When freshly polished, copper takes on a slightly pink tinge that’s captured perfectly in this pretty hue. This color is a richer version of rose gold, offering the same blend of warmth and coolness but with a bit more depth. Try a single-process variation than blends the two tones, or a more vibrant version that uses placement to pair separate formulas. Learn about both techniques and get all the formulas in the notes. –– Laura Martin
Application: For a single process, apply the copper-rose formula using a virgin application technique, applying 1/2” from the scalp first then pulling through the roots. For a blend of the Copper and rose formulas use hand painting to blend the two hues, separating sections with foil and feathering at the root so as not to stain the scalp.
Formulas: (on natural or prelightened levels 8-10)
Rose: Goldwell Elumen 10 parts Gb@9 + 1 part Pk@ all
Copper: Goldwell Elumen 3 parts GB@9 + 1 part GK@all + 1 part KB@7
Cooper-Rose: Goldwell Topchic 1part 7Pk + 1 part 8OR + 2 parts 10P 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. Follow her inspirations on twitter.