Class Overview

This is a LIVE In-Person class.


Seasons and trends may change, but natural, dimensional hair color is here to stay. Freehand techniques invite hair colorists to blend art, chemistry and shape, apply formulas in inventive ways and push convention to create never-before-seen effects. Take your balayage skills beyond the basics with expanded ways to do freehand techniques in less time than traditional foil placements. You’ll learn techniques inspired by Aveda hair colorists just like you that can transition guests from season to season using any range of blonde, brunette and red shades. 


  • A review of the principles learned in Balayage Basics
  • Three balayage variations and techniques for all guest types
  • Seasonal balayage tips and tricks to keep you on-trend and in-demand
  • Best practices and business-building tips for mastering balayage


  • Model (arrive an hour after class start)

Options: (can be any of these)

  1. Foil Highlights
  2. Balayage
  3. Combination Foil & Balayage
  4. Lowlights


  1. Corrective color
  2. Vibrant Colors
  3. Grey coverage
  4. Double Processes


  • Sarah Pivot Point Mannequin Head (coupon code AvedaSP) Mannequin Head or similar color (1 per participant or 1 to be shared among 2-3 participants) 
  • Tripod or Clamp


  • Color Brushes
  • Color Bowls
  • Paddle
  • Tail Comb
  • Clips
  • Foils
  • Gloves
  • Whisks
  • Aveda Paddle Brush
  • Hair Elastics
  • Cape (if bringing a model)
  • Color Apron
  • Blow Dryer (with nozzle and diffuser) 
  • Technical Tools for finishing



Monday, November 7, 2022

10am - 5pm ET


Hair Color Purefessional

Jamie Long

Jamie is a 3rd generation hairdresser who found her passion Aveda Alumnus, she began her hair color journey with this environmentally company in 2006. Jamie became a Certified Aveda Hair Color continuing education as a top priority. Jamie believes, “The craft trying at times but filling our cup with passionate commitment extends our longevity behind the chair.” Jamie specializes in custom consultations, color corrections & All Things Blonde.