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#ILOVEBLONDME: How to Balayage with Jack Howard

When it comes to balayage, who better to talk us through the art than balayage king himself, and BLONDME Ambassador, Jack Howard (@jackhowardcolor)?! Here Jack shares blonde hints and tips before walking us through the iconic Caramel Kiss look, created with Schwarzkopf Professional's innovative BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Clay Lightener.

 

#ILOVEBLONDME: How to Balayage with Jack Howard

Cut First, Balayage After
“You always need to consider the natural fall of the hair in order to achieve the most flattering results. For example, does your client often wear their hair in a ponytail? …Then plan what the balayage will look like with this style and you are already one step ahead!”


Tension is Key when it Comes to Application
“You need to hold the section firmly and make sure that you apply enough product on the hair without penetrating it. Think of it as a cake ­– you want to see the icing, not the cake underneath!”


Always Load the Product in the Middle Zone
“…Then feather upwards, and gradually deposit it towards the ends. Loading at the roots can lead to leakage and bleeding!”

 

Create a Game Plan
“Beautiful colour starts with beautifully conditioned hair; make sure to discuss a personalised long-term care strategy with every client.”

 

Negative Space
“The key to an impactful, yet super soft balayage is ‘negative space’. This refers to the careful contrast between the base colour and the lightened pieces, which allow the hair to look gently illuminated.”


Now we’ve learnt the tips, watch as Jack creates this a gorgeous, bespoke blonde look:

 

 

Alternatively, follow the steps below for more detailed step-by-steps...

 

Step 1
  • Step 1
    Start by dividing the hair into 3 sections, following the natural parting of the hair

 

Step 2
  • Step 2
    Mix BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Clay Lightener with BLONDME Premium Developer 12% / 40 Vol. (1:1.5). Take the first section and divide it into smaller, sickle shaped pieces. Load the product in the middle part of the hair, then feather upwards, and gradually deposit it towards the ends

 

Step 3
  • Step 3
    Continue with the product application, section by section, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends throughout the entire look. Make sure to finish one section completely before moving to the next. Leave in for up to 45 minutes. Rinse

 

Step 4
  • Step 4
    Use BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Apply BLONDME Intense Care Bonding Potion and comb through for an even distribution. Generously spread the BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Mask directly on top of the potion. Leave the mixture in for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly

To maintain a salon fabulous blonde results for longer, recommend a BLONDME care regime for at home maintenance.

 

#ILOVEBLONDME Competition:
Right now on social media, hairdressers from around the world are sharing their BLONDME creations for a chance to win a place at the next BLONDME photoshoot at Schwarzkopf Professional HQ in Hamburg! Join them and share your own look with the #ILOVEBLONDME + #BLONDMECONTEST hashtags, don't forget to tag @schwarzkopfpro!


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