Best Highlights for Your Hair Color
From highlights to lowlights, find out which shades complement your hair color
Choosing the right highlights for youBefore you find out what your best highlights are, read the following tips to avoid a hair coloring disaster:
• Go to a professional. While there isn't much risk with doing an allover color at home, there's a lot more room for error with highlights -- from the thickness of the streaks to the tones and shades. Getting highlights should definitely be reserved for the salon.
• Know if you look better in cool or warm tones. A simple way to figure this out is to hold a swatch of silver (cool tone) and a swatch of gold (warm tone) against your face. Whichever looks best against your skin tone tells what type of color family you should stay in. Just make sure you do this test without makeup and with sunlight.
• Decide if you're getting highlights, lowlights, or both. Pelusi says highlights are shades that are lighter than the allover hair color, while lowlights are dark colors applied to lighter hair. Lowlights tend to soften a dark color while highlights bring depth.
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