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Image: James Augustus,

In this cool look, silver, sea foam and icy blue weave together to create a metallic shimmer. Dark roots and a tendrils of brown branching through the cool hues make the shades pop and add depth to the palette. The metallic feeling of this blend takes pastel from flirty to futuristic. Click the notes for application tips and professional formulations. –– Laura Martin

Application: Apply lightener in back to back foils, leaving out a section every 3-4 slices and  feathering at the top, staggering the distance of application from the roots 2-4” on different sections. Process until hair has reached an even level 10. Shampoo and dry. Alternate formulas 1, 2, and 3 in foil slices, mimicking the original sections. Process as directed.

Formulas: (on pre-lightened level 10)

1: Goldwell Elumen 30 parts AB@9 + 5 parts Bl@all

2: Goldwell Elumen 10 parts NB@10 + 1 part Tq@all

3: Goldwell Elumen 1 part AB@9 + 1 part NB@10

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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