Hair Texture and Highlights or Block Colour
Once you have figured out how to find the most flattering kinds of hair colours to suit your complexion so you look glowing, healthy and gorgeous, the second consideration is that of block colour versus higlight and lowlights. The answer to this conundrum comes down more to hair texture and cut.
Highlights and lowlights look great, add dimension and define:
- Curly hair
- Short textured hair
- Wavy hair
- Layered hair
Block colour is best on smooth straight and sleek hair with minimal layers (or layers that are there to remove bulk but not provide lots of dimension or movement).
If you tend to wear your hair sometimes smooth and sometimes wavy or curly, then very fine highlights (otherwise known as babylights or micro higlights are the way to go. They mimic natural highlights created by the sun.
Balyage techniques such as Sombre (that’s a soft ombre) work better on wavy hair rather than dead straight hair too, highlights can just look a little ‘zebra’ on very straight hair.
Then of course, you’ll want to think about the texture and sheen of your clothes so that they harmonise beautifully with your hair and skin. Discover how to choose the right textures in your fabrics to flatter.