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Formulas > Transformation: Ash-Toned Blonde Balayage
January 4, 2018

Transformation: Ash-Toned Blonde Balayage

  • Formula A:

    3 scoops Redken Flash Lift Lightening Powder + 3 oz. 10-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 05N + 06N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    2 parts Redken Shades EQ 09V + 1 part 09P + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

A new omg-worthy transformation made its debut on Instagram and this one is courtesy of Daniel Mora (@danielmbeauty). Oh, and did we mention it got more than 20k likes on our Insta?! Here’s how he took his client from a dark brunette hue to the ashy blonde of her dreams. 

 

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Total chair time: 6 hours

 

Pricing: $80/hour + $60 for the haircut
Total: $540

 

 

 

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    3 scoops Redken Flash Lift Lightening Powder + 3 oz. 10-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 05N + 06N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    2 parts Redken Shades EQ 09V + 1 part 09P + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

FORMULA STEPS

1. Separate the hair into five sections—the crown, back left, back right, side left and side right.

 

2. Start in the back right section and apply Formula A throughout the entire head, alternating between a full teased slice, babylights on a teased V-shaped subsection and babylights on a diagonal-back teased subsection.

 

Note: Daniel starts with 10-volume developer, but increases the developer by five with each new bowl of lightener he mixes. He usually ends with 25- or 30-volume developer. He applies the first bowl to the roots, the second throughout the midlengths and the third to the ends.

 

3. Once the desired level is achieved, rinse then comb through with the Wet Brush. “If you’re using a conditioner to make combing out easier, fully rinse out the product,” shares Daniel. “Then, shampoo prior to toning because conditioner closes the cuticle and the toner won’t last as long.”

 

Note: For a blonder finish, paint thinner subsections with a higher application. For more dimension, paint thicker subsections with a lower application.

 

 

4. Next, section out the hairline and apply Formula B from the roots down to about 2 inches away from the scalp. Use the Wet Brush to blend the root area, then process for 10 to 15 minutes.

 

5. Rinse, then tone with Formula C. Rinse again, then use conditioner or a hair mask. Do not shampoo the hair.

 

6. Blow-dry, then prep the hair with F18 Leave In Conditioner, F18 Repair Oil and Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.

 

7. Then, curl the hair with the 1¼ inch Hot Tools Marcel Iron. Finish by applying Oribe AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream and L’Oréal Professionnel Techni.ART Wild Stylers Next Day Hair.