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How-Tos > COLOR CORRECTION: Smoky Balayage
December 1, 2017

COLOR CORRECTION: Smoky Balayage

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

This color correction may have taken Anja Milotic (@anja.milo), owner of Milo Salon in Vancouver, Canada, nearly 6 hours but it was definitely worth it. Find out how Anja took her client from brassy and seriously outdated to sultry and smoky!

 

Total chair time: 5.5 hours

Pricing: $400

 

Colorist: Anja Milotic
Manufacturer: Olaplex, @olaplex; Oligo Professionnel; Schwarzkopf Professional, @schwarzkopfusa

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

    1

    Before

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

    2

    Starting in the back, use a backcomb balayage technique to apply Formula A. “This helped blend the dip dyed look in the back,” shares Anja.

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

    3

    Once you reach the top where the chunky highlights are, alternate between weaving and backcomb balayage to continue applying Formula A. Then, switch to Formula B when you reach the front sections.

     

    Note: As you work your way around the head, make sure to remove foils from any previously lightened sections when they reach the desired lift.

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

    4

    When she has 15 minutes of processing left, use Formula C to color each section that was backcombed to ensure a seamless blend. Rinse and blow-dry, then apply Formula D to the roots and Formula E from the midlenths to the ends. Rinse again, then apply Olaplex No.2 for 20 minutes. 

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde Blacklight + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-1 + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-1 + 6-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 9-18 + 0-11 + 6-volume developer

    5

    Finished look