Color How-To: Creamy Blonde Balayage

photos courtesy of @camouflagandbalayage

Who doesn't want to look like they just came back from a week-long vacation in the sun? That's the beauty of balayage, and likely the reason clients can't stop asking for it—the most effortless, sun-kissed color is attainable without ever leaving the salon chair. Amy McManus, Massachusetts-based colorist and educator, gave her client a seamless, warm-toned balayage that's ideal for this time of year. Here's how: 

Get the Look:

  • Full head of balayage highlights using Oligo Extra Blonde and Clay Lightener with 30-volume developer and Olaplex
  • Wash with Oligo Violet Shampoo
  • Apply Paul Mitchell Shines 9a-Lightest Ash Blonde


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