Color How-To: Tiger Eye Balayage and Shadow Root

It’s no surprise that this season’s cream soda color trend is taking the blonde world by storm. But have you met its brunette counterpart? L’Oréal Professionnel Master Color Specialist, Min Kim (@minkimcolorist), demonstrates this newest fall trend for brown hair, inspired by the multitonal tiger eye gemstone. With tones of gold, bronze and red, the color is nourishing for post-summer bleaching and perfect for helping clients transition to a darker fall shade, as it’s totally customizable. To top it all off, finish the look with the perfect shadow root for clients who prefer the natural look of a little regrowth.

Get The Look: 


Tiger’s Eye: Base Color: For the back of the head,  L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 5.8  + L’Oréal Professionnel Multi-techniques Powder 20 Volume. Around the hairline, L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 6.8 L’Oréal Professionnel Multi-techniques Powder 20 Volume. Mid-lengths to ends, 1:1 ratio of L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 5.8  L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 6.9.

Balayage: 30 grams L’Oréal Professionnel Multi-techniques Powder 30 Volume + 8ml L’Oréal Professionnel SMARTBOND.


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Shadow Root: 1:1 ratio L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 8.3 L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 9.31 + L’Oréal Professionnel Multi-techniques Powder 10 Volume.


Tiger Eye: 

  1. Prep hair with rich brown base color. Wash and dry. 
  2. Starting from one side, apply balayage. 

Shadow Root:

  1. Apply shadow root formula one inch down off the regrowth area. Apply in horizontal sections and leave hairline out to create the shadow. Cross check vertically. 

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