Rules on Hair Highlighting


Want to go for a lighter look this coming summer? Well no need to worry because we’ll help you decide on the best highlights that will define your bone structure and make your hair look thoroughly sun-kissed (yes, that’s possible).  

One word of warning though: you don’t want to enter this whole highlighting business half-hearted. This will need commitment—less than a full hair color but commitment nonetheless. So be sure that you’re ready for the strip, brassy look if and when things go awry.

Here are the thing you need take note of:

DO consider your placement
Most importantly, your highlights should frame your face so as to really accentuate your bone structure and make you look well put together. The rule is: always lighten the area that surrounds your face. Take note of how the sun would naturally lighten your face and position your highlights the same way as that. 

DO think about depth and dimension
You want your highlights to give your hair that extra oomph—not cause it to look flat. So what you want to do then is to vary the sizes of your highlight as well as their lightness.  Make sure that your highlights complement your base color and not over power it. Consequently, your highlights should match your hair’s undertone as well. 

DON’T use too many colors
Yes, dimension is good but too much of it will make your hair look unnatural. The rule of thumb here is for you not to add in more than three colors or shades in your hair—your base, your highlight, and then your low light.

DON’T lighten it too much
You highlights and you hair in general should complement your skin tone—not match it. Having you hair the same color as your skin tone washes you out. This is why contrast is necessary when considering color.