Highlights & Lowlights For My Hair?

Should I Have Highlights in My Hair? Hair Colour Advice from COUPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot

Do you want to change your hair colour in a subtle way? Whether you want to restore radiance to dull hair or just want to enrich and enhance your natural hair colour, lowlights and highlights are the easiest way to transform your hair shade to something a little more interesting. But which are right for you and what do you need to know before you commit to your new hair colour?

The hair colour experts at COUPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot explain exactly what highlights & lowlights are……

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Why Should I Have Highlights Or Lowlights?

Highlights or lowlights are ideal if you want to give your hair a subtle hair colour boost. Highlights & Lowlights also a great way to colour your hair for the first time as you retain some of your natural shade too.

Highlights & lowlights are perfect for lighting up the complexion – illuminating and injecting new life into your hair colour can work wonders for your skin tone!

Lowlights and highlights aren’t the same as streaks, which can also be applied using traditional foils. Streaks have a more noticeable effect on the hair than lowlights and highlights – the benefit of highlights and lowlights is that they have a natural sun-kissed finish.

Highlights vs Lowlights

Highlights use hair colours that are a few shades lighter than your natural shade. The aim of highlights is to bring up the overall colour of your hair, whilst softening the look of your base hair colour.

In contrast, lowlights involve darkening strands of hair by using colours that are darker than your natural colour. They aim to add dimension and depth to your hair colour, they can also make your hair look thicker!

Natural Looking Babylights

Babylights are highlights applied using a delicate hair colour technique to mimic the subtle, multi dimensional hair colour seen on children’s hair. Babylights are natural looking and relatively low maintenance.

Babylights are a great way to introduce colour to your hair in a subtle way. They work best on fine hair, and can be applied to any hair colour or length of hair.  The highlights should be fine around the hairline and natural parting, with a gentle graduation of colour that is lighter at the ends.

What Is Balayage?

In the Balayage technique, the dye is swept or painted onto sections of your hair in a freehand manner. The hair colour is applied from the mid-lengths to the ends of the hair, with a few highlights applied in a non-uniform way through the roots.

Balayage tends to be a few shades lighter than your base colour, although your COUPE stylist can also add fashion hair colours to the lengths of the hair. Balayage adds depth and dimension to your hair colour in a natural-looking sun-kissed way.

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at COUPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot

Book in for your hair colour appointment with the highlighting experts at COUPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot by calling us on 01344 873 200.