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Balayage Highlights How-To: 6 Steps To Get Sun-Kissed Hair Like Gisele (VIDEO)

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It may take months of hard-core training and dieting to get a bikini body like Gisele's, but you can steal the Brazilian supermodel's sun-kissed hair in just a couple hours with at-home balayage highlights.

In the video above, BellaSugar reporter Kirbie Johnson breaks down the French hair coloring technique that lets you skip the foils and directly pain the dye onto your locks to create a more natural finish.. Starting with day-old hair (as the natural oils help to protect the scalp), she smooths the product on to various sized strands in places where the sun naturally hits -- near the face and around the crown. A nifty trick to get a more even distribution of color: use a mascara wand instead of a tint brush.

One of the biggest mistakes women make when coloring their hair at home is not paying attention to the clock. You risk damaging what you've got on top when you ignore how long you've been sitting around, so read the instructions beforehand to avoid over-bleaching. And to maintain your bright new 'do, always shampoo (wait at least 48 hours before sudsing up), condition and deep-condition with products designed for color-treated hair.

What do you think about balayage highlights? Would you wear this hairstyle? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out how to get a bombshell blowout like a Victoria's Secret Angel.

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