Cool colors are understated and chic but they don’t reflect much light. As a result they often appear dull. But blending silvery platinum with bits of soft violet and taupe adds both shine and depth, for a color reminiscent of a fine pearl. Get tips and formula for creating the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Application: Start with an even level 10 blonde achieved with Goldwell Silk Lift and either a virgin or retouch application. Divide freshly washed, towel-dried hair into 4 even quadrants. Apply formula 1, 2 and 3 in alternating vertical sections or melt together using a hand painting technique. Work quickly, completing the application in 15 minutes and process 10-15 before rinsing and conditioning.

Formulas: (on pre-lightened level 10)

1: Goldwell Colorance 1 part clear + 1 part 10P with 2% Lotion

2: Goldwell Colorance Express Toning 9 Silver with 1% Lotion

3: Goldwell Colorance 10 parts 10V + 1 part 6VV with 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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