Highlights Dimensional Color
Going for Highlights Dimensional Color, but you don’t know which one you want? There are a couple different choices:
Basic Foil Highlights – Foils are placed up to the root and depending on the amount of foils and placement will give a different appearance. When it grows out, you normally will see a line where it has grown out which is called a demarcation line.
Balayage/Hair Painting – Gives more of a natural look similar to a sun kissed look. This technique can be more precise and creative depending on the technique. You won’t need to get touched up as much with balayage.
Lowlighting – Darker shades are added to the hair to give more contrast and dimension. This gives the hair a thicker appearance.
No matter if you are looking for a platinum blonde, dark brown or black hi lighted look, multi-tonal highlights and lowlights can be achieved to give a more natural look. Sometimes the hardest decision is determining the tonal result of the highlights. Tonal refers to a cool or warm tone in the highlights. Cool tones are normal harder to achieve since you have to lift your hair to a level 9 or 10 leaving a yellow undertone and then have to tone your hair to combat the yellow/warm tone.
Keep in mind to lift ones’ hair to the desired level of a 9 or 10, your hair must be able to withstand the damage involved in lifting/removing/decolorizing your hair. Sometimes this procedure can not be done in one service and must be done over a series of services. A thorough consultation should be done prior to deciding what your expectations are.
Example Foil Hi-Lights when growing out: You can see the line of demarcation.
Low Lighting is done to blend roots, make hair look thicker, and to add dimension: