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This dark violet shade with it’s dappled surface recalls the hue of wild muscadine grapes which grow profusely over the Southeast in summertime. Subdued vibrancy is a big trend this fall. Deep purples, soft rose golds, and dusty pink-blondes take the rainbow hair trend in a more wearable direction. From a distance this shade would appear black, the violet operating more as a reflection than a primary hue. Get the formulas to create this juicy color and tips on applying them in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →




This fiery, smokey red captures the flavor of an intense chipotle pepper. On the spectrum of reds this color falls in between natural and electric with a vibrancy that’s balanced, not overpowering. The depth of the color makes it easier to wear than more vibrant reds but with enough intensity to satisfy the most devoted redheads. Get the professional formula to create this spicy shade in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Every fall I become obsessed with red-violet hues. There’s just something so rich, so dramatic about a deep, plummy red. I’ve posted formulas for vibrant magentas and soft mahoganies, but this color is neither brownish nor jewel-toned. Understated but un-muddied, this concentrated tone reminds me of syrupy jam, rich, vibrant, and natural. Find the formula and application tips in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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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  Click for StyleNotes →


This rich, lush red shot through with rust and blue-tinged sanguine has the look of vital fluid. It’s this season’s answer to vibrant red, a shade both vivid and restrained. The earthy undertones make it a flattering choice for a surprising variety of skin tones and give it a chameleon-like quality. The shade will appear brighter against neutrals, softer on brights, and can feel warm or cool depending on your daily outfits. Click the style notes for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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