Color How-To: Berry Root Balayage

Photos courtesy of @texasbalayage

If there's anything we've learned from the hair community over the past couple of years, it's that ordinary is boring and nothing is truly impossible. Brittany Banda (@texasbalayage), a stylist at AK Lounge in San Antonio, Texas, proved these sentiments to be true when she turned her client's regrowth and faded box dye into a smudge root balayage with berry undertones.

Get the Look:

  • Separate the hair into five sections: two in the back, one on top and one on each side of the head. 
  • Babylight and balayage in between using Guy Tang Magnum 8 Lightener with 30-volume developer in the back. As you move towards the front, bump it up to 35-volume developer.
  • Rinse hair and wash with just shampoo. 
  • Tone the roots with Coiffance demi permanent 5.20 and blend into Wella Colortouch 8/71 with a dot of 0/68 additive for control
  • Process for 20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition.