Create a Copper Balayage That Lasts


Say goodbye to cool shades and ashy tones. Everyone is turning up the heat with coppery summer glow-ups. Warm red tones are having a major moment, but all this love doesn’t make it any easier to keep these bold colors vibrant.

This article will cast a light on how to create the perfect summer copper and how to best preserve it. Here are some of Chad’s copper-loving tips and tricks.

1. Make generous use of a Bond Hair Treatment

Using a Bond Hair Treatment for every formula can be a game changer, whether that be lightener, gloss, permanent color or for gray coverage. 

The treatment you decide to should heal from within by rebuilding the disulfide bonds that hold the protein structures of the hair together–giving copper tones a longer lifespan by protecting them It will turn any formula into a superior blend
This keeps clients coming back because they’re so in love with their healthy hair


2. Swap solid color for Balayage

Because red fades so fast, it can easily leave the entire head looking washed out. You can combat this by opting for a balayage over a solid color or even basic highlights. By starting with a foundational balayage that can stand on its own, you can set up your client for a fashionable look even after their red fades.

3. Cancel existing brassiness before adding warmth

Target brassy areas when lightening and diffusing so the lightener can push through. Adding desirable warmth with glossing and toning later on. Doing this will give your new reds a fresh canvas and help keep them as vibrant as possible for the longest amount of time.

4. Plan for a touch-up

The tried and true way to keep color looking fresh is to make plans for a touch-up. Coming back in about six to eight weeks after the initial color for a re-gloss and stand-alone treatment. This process will:

  • Strengthen the locks
  • Rebuild disulfide bonds
  • Work the bright copper we know and love back into the hair
  • Prepare and keep the hair strong for an eventual Balayage touch-up


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