Hi babes!💁🏼 hope everyone is doing well! 💋 – let’s jump right in 🏄🏻♀️🎨 – I’m breaking down balayage / foiling – when to use which technique and why 🎓 keep reading for more . . . .
First things first! WHEN & WHY? – How we decide what technique to choose depends on the natural tone of the hair!
Golden Rule 🏅
📌 If someone is a natural level 6 or Higher .. I use BALAYAGE. That way I can ensure I will receive enough lift painting 🎨☀️
📌 If someone is a natural level 5 or Below .. I use FOILS. That way I can ensure I will receive enough lift from the foils in darker hair 💁🏻
B A L A Y A G E – PICTURE: ☀️
Natural Level 7 – USED PRAVANA HIGH LIFT LIGHTENER + OLAPLEX AND PAINTING THICKER PANELS AROUND FACE AND CROWN OF HEAD. Leaving the underneath sheet of grow-out/ darkness to help peak through to create dimension ✨ Once shampooed – added in pieces of light painting around the hair line at the bowl ✔️
F O I L I N G – PICTURE: 🌞
Natural Level 5 – USED JOICO VERO LIGHTS 30 VOLUME + OLAPLEX = 20 VOLUME. Start in back section and take ” thicker weaves ” throughout entire head / while back – combing in between each weaved foil. Adding in same level of lightener to back – combed section ✨ Once shampooed – use demi – liquid to add in depth to your foils. I use 7NB + 6NB – to help give her ROOT the appearance of about 1 and 1/2 difference than her natural ( level 5 ) creating the illusion of a lighter root.
E N D | G L O S S
The ” ever so popular ” DROP ⭐️ – 1B + 2-3 OUNCES OF CLEAR + DEV – you’re basically making an ” attack ” of blue / violet that helps create a light pale yellow tone. If used on high enough lift can help create a beautiful platinum tone – without looking too fake. Leave on 40 seconds at the most. Don’t walk away from it. Massage the shit all over the hair🌟🌟🌟🌟
E N D I N G – THANKYOU❤️
Thank you for opening and reading! I always love to read your comments and posts .. please feel free to leave questions or anything and I’ll try to help. Let me know if you like these kind of posts 👍🏼 — I recently traveled a little and it’s opened my eyes in an entire new light. I’m so blessed in my life right now..We all are! As an industry of creators and artists.. I’m so thankful to wake up everyday doing what I love. Try not to stress too much about your colors and your techniques. TRUST your clients and let them trust YOU. Let your mind get lost in the learning.. LOOK around for things to inspire you. 👀 – there is inspiration all around us.. Thank you for following ❤️ XOXO L