Highlights are an easy way to brighten up your look. They add color subtly without going overboard, giving you a fresh look that’s still understated and professional.
The precise application of highlights: which is isolating and selecting strands of hair and treating them with a color, lightener, or toner—can become the basis for a brand new look without a single snip or shear. Below is a break down of full highlights vs. Partial highlights including face frame highlights to help you understand what exactly that means.
Full highlights are applied evenly throughout the entire head, to create anything from natural looks that mimics the way hair changes color over time in the sun to bold, heavy placement creating a less natural look or more “chunky” highlight. Full highlights can be very heavy, allowing for a natural brunette to become blond, or they can be designed to only slightly lighten all of your hair. There is a time and a place for each method whether you want natural or something more fashion forward. We always encourage pictures in your consultation to ensure you and your stylist are on the same page as it helps you articulate what look exactly it is you’re trying to achieve.
Partial highlights, which are typically less expensive (not always) and usually take less time to apply. They serve an altogether different purpose: drawing attention to specific features, such as fringe (bangs), placement around the face only, or highlighting or contouring a particular area on the head shape.
Face frame highlights
Adding subtle highlights to lighten the hair around your face is a style sported by stars and the everyday woman of today. Face-framing highlights can lend a youthful look to your complexion, brightening your skin and features. Because you only need to lighten a few select locks of hair, this is generally less expensive option and can add a ton of dimension and “POP” to any haircut or look you currently have. This is a great option for someone who has never had highlights, just wants the sun kissed pop around the face, or for the woman on the go who is wanting a quick fix before vacation.
Full, Partial, and even face frame highlights traditionally rely on foils for their application. However, your stylist at Educe Salon can do a full, partial, or face frame in any technique or method. (Balayage, foilayage, etc… There will be a price difference due to the artistry, skill and time consumption of each method.)