During winter months, women frequently look in the mirror and notice that their hair looks a bit dull and lifeless. There’s nothing like the cold season to convince us to switch out the drab for new color effects. Hier and Haines Salon in McLean VA is ready with highlighting techniques that add dimension to your personal style.
Highlights or Lowlights?
Did you know that your natural hair color has many different shades? That’s why highlights and lowlights can so effectively lighten hair with strands of lighter color or add dimension with strands of darker color. The effect can be quietly subtle or stunningly more dramatic and is a more natural alternative to all-over hair color. A mix of highlights and lowlights will leave your hair full of beautiful, natural looking colors.
To get the perfect combination of shades in your highlights and lowlight, there are two techniques: traditional foils and the newer balayage:
- Balayage is a free-form highlighting technique in which your stylist actually paints highlights onto your hair. It gives the stylist more freedom to place color – a few strands or in chunks. Not only does Balayage produce very natural results, but the highlights grow out beautifully. It’s a perfect solution to the harsh growth line of the nasty “grow out” period. It’s great for coloring grays because the stylist can cover the few gray strands rather than having to color the entire head.
- Foiling involves placing sections of hair onto rectangular sheets of foil. The color is applied and the foil folded to keep the color in place and away from other sections. Of all highlighting techniques, foiling can be applied closest to the root.
The Ombre Effect
Ombre is a popular hair color trend. The hair color gently fades from dark to light, adding layers and strands of darker and lighter color in a way that creates a totally natural and high-style look. Your stylist can use either a balayage or a foiling technique to lift (lighten) the ends of your hair. Like any color service, the color and technique can be adjusted and customized to your specific preferences.
For the absolute best in hair color services, schedule your next appointment soon at our McLean VA hair salon. We will help you choose the perfect combination of highlights and lowlights to brighten up your winter-weary hair!
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