Change Your Look with Highlights and Lowlights

Men and women both can add some colour to their hair to brighten up their look and give their locks some freshness and pizzaz. One of the easiest ways to do this is by applying highlights or lowlights, or even a combination of both to your hair.


Highlighting your hair means adding a few streaks of colour throughout your hair. Colour choices range from white blonde to shades of red or golden brown. But, if you’re up for a little adventure, you can also choose trendy colours that make a statement, such as hot pink, electric blue, burgundy or almost any colour you like.



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Lowlights follow the same concept as highlights, but the colour tone is usually darker, and the results less dramatic. Lowlights are ideal to boost your hairstyle without being obvious. Usually matched closer to your natural colour, lowlights blend well and add tone and texture to your hairstyle.


Adding both highlights and lowlights to your hair will give it both depth and three dimensional colour.


You can choose to add highlights and lowlights all over your hair, or possibly just use some soft highlights at the front only, to frame your face.




Highlights are ideal for spring and summer hairstyles, since they bring a dose of sunshine to winter worn locks. You can have them professionally applied at a hair salon, where they may choose to use a cap method, or if your hair is longer, they will wrap the hair in foil to complete the highlights.


You can also purchase kits to achieve your new look at home. Home highlighting kits usually come with a cap, but the higher end kits now have more advanced and easy to use application tools that eliminate the need for hooking hair through the cap.


Whether you have your highlights and lowlights done at home by a friend or with a professional hairdresser, it’s a great way to spice up your locks and give your hair a whole new dimension of colour.

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