While balayage is typically known for its subtlety and naturalness on blondes and brunettes, there's no harm in venturing to the wild side. Hair guru Guy Tang (@guy_tang) and Ariana Sin (@arianasin), Guy Tang mydentity artist, experimented with two clients and balayaged vibrant pastels over colorful hair. The result? An incredibly unique color with a ton of dimension and shine.
- Mix 100 grams of Magnum8 Powder Lightener with 10 or 20-volume developer depending on the starting point.
- If roots need to be touched up, apply a centimeter away from the scalp.
- After retouch, apply the same formula on warm areas of the hair.
- Place foil over lightened sections and leave the ends out.
- Rinse and blow dry.
- Apply root formulas an inch from the scalp.
- Apply mid formulas and pull through to the ends.
- Using all four shades of Guy Tang Dual Booster Color Max + 6-volume developer, balayage the surface section by section.
Guy Tang's Formulas
- Root formula : 55 grams 8SS + 20 grams 6SS + 6-volume developer
- Mids formula: 8SS + Crystal Clear to dilute intense color
Ariana Sin's Formulas
- Root formula: 20 grams 6DL + 55 grams 10DL
- Mids formula: 10DL + 34 grams of Crystal Clear