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Achieving personalised colour perfection

You’ve got the tools; you’ve got the timeline – and you have an infinitely customisable technique. Showcase your skills to let clients know balayage can be for them, for all of their hair needs and dreams

The Glam Client, the Shy Client and the Bold Client

The beauty of balayage is that it is a highly personalised service. While you can break the process down into fairly easy segments, it’s all about cultivating that artistic eye for placement, colour and feel. Whether you have a first-time colour client or someone ready to go big and bold on a new look, with a few easy tweaks you can dial the look up or down.

The diagnosis: She’s heard about balayage but isn’t sure of what it entails and is nervous about a brand-new look. She wants a first balayage to illuminate her hair, but is afraid of damage and too much contrast against her natural base.

The solution: Soft transformation

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UNDERCOAT: Natural base 4, red undercoat.

STEP 1: Lighten with Blond Studio Lightening Clay Powder + 40 volume L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Developer. Apply the Clay Powder to lighten sections evenly around the head. Develop for 30 to 50 minutes, depending on desired results.

STEP 2: Neutralise and gloss with Dia Light 8.21 + 9 volume Dia Activateur. Apply Dia Light 8.21 to the whole head to give a cool multi-tonal result. Develop for up to 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Style as desired.

The diagnosis: Balayage is about visually expressing her femininity with her longer lengths. It’s a crucial part of her glamorous personality, so she’s obsessed with the finish – sophisticated not fake – while still keeping her hair strong.

The solution: Medium transformation

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UNDERCOAT: Natural base 5, red/orange undercoat.

STEP 1: Lighten with Blond Studio Multi-Techniques 8 Bonder Inside + 30 volume L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Developer. Apply Blond Studio MT8 Bonder Inside Powder using a face-framing technique around the front, then a feathered application technique under the parting. Develop for 30 to 50 minutes, depending on desired result.

STEP 2: Neutralise and gloss with Dia Light 9.13 + 10.23 +
6 volume Dia Activateur. Apply Dia Light 9.13 at the root to and Dia Light 10.23 to the mid-lengths. Develop for up to 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Style as desired.

The diagnosis: She is bold and unapologetic. The blonde look is fearless, and she is uncompromising between the pristine blonde she is trying to reach and the eye-catching shine of her hair to feel powerful.

The solution: Extreme transformation

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After

 

 

UNDERCOAT: Natural base 4, red undercoat.

STEP 1: Lighten with Blond Studio 9 Levels + 30 volume Blond Studio Oil Developer. Globally apply Blond Studio 9 Levels using an enclosed lightening technique. Develop for 30 to 50 minutes, depending on desired result.

STEP 2: Neutralise and gloss with Dia Light 9.21 + 10.21
+ 9 volume Dia Activateur. Apply Dia Light 9.21 at the roots and 10.21 at the mid-lengths. Develop for up to 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Style as desired.

Discover how L’Oréal Professionnel Paris French Balayage can revolutionise your colour menu and keep clients returning regularly with the Balayage Blueprint education.

See first-hand what French Balayage can do for your business, visit lorealprofessionnel.co.uk or lorealaccess.com. Or call 0800 030 4034 for more information. 

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