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This perfect red is smokey and sweet like its namesake spice. Wisps of lightness accentuate the vibrant shade like a sprinkling of salt over a flavorful dish. By painting the bright bits on top of the processing color, you’ll get a soft blended finish and keep the processing time to a minimum. Click the notes for detailed instructions and professional formulas. –– Laura Martin

Application: Apply formula 1 to roots, then saturate all remaining hair with formula 2. Using an angled brush, paint thin lines of formula 3 on the surface of the hair, on top of the previous application, to add dimension and emphasis. Process 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo. Towel dry. Apply formula 4 roots to ends and process 5-10 minutes. Rinse again and condition.

Formulas: (on natural level 6)

1: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 6KR + 1 part 7K with 20 Volume

2: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 6KR + 1part 7KG with 30 Volume

3: Goldwell Oxycur Platin with 10 Volume

4: Goldwell Colorance 1 part 9Kg + 2 parts 10BB 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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