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In fables and fairytales the princesses are often blonde, and why not. The color has a romantic, ethereal quality that’s just right for mythical beauties. A lovely golden blonde gives your mane a touch of fantastic mystery. It’s the best color for reflecting flames, catching sunlight and soaking up moon glow. Read on for the formulation for this magical color, and for tips for guaranteed sparkle. — Laura Martin

Tips: For a sparkling, dimensional result, alternate formulas 1 and 2 in a full head brick lay pattern. Use thin slices and tight spacing to provide an all-over lighter result. Process for a full 45 minutes to ensure correct tone, and rinse in sections if needed. Tone with formula 3 for 5-10 minutes; the soft ash overlay will give the warm blond shades a pearlescent shimmer.


Formulas: (On starting level 7)

1. Goldwell Topchic High Lift 11G with 30 Volume Developer

2. Goldwell Topchic High Lift 12 BN with 40 Volume Developer

3. Goldwell Colorance 10P with 2% Lotion

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

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