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Model with blonde balayage. Model with blonde balayage.

DISCOVER

HOW IT'S DONE

How to dye blonde balayage

MASTER THE PERFECTION

STEP BY STEP

Model selecting shade of Koleston Permanent Hair Color Cream.
THE KIT

NDE BALAYAGE ESSENTIALS

To get your blonde balayage looking ultra-glowy, choose a Koleston Permanent Hair Color Cream that’s a shade or two lighter than your existing blonde*. Our model wears Caramel Blonde. You can use the color guide on the side of each kit to figure out your perfect hue, then unbox to reveal everything you need for flawless highlights. Each kit contains:

  • Color Cream
  • Color Reactivator
  • Developer Bottle
  • Advanced Intense Gloss Treatment
  • Gloves
STEP 1

MIX YOUR COLOR

Mixing your blonde balayage shade is easy. After putting on the gloves, simply combine the color cream and color reactivator in the developer bottle, then shake the bottle to blend the two together.

Model mixing her blonde balayage shade.
Model sectioning hair for blonde balayage.
STEP 2

SECTION HAIR

Separate hair into sections to make your DIY balayage ultra-easy. This way, you’ll be able to reach those lower layers and see any spots you’ve missed.

STEP 3

GENTLY BACKCOMB HAIR

Backcomb the bottom few inches of each section of hair, using a comb to very gently tease strands upwards. This helps to further separate your hair, so you’re only applying balayage to a scattering of strands rather than the full lower half of hair.

Model gently backcombing a section of hair.
Model blending blonde balayage through hair.
STEP 4

BLEND YOUR BALAYAGE

It’s time to apply your blonde balayage. Squeeze the hair dye from the developer bottle onto the tips of your fingers, then blend the color from the tips up to the mid-lengths.

STEP 5

RINSE AND GLOW

Leave color to develop for 40 minutes, then rinse (with the Advanced Intense Gloss Treatment for a moisture boost) and style as you usually would. Your blonde balayage will positively glow.

Model with blonde balayage.
Koleston Permanent Hair Color Cream bottles.
DISCLAIMER

* BEFORE YOU COLOR

Always read the safety instructions and follow the directions for use carefully. Do skin allergy test 48 hours before each application, even if you have already used coloring products.

Expert tip for hair dye. Always apply hair color on dry and unwashed hair. Michael Douglas Wella expert. Wella logo on bottom.
Michael Douglas, Wella hairstyling expert.

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