Toffee is like caramel’s sophisticated cousin: sweet but also smoky, buttery, and crunchy. This toffee hue has a caramel base, but it’s twined with buttery highlights and smokey lowlights for a rich dimensional gold. The shade is especially striking when paired with blue eyes. Read on for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

Application: Divide head into four quadrants. Apply formula 1 to root area of all sections, feathering out the about 1 1/2” from scalp. Then, beginning in the nape, take slightly diagonal zigzag sections and alternate formulas 1,2 and 3, using a higher concentration of formula 2 than the other two shades. Isolate sections with foil or saran, applying colors in alternating panels throughout the head. Process each quadrant separately, rinsing and shampooing after 30 minutes.


Formulas: (on natural level 7)

1: Goldwell Topchic 1part 7A + 1 part 6B with 10 Volume

2: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 9G + 1 part 8NP with 30 Volume

3: Goldwell Topchic 11B with 40 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. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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