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The light reflected to us from the surface of the moon has a silvery quality that gives ordinary objects a touch of mystery. Giving your strands a permanent moonlit glow is a great way to capture this mystique with a personalized twist on classic platinum. This shade gets its lustrous shimmer from a barely-there cool violet. Read on for the professional formulation and application tips. –– Laura Martin

Tips: Use a virgin application for first time color or whenever roots are over 3/4″. Apply lightener 1/2″ off the scalp, in thin, horizontal sections, separating with thin strips of cotton placed along the root. Allow hair to lighten to a bright yellow, pull lightening through roots and continue to process until an even pale yellow is achieved. Shampoo, condition, towel try, and tone for 5-10 minutes.


Formula (on starting level 7)

1. Goldwell Oxycur Platin with 20 Volume Developer

2. Goldwell Colorance 2 parts 10V + 1 part 10P + a tiny dab of 5VA with 2% Colorance Lotion

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted 

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