With Summer just around the corner, now is a great time to spice up your hair style with highlights…
While doing an all-over colour yourself is fine at home, with highlights and lowlights it’s always best to go to the professionals at a salon as they will know what thickness to make the streaks and the tones and shades best suited to your hair. But to point you in the right direction, here are some suggestions for highlights for you to discuss with your stylist! ♥
For Platinum Blonde Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: Gwen Stefani
Gwen’s hair is as blonde as it gets. If you too have almost-white hair, try lowlights in a deeper blonde woven throughout. This requires touch-ups every month or so, and over time if you want you can gradually move to a darker colour. For an edgier look, concentrate the streaks like Gwen with her lowlights in the centre.
For Light to Medium Blonde Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: Reese Witherspoon
This light blonde shade has a sun-kissed look with highlights that are a few shades darker. For natural looking highlights, pick a color in the same family of your natural hair colour, but lighter.
For Medium to Dark Blonde Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: Blake Lively
Try some auburn highlights. Medium blonde hair is a match made in heaven for coppery tones. If you try this, place lighter streaks towards the back, and darker pieces toward the front of your hair.
For Light Brown Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: J-Lo
If you’ve got light brown hair like J-Lo, but want to spice it up a bit, try incorporating more ash blonde pieces throughout the hair, specifically in the lower half.
For Dark Brown Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: Jessica Alba
Place shades of caramel, not much lighter than your natural color, into your hair. Caramel, rather than reds or oranges will produce a subtler look. To keep the look even more natural, start the highlights a little way off the scalp so that they blend easily. The trick is to use two or three different shades to create a more natural and vibrant effect.
For Black Hair
Celebrity Hairspiration: Brenda Song
Highlights in black hair will help soften the harshness. Make sure the shade you choose has warm undertones (like Brenda Song’s) that will work with your tone instead of against it. Rich copper or warm chocolate brown hues will help ebony hair look brighter.