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September 1, 2015

Guy Tang Balayage Technique | Infused Metallic Dimension

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  • Formula A

    Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

Guy Tang Balayage Technique | Infused Metallic Dimension

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. Always pushing the limits, this Guy Tang balayage technique takes it 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. Keep reading to learn 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

  • Guy Tang model before balayage service
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    Before photo

  • Section the hair into quadrants prior to painting the hair
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    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.

  • apply hair lightener, stroking the product upward onto the surface of the hair
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    Starting in the mid-shaft, 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.

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

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

  • section hair to keep control during balayage application
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    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. 

  • balayage hair painting technique by guy tang
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    Finish working through the back up to the crown.

  • balayage hair working in triangular sections
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    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.

  • blonde hair with balayage painted on hair
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      Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Express Tones Violet

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    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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    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.

  • allow balayage to process before rinsing out
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    Process until the desired lightness is achieved.

  • Shampooing hair with NEVO Shampoo
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    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 mid-shafts and ends. Process until desired tone is achieved. Rinse and condition the hair with any NEVO Conditioner. Style as desired.

  • guy tang balayage with subtle violet hue dimension
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    Finished look – balayage with subtle violet hue

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