With Pantone’s color of the year “Marsala” sweeping the Web, we’re using it for inspiration for one of the most perfect hair colors there is. This shade is amazing because it works with nearly every skin tone. Click the notes on how to get and wear this intriguing hue. –– Kelly Rowe

Get Dimensional

If you are very dark, get a few highlights; if you are light, get some dark lowlights, then have hair glazed with a mid level marsala shade. This will keep hair from looking too flat and it will give it visual movement.

Think rich brown not red.

You want this tone to have lots of richness and red undertones but your don’t think of this as a “red” shade. Make sure you are very clear to your colorist that you are not going for red. If this color gets overly pigmented with the scarlet tones you will have fading and dullness quick. Keep it brown based to give it the depth it needs.

Full healthy and extravagant.

Colors this rich look best with movement and fullness. Prep damp hair with protective thickening lotion and cream whip. Blow dry hair for volume with a large boar bristle round brush. When dry mist hair with healing oil, curl random rieces with a curling wand. Shake hair out when whole head is done and lightly spray on primp for hold and shine.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted 

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