Thursday, April 25, 2013

Transitioning from Dark Haircolor to Light with Balayage Highlights

I wanted to share with you some pictures of one of my clients who is in the process of transitioning from dark to light. Her hair is naturally very dark - almost black. Her goal is to have a soft brunette base, with lighter honey highlights and a few pops of golden blonde - similar to what we are seeing on Jennifer Lopez. We are going to achieve this goal over a few different appointments. Doing this gives her hair some time to rest between processing.

Last week was the first time we colored it, and we went through two different steps. As you can see in the before pictures, she had some highlights that had a bit of a red-violet cast to them, and with her natural being so dark, we wouldn't be able to achieve her desired result without lightening her all over. First we went in with permanent color all over to lighten her base and even out the tones in her hair. Then we painted in some heavy highlights to add soft dimension and an overall lighter look. In about four weeks time we will go in and highlight heavier to get some more of those golden blond pieces for more contrast.

This is going to be a really fun spring/summer look for her!



Before

During 

After







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