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June 30, 2017

Soft Ash Balayage

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  • Formula A

    Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

  • Formula C

    1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

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Soft Ash Balayage

When your brunette client wants to try balayage but isn’t interested in being blonde, here’s what you do. The Brown Cool shades in these formulas have built-in brass fighters for beautifully balanced browns, and the gel format offers better application control. Check it out!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

  • Formula B

    1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

  • Formula C

    1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    1

    Before 

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    • Formula A

      Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    2

    Section the hair into four sections by splitting the hair down the middle and then splitting from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. Secure each section with a clip.

  • open color formula
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    • Formula A

      Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    3

    Apply Formula A from roots to midshaft, then apply Formula B to the midshaft, leaving out the last 2 to 3 inches of hair.

  • open color formula
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    • Formula A

      Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    4

    Starting at one side of the head, take ½-inch horizontal sections and paint Formula C on the last 2 to 3 inches of hair. Use foil to prevent bleeding. Process for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition. 

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    • Formula A

      Wella Color Charm 1½ oz. Permanent Gel 6BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula B

      1½ oz. Permanent Gel 7BC + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. Powder Lightener + 3 oz. 20-Volume Cream Developer

    5

    Finished look. 

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