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September 26, 2017

Prismatic Balayage

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    #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

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    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

  • Formula C

    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

  • Formula D

    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

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Prismatic Balayage

Check out how #hairbestie Guy Tang creates this dimensional metallic balayage! Starting on a silver metallic base is the first step, and then he hand-paints #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dyes to create movement. Laying the color on top of each section creates a gorgeous, prismatic effect. Check it out!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

  • Formula B

    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

  • Formula C

    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

  • Formula D

    Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    1

    Guy started on a base that he prelightened with #Big9 Crème Lightener + 30-volume developer, then colored with Demi-Permanent Silver Smoke (6SS at the rootage, 8SS in the mids and 10SS on the ends).

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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    2

    Using Guy’s Diamonds in the Sky sectioning, start at a triangular section at the nape. Use Formulas A, B, C and D in a balayage technique. “I leave the ends out so they appear lighter,” Guy says. “It creates more movement and doesn’t appear too dipped.”

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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    3

    Take another triangle section, directing the hair straight down instead of at a diagonal. You can alternate which way you direct the hair based on your desired final look. Use Formula C where you want depth. “I like to put dark colors down first,” Guy says.

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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    4

    Continue to work up the head, then repeat on the other side. You can blur Formulas A or B into Formula C to create a more natural effect. Guy uses Formula D sparingly because blue tones can overpower the end effect. Process for 20 minutes, using heat if you desire a more vibrant result.

  • open color formula
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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    5

    Finished look.

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    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    6

    Finished look.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A

      #mydentity @guy_tang Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Pink Diamond

    • Formula B

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Lavender Lust

    • Formula C

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Charcoal

    • Formula D

      Vibrant Pastel Direct Dye Arctic Blue

    7

    Finished look.

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