A REVERSE BALAYAGE

WITH COLORAGE MECHES

MODEL HAS PLATINUM BLEACH NATURAL ROOTS, NO TONER. AFTER CONSULTATION IT WAS AGREED THAT TO AVOID THE RECURRING ROOT PROBLEM AND THE OVERALL STARKNESS OF THE BLONDE; THE BEST WAY FORWARD WOULD BE A REVERSE BALAYAGE.

 MODEL HAS PLATINUM BLEACH FULL HEAD COLOUR, NO TONER AND NATURAL ROOT REGROWTH. TONERS WASH OUT VERY QUICKLY LEAVING A VERY STARK BLONDE THAT IS VERY HARD TO WEAR WITH ANY SKIN COLOUR. THEN THERE IS THE ON GOING ROOT PROBLEM. IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE BEST OPTION WOULD BE A REVERSE BALAYAGE.

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE REVERSE BALAYAGE TECHNIQUE. APPLY COLOUR TO THE ROOTS; THEN APPLY THE COLORAGE MECHES TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO FEATHER AND MELT IN TWO FURTHER HAIR COLOURS TO CREATE THE PERFECT BLEND OF COLOUR FROM DARK ROOTS TO LIGHTER ENDS.

FOR THIS PROCEDURE IT IS NECESSARY TO BEGIN BY COLOURING THE ROOTS AND THE FIRST THIRD OF THE HAIR LENGTH. MIX 7/1 + 7/97 WITH 6% PEROXIDE AND APPLY TO THE NAPE OF THE NECK AND  BEGIN WORKING IN SECTIONS UP TO THE CROWN.

 

NOW MOVE TO THE SIDE AND BEGIN AT THE TOP OF THE EAR. USING THE SAME MIXTURE APPLY TO THE FIRST THIRD OF THE HAIR LENGTH. WORK YOUR WAY UP THE SIDE IN SECTIONS UNTIL YOU REACH THE CENTRE PARTING.

USING THE SAME MIXTURE NOW MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HEAD. BEGIN ABOVE THE EAR APPLYING THE MIXTURE TO THE FIRST THIRD OF THE HAIR. WORK YOUR WAY UP THE SIDE IN SECTIONS UNTIL YOU REACH THE CENTRE PARTING.

ONCE ALL THE ROOTS AND THE FIRST THIRD OF THE HAIR ARE COVERED START TO APPLY THE COLORAGE MECHES. TAKE THE FIRST SECTION ABOVE THE EAR .AND APPLY THE FIRST COLORAGE MECHE.

 MIX 8/03 + 9/16 WITH 6%,  APPLY BY FEATHERING AND MELTING INTO THE FIRST SECTION AND COVERING THE SECOND SECTION OF THE HAIR. MIX 10/6 WITH 6% PEROXIDE. FEATHER

AND MELT INTO THE SECOND SECTION WHILST APPLYING TO THE REMAINING THIRD OF THE HAIR.

WORK UP THE SIDE UNTIL YOU REACH THE CENTRE PARTING TAKING FINE SECTIONS TO GAIN FULL COVERAGE. APPLY THE TWO COLOURS TO EACH COLORAGE MECHE AS YOU GO. BECAUSE THIS IS NOT JUST A SURFACE TECHNIQUE THERE IS NO NEED TO COVER EACH COLORAGE MECHE WITH THE TOP "B" MECHE.  

CONTINUE APPLYING THE COLORAGE MECHES WITH THE SAME TWO MIXTURES. ONLY APPLY COLORAGE "B" TOP MECHE TO THE COLORAGE MECHES ON THE CENTRE PARTING.

COMPLETE THE BACK WITH THE SAME COLOURS WITHIN THE COLOURAGE MECHES. WORKING FROM THE NAPE OF THE NECK UP TO THE CROWN. AGAIN NO NEED FOR THE COLORAGE "B" TOP SHEET UNTIL YOU REACH THE FINAL MECHES ON THE CROWN.

 REVERSE BALAYAGE FROM PLATINUM BLONDE TO BEIGE VELVET BLONDE MELT. COVERING ALL THE HAIR SEAMLESSLY TO GIVE MAXIMUM IMPACT OF BEAUTIFUL SHADES INCORPORATING COLORAGE MECHES.

HAIR COLOURIST: TANYA GABRIEL-BIRD

HAIR STYLIST: JOHN LEWIS MOORE.

LEWIS MOORE SALONS.