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Thursday 27 September 2012

Balayage hair upkeep: how to refresh colour, as done by hair guru Alex PF Jackson

Changing hair colour can make you feel like a brand new person. Who doesn't enjoy a transformation at the hands of a pro...?

This year has been about loads of colour experimentation. I went from this...

To this:

You can read about how my hair guru Alex PF Jackson did my first hair colour here:

And how he updated it, below.

Refreshing a balayage hair colour can seem a little daunting [how on earth are the roots re-
done? And the ends?] but in the right hands, the results can be stunning.

In Alex's words, here is what he did:

What did you do to change my hair colour – what did the process involve, in 
layman’s terms?

Alex: On your hair I used La Biosthetique semi-permanent colour. I didn't change the root 
colour. The original colour after the toner was a level 9 (blonde) sandy warm blonde reflect.
This time I did a level 6 (dark blonde) with a copper /gold reflect  with an ash reflect.
The end result is a cool dusty copper gold.

I followed this with a La Biosthetique Instant silk after colour treatment.

Why is new generation ombre colour ‘easy’ to change?

Alex: Last season’s balayage technique was all about having dark roots and mid-lengths to 
ends several shades lighter.

This season it’s all about having your mid lengths/ends colour only 2-3 shades lighter than 
the root colour and having the colour the same tone/reflect as the root area, for example if 
your roots are a copper brown, having the same copper brown on the mid/ends and only 
2-3 shades lighter to create the ombre effect )

So if you have balayage, it can be a one/two-step process to make last season’s colour into
this season sensation.

Loving my colour right now... and look forward to a colour refresh from Alex very shortly.

If you'd like Alex to work some serious hair magic on your hair - balayage, ombre, or 
otherwise - here's how you can contact him: alexpfjackson@gmail.com - and you can see 
his work - and 'like' him and what he does - by clicking here: 

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