Balayage at Home.
On your own time.

Preference Balayage
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What is Balayage?

Balayage is a lightening technique of free-hand painting highlights onto hair for a soft, natural gradation.


Balayage Results​

Before and After Balayage

For Dark Blonde to Light Brown Hair​

Before and After Preference Balayage for Medium to Dark Brown Hair

For Medium Brown to Dark Brown Hair​

DIY Balayage At Home

How to Balayage at Home

If you like what you see above, we have good news! One of the top services offered at salons now has an option to DIY at home. Nervous about trying DIY Balayage? Read more about how to Balayage at home.

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Preference Balayage

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Preference Balayage allows you to create luminous, salon-inspired highlights at home.
The easy-to-use Expert Applicator and Pro Toning Mask are the perfect combination to achieve a multi-dimensional and natural-looking Balayage.

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How to Balayage At Home

  • Step 1

    Conduct an allergy test of the Pro Toning Mask 48 hours before application.

  • Step 2

    When ready to apply, pour the Activating Powder into the Developer, then add the Lightening Cream to the mixture & shake.

  • Step 3

    Pour mixture into a non-metallic bowl.

  • Step 4

    Part your hair where you normally style every day. Place the applicator tool on two fingers and dip the applicator bristles gently into your lightening mixture.

  • Step 5

    Beginning on one side of the head, pull the selected strand away from your head. Begin with the loaded applicator tool at your desired starting point. Brush the mixture along the hair strand in one smooth motion. Continue process throughout desired strands. PRO TIP: “For more subtle contrast, leave lightener on for minimum processing time (25 minutes.) For more distinct contrast, leave lightener on for full processing time (45 minutes.)”- L’Oreal Paris Labs

  • Step 6

    Using your lightening preview test as a guide, let it develop between 25-45 minutes depending on your desired Balayage result.

  • Step 7

    Keeping gloves on, thoroughly rinse hair with lukewarm water. Then apply regular shampoo to remove any excess product. Rinse hair again before towel drying hair.

  • Step 8

    Apply the Pro Toning Mask throughout your hair, with a focus on the starting point of your new Balayage strands. After 5-10 minutes, rinse hair until water runs clear. PRO TIP: For a more blended, natural-looking highlight, apply the pro toning mask to the root area and leave on for 5-10 minutes, depending on your desired color result. If you love the way your highlights look after using Preference Balayage and don’t want to tone, there is no need to use the pro toning mask!

  • Step 9

    Style as usual and voila!

Frequently Asked Questions