Currently viewing the tag: "goldwell 6vv"

violet hair
Where I live in Georgia the temperatures are still climbing into the 90s but, no matter, my brain has switched to fall mode. I may be wearing shorts but I’m craving soup and eating oatmeal for breakfast and, when it comes to hair color, I am obsessing over cool reds and violets. This deep mulberry hue is lush and seasonal, reminiscent of wine, velvet, and tart berries. If your longing to pull out your sweaters try this color for your first taste of autumn.

Click for StyleNotes →

plum sangria

The reds that have been trending for the spring and summer have been mostly warm: copper, rose gold, and coral. Deep purples and rich velvet hues feel too saturated, too serious for the warmer months, like trying to drink merlot in July. But this shade, like a glass of sangria, lightens and brightens the intensity of wine red. It’s plummy, but light, balancing violet tones with vibrant pink and cherry red. Get the professional formula for this summer blend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Click for StyleNotes →

Image 12-5-14 at 5.51 PM

The shiny purple-black of an eggplant skin is one of the most gorgeous colors in nature, but it’s difficult to replicate. The darker the level of color, the more difficult it is to see tone, so producing shades that are both dark and vibrant is tricky. The best way to amp up the hue without losing depth is to add accent pieces of a lighter version of the same color. This can be done in in either a thin veil or through hidden blocks that peak through a darker top surface. Get the formulas for this dark but vibrant purple, and tips on application, in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Click for StyleNotes →

Image 11-22-14 at 12.08 PM

Whether or not you enjoy the earthy-sweet flavor of beets, their deep, jewel-like tone is something to be admired. The root comes in a range of vibrant red tones that are both natural looking and intense. The key to achieving this difficult balance is mixing a variety of red shades, for a faceted effect. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Click for StyleNotes →