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October 11, 2011

A New Way to Balayage, by Angelo Seminara for Davines

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A New Way to Balayage, by Angelo Seminara for Davines

This revolutionary color service—called Flamboyage and created by Davines Artistic Director Angelo Seminara—is a new spin on balayage, performed using special Flamboyage Meche Strips that offer the colorist unprecedented creative freedom. It spontaneously enhances reflections by creating unique blends of bright and natural tones.

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Create horizontal sections and place a small Flamboyage Meche Strip close to the ends of the hair to secure the section. Place a long Flamboyage Meche Strip on the surface of the section, press lightly and then gently lift the Flamboyage Meche Strip to separate the hair. Turn the Flamboyage Meche Strips over and apply Formula A from midlengths to ends, diffusing the product gently toward the regrowth area to avoid creating harsh lines.

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    Proceed to the next section, below the first, and repeat. Process for 5 to 20 minutes, checking visually until color lifts to a Level 9. Remove the Flamboyage Meche Strips by rinsing them with warm water.

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    Shampoo and towel-dry the hair, apply Formula B and process for 20 minutes.

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    Isolate the fringe area then place a protective visor underneath the fringe to protect the forehead. Comb the fringe down and over the protective visor.

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    Lighten the ends of the fringe to a Level 9 by applying Formula C section by section. Complete the application by fading the color upward with the brush toward the regrowth area. Process for 5 to 20 minutes, checking visually.

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    Natural Level: 7

    Formula A: 40g L’Art Decolor Bleaching Paste + 60g Activation Source 30 volume

    Formula B: 120g L’Art Decolor Yellow Toner + 1g L’Art Decolor Red Toner + 30g Finest Pigment Golden

    Formula C: 20g L’Art Decolor Bleaching Paste + 30g  Activation Source 40 volume

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    Davines Mask Permanent Haircolor
    Formulated with Hydrolyzed Milk Proteins and conditioning ingredients, Mask creates brilliant, long-lasting color while preserving the integrity of the hair.

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    These Flamboyage Meche Strips stick to the hair, selecting strands at random for the colorist to paint, resulting in extremely natural-looking highlights. This is a technique that can easily be repeated, making the colorist’s work simple and fast.

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    who did it
    hair:
    Angelo Seminara, Davines Artistic Director
    color: Edoardo Paludo, Davines International Creative Color Ambassador
    photography: Andrew O’Toole
    products: Davines Styling and Color
    website: www.behindthechair.com/flamboyage