The Balayage Makeover

by Brooke Crist

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How we got this look
Let’s start with looking at her before color.

You can see that her ends are already fairly blonde, so to create this look we needed to add some depth. We start with applying some lowlights (weaving in darker pieces to break up and add dimension), then through the top sections we add blonde Babylights (very fine/soft weave) to bring up and blend with some of the existing blonde. Then we wait and let that process, wash and on to the next step.

Now, back at the chair, while the hair is still damp we applied first to the root area whats called a “Root Melt”. This blends out a color close to her natural (she was about a level 5), then melting that into a blonde toner towards her ends to tone out any yellow or unwanted warm tones in the hair to achieve the perfect neutral toned blonde as pictured. Let that process, Shampoo, Condition using Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner and finishing with the Olaplex Bond Perfecter Mask to lock in her color, seal her hair cuticle and replenish the hair back to a normal PH level and leaving it in an overall healthy state.

This look is what some of us know as a “Balayaged” look. What is awesome about Balayage is that it creates a softer grow out of our natural hair, meaning you can go longer before needing your color touched up again. So if you have a busy schedule or don’t like to get you hair done as often, this could be the right technique for you. There are lots different techniques these days to go about creating a Balayaged look, which makes it all such fun for us Hairstylist because we can really get creative and customize the perfect color suited for our clients. This color was created using exclusively Kenra Professional hair color products.

 

 

Brooke Crist has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 6 years, 3 years of that being located in Boerne, TX at
Beyond Bliss Salon and Spa. She primarily works with women’s hair and specializes in Haircuts and Haircolor including Balayage. If you are looking for a new style you can contact Brooke at 830-331-2824.

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