Professional Hair Highlighting Salon
When done correctly, the addition of highlights to your current style is a fun and easy way to change your look and accentuate your natural features. Highlights are less drastic than dying your entire head of hair, so this beauty treatment can give a natural and subtle boost to your look. There a variety of kits and products that encourage you to perform your own highlights at home, but since you are working with chemicals, it is advised that you visit a trained professional hair stylist to get your new highlights. Depending on your hair type and the final look that you are trying to achieve, your stylist may use different highlighting techniques.
Highlights are a great way to spice up a shade or change your hair color without going through the full and oftentimes damaging process of hair color treatment. Highlights allow you to target the area you want to emphasize and incorporate multiple colors to give your hair a natural and dimensional look. Highlights are also good because they will fade and grow out naturally and you will not have as many problems with roots as you do with single-process dyes.
Thinking of going lighter? Highlights can bring out your bone structure and make hair shimmer in the sun, but go the wrong route and the look can turn brassy very quickly. With highlights, placement is key. We recommend the brightest and biggest highlights around the frame of the face, darker and sparser at the root, and lighter at the tips.
We also recommend not to make your highlights so light that they match your skin tone as this will make them look washed out. Having contrast between your skin color and your hair color is key. Of course, you don’t want too much of a contrast between your base color and your highlights, either. You shouldn’t want your highlights more than three levels lighter than the base color. To learn more about Balayage and Ombre please visit those pages.
Care for your highlights:
Your gorgeous highlights are an investment, so treat them like you would any other valuable and ask your stylist for maintenance tips. We usually suggest our clients use a moisturizing, low-sulfate, color-safe shampoo and conditioner. We also recommend washing your hair less often and using a dry shampoo. You should also prep your hair before heat styling with a thermal protector. Finally, be sure to deep condition your hair once a week.
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