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How-Tos > Smooth, High Contrast Blend
September 6, 2017

Smooth, High Contrast Blend

  • Natural Level

    7/6

  • Starting Level

    Highlighted blonde to the root (Level 8/9)

  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 1½ oz. 5/71 + ½ oz. 5/0 + line of 4/77 + 6 oz. Color Emulsion 6-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Color Touch 1 oz. 6/77 + 1 oz. 8/0 + 6 oz. Color Touch Emulsion 6-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 30-volume developer

  • Formula D

     Color Touch ½ oz. 8/1 + ½ oz. 9/97 + 2 oz. Color Touch Emulsion 6-volume developer

This is the definition of balayage perfection! The colorist responsible, Jessica Weber (@jleighwebdoeshair) of Temecula, Calif., says she was inspired by Jamie Sea’s (@prettylittleombre) dimensional balayage when she created this seamless, high contrast blend. It was a hit with her client, and among BTC members, so we had to get her color formula and how-to. Check it out!

 

Total chair time: 3 hours

Pricing: $200

 

Colorist: Jessica VanDerWouden (Weber)

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level

    7/6

  • Starting Level

    Highlighted blonde to the root (Level 8/9)

  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 1½ oz. 5/71 + ½ oz. 5/0 + line of 4/77 + 6 oz. Color Emulsion 6-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Color Touch 1 oz. 6/77 + 1 oz. 8/0 + 6 oz. Color Touch Emulsion 6-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 30-volume developer

  • Formula D

     Color Touch ½ oz. 8/1 + ½ oz. 9/97 + 2 oz. Color Touch Emulsion 6-volume developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Apply Formula A to dry hair at the root.

  • 2

    Foil/weave in Formula B, then balayage any leftover hair in between foils using a paint brush. Process for about 45 minutes.

  • 3

    To create the “money piece,” apply Formula C to the bangs and face-framing pieces using a “teasy light” technique and a Framar 1-Inch Color Brush. Process for 25 minutes. Rinse, and towel-dry. 

  • 4

    Tone using Formula D on damp hair. Process for about 8 to 10 minutes.

  • 5

    Shampoo and condition using Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, then apply Unite 7SECONDS Detangler.