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December 6, 2016

Icy Blonde Balayage

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Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

Icy Blonde Balayage

We all know icy blonde is the best kind of blonde—especially in the winter months. This balayage makeover from the pros at L'Oréal Professionnel will take your blondies from basic to beautiful, and it'll keep them that way all season long....

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We all know icy blonde is the best kind of blonde—especially in the winter months. This balayage makeover from the pros at L’Oréal Professionnel will take your blondies from basic to beautiful, and it’ll keep them that way all season long. Here’s how it’s done!

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Manufacturer: L'Oréal Professionnel

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

1

Create a profile parting from the natural part to the high point of the head and a radial parting from the high point of the head to behind the ears, separating the front from the back. Then create two slight diagonal-back partings from the radial part to an inch above the occipital bone, on both the left and right side of the head.

 

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

2

Next, create a profile parting from the high point of the head following the natural growth pattern to the defined subsection.

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

3

Paint triple-point balayage pieces, approximately three highlight checks on each side of the profile part (work center, right, then center, left). Then, 2 inches above the previous section, follow the same sectioning pattern and paint double-point balayage pieces, approximately three highlight checks on each side. Repeat the application process, sectioning 1½ inches above the previous section. Release the final section in the back of the head and paint double-point balayage pieces off the profile parting and a single-point piece from the radial parting, two highlight checks on each side (work center, right, then center, left).

 

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

4

Moving to the front left side of the head, or the shallow side of the natural parting, create a horizontal subsection from the low recession to the radial parting. Then, in a diagonal-back motion, insert a butterfly clip at the hairline, using the teeth of the clip to define the highlight pieces. Work from the bottom of the hairline section to the top of the subsection and paint a single-point balayage piece, and a triple-point balayage piece directly above. Then, moving to the inside of the subsection, paint a single-point balayage piece. Release the remaining hair and paint a triple-point balayage piece, followed by a double-point piece to complete the section.

 

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

5

Move to the front right side of the head, or the heavy side of the natural parting, and repeat the partings and technique until complete. Once the application is completed, fold the perforated plastic from the front sections over in order to prevent overlap onto the back and for easy removal when rinsing. Let process, then wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo twice with L’Oréal Professionnel Post Color Shampoo, followed by Série Expert Powerdose Color A-OX in-salon treatment.

Color Tips:
• Recommended processing time for two levels of lift is 30 minutes, one level of lift is 15 to 20 minutes and 5 minutes to shift the natural base.

• Use an applicator bottle for speed and precision when applying Blond Studio Sunkissed Lightening Oil at the sink.

 

 

Formula A

Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-volume Majicrème Developer

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Finished Look