How to backwards your balayage

Wanting to take a blonde balayage to darker horizons? PAINTER Casey Coleman has the plan! It’s called Backward Balayage…

Balayage is adored by colourists nationwide, but when working on your technique, sometimes it’s good to tone things down a little. I’m really appreciating right now that there isn’t one particular way to create a balayage from blonde back to dark – you could just paint on a dark root, but that isn’t a balayage by far.

Instead, by taking a back to back highlight, followed by a slice (that would vary in thickness), and painting on a different root onto each section, you tend to create a gentler colour that looks expensive and organically put together. I call this the ‘Backward Balayage,’ and it’s a great way to switch up your techniques.