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How-Tos > Transformation: Dimensional Red Balayage
August 15, 2017

Transformation: Dimensional Red Balayage

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  • Starting Level

    2

  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 2 oz. 66/46 + 2 oz. 7/44 + 1 oz. 7/43 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

  • Formula D

    Wella Professionals Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Wella Professionals Relights /00 Clear + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

2017’s #ONESHOT nominations are officially in, and that means TONS of color inspiration for the upcoming months. Here’s a gorgeous, dimensional red from nominee Joie Wallace (@joiewallacehair), a stylist at Flawless Unisex Salon in Hampton, Va.

 

Pricing: Joie’s color corrections start at $200

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level

    2

  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 2 oz. 66/46 + 2 oz. 7/44 + 1 oz. 7/43 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

  • Formula D

    Wella Professionals Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Wella Professionals Relights /00 Clear + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting Level

      2

    • Formula A

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

    • Formula B

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

    • Formula C

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 2 oz. 66/46 + 2 oz. 7/44 + 1 oz. 7/43 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

    • Formula D

      Wella Professionals Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Wella Professionals Relights /00 Clear + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

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    Before

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    Balayage using Formula A, starting in the nape and using three partings—a center parting, a horizontal parting from ear to ear and any remaining hair. “I used horizontal partings to paint the hair in a V shape, making sure to blend at the root,” says Joie. “I also used ColorTrak Professional Hair Coloring Meche for added lift.” Note: this client has textured, curly hair, so Joie did a rough blow-dry before painting to ensure more precise placement.

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    Once the back section is complete, move to the front ear area. Apply Formula B, and process for 40 minutes.

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    Shampoo and blow-dry the hair. Apply Formula C to the roots, melting it down into the ends. “This will create different tones of red and give a soft shadowing to the root,” says Joie. Process for 23 minutes.

  • 5

    Shampoo, then apply Wella Colour Post Treatment for two minutes. Rinse, then gloss using Formula D. Process for 12 minutes, then rinse.

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    Condition using Wella Professionals Brilliance Treatment For Colored Hair for 10 minutes under a steam dryer.

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    Rinse and prep for blow-drying by trimming the ends and shaping the hair into soft layers.

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    Blow-dry using Mizani Thermasmooth Sleek Guard Hair Smoothing Cream and Cynthia Lumzy Slay Me Enhancer Oil. Flat-iron the hair using amika The Shield Style Extending Spray, then curl with a GLAMPALM 1” Professional Hair Straightener. Finish with amika Un.Done Texture Spray.

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting Level

      2

    • Formula A

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

    • Formula B

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

    • Formula C

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 2 oz. 66/46 + 2 oz. 7/44 + 1 oz. 7/43 + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

    • Formula D

      Wella Professionals Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Wella Professionals Relights /00 Clear + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder  

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    Finished look.