What are some of the different methods for highlighting hair?
Hair highlighting lightens and brightens hair. Highlighting can look subtle and natural or bold and obvious. You stylist will lighten and tone sections of hair for best results. Foil highlights involve painting color onto hair, and folding it into a foil. Some stylists use a cap with holes (called a streaking, frosting or tipping cap) to separate sections of hair. Another technique, bialiage, involves painting highlights directly on the hair. Chunking and piecing create thicker sections of color. Low-lighting—often used in conjunction with highlighting—creates darker pieces that add dimension to mid-tones. For best results, go to your salon. Highlights can be created at home using a hair highlighting kit, but follow directions carefully.Back to Questions