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A bright silk lining elevates a well-made bag or coat, and now it can do the same thing for your hair. Placing a lighter veil on the underside of your hair illuminates your face and neck, softens the edge, and adds interest without breaking up the clean lines of a classic shape. From Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd to singer/actress Mandy Moore, celebrities are embracing the technique, which adds interest to classic shapes and long flowing lengths. Click the notes to learn more about this surfacing trend. ––  Laura Martin

Placement: A lighter hue is placed on a diagonal along the underside of the front hair so that it flashes out when hair moves. The section should be thin (no more than 1/2” thick) and may incorporate just the sides or the sides and back.

Color Selection: The lining color needs to be at least two shades lighter than the base color and have a bright or warm tone to create a shiny, illuminating effect. Blonde, copper, and pastel hues are great options.

Upkeep: The underside placement makes for invisible roots, as long as hair is worn down, requiring very little maintenance. Those who wear a lot of up-styles may want to have the light pieces hand painted instead of applied in foils to keep edges soft.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle

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