Highlighting hair is one of the most popular procedures in the salon. We can confidently say that highlighting will never go out of fashion, stylists improve the techniques of highlighting, invent new types, set current trends and each season this coloring technique remains at the peak of popularity.READ ALSO: Highlighting on dark hair - 200 photos! Highlighting on brown hair - fashion trends and photos
Highlighting appeared in the last century, came up with such an interesting technique Jacques Dessange, who first performed highlighting for Brigitte Bordeaux, and it instantly won the hearts of millions of women.
Literally highlighting translates as "mixing", By dyeing individual strands, the highlighting technique allows you to mix natural hair color and dyed strands, giving the hair volume, shine and color depth.
High-quality highlighting can revive any hair color and make the image elegant and stylish.
Highlighting can be done both dark and blond hair. The result of highlighting depends on the original hair color, the selected shade for the strands and the dyeing technique. Therefore, first you need to understand the types of highlighting.
Classic hair highlighting
With this technique of dyeing hair strands evenly brighten along the entire length. The width of the strands can vary, the thinner the strand, the more natural hair will look.
Often, the traditional highlighting of hair passes in two stages, first strands are clarified using a special dye, and then tinted to get the desired shade.
If the hair has light brown shades, then toning, as a rule, does not apply, since with the help of ordinary highlighting you can get a beautiful effect of sun-bleached hair.
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Brondirovaniye (Brown + Blond) - This is a complex technique that combines highlighting and coloring hair.
Brondirovanie combines chocolate, dark blond, chestnut, coffee shades of hair with a slight blond. Thanks to such an ultra fashionable technique, very beautiful “expensive” hair shades are obtained. At the same time, this is the maximum natural color with a soft overflow of several shades.
Bronding is suitable for both light and dark hair, the final result depends on the desired result. You can get the most natural shade of hair with barely noticeable burnt strands framing the face, or shade, smoothly flowing to a lighter, from the roots to the tips.
When booking you can use several shades of one scale, giving hair color depth. Multicolor coloring visually increases the volume of hair, creating the effect of thick hair shimmering in the light.
Highlight Balayazh or Baliyazh
This technique of highlighting has gained popularity in recent years and in 2015 remains still relevant.
Technique Balayazh has other names - zonal highlighting, cross coloring, degrade, ombr. All this reflects the same style of hair coloring.
The technique of highlighting Balayazh consists in a smooth transition from one color to another, close to shade. At the same time, the hairs at the roots have a darker shade (usually the hairs at the roots remain of a natural color), and closer to the tips they smoothly change into a lighter shade in the same color range.
This technique is suitable for long and short hair, especially brightly, it is combined with various haircuts, giving them a silhouette and shape. The most popular is dyutonal coloring, which combines natural shades of hair. Suitable range of colors: coffee, chocolate, light brown, honey, beige.
The transition can be smooth, starting from the roots and affecting the entire length, or you can choose to dye only the tips of the hair, creating the effect "Flames". The second type is ideal for cascading haircut and wavy hair.
The border of the transition of colors can be sharp or blurred, and the choice of color solution is close to infinity. For lovers of natural calm transitions and barely noticeable accents, bold and extraordinary girls can choose bright colors and asymmetrical lines of coloring.
A technique that is perfect for fine hair. It belongs to the gentle form of highlighting and consists in soft blending of hair color along the entire length, while the hair in the root zone remains darker.
Highlighting Shatush looks the most natural, creates the effect of burnt hair, and at regrowth the border is almost not noticeable.
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Thanks to this technique, hair can be given visual volume and color depth. Shatush is suitable for girls with light, blond shades of hair who want to "revive" the natural hair color.
A rather popular highlighting technique, in which the hair in the root zone remains darker and the lengths are lightened in various shades, close to the natural color.
It can be said that California highlighting is a kind of Shatush technique, the only difference is that in this case more saturated and bright shades are used.
In California highlighting, preference is given to light, wheat, gold, copper, coffee shades.
When performing Californian highlighting on dark hair, it creates the effect of sparkling strands that look especially bright in sunlight.
It is to create an effect on the hair highlights and modulations. Usually, up to 4 shades are used to create this effect. This type of highlighting looks great on dark chestnut shades, copper, coffee, red. For light shades of American highlighting is not suitable.
This type of highlighting is not suitable for everyone, but if you are used to turning on the views of passers-by, you can safely choose creative highlighting. It is combined with coloring, after the strands are brightened, they are painted in the desired color.
Bright colors are suitable for dark hair: red, blue, yellow.
For blond hair is better to choose gentle shades: pink, lilac, peach, gently blue.
Benefits of highlighting
one. Highlights can revive hair color, give it a depth and interesting play.2 If the hair does not have enough volume, then highlighting will visually increase it.3 Highlighting can be done 1 time in several months, in contrast to the usual staining.four. Highlights are suitable for hair of any length and almost any color.
Who should refrain from highlighting
one. If you have very thin and brittle hair, then highlighting is better to refuse.2 It is not recommended to highlight very dark hair, as it will look very contrast.3 Girls with a chemical wave should also refrain from highlighting, as these two procedures together can cause serious damage to the hair.four. If you dyed your hair with henna, then highlighting can not be done, as it can get an unpredictable shade.
Highlighting at home
Many girls are interested in the question of whether make highlighting at home? Of course, such a procedure can be carried out at home, but it is better to contact a specialist who will make exactly the shade you would like. But if all of you have decided to make highlighting yourself, then read the instructions on how to do it correctly.
one. Bleaching dye with an oxidizing agent (12% oxidizer is suitable for dark hair, it is better to choose a smaller percentage of 6-10% for thin or light hair)2 Foil for coloring. You can buy it in specialized stores or use regular food foil.3 Paint brush and non metal bowl.four. Gloves and towel.
Highlighting at home step by step
Highlighting with foil.
one. Cut the foil into strips. The strips should be slightly longer than the hair.
2 Divide the hair into several parts and fasten with barrettes those parts that are not needed yet. Before highlighting, it is advisable not to wash your hair for 1-2 days.
3 We begin highlighting with a parting. Separate the thin strand of hair and put a foil under it.
four. Using a brush, apply a dyeing composition to the strand, then fold the foil in half, and then fold it in from the sides so that the dyeing composition does not get onto other hair.
five. Do the same with the rest of the hair. If you want to get the effect of soft shading of color, the width of the strand should be very small. The thicker the strand is, the more contrasting the highlighting will be.
6 The dyeing time depends on the original and desired color. To lighten the hair by 0.5-1 tone will take 10-15 minutes. To lighten dark hair, you need at least 30-40 minutes.
7 Then rinse hair with plenty of water and apply a mask or balsam. This type of highlighting is suitable for medium-length hair and for long hair. If the hair is short, then for coloring you can use a special cap.Hair highlights - video
Highlighting with a cap
one. To dye this way, you need a special set for highlighting, it already includes a brush, gloves and a special cap with holes.2 Comb your hair and put on a hat. With the help of the hook from the holes we get small strands all over the head.
3 Apply paint on strands with a brush and leave at the right time.
four. First, wash your head without removing the cap, then remove it and rinse the hair well again with a shampoo.Video lesson Highlighting hair - photo