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Update the silver hair trend with edges or accents of rusty metallic red. The silver hue used for this pairing is slightly warmer than standard gray, more of a metallic taupe, while the red has a dusky charcoal undertone. Apply the red in a then panel around the hairline or paint through edges for a softer blend. Click the notes for more tips on application and the professional formulas. –– Laura Martin 

Application: Apply formula 1 using a virgin or retouch method, then process 45 minutes. shampoo, condition, and dry hair. Apply either formula 2 or 3 to the majority of the hair, hand painting formula 4 through tips or applying to perimeter. Process, rinse, and style as desired.

Formulas: (on natural level 7)

1: Goldwell Topchic Highlift 12BS with 30 or 40 Volume

2: Goldwell Colorance Express Toning 9 Silver

3: Goldwell Topchic 2 parts 9BA + 1 part 8SB with 2 % Lotion

4: Goldwell Colorance 2 part 7RR + 1 part 8SB 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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