Types of Highlights & Lowlights

Should I Have Highlights in My Hair? Hair Colour Advice from Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough

Do you want to change your hair colour in a subtle way, restore radiance to dull hair or just want to enrich and enhance your natural hair colour? Lowlights and highlights are the easiest way to add interest to your hair colour. The hair colour experts at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough explain exactly what highlights & lowlights are……

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Why Should I Have Highlights Or Lowlights?

Highlights & Lowlights also a great way to colour your hair for the first time, they can be as subtle as you like, and you can retain most of your natural shade. 

Lowlights and highlights can be applied using foils, but they aren’t the same as streaks. Streaks have a more obvious effect on the hair than lowlights and highlights – the benefit of highlights and lowlights is that they create a natural sun-kissed finish.

Highlights & lowlights are perfect for lighting up the complexion – illuminating and injecting new life into your hair colour can work wonders for your skin tone!

Highlights vs Lowlights

Highlights use hair colours that are a few shades lighter than your natural shade. The aim of highlights is to bring up the overall colour of your hair, whilst softening the look of your base hair colour.

In contrast, lowlights involve darkening strands of hair by using colours that are darker than your natural colour. They aim to add dimension and depth to your hair colour, they can also make your hair look thicker!

What Is Balayage?

With balayage hair colour, the dye is swept or painted onto sections of your hair in a freehand manner. The hair colour is applied from the mid-lengths of the hair, with the colour becoming stronger towards the ends of the hair.

Balayage tends to use natural hair colours, although your Smith & Smith stylist can also add fashion hair colours to the lengths of the hair. Balayage hair colour adds depth and dimension to your hair colour in a natural-looking sun-kissed way.

Natural Looking Babylights at Top Loughborough Hair Salon

Babylights are highlights applied using a delicate hair colour technique to mimic the subtle, multi dimensional hair colour seen on children’s hair. Babylights are natural looking and relatively low maintenance.

Babylights are a great way to introduce colour to your hair in a subtle way. They work best on fine hair, and can be applied to any hair colour or length of hair.  The highlights should be fine around the hairline and natural parting, with a gentle graduation of colour that is lighter at the ends.

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough

Book in for your hair colour appointment with the highlighting experts at Smith & Smith Hair Salon in Loughborough by calling us on 01509 216181 or book online here

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