About this Course

Our Root Shadow course is devoted to understanding how to use glosses to complete and customize your client's color. In this course, we address our favorite root shadowing techniques for both blondes & brunettes to elongate color, create minimum maintenance and to keep your clients looking fresh between appointments.

Glosses should be custom to your client’s wear and frequency and we address how to do this while following the natural laws of light and color in this specialized mini course created by The Business of Balayage Educator - Kara VanHoogenstyn @Karaloveshair. 

Root Shadow: Mini Course

*course includes lifetime access & all future updates*


  • Kara Van Hoogenstyn

    Kara Van Hoogenstyn

    Director & Lead Educator

    Kara’s love of Balayage and coloring is rooted in her in-depth study of color theory. Her first position behind the chair opened her eyes to the power of color​, ​which fueled her desire to pursue a deeper education in th​e​ specialty. Kara believes that Balayage and hair painting are reshaping the industry​, in that a new level of​ creativity that is unlocked in​ practicing these techniques, taking a technical practice into new creative heights. The custom look that ​this artistry provides,​ offer​s​ a look to her clients as unique as each of them. Kara explains “Balayage marries together creativity and technical skills unlike any other coloring techniques​ today.” When a clients steps out of the chair feeling more like a piece of art than a customer, ​she believes this is when she has done her job. In her time as an educator, she feels the most influential when she can show her students how to escape the fear of using their creativity and show them how to use the​se​ tools to reach new heights in their careers. SALON & LOCATION: KINDRED SALON LAGUNA HILLS, CA TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TEXT : (949) 413 9417 WWW.THEBUSINESSOFBALAYAGE.COM @KARALOVESHAIR

Frequent Curiosities

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.