Take balayage one step further! Renowned Wella Brand Ambassador, Gabriel Samra, demonstrates a hybrid lightening technique to achieve stunning hi-def blonde looks. Learn how to combine Wella PAINTING with Wella Color Charm Powder + the final finishing touch with Wella Tango Toners.
Everything about this video has to do with the details - balayage, foils, toner - demonstrated with a fresh, new twist.
• Mix 1 oz. Wella Color Charm Powder Lightener with 2 oz. 20 vol Wella Color Charm Creme Developer
• Process for one hour
• Tone for ten minutes with even parts of 20 vol Wella Color Tango Developer and Wella Color Tango Permanent Masque Toner CT18 Lavender Ice + CT27 Crème Brûlée
Gabriel Samra has been synonymous with beauty and glamour for the past 15 years. Specializing in hair coloring, cutting, design and makeup application, Samra has developed a niche for creating scene-stealing, red carpet worthy looks adorned by the likes of the biggest celebrities in the Latin world such as Paulina Rubio, Maite Perroni, Ana Brenda Contreras, Jacky Bracamontes and Rashel Diaz for award shows such as the Latin GRAMMYs and Premios Lo Nuestro. Aside from being a sought-after hair stylist/makeup artist, and thanks to his undeniable charisma and expert knowledge, national/local media and global brands call to him to provide his expert beauty tips.
A versatile professional, Gabriel is renowned for extraordinary transformations achieved through the perfect balance of cut and color that accentuate natural beauty. For Gabriel, the beauty industry is more than an occupation, it is a passion. This natural curiosity and motivation drives him to continually innovate on cut and color methods to bring his clients the best results. Through this constant innovation, Gabriel has become a renowned expert in balayage, a coloring technique that requires both great technical ability and artistic sensibility to obtain a gorgeous, natural look.
As a master of his craft, major beauty brands have taken notice of Gabriel’s passion and work. For the past five years, he’s been proud to work as a celebrity stylist and spokesperson for Pantene. Additionally, 2016 was a milestone year for Gabriel as Procter & Gamble selected Samra as the Celebrity Stylist for The Rio Summer Olympic Games 2016! Samra not only developed the global hair trends for the Games, he went to Rio to glam Olympians including Team USA’s Elena Delle Donne and Ariana Washington, Team Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and many more!
After years as a freelance hair stylist and with a strong client base, Samra opened Gabriel Samra Hair Salon in 2010, aimed at providing a welcoming and hip, high-end salon experience that is truly one-of-a-kind to the diverse women of Miami, Florida.
Born and raised in Venezuela to Lebanese parents, Gabriel is fluent in four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Arabic.
Wendy Luna is a professional hairstylist and salon owner in San Diego, CA. She graduated from the California Hair Design Academy and was the recipient of Stylist of the Year award Juan Lira. She started her career in 2008, and is now co-owner the newly opened downtown Hex Salon. She is now a proud member of the Wella Color Charm Design Team. Her work has been featured in C-Heads, an international fashion magazine produced in Vienna; Feminine and Masculine, a San Diego based high-end footwear lookbook; and more than ten cross-border fashion shows in the San Diego-Tijuana region. Luna is bilingual. She's happy to teach her acquired skills to fellow hairstylists, in addition to learning from her colleagues.