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Earthy brown and leaf green are a natural pairing. The chocolatey base shade has a dark red undertone that’s the perfect contrast to jade or teal accents. Get the formulas for this earthy yet edgy color paring in the style notes.

Application: Lighten small areas of the hair for the green color, lifting no more than 10% of total hair. Isolate these area with foil or saran and apply Twig formula the remaining hair, processing 25 minutes. Shampoo and towel dry hair. Apply Leaf formula and process according to manufacturers instructions.


Formula (on natural level 6)

Leaf: Goldwell Elumen 2 parts GB@9 + 1 part GN@all

Twig: Goldwell Colorance 2 parts 5K + 1 part 5BM 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.

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