0
How-Tos > Express Balayage
September 15, 2018

Express Balayage

VIEW ALL PHOTOS VIEW SLIDESHOW
GET THE HOW-TO
open color formula
close formula
  • Formula A

    40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula
open color formula

Express Balayage

Your Level 2 client with hair down to THERE decides balayage is her desire…but you thought you were just doing a cut and there’s not enough time! Here’s the solution: an express balayage technique from Ulta Beauty. Watch how quickly you can move through a mane like this! Psst…Ulta employees learn techniques like this all the time because Ulta is focused on training both technical skills and business-building skills—click here to learn more!

Manufacturer: Ulta, @ultabeauty

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Products Used

VIDEO

HOW-TO STEPS

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    1

    Section a horseshoe-shaped section at the parietal ridge, encompassing the crown. Isolate the sides by taking a vertical parting using the high point of the head as reference. Split the back with a vertical parting under the crown to center-back, then split the back into four sections using a horizontal parting at the occipital.

     

    Begin in the right nape section by splitting the section with a diagonal forward parting. Surface paint all sides of the first subsection up to Zone 1. Saturate through the ends to enhance lightness.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    2

    Complete the same process on the second subsection, then repeat on the left nape section.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    3

    Starting on the right side, split the section with a diagonal back parting.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    4

    Surface paint all sides of the first subsection up to Zone 1. Saturate through the ends to enhance lightness.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    5

    Complete the same process on the second subsection, then repeat the same steps on the opposite side of the head.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    6

    Move to the back right section. Split the section with a diagonal back parting. Surface paint with a soft V-shape to keep the point of light on top of the section, then repeat on the left side.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    7

    Section out the fringe area with a triangular parting that extends 2 inches from the front hairline to the outside corner of each eye. Separate the top into left and right sections with a vertical line from the center of the forehead to the center back of the crown.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    8

    Take the right half of the fringe and begin surface painting with a diagonal back point of light. Saturate through the ends to enhance lightness.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    9

    Use a diagonal back parting from the end of the fringe section to create a new triangle-shaped section. Continue to surface paint, lowering the diagonal back point of light to match where the previous diagonal back ended. Continue until the right side is complete.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      40g Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06CB + 1 oz. Shades EQ 000 Crystal Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

    10

    Repeat on the opposite side, then process up to 50 minutes or until desired lightness is achieved. Rinse, shampoo, condition and dry the hair 100 percent, then apply Formula B globally. Process for 20 minutes, rinse, shampoo, condition and style as desired.

More from
Ulta Beauty