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June 19, 2017

Blended Balayage

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    1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

  • Formula B

    1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

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Blended Balayage

We can’t say for sure if blondes have more fun, but we definitely know they have fun—especially when their haircolor is on point, and a perfectly blended blonde balayage gives us all the feels. Here’s how you can create that sun-kissed style inside the salon.

 

 

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

  • Formula B

    1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

    1

    Sectioning: Create a horseshoe-shaped section in the top/crown region and clip for control. This is Section 3. Then take a parting from the top of the head to behind the ear on both sides, secure these as sections 1 and 2. All remaining hair will be section 4.

    Application: Beginning in section 1, take a 1/8-inch diagonal slice at the front hairline, and place on foil. Apply Formula A from midlengths to ends with a side-brushing technique and diffusing the color toward the scalp. Leave about 1 to 2 inches at the scalp to create depth. 


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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

    2

    Leave a 1⁄4 inch between foils and take another diagonal slice. Then, apply Formula B from midlengths to ends with a side-brushing technique and diffusing the color toward the scalp. Leave about 1-2 inches at the scalp for depth. 
Continue alternating Formulas A and B in this manner until the section is complete.

    Repeat the same process in section 2. 

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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

    2
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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

    3

    Moving to section 3, divide the hair in half. Then, starting on the right, create 1/8-inch, diagonally-sliced sections at the hairline. Place on the foil, apply Formula A from midlengths to ends using a side-brushing technique and diffuse the color toward the scalp area. Alternate applying Formulas A and B repeating the application method and working toward the crown. Then repeat on the left side of section 3.

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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

    4

    In section 4, weave a 1⁄4-inch subsection at nape. Then, place on foil and apply Formula A from scalp to ends. Work in a brick-lay pattern toward the crown until entire section is complete. Let process, then rinse and apply Bond Ultim8 Step 2 for up to 10 minutes. Finally, cleanse and condition with Total Results Hello Blondie

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    • Formula A

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-V+ + 2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + BOND Ultim8 Step 1

    • Formula B

      1 oz. SOCOLOR UL-N+ + 
2 oz. 30-volume MATRIX Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1

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    Finished Look

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