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Usually in the fall people tend to go darker, but this season bright, all over blondes are forecasted to be a big trend. Maybe it has something to do with balancing the punk and gothic influences that are making a big impact on the current collections. Maybe it’s because warm blondes will make the most of what’s left of your tan. Whatever the reason pale warm hues are having a moment. Read on to get the professional formulation for this trending shade and tips for getting it to come out perfect. –– Laura Martin 

Tips: Warm blondes are easier to achieve than cool shades because hair naturally reveals golden undertones as it is lightened. To keep it from looking brassy, glaze with a neutral shade which will soften the golden tones without creating muddiness. Using a high lift blonde will help control the contributing pigment and is less damaging than lightener.

Formulas: (on starting level 7)

Lift: Goldwell Highlift 11N with 30 Volume Developer

Tone: Goldwell Colorance 9N 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.

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