Balayage is a freehand technique where lightener is swept or painted onto sections of hair by hand rather than using foils or a cap. It allows for a sun-kissed natural-looking hair color, with softer, less noticeable re-growth. This technique is a great option for women with naturally dark hair (98% of the population) because it gives gentle, natural-looking results, no line of demarcation and easy-to-manage regrowth. Balayage can be done on a variety of hair lengths from a short cut with lighter ends all the way to hair below the shoulders where the sweeping motion shows soft movement in the hair.
Looking for the best Balayage results? Use a dedicated system like Wella Painting Lightener and Developer.
Clay-based Lightener allows for easy application:
• Up to 6 levels of lift
• Clay-based formula stays-in-place for professional application
• Clay forms a protective shell that keeps the formula active on the inside for even lifting results
• Freedom to customize your color placement and express your creativity
• No foils needed
• Personalization allows you to increase your service price
Painting Lightener and Developer System:
• Creates a web-like structure for flexibility during application
• Allows for easier spreading of product for even lift
• Dedicated system provides reduced swelling when used in combination
• Dedicated Developer with extra lifting power
Mixing & usage instructions
STEP 1 Mixture Preparation
Mix 1 oz. of Painting Lightener with 2 oz. of Painting Dedicated Developer in a non-metallic bowl. Mixing Ratio 1:2
Do not use heat.
STEP 2 Application
Apply on dry hair. Start applying using a sweeping motion. Product should be applied only on the strand surface area. Do not saturate the strand in the mixture.
STEP 3 Development
Depending on the condition of the hair and the desired level of blonde, check hair every 5-10 minutes (50 mins. max).
STEP 4 After Treatment
Completely rinse product from hair. Shampoo and condition. Continue with your coloring process as desired by using a toner, creative color, or styling product.
Balayage vs. Foil Highlights
• Natural-looking results
• Soft-blended regrowth
• Less frequent touch-ups because of blended regrowth
• Easy touch-up due to freedom of painting technique
• Color placement is customizable and can be individualized
• Stripy patterned highlights
• Obvious regrowth line
• Need to touch-up regrowth more often
• Complex touch-up trying to match previous foils pattern
• Color placement is normally repetitive