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October 18, 2017

High-Contrast Balayage: 12 Formulas

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Formula A (retouch for gray coverage)

Redken Cover Fusion 6N/5N + 20-volume developer

Formula B (balayage)

PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Pure Light High Activator

Formula C (lowlights)

Redken Shades EQ 06NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D (gloss)

Redken Shades EQ 08n/07p + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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Formula A (retouch for gray coverage)

Redken Cover Fusion 6N/5N + 20-volume developer

Formula B (balayage)

PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + Pure Light High Activator

Formula C (lowlights)

Redken Shades EQ 06NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D (gloss)

Redken Shades EQ 08n/07p + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula A (base):

Redken Shades EQ 4N + Processing Solution

Formula B (balayage):

Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer

Formula C:

Wella Color Touch 2 oz. 9/73 + ½ oz. 8/73

Formula A (balayage)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights + 40-volume developer

Formula B (glaze)

L'Oréal Professionnel DIALight 9.12 + 9-volume developer

Formula A (lightener)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights + 40-volume developer + Purple Direct Dye

Formula B (crown, midlengths)

Eufora Color No Ammonia 6NA + 8GV + 7-volume developer

Formula C (ends)

Eufora Color No Ammonia 8NA + 8AA + 10GV + 7-volume developer

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Formula A

Guy Tang #mydentity Magnum8 Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer (1:2) + 1/32 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Guy Tang #mydentity Magnum8 Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer (1:2) + 1/32 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula C (root toner)

Guy Tang #mydentity Demi Permanent 55g 6IG + 55g 6NI + 25g 5BB + 6-volume developer (1:2) + 1/32 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula D (midlengths toner)

25g 7BB + 55g 7GI + 55g 9IG + 6-volume developer (1:2) + 1/32 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula D (ends toner)

55g 9IG + 55g 10A + 6-volume developer (1:2) + 1/32 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula A

Wella Professionals Freelights + MAGMA /89 + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1.

Formula B (root glaze)

Wella Professionals Color Touch 5/0

Formula C (mids and ends glaze)

Wella Color Touch 9/60 + 8/81 + /00

Natural level

6N

Formula A

Kenra Professional Demi 5NB + 9-volume developer 

Formula B

Kenra Professional Demi ½ oz. 5N + ½ oz. 6G + 9-volume developer 

Formula C

Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula D

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 8GI + ½ oz. 9N + ½ oz. Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution 

Natural Level

6

Formula A

Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula B

Eufora Color 7.01 + 6.0 + 6.32 + 7-volume developer doubled (1:2)

Formula C

Eufora Color 9.01 + 10.0 + 10.32 + 7-volume developer   

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Formula A

PRAVANA ChromaSilk 5N + 6.22 + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Oligo Professionnel Clay Lightener + 1 dot Cool Tones Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C

Oligo Clay Lightener + 1 dot Cool Tones Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D

Redken Shades EQ 5N + Olaplex No.1

Formula E

Redken Shades EQ 7P + Olaplex No.1

Formula F

Redken Shades EQ 9V + 9P + Clear + Olaplex No.1

Formula A:

Matrix Light Master +20-volume Matrix cream developer + Matrix Bond Ultim8

Formula B:

Matrix Color Sync 10P + equal parts 10N + 10-volume Matrix cream developer

Formula C:

Color Sync 8N + 10-volume Matrix cream developer

Formula A (highlights)

Schwarzkopf Professional Professional BlondMe Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula B (base)

Schwarzkopf Professional 6.1

Formula C (ends)

Schwarzkopf Professional 10.1 + 9.5-1 + 10.21

High-Contrast Balayage: 12 Formulas

What’s on the haircolor forecast for fall/winter 2017? Three words: High. Contrast. Balayage. BTC predicts these luscious, dimensional colors are what all your clients will be asking for this season, so we rounded up seven of our favorites. Click through for the color formulas!   

 

Caramel Lights Balayage

Looking for inspiration for healthy, lustrous, multi-dimensional balayage? Look no further than Stephanie Shellenberger’s (@stephanie_stylist) Instagram, which is filled with gorgeous balayage creations of all shades, lengths and styles. Here’s the color formula for one of our recent faves!...

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Dramatic Dimension

That rich brunette hue. That subtle touch of honey blonde. That beautifully blended dimension. We love everything about this look from Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), the 2017 Hair Paint of the Year winner at the #ONESHOT Hair Awards.

Read more

Sun-Kissed Balayage

High-Contrast Warm Balayage

Check out this #ONESHOT-nominated dimensional, ombré blend from Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist). Ashley used Wella to lighten her client's locks, then toned with Eufora color. Here's how she did it.  

Box Dye Correction: Ultra-Dimensional Balayage

Check out the newest color correction from Kimemily Pham (@kimwasabi). “Yvonne was a first-time client,” shares Kim. “She had previously gotten peekaboo caramel highlights, which she then used black box color to cover up.”

 

Read more

Bright Dimension

A stylist at bardot Salon in North Carolina, Brandy Lee Jefferson (@brandyannlee) is the queen of bright pops of light in her multi-dimensional balayage creations, just like this one.

 

Read more

Lived-In, Fall Balayage

Trend prediction: high-contrast balayage is IN for fall 2017. Need some inspiration? Take a cue from Molly Panici (@mollypanici), an independent stylist in Bourbonnais, Ill. Here’s her color formula and how-to!

 

Total chair time: 2.5 hours  

 

Deep, Dimensional Waves

Thanks to Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist), we have a constant feed of dimensional balayage inspiration at our disposal…which is exactly where we find gems like this rich, high-contrast color melt. Need to know how she did it?

Read more

How-To: Slay the Blend

We seriously can’t stop staring at this insanely seamless balayage bob from stylist Marrah Troyer (@mygypsyhairstylist) of Suite Salon Spa in Cadillac, Mich. That gorgeous dimension…that flawless blend…those soft ribbons of blonde!

Read more

Warm Autumn Blonde

Healthy blonde hair is the BEST blonde hair, and this warm autumn hue created by Jessica Warburton (@hairhunter) is a go-to look for dimensional blondes that want an updated healthy color this fall. Here’s how she made it happen. 

Shadow Root + Blonde Balayage

We can't get enough of this rooty blonde balayage from Michael Klomsue (@colorbymichael), a colorist based in Orange Country. He is a master at the on-trend shadow root and beautiful balayage combo and his Insta is a minefield of stunning hair....

Read more

Caramel Lights Balayage

Looking for inspiration for healthy, lustrous, multi-dimensional balayage? Look no further than Stephanie Shellenberger’s (@stephanie_stylist) Instagram, which is filled with gorgeous balayage creations of all shades, lengths and styles. Here’s the color formula for one of our recent faves!...

Read more

Dramatic Dimension

That rich brunette hue. That subtle touch of honey blonde. That beautifully blended dimension. We love everything about this look from Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), the 2017 Hair Paint of the Year winner at the #ONESHOT Hair Awards.

Read more

Sun-Kissed Balayage

High-Contrast Warm Balayage

Check out this #ONESHOT-nominated dimensional, ombré blend from Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist). Ashley used Wella to lighten her client's locks, then toned with Eufora color. Here's how she did it.  

Read more

Box Dye Correction: Ultra-Dimensional Balayage

Check out the newest color correction from Kimemily Pham (@kimwasabi). “Yvonne was a first-time client,” shares Kim. “She had previously gotten peekaboo caramel highlights, which she then used black box color to cover up.”

 

Read more

Bright Dimension

A stylist at bardot Salon in North Carolina, Brandy Lee Jefferson (@brandyannlee) is the queen of bright pops of light in her multi-dimensional balayage creations, just like this one.

 

Read more

Lived-In, Fall Balayage

Trend prediction: high-contrast balayage is IN for fall 2017. Need some inspiration? Take a cue from Molly Panici (@mollypanici), an independent stylist in Bourbonnais, Ill. Here’s her color formula and how-to!

 

Total chair time: 2.5 hours  

 

Read more

Deep, Dimensional Waves

Thanks to Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist), we have a constant feed of dimensional balayage inspiration at our disposal…which is exactly where we find gems like this rich, high-contrast color melt. Need to know how she did it?

Read more

How-To: Slay the Blend

We seriously can’t stop staring at this insanely seamless balayage bob from stylist Marrah Troyer (@mygypsyhairstylist) of Suite Salon Spa in Cadillac, Mich. That gorgeous dimension…that flawless blend…those soft ribbons of blonde!

Read more

Warm Autumn Blonde

Healthy blonde hair is the BEST blonde hair, and this warm autumn hue created by Jessica Warburton (@hairhunter) is a go-to look for dimensional blondes that want an updated healthy color this fall. Here’s how she made it happen. 

Read more

Shadow Root + Blonde Balayage

We can't get enough of this rooty blonde balayage from Michael Klomsue (@colorbymichael), a colorist based in Orange Country. He is a master at the on-trend shadow root and beautiful balayage combo and his Insta is a minefield of stunning hair....

Read more