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This hue is inspired by half of the color duo Pantone chose for 2016’s color of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity. (You can find the Rose Quartz Formulation here. This shade isn’t an exactly replica of Pantone’s color swatch, which is more sky-blue than periwinkle. Rather, this shade brings the feeling which that color captures, a calming, transcendent emotion that connects us with the sky. In clothing, a pastel blue evokes this mood, but in hair a cloud-like violet silver seems closer to the mark. Get the professional formula in the notes. –– Laura Martin

Application: Apply the formula below on pre-lightened, hair that has been recently washed, conditioned, and dried. Process 15-30 Minutes, watching carefully until desired tone is achieved, then shampoo immediately.

Formula: (on pre-lightened level 10)

Goldwell Topchic 4 parts 10V + 1 part PMix with equal parts water and 20 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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