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Color + Balance

  • Gold and Braid Salon 27525 Puerta Real, Suite 600 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (map)

2 day color class focusing on balayage, reverse balayage, and vivids empowering stylists with education they will use behind the chair



Color theory - confidently formulate glosses and vivids

Plan your pallet and predict the results

Placement for believable and wearable color; natural or vivid

Depth - Reverse balayage placement and techniques



Audrey & Kellyn will be doing a demo on 1 model and 1 doll head each day. 

Day 1: The model will be showcasing reverse balayage to add balance and depth back to a blonde by Audrey. The other example will be a wearable vivid technique to transition your everyday clients into vivid color by Kellyn on doll head.

Day 2: The model will be a dimensional and wearable technique by Kellyn with all vivid colors. (you can also use this technique with natural hair color) The other demo will be a balayage placement by Audrey on a doll head.




Focus on balayage techniques with mannequin doll head (bring tripod)


Focus on vivid techniques and formulas with blonde doll head (bring tripod)

During the hands-on portion of class, you will get to try out one or multiple methods of balayage and vivid placement on your mannequin. This class is custom for each student and Audrey and Kellyn will give direct one-on-one feedback during this portion to help customize the look desired.

Mannequin requirements: You will need one doll head each day. Day 1 brunette and Day 2 blonde. Day 2 doll head must have previous lightened/blonde/balayage hair since applying vivid techniques. You may also choose to bring brunette mannequin head in lieu of doing any vivid work if you wish to practice 2 days of balayage. Previous blonde hair color will determine what vivid color can be used during class. If you choose to work on balayage only and not vivid color, you may choose a virgin hair. If there are any questions regarding mannequin, please contact Kellyn at



Bring all color that you use in your salon, so you can confidently continue to use your current brand when you leave class. This is a technique class, and is not a brand driven class. All brands can be used. Please bring balayage lightener, vivid colors of choice, color bowls, color brushes, balayage brushes, meche/foil/saran wrap if desired, gloves, foil comb, clips, blowdryer, brushes, curling iron. If you have any questions please email Kellyn at Please don't forget your tripod and mannequin heads!!


Book both days to receive $50 off! Use code: Cali2day

Earlier Event: December 3
Balayage Evolved Fundraiser
Later Event: March 4
The Collab