dusty violet

Unnatural hues continue to grow in popularity, but the trend is moving away from one-note shades into muddier, more complex hues that are hard to name. This beige-silver-violet is a perfect example. It’s certainly not a shade anyone is born with but its a far cry from the crayon box too. Understated, muted tones like this are more flattering to the skin and won’t clash with your clothing. Get the formula for the customized shade in the style notes.

Application: This shade should be applied as a glaze over previously lightened strands. A solid blonde base will give an even result, but you’ll get more dimension and interest from a subtle ombre or various highlights. Apply over damp, freshly shampooed hair and process until desired tone is achieved.


Formula: (on pre-lightened level 9 or 10)

Goldwell Colorance 10 parts 10P + 2 parts 7PK + 1 part 5VA


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.

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