Ashley Tisdale has switched up her classic all American girl multidimensional blonde highlights into a darker, more sophisticated color using lowlights. Highlights are probably the most popular in-salon color service because the dynamic, all-over gloss and sheen never fails to leave clients thrilled. Yet these lowlights –– a shade or two darker than her natural level –– add real depth, dimension, and the illusion of thickness to her haircut. It also works great to bring balance to hair that has been colored light in the past, which is another reason this is such a great choice.
Step: Highlights and lowlights can both be applied in a variety of ways. The difference is one way makes hair lighter, one makes hair darker.
Step: 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.
Step: Half-Head: Here the focus is on placement at 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.
Step: 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.