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

Transformation: Dimensional Red Balayage

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

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  

1

Before

2

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.

3

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

4

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.

6

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

7

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

8

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.

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  

9

Finished look.