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Rose gold has became such a hair color buzz word that its used to refer to any pinkish or peachy blonde, but this look actually resembles its namesake metal. The meld of rosy fawn, metallic pink, and pale peachy gold creates a rich shimmering effect. With a mixture of highlights and hand painting, this look is achieved in a simple 2-step process. Click the notes to get the application technique and professional formulations.  –– Laura Martin

Application: Section the hair for a classic partial highlight application. Apply formula 1 to very thin weaves or slices spaced 1” apart. Pick up 3” triangular sections of the remaining hair and paint with formula 2 using a 3-point technique to saturate ends and blend thin strips of up toward the scalp. Work quickly, timing each side of the head separately and rinsing after 25 minutes. Shampoo and towel dry. Apply formula 3 to all hair and process 5-10 minutes. Rinse and condition.

Formulas: (on natural level 7)

1: Goldwell Topchic Highlift 3 parts 11N + 1 part 8OR with 40 Volume

2: Goldwell Silk Lift with 40 Volume

3: Goldwell Colorance 3 parts 10BB + 1 part 9G 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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