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December 21, 2017

BALAYAGE: Top 10 Formulas

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  • Formula A (base)

    Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 5/81 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Scruples POWER BLONDE Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (gloss)

    equal parts Redken Shades EQ 9NB + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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  • Formula A (base)

    Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 5/81 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Scruples POWER BLONDE Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (gloss)

    equal parts Redken Shades EQ 9NB + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 5 base with previously balayaged ends

  • Formula A:

    IT&LY Colorly 20/20 2N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula A (babylights around hairline)

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi Blonde Powder + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS White Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (root gloss)

    Wella Color Touch Plus 5/97

  • Formula D (gloss on midshaft to ends)

    Wella Color Touch 8/81 + 10/1 + 6V

  • Formula E (money piece gloss)

    Wella ILLUMINA 10/69 + Koleston Perfect Pastel Creme Developer

  • Starting Level:

    Over-Processed Level 8

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell The Color XG 7OR + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 10-volume developer 

  • Formula C:

    Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ 9N + 8V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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  • Formula A

    Alfaparf Milano Supermeches+ High Lift + 25-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Alfaparf Milano Supermeches+ High Lift + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Alfaparf Milano Supermeches+ High Lift + 20-volume developer

  • Formula D

    ¼ oz. Redken Shades EQ 6N + ¼ oz. Shades EQ 7V + ½ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E

    2 oz. Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/1 + a little squeeze of Koleston Perfect 6/1 + 4 oz. Color Touch Intensive Emulsion 1.9%

  • Formula F

    ½ oz. Koleston Perfect 7/1 + 1 oz. Koleston Perfect 8/1 + 2½ oz. Color Touch Intensive Emulsion 1.9%

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 5/97 + 6-volume developer (Gentle) + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder 

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + a dash of Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + FREELIGHTS 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 10/6 + 10/01 + 6-volume developer (Gentle) + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Starting root level

    6

  • Formula A

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 20-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula B

    Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 30-volume developer (1:1)

  • Formula C

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 9,1 + 1 part 10,0 + 5-volume developer 

  • Formula D

    Davines Mask with Vibrachrom 3 parts 7,1 + 1 part 6,1 + 5-volume developer

  • Formula A (highlights)

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Extra Blonde lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B (root melt)

    Paul Mitchell PM Shines 1 oz. 6BV + 1 oz. 9BV + ½ 7N + PM Shines Processing Liquid

  • Formula C (toner)

    Paul Mitchell PM Shines 9BV + PM Shines Processing Liquid

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  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 3N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 6N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ 7GB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E:

    Redken Shades EQ 9P + Clear (1:1) + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula A:

    PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + 40-volume developer + 1/8 Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 09V + 09N + Crystal Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution + 1/8 Olaplex No.1

BALAYAGE: Top 10 Formulas

THE year of highly dimensional balayage, seamless natural blends and perfect money pieces—is going strong well into 2018. Check out our top 10 most-viewed, most-liked and most GORGEOUS formulas below (make sure to click the beaker icon for all the deets on each!). Happy hair painting!

 

Face-Framing Balayage by @prettylittleombre

Are the brunettes in your chair requesting a POP of color? Show them this dimensional, sun-kissed balayage by Jamie Sea (@prettylittleombre) and then recreate the gorgeous look! We have the color formulas you need to paint natural-looking,

Read more

Dark Roast Blend

Maybe it's the coffee addict in us, but we are seriously loving this dark roast blend—which got 30k(!) likes on Insta—from Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee), owner of ASH Studio in Ferndale,

Read more

Caramel Balayage + Money Piece

We can't get enough of the “money piece” trend—those gorgeous, blonde ribbons of light that frame and highlight the face. When Washington-based stylist Brandy Lee Jefferson (@brandyannlee) painted this caramel balayage, she took her money piece game to the next level with this rich,...

Read more

Dimensional, Rooty Balayage

Rich, rooty dimension created with the ever-popular balayage technique makes for one stunning combo as seen on this look from Rebecca Henderson (@beccawith_the_goodhair), an Arizona-based styling and color specialist. Find out how she created this beautiful blend in the formulas and steps below....

Read more

Rooty Caramel Balayage

Can you say HAIR GOALS? This gorgeous, rooty balayaged look with warm caramel tones is brought to you by Jessica VanDerWouden (@jleighwebdoeshair) of TemeculaCalif. We’ve got every formula and her technique,

Read more

Cool for the Fall

Looking for a way to usher your summer blondes into the cooler months? Here's your answer. A deep, dimensional, lowlight balayage from #ONESHOT winner Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn). 

 

Read more

Blonde Ribbons

This is where balayage is going—more pronounced ribbons of light that stand out amongst darker pieces, for a high-contrast, dimensional look. Kaitlyn Brown’s (@hairbykaitlynbrown) Instagram is filled with colors like this, so we asked her for the formula for this gorgeous blend....

Read more

Coffee Color Melt

Haircolor inspiration can come from anywhere—including your morning cup of joe! That’s what inspired this amazing coffee color melt by Justine Landfried (@thefaithfulblonde). Curious about her color formula? Justine spills the beans about her process below!

Read more

Café Latte Slay

They say coffee makes everything better…and apparently that applies to haircolor, too! This iced Caramel Macchiato-inspired ombré by Richmond, Va. stylist Haley Kurtze (@hashtaghaleykurtze) received almost 40,000 likes when we posted it on Instagram.

Read more

Seamless Blonde Ombré

The ombrés created by Russian stylist and 2017 #ONESHOT winner for Ombré Shot of the Year Pavel Sheff (@sheffpavelstylist) are so seamless, you’d almost believe his clients were born with a natural dark to light fade. 

Read more

Face-Framing Balayage by @prettylittleombre

Are the brunettes in your chair requesting a POP of color? Show them this dimensional, sun-kissed balayage by Jamie Sea (@prettylittleombre) and then recreate the gorgeous look! We have the color formulas you need to paint natural-looking,

Read more

Dark Roast Blend

Maybe it's the coffee addict in us, but we are seriously loving this dark roast blend—which got 30k(!) likes on Insta—from Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee), owner of ASH Studio in Ferndale,

Read more

Caramel Balayage + Money Piece

We can't get enough of the “money piece” trend—those gorgeous, blonde ribbons of light that frame and highlight the face. When Washington-based stylist Brandy Lee Jefferson (@brandyannlee) painted this caramel balayage, she took her money piece game to the next level with this rich,...

Read more

Dimensional, Rooty Balayage

Rich, rooty dimension created with the ever-popular balayage technique makes for one stunning combo as seen on this look from Rebecca Henderson (@beccawith_the_goodhair), an Arizona-based styling and color specialist. Find out how she created this beautiful blend in the formulas and steps below....

Read more

Rooty Caramel Balayage

Can you say HAIR GOALS? This gorgeous, rooty balayaged look with warm caramel tones is brought to you by Jessica VanDerWouden (@jleighwebdoeshair) of TemeculaCalif. We’ve got every formula and her technique,

Read more

Cool for the Fall

Looking for a way to usher your summer blondes into the cooler months? Here's your answer. A deep, dimensional, lowlight balayage from #ONESHOT winner Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn). 

 

Read more

Blonde Ribbons

This is where balayage is going—more pronounced ribbons of light that stand out amongst darker pieces, for a high-contrast, dimensional look. Kaitlyn Brown’s (@hairbykaitlynbrown) Instagram is filled with colors like this, so we asked her for the formula for this gorgeous blend....

Read more

Coffee Color Melt

Haircolor inspiration can come from anywhere—including your morning cup of joe! That’s what inspired this amazing coffee color melt by Justine Landfried (@thefaithfulblonde). Curious about her color formula? Justine spills the beans about her process below!

Read more

Café Latte Slay

They say coffee makes everything better…and apparently that applies to haircolor, too! This iced Caramel Macchiato-inspired ombré by Richmond, Va. stylist Haley Kurtze (@hashtaghaleykurtze) received almost 40,000 likes when we posted it on Instagram.

Read more

Seamless Blonde Ombré

The ombrés created by Russian stylist and 2017 #ONESHOT winner for Ombré Shot of the Year Pavel Sheff (@sheffpavelstylist) are so seamless, you’d almost believe his clients were born with a natural dark to light fade. 

Read more