Amy came in today for Balayage. She had no color on her hair (all virgin hair!!!!!!) which is a colorists dream! She just wanted something that was easy to maintain and looked natural. She said during our consult that she really liked the colors she had as a child. Her natural undertones are very warm, from copper to gold and deep red tones. Super easy to achieve when lightning so I really just let her hair do all the work. We lifted out her natural color with Wella Freelights, a soft bleach that is intended for the balayage technique. It creates a shell around the hair while inside the product is eating away at her natural pigment. Chomp chomp chomp! After about a 30 min process time we rinsed out her hair and glossed with a beautiful golden level 8, aka medium blonde, mixed with a little bit of beige to neutralize any unwanted brassy tones. We kept it gold and very warm but that is very different from brassy hair. Her final look was tre chic! She now has gorgeous, beautiful, balayaged highlights that will grow out fantastic as well. With this color she is looking at a 6 month retouch!