Trending Hair Highlighting Techniques And Styles

By: Shabana

Hair colour has always been a rage among women. It is the best way for a makeover. Changing your hair colour will give you that much-needed boost in confidence and personality. But only hair colour is passé. Highlighting the hair is trending RN.

Nowadays, everyone wants to get highlights to their hair, as it enhances the hair's colour. Highlights also bring out the best facial features of a person.

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Highlighting around the face brightens it up. Usually, highlighting the hair with two different tones will look best. Highlights should be in layers to produce tonal variations.

Highlights can be light or dark, depending on the base colour. Do not go by the internet trends. Ask your stylist to help you choose the perfect colour of highlights to bring out the best of your base colour.

Here are the latest trends of highlighting the hair

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1) Balayage:

This is the most trending hair highlighting technique. It is also called ‘hair painting'. It is the method of colouring the hair in places where the sun's rays are most likely to hit, giving it an amazing sun-kissed glow. The colour used in this technique should suit both the hair base colour and the skin tone.

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2) Hair Contouring:

You may have just heard of contouring in makeup. Hair contouring is fairly new. It means playing with dark and light tones around the face structure to highlight your best facial features. If you want to enhance certain areas of your face, use lighter highlights and use darker shades for facial features to make them appear softer.

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3) Ombre Highlights:

They are also called dip dye highlights. They are called so because it looks like the edges of your hair are dipped in a dye and left to dry. It involves gradient shading, which means that the tips are coloured darker and the colour fades, as it goes towards the roots. It is low maintenance than most of the other techniques and looks great if done right. These highlights work best on hair which has a little volume and body.

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4) Ribboned:

Ribboned highlights are for those with wavy hair. They highlight the soft waves and create a ribbon-like effect. If you are the bold types, try ribbon highlights using bold colours such as pink or purple.

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5) Lowlights:

Lowlights are just the opposite of highlights. They add dimension to the strands of your hair. This works on women with a naturally light colour. Adding low lights in darker shades will give depth to the bottom layers of your hair and make it look more voluminous.

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6) Underlights:

This is the process of colouring only the underside of your hair. These highlights look stunning when done right. The stylist will usually pin up 1 layer of your hair and colour the underside. People usually opt for rainbow colours; but if you are not that experimentative, you can opt for 2-3 shades lighter than your original hair colour.

Whatever method you choose, make sure you consult your stylist. If done right, these highlights will give you a makeover that your friends for sure will envy.

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Story first published: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:00 [IST]
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