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This rich silver-red glazed with copper is a gorgeous and unusual hue that’s both earthy and fashion-forward. Mixing warm and cool reds produces a vibrant, yet muted effect. A scatter of highlights, peeking through the glaze, adds texture to the surface. The sophisticated result looks like a gemstone seen in dull light. Click the style notes to get the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

Application: Apply very thin foil highlights using formula 1 to the top surface of the hair. Place highlights so that they fall vertically, and space widely for a scattered effect. Between the highlights, apply formula 2 roots to ends. Process for 30 minutes, then shampoo and towel dry. Apply formula 3 all-over and process for 5-10 minutes. Rinse and condition.

Formulas: (on natural level 6)

1: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 8K + 1 part 9KG with 40 Volume

2. Goldwell Topchic 2 parts 5RS + 1 part 6RR with 10 Volume

3. Goldwell Colorance 7KV 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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