Planning to try hair highlight, but still confused about color choices and treatments? You are lucky! We will discuss thoroughly about hair highlights and color inspiration that you should try now.
What is Hair Highlight?
Hair highlight is coloring technique on several parts of the hair by using a slightly lighter color than the basic hair color. For example, if the your hair base is brown, the highlights you choose are usually lighter than brown.
The purpose of hair lighting is to create the illusion of hair that is shinier, voluminous, and even thicker. If done right, this technique will add dimension and make you look fresh. In addition, this hair coloring technique is also low maintenance compared to coloring the entire hair. No need to touch up the root color too often or worry about the highlight color fading at the ends.
So, What’s the Difference between Highlight, Lowlight and Balayage?
For those who are new to hair coloring, these three things do look similar. Some even refer to all of these techniques as ‘highlights’. So what’s the difference?
Hair highlights aim to give light accents to naturally dark hair. The goal is to make hair look thicker, textured, or shinier. Your hair color will no longer look boring.
One variation is balayage, with highlights applied to the hair at random with different brushing techniques. Literally, balayage means “sweeping” or “painting”. The brush brushing technique is a little different. For this technique, the hairstylist will divide your hair into large sections like doing an ombre. However, the brush strokes are more natural and not as bold as when applying ombre.
Well, this one may be more tricky and often ‘tricks’ your eyes. These two things are very different! If the highlight uses a light color above the hair color, then the lowlight uses a darker color above the hair color. Both of them create dimension or hair that is more textured. It’s just that the color selection is different. Usually lowlight is used on light hair colors such as blonde, or to make the hair color darker. For lowlights, your hair color doesn’t always have to be very light. Most importantly, the color choices can blend in perfectly.
How to Get Hair Highlight
There are several ways to get highlights ranging from getting them at the salon or even trying to dye your hair yourself at home. However, since you’re only using a partial hair highlight color, you’ll need some technique.
- Highlight cap: using this multi-hole hat makes hair division practical.
- Highlighting technique with a brush: you can try getting this highlight hair color at the salon. These techniques can be foiling, foilyage, and others.
While you can try DIY highlights, we recommend that you try them at a salon. The hairstylists will suggest highlight shapes and the right hair color for your face shape and skin tone!
That’s some info that you must know about women’s hair highlights. You can consult all of the above techniques with a stylist. Start with the result you want, let the stylist decide the right technique for you!