Brand Name: Siggers Hairdressers Hair: Chad Siggers Makeup: Suni Photo: Robert Galbaugh Product: Artego Balayage Bleach
Apply a light amount of bleach to the Balayage Paddle and smooth the product until the bleach is evenly distributed.
Painting from mid-shaft to scalp:
Holding the section taut with your non-painting hand, paint the mid-shaft at a slant. Begin working your way up the section in the same manner, until you are one finger-width away from the scalp. When you reach the very top of the section, start at one corner and paint the hair at a slant to eliminate visible regrowth.
Painting down from mid-shaft to ends:
Holding the hair taut, load your brush and begin painting from one corner of your top perimeter, down at a slant. Add more product as you progress toward the ends. At the point where you want the heaviest results, place the Paddle under the hair and paint a generous amount of bleach all the way to the ends (usually the last 1" to 2" of hair).
Note: If you are painting an entire section from roots to ends, begin at the mid-shaft, work your way up, and then go from the mid-shaft down to the ends.
Natural Color: Medium/light brown
Condition: Healthy with slightly porous ends
Lightener: Artego Balayage Bleach + 40-volume developer
Tool: Balayage Paddle (BalayageProducts.com)
Directions: After the balayage application is complete, process for 25 minutes or until desired shade is achieved. Rinse with cool water, shampoo and treat hair.
Siggers Hairdressers holds two-day balayage workshops once every two months. For class information, access: Balayage.com
Step 1. Create an elliptical (egg-shaped) parting at the top of the head as shown, starting 2" from the front hairline and extending 2" below the crown. Secure with a clamp.
Step 2. Separate a section that's just in front of and behind the ear. Holding the section taut with your non-painting hand, paint the mid-shaft at a slant and then work your way down the hair. Follow Technique instructions.
Step 3. Separate a second section in the front area, just below the recession point. Paint the entire section, following the Technique instructions.
Step 4. Addressing the parting area, create a third section and paint the entire strand.
Step 5. Separate a fourth section as shown and paint the hair from midshafts to ends as instructed. This completes the left side of the balayage application.
Step 6. Repeat the application process on the right side of the head, beginning with a section that's just in front of and behind the ear.
Step 7. Continue separating and painting sections, using your right-side application as a guide.
Step 8. Addressing the back of the head, separate two sections and paint the sections from mid-shafts to ends as instructed.
Step 9. Addressing the top section (clamped), create a 1" deep horizontal parting through the lower area of the elliptical shape (shown). Separate two vertical sections from this parting and paint the sections from midshafts to ends.
Step 10. Finished application.