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Whether or not you enjoy the earthy-sweet flavor of beets, their deep, jewel-like tone is something to be admired. The root comes in a range of vibrant red tones that are both natural looking and intense. The key to achieving this difficult balance is mixing a variety of red shades, for a faceted effect. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Application: The formula below will give the best result when applied to virgin, level 6 hair. Lifting or depositing can throw off the balance of tones, contributing extra pigments to the carefully assembled mix of tones. If using on a different level, pre-lighten and/or fill to achieve an even base before adding the target shade.

Formula: (on natural level 6)

Goldwell Topchic 3 parts 6RR + 1 part 7KR + 1 part 6RB + 1 part 6VV with 20 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

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