All About Highlighting

What you need to know before you take the plunge.
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Are Highlights for You?

Looking for an instant way to add oomph to your look? Coloring your locks is a great option -- and highlighting is one of the beauty buzzwords that first come to mind.

Highlights can enhance the face, add dimension and shine, and when done correctly, the effect is, well...heavenly. But highlighting isn't the only option.

The Lowdown on Coloring Processes

Talk to your stylist to determine which of these techniques is best for you.

Highlights: Add light to hair; best in shades of gold, honey, amber, and rich reds. Highlights add a brighter dimension to hair color.

Lowlights: Add depth to hair. Used to make hair a few shades darker, or to break up an overlightened head of hair.

Foiling: Small sections of hair are placed onto rectangular sheets of foil and color or lightener is applied, and the foil is folded to keep color in place. Closest application to hair root of all highlighting techniques.

Baliage: Haircolor or lightener is "handpainted" freestyle onto select strands of hair; great for personalizing color on textured or wavy hair.

Chunk: Large sections of hair are lightened randomly to create the boldest highlighted look. Can be achieved through foiling or baliage.

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