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How-Tos > How-To: Dimensional Balayage
April 19, 2016

How-To: Dimensional Balayage

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  • Starting Level:

    Level 2 colored hair

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula C:

    Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

How-To: Dimensional Balayage

This hair is painted for the gods! We are obsessed with this gorgeous dimensional balayage from Jennifer Diaz @jenni4president from the new Poughkeepsie, N.Y. salon The Great Studio. Her client wanted to achieve a Level 8 or 9 with a balayage melt. Jenni made sure to let the client know that it might take a while (up to four sessions), but they would get there! In the end, it took three sessions, each lasting between three and four hours. Not a quick process, but totally worth it. Here’s how she did it!

 

Pricing: Jenni charges $200 for full balayage (Olaplex included). Additional bowls are $20, toner/glaze is $25, and if needed, additional base color is $40. She charged $45 for the haircut. The average price for this look? $300-450 per session.


 

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COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    Level 2 colored hair

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula C:

    Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Separate hair into four quadrants according to the client’s natural part.

    • Starting Level:

      Level 2 colored hair

    • Formula A:

      Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

    • Formula C:

      Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

    2

    Beginning in the back two sections, paint the hair using Formula A, then continue to the front two sections. Process until the hair is the desired tone.

    • Starting Level:

      Level 2 colored hair

    • Formula A:

      Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

    • Formula C:

      Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

    3

    Tone the ends of the hair with Formula B and the midlengths with Formula C. Jennifer’s client wanted her roots untouched.

  • 4

    To style, apply Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to damp hair. Blow-dry the hair, then use a 1-inch curling iron and a strong hairspray. Finish by brushing through the curls.