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Formulas > Warm Brunette Balayage
October 31, 2019

Warm Brunette Balayage

By Madison Fetterhoff

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  • Formula A (lowlight):

    Aveda Full Spectrum Demi+ 40g 4N + 2g RO + 1g R + 2g YO + 40g 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (balayage):

    Alfaparf Milano BB Bleach FREE STYLE LIFT + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    Alfaparf Milano Color Wear 30g 8 + 30g Clear + 6 pumps of Rose Copper Concentrate + 3 pumps of Violet Ash Concentrate + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D (color melt):

    Full Spectrum Demi+ 30g 3N + 30g 4N + 1g BG + 2g YO + 1g RO + 60g 10-volume developer

That dimension. That warmth. That subtle pop of brightness. 😍 We are loving every aspect of this brunette balayage from BTC Team Member Madison Fetterhoff (@hairstylist.madison), which is how we knew we had to get the deets for this on-trend fall formula. Keep scrolling to get the color formulas and how-to steps!

 

Total chair time: 3 hours

Pricing: $315

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Madison Fetterhoff
Manufacturer: Alfaparf Milano; Aveda, @aveda; WetBrush, @thewetbrush

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (lowlight):

    Aveda Full Spectrum Demi+ 40g 4N + 2g RO + 1g R + 2g YO + 40g 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (balayage):

    Alfaparf Milano BB Bleach FREE STYLE LIFT + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    Alfaparf Milano Color Wear 30g 8 + 30g Clear + 6 pumps of Rose Copper Concentrate + 3 pumps of Violet Ash Concentrate + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D (color melt):

    Full Spectrum Demi+ 30g 3N + 30g 4N + 1g BG + 2g YO + 1g RO + 60g 10-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Starting in the back, divide the hair into five sections horizontally. Then, alternate subdividing each horizontal section into three to six triangles similar to a bricklay or zigzag pattern.

 

2. Alternate applying Formulas A and B on the triangle subsections. Paint Formula A on one triangle from the root to the midlengths to create a lowlight, then run a WetBrush® through it to brush the formula down. “This maintains depth through the midsection but allows the ends to stay lighter and pop,” shares Madison.

 

3. Then, on the next triangle subsection, balayage with Formula B using a 2-inch chip brush. “I painted Formula B in slant sections toward the round/sides of the back sections, leaving the middle area dropped lower so that overall it looked like one giant V between all the sections,” said Madison.

 

4. As you approach the area above the parietal, begin weaving through the center sections and continue applying Formula B to create a ribbon effect that will lay on top of the depth below. Repeat as you reach the face-frame.

 

Note: It’s the same horizontal sectioning in that area, painting slant backs and then weaving anything above the parietal for ribbons.

 

5. Let process, then rinse and tone with Formula C.

 

6. Rinse, then back at the chair, color melt with Formula D and process for 10 to 12 minutes.

 

7. Rinse again, then blow-dry and style as desired.

 

Madison Fetterhoff @hairstylist.madison Warm Brunette Dimension Haircolor Formula How-To Dimensional Highlights Warm Toned Lowlight Balayage
Finished look (in different lighting)