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September 1, 2015

Guy Tang’s Balayage

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Formula A

Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

Guy Tang’s Balayage

Balayage is still one of the most in-demand services to lighten up a rooty blonde or add a little dimension to a deep brunette. Now with PRAVANA’s new Pure Light Balayage Lightener Kit, creating that gorgeous kissed-by-the-sun effect is easier than ever. Hair guru and social media sensation, Guy Tang, takes his balayage a step further, infusing a subtle metallic violet tone with his highlights thanks to new ChromaSilk Express Tones, creating a dimensional hue with plenty of sheen and sparkle. Here’s how it’s done!

Artist: Guy Tang, @guy_tang
Colorist: Guy Tang, @guy_tang

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A

Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

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HOW-TO STEPS

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

1

Before 

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

2

Section the hair into quadrants. Starting in the nape, part out your first section diagonal-back from the back of the ear to the nape.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

3

Starting in the midshaft, gently pat the Pure Light Balayage Lightener, stroking the product upward onto the surface of the hair. Finish each section by using the Pure Light Balayage Palette to saturate the ends.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

4

Work from side to side moving up the back sections, taking alternating diagonal-back and diagonal-forward partings, and working the product onto the surface of the hair.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

5

Pull each section down, perpendicular to the parting while painting Pure Light Balayage Lightener onto the hair to create fuller coverage of the section.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

6

As you begin to reach the top of the head, take smaller sections. Divide this section into two triangular sections from the center-bottom to the start of the parietal ridge. 

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

7

Finish working through the back up to the crown.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

8

Create two triangle sections from the crown to the apex.  Pull these sections back, perpendicular to the front parting and apply Pure Light Balayage Lightener to the surface of each section.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

9

Work into the sides, beginning above the ear, create a diagonal-back parting. Gently apply Pure Light Balayage Lightener to the surface of the section. Alternate diagonal-back to diagonal-forward sectioning into the top of the head, leaving out a diamond section in the fringe.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

10

Divide the final diamond section in the fringe into four triangular sections around the natural parting.  Pulling the sections back, apply Pure Light Balayage Lightener gently to the surface of each section.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

11

Process until the desired lightness is achieved.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

12

Shampoo the hair with any NEVO Shampoo, rinse, and towel-dry the hair. Apply Express Tones Violet Toner starting in the back at the scalp and working up toward the front, then working the color through the more porous midshafts and ends. Process until desired tone is achieved. Rinse and condition the hair with any NEVO Conditioner. Style as desired.

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Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

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Finished look.