Color How-To: Chocolate Swirl Balayage

photos courtesy of @hair_bykate

If you're anything like me, your sweet tooth can't decide between milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Why not have both? Kate Dattilo (@hair_bykate), a hairstylist at The Beauty Lounge in Watertown, Connecticut, gave her client a multidimensional balayage with both warm and cool brown tones using a zigzag technique. Here's how:

  • Start off with a base melt using Redken Shades EQ 1oz 3NW + 1oz 4NB + 2oz processing solution
  • Comb down through hair
  • Take spaced out zigzag sections throughout the hair and paint a panel lowlight using equal parts Redken Shades EQ cream 5WB + 10-volume developer
  • Pain the alternate zig zagswith Oligo Clay Lightener + 20-volume developer with a chip brush
  • Process for 35 minutes
  • Apply final gloss using Redken shades EQ 6GB and process for 10 minutes

Suggested Articles

Ratajkowski gets a summer bob, Zendaya rocks bangs and JVN reps Essie.

Think lots of baubles, barrettes, bobby pins, scrunchies and scarves this season.

Cassie Kurtz, barber and founder of Her Chair His Hair, is on a mission to change the barbering industry.