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How-To: Min Kim's French Balayage + Gloss

There’s More Than One Way to Paint

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If the French Balayage + Gloss technique has shown us one thing, it is that there are no signs of it slowing down. Here, you will discover why the L’Oréal Professionnel French Balayage Method paired with DIA Light’s glossy finish makes for an unstoppable pair.

Whether you want to neutralize unwanted warmth or create a fashionable grey tone, French Balayage + Gloss gives you the tools you need to do so. We have collaborated with L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Min Kim to create four stand out Balayage + Gloss techniques. To learn how to re-create these looks, you can find detailed step-by-steps below.

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  1. 1-1PointTechnique

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    A BOLD LOOK

    1-POINT TECHNIQUE


    This gorgeous French Balayage + Gloss look will give your client’s hair a neutralized and fashionable grey tone.

  2. 2-1PointTechnique

    2

    FORMULA

    MIXING


    Mix equal parts Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer

  3. 3-1PointTechnique

    3

    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Divide the hair according to the image, from the neck to the superior round part of the head. Make a braid to protect the hair in the middle, and then apply the balayage to the sides.

  4. 4-1PointTechnique

    4

    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Start applying the balayage with 30-vol. Majicrème Developer, from the lowest part of the sides, with the “1-point technique” (diagonal application). Use a board for the ends and apply more product to them than in the lengths. Protect your sections with cellophane and develop for 30 minutes.

  5. 5-1PointTechnique

    5

    FORMULA

    GLOSS


    Mix DIA Light Milkshake 9.11 and 9-vol DIActivateur Developer in a 1:1.5 ratio

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    APPLICATION

    GLOSS


    Apply the DIA Light gloss with a brush over the lightened hair. Massage the product into the hair for a better penetration and process for 2-10 Minutes.

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  1. 1-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

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    A TIMELESS LOOK

    2-POINT TECHNIQUE


    This gorgeous French Balayage + Gloss look will give your client neutralization, shine, and a very modern, cool brown.

  2. 2-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

    2

    FORMULA

    MIXING


    Mix equal parts Multi-Techniques Powder + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer

  3. 3-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

    3

    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Separate the hair beginning at the crown. Tension the hair back and down from the round of the head.

  4. 4-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

    4

    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Begin to balayage using the two-point technique, keep tension in the hair and apply the formula. Bring down the clipped back hair from the crown and do the last of the balayage application following the same technique. Protect the hair with cellophane and process for 20 minutes.

  5. 5-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

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    FORMULA

    GLOSS


    Mix DIA Light 7.8 and 9-vol DIActivateur Developer in a 1:1.5 ratio

  6. 6-2-POINT TECHNIQUE

    6

    APPLICATION

    GLOSS


    Apply the DIA Light gloss with a brush over the lightened hair. Massage the product in the hair for a better penetration and process for 2-10 minutes.

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  1. 1-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

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    A SOPHISTICATED LOOK

    3-POINT TECHNIQUE


    This shimmery French Balayage + Gloss look will neutralize unwanted warmth in your client’s hair, keeping them iced out through the spring and summer months.

  2. 2-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    2

    FORMULA

    MIXING


    Mix equal parts Multi-Techniques Powder + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer

  3. 3-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    3

    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Comb and section the hair from ear to ear. Subdivide the hair in the back part of the head by the occipital bone.

  4. 4-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    4

    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Begin to balayage using the 3-point technique. Keep tension in the hair and apply the formula from the lowest part of the back section. Paint triple point sections all over the head until the crown. For the ends, use a board for better and more homogenized lightening.

  5. 5-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    5

    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Continue the same application to the sides. Separate lightened hair from the rest with cellophane and process for 20 minutes.

  6. 6-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    6

    FORMULA

    GLOSS


    Mix DIA Light 10.21 and 9-vol DIActivateur Developer in a 1:1.5 ratio

  7. 7-3-POINT TECHNIQUE

    7

    APPLICATION

    GLOSS


    Apply the DIA Light gloss with a brush over the lightened hair. Massage the product in the hair for a better penetration and process for 2-10 minutes.

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  1. 1-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

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    A NATURAL LOOK

    MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE


    Neutralize unwanted warmth, protect the overall health of your client’s hair and achieve a very subtle pink tone with this lovely French Balayage + Gloss technique.

  2. 2-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

    2

    FORMULA

    MIXING


    Mix equal parts Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer

  3. 3-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

    3

    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Comb the hair to untangle, then section hair from ear to ear. Backcomb hair in every section.

  4. 4-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

    4

    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Begin to balayage using the multi-point technique for every section while approaching the roots. Protect the hair with cellophane and process for 30 minutes.

  5. 5-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

    5

    FORMULA

    GLOSS


    Mix DIA Light 10.22 and 9-vol DIActivateur Developer in a 1:1.5 ratio

  6. 6-MULTI-POINT TECHNIQUE

    6

    APPLICATION

    GLOSS


    Apply the DIA Light gloss with a brush over the lightened hair. Massage the product in the hair for a better penetration and process for 2-10 minutes.

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