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Lately the softer side of red has trended toward rosy hues: strawberry blonde, apricot, and rose gold. This is the warmer, earthier side of titian, a spicy copper gold redolent of cumin and turmeric. Try it on it’s own as shown in the two pictures on the right, or use it to add sunny hand painted highlights as pictured on the left. Click the style notes for the professional formula and tips on application. –Laura Martin 

Application: Lightening hair adds warmth by exposing the hair’s natural contributing pigments. Any time you are going lighter you should factor a little extra warmth into the end result. The formulas here will provide a soft ginger blonde when used to lighten 1-2 levels. Apply root formula first, then pull ends formula through remaining strands.


Formula: (On natural level 7)

Roots: Goldwell Topchic 1part 8KN + 1 part 8G with 20 Volume

Ends: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 8KG + 1 part 8G with 30 Volume


 *Left picture – Photgrapher : Jonny Vadman, Makeup: Linda Lundberg, Model: Agneta Myhrman Lilliesköld* 


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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