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A color that looks its best in sunlight is a great way to celebrate the return of daylight savings time. This rich chocolatey brown has just a kiss of fiery chili red, but in the son, the spicy hues shine brightly, revealing the secret heat of this decadent hue. Click the style notes for the formula and tips on application. –Laura Martin 


Application: I often recommend demi-permanent formulas for dark shades, but I recommend permanent color here to maximize depth and intensity. The low volume developer won’t damage your strands, but the permanent color molecules will settle deeper into your strands for a more dimensional result. Since this is a deposit formula you can apply it in a single step, saturating from roots to ends.


Formula: (on natural level 6)

Goldwell Topchic 1 part 5RS + 1 part 6BK + 1 part 5B with 10 Volume


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 

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