Why Have Highlights or Lowlights?

Should I Have Highlights in My Hair? Hair Colour Advice from Hairven Hair Salons in Nottingham

Do you want to make a subtle change to your hair colour? Highlights & lowlights can completely transform your look, enhance your hair cut, and be the finishing touch to any hairstyle. At Hairven hairdressing salons in Beeston & Gedling we believe that hair cuts and colours should work hand in hand to give you a stunning overall look. 

Highlights are perfect for creating those sun kissed hues, honey blondes and ash blonde colours. Lowlights add depth to hair colour and can be used to create some subtle but striking hair colours.

But which look is right for you and what do you need to know before you commit to your new colour?

Please note: A skin test is required 48 hours prior to having a colour application.  This is a quick test so no need to book – just pop in.

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Why Have Highlights or Lowlights?

Colouring your hair can have the most dramatic effect on your skin tone, your complexion, your facial features and your self-esteem!

Highlights or lowlights are ideal if you want to give your locks a bit of a colour boost and they’re also a great way to colour your hair for the first time as you retain some of your natural shade too. If you want a good local hair salon in Nottingham, who deliver exceptional hair colour results then come and visit the team of hair colour experts at Hairven.

We have the skills and experience to deliver beautiful classic highlights & lowlights for a defined placement of colours, or we can also use highlights to add flashes or slices of colour for a fun look.

You can choose to have chunky highlights or slices of colour for a bold look or fine, weaved lowlights for a subtle hair colour. The larger the highlights or lowlights the more dramatic effect on the hair, subtle streaks are much less noticeable and can give a natural sun-kissed finish.

Lowlights vs Highlights

Whether you want to restore radiance to dull hair or just fancy a change of colour, lowlights and highlights are the easiest way to transform your shade to something much more interesting.

Lowlights involve darkening strands of hair by using colours that are darker than your natural colour. They aim to add depth and dimension to your hair colour, whilst also making your hair look thicker!

In contrast, highlights use hair colours that are a few shades lighter than your natural shade. The aim of highlights is to brighten your natural shade to give a sun kissed effect.

What Are Babylights?

An exciting new hair colour could be just what you need to breathe fresh life into your look so why not visit the  hair colour specialists in Nottingham at Hairven?

Babylights are delicate highlights created using a very fine hair colour technique to mimic the multi dimensional hair colour seen on children’s hair. Babylights are very natural looking and low maintenance.

Ask your experienced Hairven colourist to add subtle highlights that give a rooty, natural finish for an on-trend look. This style of highlights is perfect for those wanting a ‘lived in’ hair colour effect.

Book Your Hair Colour Appointment at Hairven Hair Salons, Nottingham

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