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How-Tos > Neutral-Toned, High-Contrast Balayage
October 13, 2017

Neutral-Toned, High-Contrast Balayage

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  • Starting root level

    6

  • Formula A

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula B

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula C

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula D

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

Can’t get enough high-contrast balayage? We feel you. So we turned to hair painting artist Kaitlyn Brown (@hairbykaitlynbrown) of Rolland’s Beauty Bar in Emerald Coast, Fla., for the secrets behind all of her gorgeous, rich, dimensional colors. Here’s an in-depth look at a neutral-toned blend.

 

Total chair time: 3.5 hours 

 

Pricing: $345

Artist: Kaitlyn Brown
Colorist: Kaitlyn Brown
Manufacturer: Davines

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting root level

    6

  • Formula A

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula B

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula C

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula D

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • open color formula
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    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    1

    Section the hair into quadrants. Starting with the largest section (back panel), take two diagonal, ¼-inch partings on each side of the hairline. Babylight back-to-back slices using Formula A.  

  • open color formula
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    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    2

    Using ¾-inch sections, work horizontally up to the crown, weaving out strands to balayage. Once weaved, backcomb twice toward the root.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    3

    Paint Formula B onto the hair using an upward motion, leaving behind a W shape.

  • 4

    Once the back is finished, move to the front. Create three back-to-back babylight foils around the perimeter of the face using Formula A.

  • 5

    Immediately behind the babylights, balayage in diagonal-back partings in the left and right sections using Formula B.

  • open color formula
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    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    6

    Finish in the apex, using the same technique from step 3, working front to back.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    7

    Process in open air for 25 minutes, then add heat for 5 to 7 minutes.

  • 8

    Rinse well, then shampoo with Oribe Signature Shampoo and lightly condition with Oribe Ultra Gentle Conditioner.

  • open color formula
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    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    9

    Comb the hair smooth. Towel-dry, and apply Formula C, processing for 10 minutes.  

  • 10

    Apply a quick shadow root along the back hairline and front hairline (where babylights were placed) using Formula D. Process for 5 minutes. 

  • 11

    Rinse and shampoo with Oribe Ultra Gentle Shampoo and Signature Conditioner. Blow-dry using Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream and Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, then style with the ghd Platinum Styler.

  • open color formula
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    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    12

    Finished look. 

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting root level

      6

    • Formula A

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula B

      Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula C

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 10,12 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

    • Formula D

      Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 7,11 + 5-volume developer (1:1)

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