The Business of Balayage



The Business of Balayage








Our essentials class is a crash course in the balayage technique. We start by introducing the theory to the craft and walk you through a live demo followed by your hands-on portion going over the practical application and placement of four balayage techniques on a doll head provided by you.

You will walk away with the necessities of your balayage skills complete with instruction on product selection, proper mixing, application technique, the art of placement, glossing & finish.

Each of our essentials classes is completed with a Q&A session as well as a mini-marketing seminar so you know how to put your new skills to work in building your personal brand and business.

Whether you are looking to grow your clientele, expand your skill sets, or you are looking to stay current in the ever-evolving industry of coloring this course is undoubtedly the first step to advancing your portfolio.

Approximate class time: 4.5 hrs



In our Balayage Advanced class, we illustrate the art of BalayColor & hair painting, the importance of base coloring and application with tandem applications, and converting an all over highlights to a balayage. You will learn how to incorporate balayage and signature pieces to create more depth and even how to do a reverse balayage & BalaySombre. We address how to approach a color correction using balayage and how to do a faux balayage using foil highlight and finish the hairline with a proper halo & glossing in order to erase lines.

One doll head is needed per participant as this will be a hands-on course where you will put your new found skills to the test.

Please note that it is recommended that all Balayage Advanced students first take the essentials course in order to get a fundamental understanding of the theory and techniques we will be building on for this course.

Approximate class time: 5 hrs



  • Terms and Conditions
1. On the day of the class, please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the class starting in order to get checked in and set up.

2. Be sure to review the list of items below to bring to the class as these materials will not be available or for sale on the day of the event. However, lighteners and toners will be provided.

Please bring a digital copy of your ticket.
2. On the day of the class, please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the class starting in order to get checked in and set up.
3. Be sure to review the list of items to bring to the class as these materials will not be available or for sale on the day of the event. However, doll heads and razors WILL be provided for in class use, we just ask that YOU BRING A TRIPOD.
  • Doll Head (doll heads will not be provided or for sale so please come prepared) *DOLL HEADS WE LOVE* Click Here: LIGHT BRUNETTE  & DARK BRUNETTE
  • Color Apron
  • Weaving Comb
  • Gloves
  • Sectioning Clips
  • Tripod
      We provide some of our favorite brushes and paddles but we also encourage you to bring and use any of your own brushes you feel most comfortable with!

        If time allows, we always try to make time for you to dry and style your doll head so if you would like to bring a round brush, any hot tools and a blow dryer to complete please feel free to do so!


        We provide all color, lighteners, back bar, bond builders, mixing bowls, brushes, paddles, towels, and foils you could need for the class. If you have some favorite brushes or tools you love using behind the chair, you are welcome to bring whatever you'd like. You will also receive a printed curriculum to take notes on and take home with you. If you would like to bring a separate notebook for notes you are welcome to do so as well, just please note that filming video is not permitted in any of our classes.

        • Scissors
        • Spray Bottle
        • Minimum of 2 Combs
        • 6-8 Sectioning Clips
        • Paddle Brush
        • Blow Dryer
        • Curling Iron
        • Flat Iron
        • Tripod

          All course fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer to another course before the initially reserved class date and within 6 months of your purchase date upon request and approval, pricing changes may apply depending on venue, etc. All transfers requests must be submitted prior to original class date.
          If you are not able to make it on the day of your ticketed class, you are able to find a substitute so long as you send us an email notification 48 hours in advance of the class. We do not allow more than one transfer per student. We reserve the right to cancel a class, at which point a full refund will be provided. If we change a course date and/or location and you do not accept the changes, we will give you a full refund. Full payment must be made upon class reservation. We reserve the right to change our cancellation and refund policy at any time. For additional questions or requests, please email us at


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          1638 Babcock St, Suite B , 
          Costa Mesa, CA 92627
          United States

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          The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® agrees to provide, and allow me to attend, a course regarding its method of hair coloring subject to the terms below. I agree not to misuse or misappropriate any trade secrets and/or proprietary information of The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®. I agree that I will not develop, conduct or teach, schedule, promote, or in any way engage in the provision of courses that include the balayage method within two (2) years after taking this course.

           I.          I understand that The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® has invested many hours researching and developing the course I am about to attend, and that this course is the proprietary intellectual property of The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®. I further agree that The Business of Balayage Inc. ® has a valuable interest in their business name and their reputation, and I understand that The Business of Balayage Inc. ® will vigorously defend their reputation, and their intellectual property rights.

           II.          I agree that all information I am about to receive during this course, including methods, techniques, skills, materials, is/are proprietary, and are the trade secrets of The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®. The proprietary information is shared with me so that I may use this information in my work as a hairstylist/colorist. I agree that I will not misuse, misappropriate, or disclose in writing, orally, or by electronic means, any trade secrets, or proprietary information, directly or indirectly, to any other person or use them in any way other than in my capacity as a hairstylist/colorist.

           III.          I understand and agree that were if I to develop, conduct or teach, schedule, promote, or otherwise engage in the provision of courses that include the methods taught within two (2) years after taking this course, the courses I would provide would undeniably be based on what I learn during The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® course. I further agree that if I conduct, teach, schedule, promote, or otherwise engage in the provision of education including the balayage method, I will be liable to The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® in an amount to be calculated as follows: damages = the per-student amount on the most current pricing schedule available on The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® website for a similar course, multiplied by the number of students who took the course in which I was involved. I agree and understand that the right to payment of the above amount will accrue to The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® instantly upon my engagement in any of the above listed activities.

           IV.          I understand that as the Recipient of privileged information, I will be responsible for any breach of this Agreement. I acknowledge and agree that any disclosure of the Confidential Information except as provided in this Agreement may cause serious and irreparable damage to The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®, for which there may be no adequate remedy at law. In addition to monetary damages, The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®, shall be entitled to equitable relief including, without limitation, an injunction, restraining order or specific performance for any breach of this Agreement by me.

           V.          Specifically, I understand and agree that promoting and/or conducting courses that provide balayage, color or cutting education to hairstylists/colorists under a business name using the word “business” in the title is infringing on The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® trademark, and will cause confusion amongst potential clients of and could thereby damage their reputation in the industry. I further understand that The Business of Balayage, Inc. ® provides courses throughout the United States. Therefore, I understand and agree that if I were to provide courses that include the balayage technique within two (2) years of taking this course, anywhere in the country, using a business name with the word “business” in the title, I would do so with full knowledge that I may damage the reputation of The Business of Balayage, Inc. ®, and will be subject to damages in an amount to be determined at that time.   

           VI.          I understand that promoting or advertising in any media—including, but not, limited to word of mouth—and conducting courses teaching the balayage technique within two (2) years will be considered a breach of this contract and subject to the damages set forth above.