Saffron is one of the world most expensive spices and its flavor is so complex that it’s hard to describe: umami, sweet, bitter, savory, floral, and aromatic. This red reminds of both the lovely shade saffron fronds lend to dishes and the subtly complex flavor. Copper bright but with undertones of rich auburn and decadent gold, this shade has an expensive, jewel-like finish. Click the notes for the professional formula and application tips. –– Laura Martin
Application: For level-on-level coloring with vibrant reds you can get an even, vibrant result by using an alternative virgin application. Use the same formula for roots and ends but with a different developer: 20 volume for roots and 30 for mid-lengths and ends. Apply root color first, to the 1/2” closest to the scalp than pull ends formula through all remaining hair. Process for 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.
Formulas (on natural level 7)
Roots: Goldwell Topchic 1part 6KG + 2 part 8OR + 1 part 9KG with 20 Volume
Ends: Goldwell Topchic 1part 6KG + 2 part 8OR + 1 part 9KG 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.