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August 28, 2012

Sunlit Balayage from DCI Education

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Sunlit Balayage from DCI Education

This modern balayage technique from DCI Education melts beautiful gold tones into sun-lightened ends for a strong, 1970s vibe that complements a multi-layered, mid-length cut. Here’s the full color formula and step-by-step!

 

HOW-TO STEPS

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    2 lower back sections

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    lower side sections (same on each side)

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    4 top sections (front, sides and crown)

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    Beginning on the back sections, create a 45-degree section and then a W-shaped subsection from underneath. Apply Formula A with a V-shaped balayage application.

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    Formula A: Wella Blondor Multi Powder + 9% Welloxon

    Formula B: Wella Blondor Multi Powder + 6% Welloxon

    Formula C: Wella Koleston Perfect Special Blonde 12/3 + 12% Welloxon

    Formula D: Wella Koleston Perfect equal parts 8/2 + 7/17 + 99/0 + 6% Welloxon

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    Complete the balayage V-application on each section by sweeping color from two sides, outward from the regrowth and joined at the ends.

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    Use the back of a gloved hand or a color board to pull each section out as the color is swept on. Allow each section to fall after application.

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    Continue working until both back sections are complete.

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    Carefully comb through all sections with a wide-tooth comb in a single downward motion. Repeat the balayage V-application and comb through the two side sections to complete the lower part of the head.

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    Alternate Formula B and Formula C in foil sections in the front and crown sections.

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    Protect the lower part of the head with a meche and apply Formula D to the entire top section of the head (two remaining top side sections and in-between all foils).

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    hair: Dario Cotroneo for DCI Education
    website: www.dcieducation.com