“My new go-to technique is Illuminage. This quick and easy colour technique is perfect for illuminating your client’s hair for summer.
It creates a natural and luminous balayage, but with a more luxurious and bespoke feel. In the salon I’m always being asked for more lived-in looks, soft face contouring lights and a more sandy palette. The service is great because you can use it to up sell to your existing balayage clients – it’s a bit more high maintenance than traditional balayage. It combats the low frequency of appointments that often comes with balayage services.
To create brighter ribbons of colour free hand, I use Wella Blondor Freelights Powder and 9% Freelights Developer.
Three of my favourite formulations for a gorgeous colour melt are below…”
Roots: ILLUMINA COLOR 7/ & 7/81 Mids/ends: ILLUMINA COLOR 8/93 & 10/36
CREAMY & BRIGHT
Root Tap: COLOR TOUCH 6/71 & 7/0 Mids/ Ends: COLOR TOUCH 10/81 & 10/0 & 9/16
Roots: KOLESTON PERFECT 7/17 Mids/Ends: 8/97 & 10/97
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