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How-Tos > Icy Platinum Balayage
August 14, 2017

Icy Platinum Balayage

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  • Natural Level:

    7

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell SynchroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 1.5 oz. 9V + 0.5 oz. 9T + 1 oz. Clear + 3 oz. Processing Liquid

If you’re loving all things platinum as much as we are, then you gotta check out this icy platinum how-to from Liz Haven O’Neill (@lizhaven), owner of Kaleido Hair Artistry in Houston. From how she sections the hair to her go-to way of creating volume, it’s all below in the steps. Check it out!

 

 

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Total time: 4 hours

 

Pricing
Full Balayage: $190+
Toner: $40+
Haircut: $89+
Total: $319+

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    7

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell SynchroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 1.5 oz. 9V + 0.5 oz. 9T + 1 oz. Clear + 3 oz. Processing Liquid

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Find her natural part. Where the natural part meets at the apex, create a section from the tip of one ear to the other. This should create two front sections.

  • 2

    Make a diagonal back parting from where the parietal ridge meets the front section to just below the occipital bone. Mirror it on the other side. This should create a triangle in the crown area. 

  • 3

    After sectioning off the triangle, there will be two remaining sections located at the mastoids, which sit right behind the ears. These two sections will be your starting place. 

  • 4

    Balayage with Formula A and work your way through each section using diagonal subpartings. When you reach the last two sections (the front hairline sections), continue with Formula A using a combination of babylights and balayage. 

  • 5

    Process for about 30 to 45 minutes without heat. Then, shampoo with Sebastian Professional Penetraitt Shampoo.

  • 6

    On towel-dried hair, tone her at the bowl with Formula B and process for 20 minutes. 

  • 7

    Shampoo and condition with Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • 8

    For the cut, create a blunt square perimeter. For the interior, use a “short to long” layering technique achieved with the deep point-cutting method.

  • 9

    Dry her hair, then customize your detail cutting to ensure the cut works for her. “One method I used to achieve this result is to remove weight in the crown area with a channel-cutting approach using texturizing shears,” shares Liz.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell SynchroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 1.5 oz. 9V + 0.5 oz. 9T + 1 oz. Clear + 3 oz. Processing Liquid

    10

    For the style, create volume by doing what Liz refers to as a “Pageant Blowout” or “Blowout Set”. Then, apply Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost Root Lift Spray to the root area and Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Spray on her midlengths and ends. Let the hair cool and style as desired. 

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell SynchroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 1.5 oz. 9V + 0.5 oz. 9T + 1 oz. Clear + 3 oz. Processing Liquid

    11

    Finished look

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell SynchroLift Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 1.5 oz. 9V + 0.5 oz. 9T + 1 oz. Clear + 3 oz. Processing Liquid

    12

    Finished look—alternate view

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