Get the Look: Danielle Fishel's Blonde Balayage

Hair by Laurie Heaps

Celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps worked with actress Danielle Fishel this week for a new cut and color, just in time for summer. Creating honey blonde highlights, Laurie added babylights through the roots with some brighter pieces around her face and lots of blonde balayage on the ends.

"For the cut, we added lots of piecey layers, and I took a lot of weight out of the ends for a textured look," explained Laurie. "Once the cut and color were finished, Danielle wanted me to do something less polished—a more undone, effortless look."

To achieve her hairstyle:

  1. Danielle has naturally curly hair, so I applied Redken Straight Lissage Align 12 Lotion all over the hair. It strengthens while adding control to your blowout for sleek results.
  2. Next, I blew dry the hair with a large round brush. However, I made sure to take small sections. You will have more control while drying and can smooth each one perfectly straight.
  3. Once dry, I went in and then took larger 2 inch sections of hair and sprayed them with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Spray. It holds the curl in until you shampoo it out, yet the hair is soft and brushable. It is also thermal intelligent, so the more heat used with an iron, the shinier the hair becomes.
  4. I then wrapped each 2 inch section around the DURA CHI 1" Ceramic Spring Curling Iron, leaving the ends out. It is important to alternate the direction of the hair each time to give a tousled look.
  5. To finish, I took the CHI Original Professional 1" Ceramic Flat Iron and ran it through the ends and tapped it in areas that looked too curled.

[Image courtesy of Laurie Heaps]

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