate @prettylittleombre’s wide-plank balayage technique below!

 

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level

    Natural Level 7 with Level 9 previously-lightened ends

  • Formula A

    Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer + Wella Professionals WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula B

    Cream Lightener + 40-volume developer + WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 10/01 + 9/16

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by sectioning the hair, working in alternating horizontal sections and two diagonal sections. Allie recommends this sectioning pattern with returning clients who don’t need lightener applied all over. 

 

2. Apply Formula A to the previously-lightened ends using a @prettylittleombre Classic Wooden Chip Brush, gently applying without fully saturating the hair.

 

Pro Tip: Allie adds Wella Professionals WellaPlex N°1 Bond Maker to all of her lightening formulas to strengthen her clients’ hair without needing to bump the developer or extend the processing time. “Adding WellaPlex N°1 to my lightener changes the consistency and makes it easier to glide product onto the hair for a smoother application,” adds Allie.

 

3. Then, apply Formula A to new growth using a feathering technique and painting toward the roots. Allie recommends using the Classic Wooden Chip Brush for blending and feathering lightener because it’s easier to paint in wide-plank sections, plus it cuts down application time.

 

4. Cover the hair with balayage wrap and process for 45 minutes, then rinse. 

 

5. Apply WellaPlex N°2 Bond Stabilizer to enhance the color and strengthen strands. Process for 10 minutes, condition and rinse.

 

6. Towel-dry and apply Formula C all over. Process for 10 minutes, then rinse. Condition, blow-dry and style as desired.

 

7. Send clients home with WellaPlex N°3 Hair Stabilizer and recommend using weekly to maintain the hair’s integrity in between color and blonding appointments.

 

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