Enhance Your Color with Highlights
You’re ready for a new style, and you definitely want some highlights to show off your color. There are a lot of different options out there, and you’re not sure what you want. Here’s a rundown of the most popular highlighting styles and techniques to help you make your decision:
Balayage is a freestyle-type technique where your stylist “paints” on the highlight color. Because it’s brushed onto the surface, the result is a sun-kissed, natural look that blends in as your hair grows out.
A similar technique is fluid hair painting, where you lay back and your hair is fanned out on a table as your stylist colors it. This is a popular technique for stylists who create today’s popular fantasy color styles like opal, mermaid, pastels and tie-dye hair.
A more traditional technique uses foils to section off hair for highlighting. The result is more symmetrical, which is a better fit with some styles.
Ombre is a look, not a technique. The result is a shift from darker hair at the top to lighter on the bottom (or the reverse, in a reverse ombre). The difference in color can be as stark or gradual as you want, depending on the colors you choose. If the difference in shades is very subtle, this is sometimes called a sombre look.
If you like your natural hair color but want to add a little excitement, ask your stylist about highlights and streaks around the bottom only. This lets you grow it out rather quickly if you change your mind and can also help you experiment with different shades.
There are nearly endless possibilities for highlighting your hair, and your choice depends on the look you want. Your stylist can help you go through the options and decide what will work best for you.
Ready to experiment with a fun new hair color? Make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our well-trained, professional stylists are committed to helping you look and feel your best with every visit! Find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or give us a call at 972.509.1565. Want to schedule your appointment instantly? Download our free mobile app from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.