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

 

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.