Custom Blend

In search of a fresh update on balayage, Redken launches Blur, a new technique that meshes two colors to create a third shade for multitonal looks. “Blur is the new ombre,” says Tracey Cunningham, Redken creative consultant for color. “With Blur, you can be trendy or natural—it is so versatile since it can be achieved on every hair type and color.” Cunningham shares how she created the high-dimensional style seen here using the innovative technique and tool.

1. Create a triangular section toward the top of the crown, and a small triangle in the temple areas. Starting at the ears, take ¼-inch weaves and apply the highlight formula. Continue on the top section. Process at room temperature until hair turns a pale yellow.

2. Starting on the side triangle, drop down a ¼-inch slice and apply Blur formula 1, then apply Blur formula 1 to the top of the section and Blur formula 2 to the bottom, leaving a small area between. Using the Blur Brush, blend colors together. Continue to drop down sections and complete the top section. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes.


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3. Apply the glaze formula globally. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. —K.H.


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