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Stores used to dye pistachios pink to hide imperfections in the shells, a practice that stopped when the US began growing our own pistachios instead of importing them produced prettier nuts. This is probably better for our health, I do miss the delight of eating something that tasted savory but looked like candy. The shells of pink pistachios were vibrant magenta, but the nuts themselves were a softer, rosier hue, which is captured perfectly in the formula below. –– Laura Martin 

Application: Divide hair into four equal quadrants. Apply formula 1, beginning 2” from roots and feathering up toward scalp to create a soft, diffused edge and a dark root. Work through one quadrant at a time; timing and rinsing each separately. When all quadrants are processed, shampoo and towel dry. Apply formula 2 all over and process for 5-10 minutes. Rinse and condition.

Formula: (on natural level )

1: Goldwell Topchic Highlift  2 parts 11SV + 1 part Blonding Creme Ash with 40 Volume

2: Goldwell Colorance  3 parts 10P + 1 part 7RR 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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