Highlights are a fabulous option, whether you are a hair color veteran or new to the coloring world. They are a versatile way of changing your hair color and can give you results ranging from subtle to bold.
WHAT IS HIGHLIGHTING?
The simple definition of “Highlighting”: making selected sections of your hair lighter than the base color. This can be done with lightener or hair color.
Highlighting techniques can vary widely from stylist to stylist, from hair painting such as Balayage to traditional foiling. The important thing for you know is your desired look, the stylist will determine the best technique to achieve that look for you.
When a stylist uses foils to highlight your hair, the foil functions as a physical barrier between the selected section of hair and the rest of your hair. The stylist uses a small comb or another tool to select a section of hair. The stylist places this hair on top of a piece of foil then applies the bleach or color. Next, the stylist folds the foil over the hair. In addition to protecting the other hair from bleach, the foil serves to accelerate processing time.
We are one of the top hair painting salons in the entire Houston area. So, what is hair painting? It is any method of hair coloring that uses a freehand technique to color your hair.
Balayage remains the hottest trend in hair painting. Derived from the French word for sweep, balayage refers to painting or sweeping highlights onto your hair. The freehand approach lets a stylist select a section based on where they fall when your hair is done. The result is an effortless, natural-looking color. The most remarkable thing about balayage is that it delivers a natural “lived in”, low maintenance look.
ARE HIGHLIGHTS BETTER THAN ALL-OVER COLOR?
What is best for YOU is what’s best. Period. We will give you all of the options during your consultation, even make suggestions based on our experience, but ultimately it’s YOUR hair and you have to love what you see in the mirror.
ARE LOWLIGHTS THE SAME AS HIGHLIGHTS?
The simple definition of “Lowlights”: making selected sections of your hair darker than the base color. If your hair is in lighter side of the color spectrum, light brown to blonde, lowlights are a wonderful way add depth and dimension.
Stylists use the same techniques to apply lowlights as we use to apply highlights, from foils to Balayage to 3D Balayage.
CAN I COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS AND ALL-OVER COLOR?
Absolutely. Many people want an all-over color to eliminate gray. Highlights in any form are able to be done in colored hair to avoid a “flat” (one dimensional) hair color.
WHAT IS BALAYAGE?
Besides being one of THE most mispronounced words in the salon (we’ve heard it all, seriously) the technique itself is also a mystery to most clients. First off, it’s pronounced “Bah-lee-ajh”. But dont’ worry if you can’t pronounce it, we know what you mean anyway.
The technique is originally French, and the word means “to sweep”.
It is a freestyle hair painting technique, which allows a stylist to place highlights throughout the hair to achieve a “lived in” look.
If any single hair trend defines the last decade, it would have to be balayage. The results look effortless and sun-kissed. Even when the contrast between the highlights and the base color is dramatic, the look is still low-maintenance.
HOW DOES MY STYLIST DO BALAYAGE?
Hair painting or “sweeping” is what defines balayage. However, stylists can take several different approaches to achieve the look.
How we approach your hair color process depends on your desired results. That is why we have a consultation with clients. Once we understand your desired look, we will craft the right balayage strategy for your hair.
CAN BALAYAGE BE USED WITH OTHER COLORS?
Absolutely. While highlighting techniques generally refer to putting bleach/ lightener on selected sections of hair, the same procedure allow us to infuse different colors into your hair, such lowlights or vibrant colors.
WHAT IS 3D BALAYAGE?
At Sanké Hairdressers in Kingwood, TX, we have become known for a technique called 3D balayage. 3D Balayage is a new technique developed by a stylist in California named Emmanuel Andrade. The technique is an advanced balayage technique that can achieve a wide variety of looks, from intensely blonde to subtly sun-kissed. With 3D Balayage, all looks will have a low maintenance regrowth.
IS BALAYAGE BETTER THAN FOIL HIGHLIGHTS?
One is not better than the other, It’s your hair, your choice.
The highlighting technique we decide to use for you depends not only on the results that you want, but the also maintenance you want. It’s your choice. We will make sure you understand the difference during your consultation.
We have a reputation as one of the best hair painting salons in the entire Houston area. With our artistic process and training, we help you create the hair color of your dreams, no matter which technique we use.
Explore the Sanké difference. We think you will agree that our approach provides a unique salon environment that lets you enjoy your “I” moment.