How-To: Blonde Balayage with Shelley Gregory

Written by Maureen SheenSep 19, 2018

Read time 5 min



Shelley Gregory (@shelleygregoryhair), L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador, is in demand as one of the industry’s top balayage specialists, performing as many as 10 to 20 balayage services a month. “Balayage has become so popular because low maintenance hair is definitely trending, but colorists still want the ability to customize it to their clients’ lifestyle,” says Gregory. “Once you learn how to paint, you can section and use different saturations and formulas to create a custom look. With balayage, you can control lift and how often your client wants to come in.” Here, she shares her balayage technique for achieving this bright blonde with dimension.

Products Used:
L’Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio Platinium Plus
L’Oréal Professionnel 40 Vol Majicrème
L’Oréal Professionnel 6 Vol DIActivateur
L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light 7N
L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light 10.12
L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Shampoo
L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Masque


Pro Tip:
To achieve this amount of brightness, your client should start with a natural level 6 and then balayage after. Gregory recommends using foils if they’re a level 5 or darker.

Photography: Courtesy of Shelley Gregory