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Pairing a crisp geometric cut with dimensional ombre creates a perfect contrast of sharpness and softness. Dark inky violet and hints of peachy rose create a delicate floral blend reminiscent of petals. These fashionable colors give classic ombre a fresh new feel as delightful as fresh flowers. Click the notes for the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin 

Application: Apply formula 1, roots to ends and process. Shampoo her and dry. Apply formula 2, working in 3” triangular sections and painting the shade heavily across the lower 1/2, then gradually feathering up toward roots. Alternate full and partial saturation to create a vibrant effect that has a few dark ribbons running through ends. Process ends to level 9, shampoo and towel dry. Apply formula 3 and process until desired tone is achieved. Rinse and condition.

Formulas: (on natural level 6)

1: Goldwell Colorance 5VA with 2% Lotion

2: Goldwell Silk Lift with 40 Volume

3: Goldwell Colorance 2 parts 10 V + 1 part 9KG + 1 part 7PK 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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