So you have a hair appointment coming up, but you’re still unsure what you want to do. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already spent hours on Pinterest or Google looking at what hairstyles and hair colors are trending this season. To help you make this decision, we put together the top techniques for changing your hair color and the differences between them.

Highlights

This is when small strips of your hair are colored usually a variety of shades of colors. This technique allows you to add dimension and depth to your hair without committing to an entirely new hair color or style. This is a classic first step in beginning your hair coloring journey.

Balayage

Balayage is a great technique because it adds different shades of colors into your hair in a more natural way. For this technique, the lightening agent is painted in freehand, blended up your hair so there are no harsh lines of color. Balayage provides a very natural touch to your hair.

Ombre

Ombre is a shadowing technique for your hair that takes your darker root and subtly changes to a lighter color on the ends. It is a little different than balayage because you are blending two colors together with no harsh lines. You are usually blending two very different colors into your hair - oftentimes ombre is from brown at the root to blonde on the ends or the other way around. It can also be used in more colorful hairstyles as well.


LowLiGHTS

Lowlights are similar to highlights, which uses colors that are lighter than your natural shade, but instead, use colors that are darker than your natural shade. Most commonly, people combine highlights and lowlights to create multiple dimensions to their hair.




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