Difference Between Highlights And Lowlights

Balayage, ombre, sombre, highlights, lowlights, babylights…AAAAAAHHH! Sometimes it does feel like the hair coloring industry is trying to drive us all crazy churning out new and trendy coloring techniques every other day.

Both highlights and lowlights are partial or spot hair coloring in which just a few sections of hair are dyed. The primary intent of these techniques is to add some gorgeous depth, dimension, and movement to your hair. They look best when done together in your hair as they blend perfectly to create that beautiful sunkissed look.

Highlights or lowlights are perfect if you want to give your barnet a bit of a colour boost, they're also a great way to start off dyeing your hair for the first time as you retain some of your natural shade too.

They allow you to have a sun-kissed effect with lighter strands running through your hair in a just-back-from-holiday hue.

They're also great for lighting up the face; illuminating and injecting life into your hair's colour can work wonders for your skin tone! It's advised to have them done before the summer to prevent the colour changing after exposure to the sun.

  • Highlights generally look better on dark hair (like shades of brown and black) and lowlights have a more prominent effect on lighter hair (like shades of blonde and light brown).

  • Highlighting causes a fair bit of damage to your hair as it primarily involves bleaching your hair to lighten it. Lowlighting, however simply requires depositing color onto your hair to dye it the shade you want.

  • Though both highlights and lowlights work to create dimension in your hair, highlights add more movement to it and give it a sun kissed effect while lowlights are great for adding depth and volume to your tresses.

  • When you should be sporting highlights or lowlights also depends on the season. Highlights usually look better with summer styles as they give your hair that perfect sun kissed look. Lowlights, on the other hand, work better during the winter due to their darker coloring.

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