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Regular Highlights Are Out

If you want to add some dimension to your hair, try balayage, babylights, teasylights or ombre hair instead.

You might have heard friends talking about these highlighting techniques, but what are they all about? Here is a helpful guide to get you the hair color result you desire.

Ombre hair Is Low Maintenance Fun

Denver Colorado Hair Glo Extensions ombre hairWhen you think of ombre hair color, picture it being darker at the roots with a gradual lightening towards the ends. Ombre means “shade” in French. So the hair is “shaded” at the bottom. It’s much easier to maintain this look because you can let your darker roots grow in naturally. This is kind of the reverse of what regular traditional highlights usually are all about. With your ends lighter in an ombre look, it imparts a glow to your entire face. This technique is usually performed on shoulder length hair and longer.

Balayage Is Freehanded Highlights

balayage hair color glo salon in denverBalayage on the other hand is a little less specific. Lightener is applied with a brush as in traditional foiing, but there is no weaving of the hair sections.  It is intended to look more naturally sunkissed, so rather than weaving, the stylist paints on the lightener free handed. Foil highlights tend to look uniform. Balayage looks like you were out in the sun. The best part is that it grows out beautifully with less of a regrowth line in your hair.

Babylights Are For The Shy Gal

babylights teasylights denver at glo salonIf you aren’t ready to commit to a full head of highlights, then you might want to ask for the technique called “babylights.” What they require of the colorist to do is add very fine, delicate highlights around the face all the way down to the ends. It’s meant to mimic a child’s hair that is brightened by the sun. Think of it as just more subtle highlights.

Whichever technique is right for your own head of hair is up to you, but talk with your stylist at Glo Extensions to customize a result that will make you feel beautiful. Our Denver based hair color specialists are trained in the latest cutting edge techniques to get you the best look possible. The right color can transform your entire presence, so you’ll feel confident wherever you go.

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