Hair Highlight will give you some vital information on how to proceed in the process of Hair Highlighting.
Here are some suggestions and tricks exclusively from the archives of professional hairdressers which will help you avoid the wrong selection of color and wrong way of application.
Any shade will suit the fair skin. If the skin is pink, then avoid shades of red or golden blonde. Ash tones will neutralize this type of skin color. Sallow complexion will be rejuvenated by deep reds and yellow, gold or orange tones are strict no. If the skin is olive, dark colors are the best choice.
It is advisable for people with short hair not to go for hair highlight. Deft highlights around the face will only brighten the complexion in case you have long hair. Highlights last longer than over-all coloring.
Four types of highlights, viz. the basic Foil highlights, chunking or 'piecing', bialiage or 'hair painting' and lowlighting are the rage these days.
You are at liberty to try it out at home. Home-color kits have gone through a series of transformation in the past few years and are useful for those who want to cut the expenditure of professional colorings. It also saves a considerable amount of your time. Some popular hair coloring kits include:
L'Oreal Natural Match Hair Color
Clairol Nice and Easy
First time users are advised to start with a semipermanent color. Semipermanent colors wash away after a few washes.
It is better to select a shade for highlighting. Select a shade at least two notches lighter than the color of the entire hair. It is never a good idea selecting a shade three shades lighter than the natural or artificial color of the rest of the hair. The objective of highlighting is to give a sun-kissed effect to the hair which will finally be neither too deep in texture nor too light.