Kristin Yarmer Hair » A Hairdresser for Austin, Texas

Beautiful Blonde Balayage






From brown to blonde bombshell in 1 day! Stephanie came in with brown hair and soft golden blonde highlights and wanted to be a platinum blonde babe with lavender peekaboo color. I foiled her hair with soft and natural but visible highlights and then balayaged her ends with a soft bleach formulation. I knew at one point she had previous all over color so we had to go in with the right tools. When I removed her foil packets and rinsed out her ends I realized that that previous color was still in there pretty hard. I told her that it was a bit brassy and we needed to go back in one more time to make the ends as light as the root and midshaft. The previous all over color was still there making my life a bit harder. She then informed me that she did Henna color about 3 years ago! Well, henna is a vegetable stain and if you ever want to change your color it is best to NEVER DO HENNA! EVER!!! I was happy to see it not only moved but felt confident that one more round would budge it just enough. We were only off by about 1 – 1.5 shades so it was a pretty easy fix. I reapplied a soap cap mixture with Olaplex in it so that it didn’t create any extra damage. I watched it closely and then rinsed and glossed to add shine and even out the color from root to end. I am very happy with her final result and I am so happy I had the time to do it right! She went from her previous color to her blonde bombshell with a haircut in 4 hours! Oh, the lavender turned out to be more of a rose color-, which we both actually liked better then what we had in mind. I’m so happy that she is laid back and understands that sometimes life takes a bit longer, and that colors sometimes turn out a bit different then expected. I asked her if she wanted to add the lavender during our second round and she said she really liked the rose and wanted to stick with it. I love perfect accidents and I love her open mind to the change! So much fun on such a lovely Sunday!