Formula: Sun-Kissed Golden Balayage

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This summer, color is all about warm, sun-kissed and golden hues. Think caramel, honey and almond tones in more natural looks with soft warm pops ribboning throughout, says Laura Gibson (@lgibsoncolorist), colorist and Rusk global artistic director.

"Hand-painted balayage highlights is a great way to go for a glowing more natural look,” she adds. "It allows people to give their hair and skin a nice healthy glow and reflection. For those who have finer hair and wavy/curly textures, it leaves more depth in the hair to create the illusion of fullness and the depth provides more curl definition.”

Here she shares how to achieve the look.

FORMULA: RUSK Ultimate Blonde + 40-volume developer

Step 1: Vertically section hair from ear to ear and along natural part. Clip front sections out of way. Mix and apply formula.

Step 2: Back of the head: Pre-section four thick diagonal-back sections. Within each section, paint two to three double-point balayage subsections, leaving hair out in between.

Step 3: Following natural part: Take horizontal sections working up to the part. Paint one to three double-point balayage subsections, leaving hair out in between.

Step 4: Repeat on other side.

Step 5: Process to desired level.