rusted blonde

The French prefer subtlety to boldness; they see platinum blonde as garish and somewhat risqué, preferring shades that appear natural whether they’re create in a salon or not. French costars of Blue IS the Warmest Color, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, wear their hair just at the edge of blonde and brown. This shade has weathered patina that is reminiscent of natural lightening due to sun and water. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Application: For soft, believable lightening that blends softly into roots, start application 1/2” from the scalp and saturate thoroughly to ends, using thin strips of cotton to separate sections at roots. Then, go back through hair and use a comb to distribute color closer to scalp, combing up to soften line of demarcation. Process complete application 30 Minutes.


Formula: (on natural level 6)

Goldwell Topchic 1 part Blonding Cream Ash + 2 parts 8SB with 30 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.

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