Every fall I become obsessed with red-violet hues. There’s just something so rich, so dramatic about a deep, plummy red. I’ve posted formulas for vibrant magentas and soft mahoganies, but this color is neither brownish nor jewel-toned. Understated but un-muddied, this concentrated tone reminds me of syrupy jam, rich, vibrant, and natural. Find the formula and application tips in the notes. –– Laura Martin
Application: When going darker than the existing level, a single formula may be applied the entire length of the hair shaft without creating over-vibrant roots. Apply the formula below from roots to ends, saturating throughly. Process for 30 minutes, rinse, shampoo, and condition.
Formula: (on natural level 6)
Goldwell Topchic 2 parts 5VR + 1 part 4V with 10 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 @LarMarStyle