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May 15, 2017

How-To: Sand-Drift Balayage

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    5 light brunette

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    Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

  • Formula B (glaze)

    Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

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How-To: Sand-Drift Balayage

Balayage + beachy waves = your clients’ summer #HairGoals! Give your clients the natural-looking, sun-kissed hair they’re dreaming of with this balayage and styling how-to. Ditch the foils for a freehand color application to create a seamless blend and beach-ready, textured waves. Plus, we have a video to show you how it’s done. Check it ALL out below!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level

    5 light brunette

  • Formula A (balayage)

    Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

  • Formula B (glaze)

    Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    1

    Create a cross-part section leaving the nape area out. Take a 1/2-inch section around the front hairline.

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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    2

    Starting at the back, take diagonal slices of hair. Apply Formula A using a balayage technique, creating a V-shape to create dimension. As you move up toward the top of the head, leave a 1/2-inch in between sections to maintain a natural sunlight effect.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    3

    Continue this technique on both sides, following the hair’s natural pattern. As your subsections get wider, alternate your application creating a “W” with Formula A.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    4

    At the hairline, paint different strands of hair from the roots to ends. Process, shampoo and treat with Kadus Professional’s Visible Repair Shampoo and the In-Salon Treatment. Apply Formula B all over. Rinse and apply the Color Vibrancy Post-Color Treatment. Process for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    5

    Apply Kadus Professional Shield It Heat Protection Spray and distribute evenly on damp hair. To create and define waves, work Kadus Professional Frizz Down Sleek Heat Protection Lotion throughout the hair.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    6

    Create a natural parting. Starting at the part line, take small sections and roll the hair over your fingers before pining each piece. Continue until both sides are complete.

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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    7

    Use a large curling iron on the back of the hair and then slowly blow-dry the top with a diffuser.

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    • Natural/Starting Level

      5 light brunette

    • Formula A (balayage)

      Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer (1:2)

    • Formula B (glaze)

      Equal parts Demi Permanent Hair Color 9GV + Demi Permanent Hair Color Clear + 6-volume developer + Post-Color Treatment

    8

    Remove the clips. Apply the Kadus Professional Shield It Heat Protection Spray and using your hands, shape and create natural-looking beachy waves.