Summer Highlights or Lowlights for a New Look
Break out of your boring winter rut this spring and summer with some fresh, new highlights to add spring to your step and hotness to your look. There is plenty of information online about adding highlights yourself, along with the sad, scary-looking heads of hair walking around out there who have “attempted this at home”! Word to the wise, don’t attempt highlighting your own hair. Not even WE do that ourselves, and we’re professionals!
Your personal stylist at Pinup not only knows you and your hair’s specific nuances and needs, but she is expertly trained in the appropriate products to use or avoid your highlights coming out too dark, too brassy or too flat.
Choosing the right tone of highlights and lowlights for your skin tone is no small trick, and hitting the mark the first time can save you hundreds of dollars avoiding color corrections when it’s done wrong at home, or by a less experienced stylist.
Your Pinup pros have some nifty tricks up their sleeves for extending your color to benefit your budget as well as the health of your hair. After all, part of looking stunning is not just the amazing color, but lovely, healthy hair underneath it all.
Adjusting your highlights to the season also keeps them natural and lasting longer. Keep highlights lighter in the summer and deeper, more golden in the winter months. You can lengthen the time in between salon visits by starting only a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color and fade into an even lighter blonde toward the tips of your mane.
Ask your colorista about the use of products such as a toning gloss to seal in the color and make it last longer. It is important to use shampoo and conditioning products at home that are formulated to preserve your color longer and prevent it from going dull in between visits.
For vivid looks, brunettes can go for golden blonde and honey blonde highlights. You blondies out there can add light brown lowlights for a dramatic effect. Really take a trip over the rainbow with vibrant hues like fiery red, pink, purple, orange and blue! See our post here for more on that! However…careful not to over-highlight since not only is it damaging, but it leaves your hair too monochrome and flat looking.
Another trick to keeping highlighted hair healthy is treating yourself to a deep conditioning treatment at the salon at the time of your color.
We will make sure your highlights accent your skin and eye color as well as your base color; not over-powering it and adding dimension with varying shades and size. An effective technique is to frame your face with the lighter tones and keep the darker tones at the roots. This creates a natural, sun-kissed effect…and may just result in some real lip canoodling!
Regardless if you go subtle, skin-kissed highlights or dramatic dimension creation effects, or somewhere in between, you can trust your gals at Pinup to take you into the summer months with your hair looking it’s finest.