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Balayage Certification

When asked who they would trust the most, 56% of consumers said an Expert or Certified Stylist!

57% of salon professionals believe that certifications are valuable for driving business and attracting clients.


Now more than ever, creating a point of difference for you and your salon is critical.  Consumers continue to search for stylists who provide top notch haircolor services and are considered a haircolor expert … and they are willing to pay for it!

Your next step is to become a Redken Certified Balayage Colorist!

CERTIFICATION: The act of making something official.  Granting credit or recognition with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards.

2023 Program Dates:

May 15th, 2023 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM in Los Angeles, CA - Register Here

9-5 PM

Tuition : $595 or 39670 pts

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Redken Balayage Certification is for graduates of the Redken Specialist and Redken Blonde Authority program that wants to:

  • Be recognized for their haircolor expertise and commitment to excellence
  • Be respected and viewed as a Redken Certified Balayage Colorist
  • Use this prestigious title to highlight their status and expand their business
  • Take the next step in their stylist career toward becoming a Redken Artist

Redken Balayage Certified requires passing a 2 part written and practical exam. You need to achieve a passing score on exams that assess your technical skills, knowledge of Redken products and principles.

The Redken Balayage Certification exam is administered on 1-day with an optional prep class the day prior to the exam. 


$595 or 39,670 Loyalty Points

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, AMEX

Tuition: Pay in Full or Deposit

Tuition payments are non-refundable. 50% minimum deposit required at the time of registration. Balance is due no later than 60 days before the program. Points are required to be redeemed in full at the time of registration. You will not receive your study kit in the mail until you are paid in full.


I have been using Redken products for 5 years, do I have to attend the Redken Specialist program and Redken Blonde Authority program first?

The Redken Balayage Certification is an advanced level exam that assesses your technical skills, knowledge of Redken products and principles, and your approach to creating specific outcomes. The Redken Specialist and Redken Blonde Authority programs are meant to be building blocks to Redken Balayage Certification; preparing and giving you more knowledge about haircolor.

Do I need to attend Redken Blonde Authority before I take Redken Balayage Certification?

Yes. The Redken Blonde Authority program provides you with the tools for success in passing your Redken Balayage Certification exam.

Will I receive any materials in the mail prior to the program?

Yes. Once paid in full, you will receive a study kit in the mail that will provide you the necessary materials needed to study for the Redken Balayage Certification exam.

If I fail the Redken Balayage Certification exam, do I have to retake the whole exam?

You do not need to retake the whole exam. You have 1 year to retake the specific portion of the exam you failed. At a fee, coaching calls are available to focus on the expectation of each portion of the exam. (Not specific to your exam results)

How far in advance should I register and study for Redken Balayage Certification?

We recommend you allow yourself ample time to study and prepare for the exam. Registration closes 30 days prior to the exam date.

If I cancel my registration, can I receive a refund?

No. Tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel from Redken Balayage Certification, you have up to one year to apply the funds to another Redken Balayage Certification. Or, you can designate someone else to attend your original session in your place.


A comprehensive Redken Balayage Certification study kit that includes all the essentials you need to study with and pass the exam.

  • Redken Balayage Certification Study Guide
  • Redken Principle Based Haircolor Manual
  • All About Blonde-The Complete Guide to Lightning at all Levels
    • Redken Product Guide
    • Pivot Point Mannequin
    • Redken materials

After passing the exam, Redken Certified Balayage Colorists receive tools to increase client base and build a successful business:

  • Social Media Promotion Kit
  • Promote Me Press Kit
    • Redken Balayage Certification pin/certificate to display in your salon
    • Redken logo usage rights to put on your business card
    • Customizable press materials to send to your local  and social media (newspapers, regional magazines, and media websites) 

“After becoming a Redken Certified Haircolorist, I feel more confident in my formulation and strategy than ever before.”
-Kaitlin Corsaro Fair Haven, NJ

“My overall knowledge of color is much more well-rounded after studying for and passing the Redken Certified Haircolorist exam. And by promoting myself on social media, I can now reach a larger demographic.”
-Julie Rubino- Carrollwood, FL

“Preparing for Redken Color Certification built my self-esteem with color formulations. It has allowed me to attract a different clientele that what I had, which has helped me build a bigger business to make more money.  My increased confidence from Color Certification has allowed me to gross over $100,000 in ticket sales for the past 2 years. Thank you REDKEN!”
-Emily Larkins- Louisville, KY

“Since I have become certified, I have been able to grow my color business.  It has gotten me new guests, because they are confident in my skills. Having more chemically dependent guests in turn has raised my income!  It has also grounded me as a colorist!  I feel confident that I can solve any problem and know what’s going to happen when I formulate for any guest in my chair.  I own the knowledge and my guests see that in my work!”
-Colie Wasmund- Madison, WI

“Being a Redken Certified Colorist has made me a color authority in my salon.  Before I was certified, I was not the most confident colorist.  But after a long, dedicated journey to become certified, not only do I feel confident but I'm respected in the community.  Being certified has driven my business and made me a more competent educator. I owe a great deal of my success to Redken Color Certification.”
-Nicholas Boyd- Hamilton, OH


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