8 Stunning Types Of Highlights To Ask Your Stylist For

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

We get it, coloring the whole length of your hair is a lot of commitment, so many are yet to take the bold step of dying their hair. But you cannot rule out the fact that it will make your hair vulnerable to damage. Thankfully there are other ways to style your hair color without drenching all your  hair in chemicals. Take highlights, for example; they never really got out of trend. And with time, there are so many kinds of highlights to choose from, irrespective of the length of your hair. So if you want to try different kinds of highlights, this article is for you. Read on!

1. Traditional Highlights

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Foiling is another name for this method of applying color to the hair. First, the hair is lightened all the way through by your hairdresser. Then, they remove the foil to add depth to your volume and leave your natural hair color in the spaces. Next, they apply bleach to tiny portions of hair and then wrap them in foil.

2. Babylights

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Babylights are a gentle approach to achieving a sun-kissed appearance in your hair. They provide a lovely glitter and sparkle to your hair in a more understated way than conventional highlights. This method of coloring hair is excellent for those who want a new style that will require little upkeep or time or who simply want to experiment with a new appearance without making a huge commitment.

3. Balayage

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The French word balayage describes the non-foil highlighting method used to achieve a natural look. Balayage is a method of hair highlighting rather than a specific style. This method is adaptable; it works equally well on light and dark hair. With balayage, your stylist has greater leeway in creating the precise mix or sun-kissed effect you desire. Use caramel highlights for a gentle, understated look or berries for a dramatic, eye-catching alternative.

4. Foil-ayage

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The hair colorists utilize foil to provide more lightning power, making the process seem similar to a balayage. You can discuss the results of a foil-ayage with your stylist if you feel a balayage would be too subtle. Those who wish to go lighter with their hair color would benefit significantly from this method. You may achieve those ooh-la-la brilliant strands of color by wrapping the hair with foil. This coloring service is perfect for those who don’t want to take it slow when adopting a new appearance.

5. Ombré

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The term “ombré” originates from the French for “graduated in tone hue.” The whole length of your hair will be highlighted with this method. The traditional ombré style involves starting with one color at the roots and gradually transitioning to a different color or shadow tone as the hair reaches the ends. The balayage is a common analogy for this method. And although they both lead to a similar product, they both have their own unique characteristics. How? In contrast to the vertical nature of the balayage method, this one involves applying a lighter color in horizontal sections and mixing it upwards. To put it simply, balayage is a method, while ombré refers to a hairstyle.

6. Sombré

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The term “sombre,” a portmanteau of the words “subtle” and “ombré” . While the cost of highlights may increase your beauty budget for the first few appointments, you will need fewer treatments going forward. Sweet!

7. Chunky Highlights

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To create a striking contrast, this resurgent style highlights wider portions of hair, often an inch or more in breadth. Here, rather than going for a refined appearance, a chunky and wacky style is desired. All hair hues, from blonde to dark brown, benefit from this method. Hairstreaks are again in vogue, and a set of chunky lights may give you an impressively high contrast and daring appearance.

8. Dimensional Highlights

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This method’s effectiveness is undeniable. As the name implies, dimensional hairstyles create depth by contrasting brighter and darker tones. Color becomes three-dimensional when any form of highlights is applied. A stylist can use foils and other color formulations to create dimensional color. A hairdresser may, for instance, take a blonde color solution and alternate it with a darker hue in the form of foils. You may use highlights, bloopers, peek-a-boo highlights, etc., to get the desired effect.

Even though highlights color small sections of your hair, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to nurture your hair anymore. Any form of chemicals makes your hair vulnerable to damage, so you need to take care of it the right way. So, which of these highlights is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

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