Adding highlights to your current hair style is an exciting and easy way to change your look and accentuate your natural features. Highlights are less dramatic than coloring your entire head of hair, so this salon beauty treatment can give a natural and subtle boost to your look. Since highlights involve working with a variety of professional colors like Redken in hair color, it is advised that you visit a trained professional hairdresser 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.
Types of Highlights
Our most common highlighting process that is performed in our salon involves foil highlights. This procedure can be done in full foils over the entirety of the head or with partial foils that only color some of the hair. Face-framing highlights would be an example of partial foils. Balayage highlights is another technique that is frequently used in salons. This technique can be used to achieve the most natural looking results because the colorist paints on the highlights by hand and can scatter them throughout your hair in a more truly sun kissed pattern. Lowlights are another option, and they incorporate richer and darker colors to give your hair dimension.
Your hairdresser can add highlights to your hair after it has been cut, or you can make an appointment just for the color. Once your hair has been thoroughly washed, your stylist will choose the method of highlighting. Your stylist will mix your personalized color in a bowl that combines the necessary chemicals and dyes. This mix is then applied to the damp hair and allowed to sit and process in the hair.
Benefits of hair highlights
Highlights are a great way to liven up a dull shade or change your hair color without going through the single-process 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.
The highlight process in our salon can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on your hair length and the type of highlights that you are getting. Highlights should be maintained on a regular basis. You should decide a schedule based on your hair-growth rate. Your stylist can help you decide how often you need to repeat the procedure.