There’s a reason why hair highlights will never not be a thing. For one, they occur naturally in many hair colors. They’re also a tried-and-true way to freshen up your look without as much commitment as, say, a full-on dye job. Plus, some strategically-placed highlights can even make thinner strands appear a bit thicker. But the most wonderful thing about highlights — their versatility — can also be a source of indecision for anyone who wants them.
With so many options, how in the heck are you supposed to choose which highlights to get? Where should they be concentrated: face-framing or all around the head? Should they be cool-toned or warm? Do you do subtle highlights or go with a more chunky look throughout? Before you make a decision, think about the base color you have (or want), and consult with your colorist to see what would work for your hue, texture, and lifestyle.
But most importantly, a little inspiration is definitely needed. And there’s plenty to go around — just ask any of the colorists we hit up to break down these 30 different highlight jobs seen on some of your favorite celebrities.
What we’re really trying to say is: Bookmark this page — we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll want to bring to your colorist ASAP.
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