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Balayage Variation For Dark Hair Colouring Tutorial

With Charmaine Piche
Duration24 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Charmaine Piche’s colouring tutorial is a variation of the popular balayage technique and begins in the underneath panel using horizontal sections, placing the colour with a freehand technique. Then, using V-shaped sections, colour is placed to the underneath of the section near to the root / regrowth, then to the top away from the root / regrowth, using fingers to diffuse and spread the colour. Charmaine applies ash colour first then goes back through her section and applies the second gold/brown tone.

A third colour is worked to the round of the head, then the three colours are worked in small horizontal sections to the parting. The fringe area is worked with freehand comb on colour vertically. The result is sun kissed tresses on a dark base achieved by strategic colour placement evocative of the exotic and well travelled.

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Technical skills

  • Colour placement sectioning
  • Highlight placement
  • Mid-length to ends application
  • Roots / regrowth to mid-length application
  • Weaving technique


Contributor: Charmaine Piche
Model: Monica
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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