soft auburn

When it comes to red shades it’s the bright ones that get all the attention. But a subdued red is just as beautiful. A soft auburn like the one shown here is a delicate mix of copper, coral, gold, and ruby hues that creates a complex shimmering hue. It’s flattering on a variety of skin tones and the variety of undertones allows the color to shift, taking on the character of the surrounding shades, so it’ll never clash with your ensemble. Click the style notes for this must have formula. –– Laura Martin

Application: Because this formula relies on a careful balance of different tones it should not be used to lift more than one level or deposit more than two. Apply root formula first to the 1/2” closest to the scalp. Saturate remaining hair with ends formula.


Formula: (on natural level 6)

Roots: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 6KS + 1 part 9KG + 1 part 6RB with 20 Volume

Ends: Goldwell Topchic 1 part 6KS + 1 part 9KG + 1 part 6R with 30 Volume



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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