Illuminage: The Way to Elevate your Balayage into a Premium Service
Want to elevate your balayage service? You can charge more for your balayage services with Wella Profressionals Illuminage, a premium balayage technique designed for a naturally multi-tonal effect.
What is Illuminage Balayage?
Illuminage details and accentuates areas within the hair, framing the face and enhancing the perimeter. Creating seamless transitions with multi-tonal reflections and seamless tones.
Ahead, Wella Professionals Global Ambassador Romeu Felipe shares his step-by-steps on how to achieve your most luminous balayage yet and level up your service.
The Formulas for Illuminage Balayage
Step 1: Lightening
30g Blondor FREELIGHTS
45ml 9% Blondor FREELIGHTS Developer
1.5ml Wellaplex Step No1 Bond Maker
20g 8/93 + 20g 9/19 ILLUMINA COLOR
40mls 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer
Step 2: Root Shadowing with ILLUMINA COLOR
20g 7/ + 20g 7/81 ILLUMINA COLOR
80mls 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer
Step 3: Blonde Toning
Formula D: 20g 8/93 ILLUMINA COLOR
40mls 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer
30g 10/36 ILLUMINA COLOR
60mls 1.9%/6vol Welloxon Perfect Pastel Developer.
The Illuminage Balayage Sectioning
The Illuminage Balayage Technique: Step-By-Step
Starting at the nape area, take small zigzag sections. Thread formula A slightly away from the roots, applying more product to saturate the ends. Apply to every second section, isolating with clear sheets for separation and visible control.
From ear to centre forehead, take diagonal slices. Feathering formula A lightly towards the roots, whilst building product up at the lengths and ends.
Divide the top diamond section into two. Take large zigzag sections starting from the back working towards the front. Gently back comb the peaks of the zigzag, feather formula B close to the root area and lengths and ends. Isolate with the clear sheets. Take the valleys from the zigzag and feather formula A from the mid-lengths to the ends isolating with clear sheets.
Finish with a small diamond section at the front. Back comb to defuse the lines. Feather formula A. Isolate with a clear sheet. Develop, rinse and apply WellaPlex No. 2 Bond Stabilizer for 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo with ColorMotion+ and apply Blondor Seal & Care for 5 minutes.
Root Shadowing and Blonde Toning
On damp hair, begin at the nape applying formula C just away from the scalp. Bringing it down to approximately 7cm to the mid area.
Apply lightly towards the front hairline, in small sections. Develop for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Retake the same sectioning by separating the perimeter with the diamond section at the crown. At the perimeter apply formula E from mid-lengths to ends. On the diamond section apply formula D to the mid area and formula E to the ends. Develop for up to 20 minutes, rinse, shampoo with Color Motion+ and apply Color Motion+ Express Post Color Treatment for 30 seconds.
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