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From balayage to illuminage

Elevate your balayage service with Wella Professionals Illuminage, a premium technique designed for a naturally multi-tonal effect

THE FORMULAS
STEP 1:
LIGHTENING FORMULA A:
• 30g Blondor Freelights
• 45ml 9% Blondor FREELIGHTS Developer
• 1.5ml Wellaplex No1 Bond Maker
• 45ml 9% Blondor FREELIGHTS Developer
• 1.5ml Wellaplex No1 Bond Maker.

FORMULA B:
• 20g 8/93 + 20g 9/19 ILLUMINA COLOR
• 40ml 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer.

STEP 2:
ROOT SHADOWING WITH ILLUMINA COLOR FORMULA C:
• 20g 7/ + 20g 7/81 ILLUMINA COLOR
• 80ml 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer.

STEP 3: BLONDE TONING
FORMULA D:
• 20g 8/93 ILLUMINA COLOR
• 40ml 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer

FORMULA E:
• 30g 10/36 ILLUMINA COLOR
• 60ml 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer.

Make the most of your popular balayage service with Illuminage, designed to take your service to a premium level and illuminate your client’s colour with multi-tonal hues and seamless blends. Wella Professionals global ambassador Romeu Felipe shares how to achieve your most luminous balayage yet.

LIGHTENING 

1 Starting at the nape area, take small zigzag sections. Thread formula A slightly away from the roots, applying more product to saturate the ends. Apply to every second section, isolating with clear sheets for separation and visible control.

2 From ear to centre forehead, take diagonal slices. Feathering formula A lightly towards the roots, whilst building product up at the lengths and ends.

3 Divide the top diamond section into two.Take large zigzag sections starting from the back working towards the front. Gently back comb the peaks of the zigzag, feather formula B close to the root area and lengths and ends. Isolate with the clear sheets.Take the vallies from the zigzag and feather formula A from the mid-lengths to the ends isolating the sections with clear sheets.

4 Finish with a small diamond section at the front. Back comb to defuse the lines. Feather formula A. Isolate section with a clear sheet. Develop, rinse and apply WellaPlex No. 2 Bond Stabilizer for 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo with Color Motion+ and apply Blondor Seal & Care for five minutes.

5 ROOT SHADOWING AND BLONDE TONING
On damp hair, begin at the nape applying formula C just away from the scalp. Bringing it down to approximately 7cm to the mid area.

6 Apply lightly towards the front hairline, in small sections. Develop for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

7 Retake the same sectioning by separating the perimeter with the  diamond section at the crown. At the perimeter apply formula E from mid-lengths to ends. On the diamond section apply formula D to the mid area and formula E to the ends. Develop for up to 20 minutes, rinse, shampoo with Color Motion+ and apply Color Motion+ Express Post Color Treatment for 30 seconds.

To learn more about Wella Professionals Illuminage visit education.wella.com or follow @WellaHairUKI on Instagram

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This article appears in the July 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal


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