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In January of last year I predicted the softening of bright shades from neon to grungy brights. This year I expect we’ll continue to see pastel and other fashion hues, but instead of single-color looks or rainbow effects, I think we’ll start seeing monochrome dimension. This look, spotted on the runway at Lanvin, features a blend of peach, rose gold, and soft coral, for a vibrant effect that’s dimensional and layered. The combination of colors lends a lived-in feeling and accentuates the disheveled and piece-y texture in the cut. Get the formulas and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Application: Apply formula 1 to root area, keeping color in the 1” closest to the scalp. Then, working in triangular sections, alternate formulas 1, 2 and 3, melting into the root area. Separate sections with saran or foil and process 30 minutes. Rinse separately before shampooing.

Formulas: (on natural level 7)

1: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 8SB + 2 parts 9KG with 20 Volume

2: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 7PK + + 1 part 7RR + 3 parts 10V with 30 Volume

3: Goldwell Topchic Highlift 2 parts 11G + 1 part 8OR with 40 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  @LarMarStyle 

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