When it’s time for a new do, you don’t have to limit yourself to a simple cut and color. Fabulous new options make the possibilities endless. Try highlights, Ombre, or Balayage to bring out your natural beauty or explore something radically different.
Getting highlights involves making some or all of your hair a lighter color. Highlights are very versatile. You can use them on long or short hair, and you can get them over all of your hair or only on certain sections. Go with natural shades similar to your own color, or choose bold with shades of pink, blue, or another eye-catching color.
Four main techniques for highlighting are
- traditional foiling
- or hair painting
Foiling is the most familiar method. It uses strips of foil to define the highlighted areas.
It’s worth noting that you may see Ombre and Balayage used interchangeably. However, to be technically correct, Ombre is a style and Balayage is a method. In other words, Balayage is the process and Ombre is the end result. Ombre and Balayage are both subtypes of hair highlights.
Ombre Hair Painting Service
From a French word meaning shadow, Ombre is a type of highlighted style accomplished through hair painting. This look takes hair gradually from a darker shade at the roots to a lighter color at the ends without leaving darker pieces on the bottom as in other styles. Many clients love an Ombre because there are no roots to deal with and you get a long-lasting color.
Balayage Hair Painting Service
Like the Ombre style, Balayage originated in France. In this method, the artist applies the color in sweeping paint strokes without the use of foil. The resulting look requires less maintenance and lasts longer. Clients who want a more natural, sun-kissed look may prefer Balayage to traditional foiling.
Caring for Highlighted Hair
No matter what technique you choose, highlighted hair looks bright and beautiful longer when you use the right products at home. Shampoos and conditioners designed for color-treated hair contain extras like protein and moisturizers to keep the strands healthy. Talk to your stylist about what he or she recommends for your hair.
When you’re ready to try out some low lights or highlights in Miami, contact Elite Styles Salon and Spa. Come in for a consultation and we’ll help you get started with lots of new ideas using highlights, Ombre, Balayage, and more.
For your convenience, you can book your appointment online. The team at Elite includes experienced professionals using the highest quality products to bring you the results you want.