This dark violet shade with it’s dappled surface recalls the hue of wild muscadine grapes which grow profusely over the Southeast in summertime. Subdued vibrancy is a big trend this fall. Deep purples, soft rose golds, and dusty pink-blondes take the rainbow hair trend in a more wearable direction. From a distance this shade would appear black, the violet operating more as a reflection than a primary hue. Get the formulas to create this juicy color and tips on applying them in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

Application: Apply formula 1 roots to ends over the entire head, saturating thoroughly. Process, shampoo, and dry hair into desired style. Using formula 2, hand paint the surface of the hair, starting at the round of the head wear light naturally hits and feathering out toward edges and roots. Process for 30 minutes, then shampoo and towel dry. Apply formula 3, focusing on lightened areas, process 5-10 minutes, then rinse and condition.

Formulas: (on natural level 6)

1: Goldwell Topchic 1 prt 5VA + 1 part 5BP with 10 Volume

2: Goldwell Oxycur Platin with 30 Volume

3: Goldwell Colorance 4 parts 10V + 1 part 5VA + 1 part 6VV with 2% Lotion


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 @LarMarStyle

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