Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ribbon Highlights - give them a try!

In the world of hair color, there are a lot of trends to keep up with these days. From purple balayage to mushroom brown to shadow hair, it can seem overwhelming. But there’s a new highlighting technique that’s currently trending on social media feeds, and we think it’s here to stay: ribbon highlights. This gorgeous highlighting technique is one you’ll want to look out for, and maybe even try out for yourself! We’ve got the scoop on ribbon highlights, including what they are, how to get them, and the best ways to maintain this pretty hair color trend.

Similar to the balayage technique, ribbon highlights add depth and dimension to hair, but the highlights aren’t concentrated on just the ends of the hair. The ribbon highlighting method goes like this: begin with a solid color base, then weave a lighter hue throughout the entirety of the hair in ribbon-like pieces. The result creates a gorgeous contrast between light and dark pieces that, especially when styled with a curling iron, resemble ribbons! Instead of the highlight being heavy on the ends of the hair, the lighter-colored ribbons twist throughout the full length of the hair (whether you have short hair or long hair). Picture this, for example: A medium-brunette base color, with thin strips of caramel colored locks woven throughout like pretty ribbons.

Since this highlighting technique involves coloring full strips of hair, from grown-out roots through to the ends, you’ll want to book an appointment with a professional colorist to get the look. You’ll also want to keep in mind that achieving a ribbon-like look could require some bleaching or lowlights. If your hair is already a lighter brunette or blonde shade, you’ll have to add in some darker hues in order to achieve a little contrast. As always, with any new hair color, you’d be smart to bring in a picture to give your colorist a better idea of what you’re going for.

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