Albina Before Shot

Albina’s balayage had grown out and her base colour had faded. We rejuvenated her
colour and added some face framing micro lights. 

Step by Step


Step 1

Section hair in to 4, leaving a small face frame section at the front.

Step 2

Working through the sections, apply root colour 5-35 with 3% to the long regrowth area. Use a feathering technique with the brush to blend, this will provide the base root shade.

Step 3

Using NXT Pro-Tech Bleach with 3% (or NXT Meche Extra Lightening Cream), work in diagonal sections using a chunky weave. Tease the hair and freehand paint the surface of the darker sections. Take care not to overlap on to the ends that are already pre-lightened. Isolate the sections with NXT Foam Wraps.

Step 4

Alternate the application of 5-35 with 3% and Pro-Tech Bleach with 3% through the full head and isolate with foam wraps.


Step 5

Create the face frame using micro slices with Pro-Tech Bleach +3% (or Meche Extra Lightening Cream) with foil. Process for 40 minutes then wash with IQ Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.

Step 6

Towel dry the hair then tone the full head with 8-13 + 3%. Process for 20 minutes then emulsify to remove the colour then wash using IQ Volume Shampoo and

Step 7

Apply IQ Blow Dry Cream, distributing well throughout the hair.

Step 8

Blow dry using a radial heat retaining brush to straighten and smooth, creating a small root lift.

Step 9

To finish, apply IQ Hairspray.

(Always perform a skin test 48 hours before a colour treatment. Please refer to the NXT How to Use Guide for further information regarding;
mixing, processing times, colouring white or grey hair and ratios. View and download here)


The finished look.