Highlights are the most popular, and expensive, salon hair color service. They add texture, shine, dimension, depth to any hairstyle, creating brightness and pop for an elevated look. But given the cost and the upkeep, it’s worth making sure you are choosing your best highlight option. Learn about the different kinds of highlights in the notes.
Face-Framing: This is a great way to start any high or low lighting journey because it always looks so sensational. Ribbons of color are placed from ear to ear, perfectly framing the shape of your haircut and emphasizing the features of your face. Match the hair color tone to your eyes and you’re golden. To keep it up you’ll need a redo every 8-to-12 weeks.
Half-Head: Half a head of highlights places the focus on the top and the sides of the head. They provide nice definition to the central part of any haircut, adding tone and shine where you want it most. To keep it up you’ll need a redo every 8-to-12 weeks. This is a great service if you’re a going back into the salon in need of a redo because the colorist will focus the color application at the roots, where it’s needed most.
Full-Head: As the name suggests, the whole head is covered in a style-defining highlights and you get ripples of color everywhere. Great for shimmering variation in tone. To keep it up you’ll need a redo every 8-to-12 weeks.