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Steal the glow of autumn’s most beautiful shades with this gorgeous combination of colors. Deep reds, vibrant coppers, and mellow golds combined in seamless gradients capture the fleeting beauty of changing leaves. Melt one of the hues into your natural shade or apply multiple tones for a bold, seasonal look. Read on for the formulation and application tips. –– Laura Martin 

Tips: Layer the warm shades below using a hand painting technique. Select either Leaf Red or Sun-Warmed Earth as a base shade and apply roots to ends. Process, shampoo, condition and dry. Then, use a lightener like Goldwell Silklift to lighten ends, creating a soft, diffused line of demarcation. Tone with Autumn Copper or Foliage Gold.

Formulas: (on starting level 6)

Leaf Red: Goldwell Topchic 6KR with 20 Volume Developer

Sun-Warmed Earth: Goldwell Topchic 6KB with 20 Volume

Autumn Copper: Goldwell Colorance 1 part 9KG + 1 part 8OR with 2% Lotion

Foliage Gold: Goldwell Colorance 2 parts 8G + 1 part 9KG with 2% Lotion

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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