What Are Highlights & Lowlights

Should I Have Highlights or Lowlights in My Hair? Hair Colour Advice from Colour My Life LONDON hair salon in Lavender Hill, Clapham South London

Whether you want to restore radiance to dull hair, add subtle pastel colours or just fancy a change of colour, lowlights and highlights are the easiest way to transform your hair colour into something much more interesting. But which look is right for you and what do you need to know about higlights and lowlights before you commit to your new colour?

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Why Have Highlights Or Lowlights in My Hair?

Highlights or lowlights are perfect if you want to give your tresses a bit of a colour boost and they’re also a great idea if you are new to hair colour as you retain some of your natural shade too.

Highlights are ideal for illuminating and injecting life into your hair colour and can work wonders for your skin tone!

Lowlights and highlights are often confused with streaks, which can also be applied using foils. Streaks have a more obvious effect on the hair than lowlights and highlights – the benefit of highlights and lowlights is that they have a natural sun-kissed finish.

Lowlights vs Highlights – Which Should I Have?

Lowlights involve adding colours that are darker than your natural colour. Lowlights add depth and dimension to your hair colour, whilst also making your hair look thicker!

In contrast, highlights use hair colours that are approximately 3 shades lighter than your base hair colour. The aim of adding highlights is to bring up the overall colour of your hair, whilst softening the look of your hair colour.

What Are Babylights?

Babylights are highlights created using a delicate hair colour technique to mimic the subtle, multi-dimensional hair colour seen on children’s hair. Babylights are natural looking and low maintenance, which makes them ideal for those colouring their hair for the first time.

Babylights work well on fine hair, where more obvious colouring techniques may look too obvious and chunky. Babylights are a great way to introduce colour to your hair in a subtle way and can be applied to any hair colour or length of hair. 

The highlights should be gently applied around the hairline and natural parting, with a soft graduation of colour that is lighter at the ends.

What Is Balayage Hair Colour?

Balayage is a French word that means ‘to sweep.’ In this technique, the dye is painted onto sections of your hair in a freehand manner. The hair colour is applied from the mid shafts to the ends of the hair, with bolder strokes towards the ends of your hair, and a few highlights applied through the roots.

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

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at Colour My Life LONDON hair salon in Lavender Hill, Clapham South London.

Book in for your hair colour appointment with the highlighting experts at Colour My Life LONDON hair salon in Lavender Hill, Clapham South London. by calling us on 020 7924 6823 OR 020 7228 2224 or book online via our website.