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This dark earthy gold hue is an ancient pigment with a deep sunny golden hue. It adds earthy warmth to skin and provides a gorgeous contrast for both light and dark eye colors. It’s a deep blonde, but lighter than bronde, and the warm tone makes it feel brighter than dishwater shades. You may be tempted to add more gold to the formula, but it’s not necessary. The natural remaining pigments from lifting contribute a perfect dose of sunny yellow-gold. Click the style notes for application tips and the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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Bleached and distressed denim originated in the punk movement, but by the nineties, everyone seemed to have stone-washed jeans. The look is created by literally washing heavy material with pumice or other stones to soften the fabric and fade the hue. The method creates a mottled effect that is mostly very pale but with small bits of deeper color along the seams and flecked through the near-white fabric. Translating this look to hair gives an icy blonde base with dishwater roots and a fine smatter of lowlights. Get the formulas and application tips in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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Cool and metallic, this pewter shade is a softer, less stark version of silver with earthy undertones that  mediate the ashy hue. This shade works well at a variety of levels; try blending light and dark version of the tone for a modern, monochrome effect. Click the style notes for professional formulas and application recommendations.  –Laura Martin 

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