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ataylor0510

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Morning! I will be doing a root stretch which will go into a balayage later on and I usually do in 2 stages, roots first then once processed wash the colour off, dry the hair then do balayage.
I've seen people do it all in one go but I was wandering what peple favour to do?x
 

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You can do it whatever way you find works best for you! I do it all at once but it depends on the clients hair!
 

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Do you find it can be more blotchy if you go over tint?
 

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Do you find it can be more blotchy if you go over tint?
Yeah you can't really over saturate the tint which we need to do a lot of the time
 

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Hi

I am looking for some advice on how to achieve this balyage look. I have also attached a picture of my own hair to show the colour.

I am putting in a light ash blonde weave and was then going to do reverse balyage to achieve the look in the other picture.

I will also need to tone it all and add some highlights into my own hair to achieve balyage rather than ombré.

Can anyone give some advice on which products/colours I'm best using? I'm not a hairdresser so keep it as simple as possible lol. I've watched tutorials on Facebook and it looks pretty straight forward, I just don't want to mess up the colouring xx

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P.s I'm growing my hair out, that's why it's a mess [emoji85] lol x
 

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I prefer to do it all in one..i find the blend of colours to have more gradient but again depending on the client. I part the hair in half..then then take diagonal sections starting from the top of the head down..applying the root colour..while this is processing I free hand the balayage into a V on each section I take..make sure the middle of the V is blended out..or the result will look like a Lego head..while this is processing I go back to the root a stretch the colour out ..if u used 20 vol in the root formular dilute it to 10vol before u stretch the colour out..when it has reached full development when your about to wash the hair..where the tint is.. wet it a little and massage it a little further down the hair to give it a total blend...if a toner is required for the lightened parts which is usually the case..i usually drag it up a little further up than it needs to..to also add to the blending effect. .hope this makes some sense.
 

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Thanks that's helpful. So what colours/product would you suggest for the same as the picture?

Also the weave I'm putting on is light ash blonde, and my hairs a dark blonde, would thus cause a problem? X
 

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I've decided against doing it myself, just going to have to be patient and wait until next week xx
 

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Yea defo do not attempt to do it ur self..its way more technical than just slappin' on a tint..to get the perfect blend defo leave it to someone else
 

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