Hair Highlights and Lowlights
Hair is one of the biggest ways we show off our personality and there is no better way to do that than to get professional highlights and lowlights at Moodie Hair Design and Spa in Ottawa. Hair highlights and lowlights are hair coloring that can be performed on your hair in targeted areas. They can be used to add effect to your hair.
Highlights are when thin or thick sections of hair are lightened slightly lighter than your hair color. It is often thought that highlights can only be blonde in color but they can be any color. The key is that they are lighter than your natural hair color. You can even get highlights if your hair is black; they would just be brown. When getting your hair highlighted, it is best not to go more than three shades lighter than your natural color.
Your head is your domain and your way to express yourself so highlights can go wherever you wish them to be. That being said, highlights are typically placed around your face and/or at the top of your head.
When you come in to Moodie Hair Design and Spa in Ottawa, consult one of our hair care specialists to determine exactly how your highlights should appear. The thicker (wider) your highlights are, the more unnatural they will tend to look. The thinner you go with highlights, the more natural they appear. If you are not sure if you will like highlights in your hair, you can start off with a few and then come back for more later if you like them.
Lowlights are the opposite of highlights. During the process of lowlights, your stylist will darken your hair up to two shades darker than your original hair color. Many people don’t consider putting in lowlights because many stylists neglect informing their clients that it is an option. Despite being often neglected, lowlights can add an emphasis to your hair, especially if you have lighter colored hair.
It is possible to add both highlights and lowlights to your hair and this process is often performed. When you add highlights and lowlights to your hair, it is called a tri-color service. This allows you to have both darker and lighter accents in your hair that are a great way to show off your personality or make your hair more vibrant.
There are no restrictions on who can get highlights or lowlights; it will work with all different kinds of hair. Hair highlights and lowlights will have different effects on different styles of hair. For example, they will make curly hair appear as if it has more volume.
For the best effect, you should have your highlights, lowlights, or tri-color service performed four times a year. This will prevent the colors from fading away. Receiving coloring to your hair more often than that can damage your hair. You can get at-home kits for adding highlights or lowlights, but there are many kits out there that are hard to use and contain chemicals you don’t want in your hair. At-home hair dye also tends to fade sooner.
At Moodie Hair Design and Spa in Ottawa, we use only the best hair dyes and process that will not hurt your hair. We do more than an at-home kits will do for you; we talk with you about what you want and work with each person’s hair individually because not every treatment for hair will work for everyone. Your hair is special to you and we want you to have it the way you like.
Once you have your highlights, it is time to take care of them. Dyed hair doesn’t react to shampoos the same way undyed hair does. It is important that you have the proper shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair or else your color will fade much quicker.
If you are considering having highlights, lowlights, or tri-color service, come on in to Moodie Hair Design and Spa in Ottawa and see why we are considered the best in the industry. Not only will your hair be pampered but you will be in a relaxing environment with friendly staff who can help you with all of your hair care needs, including hair highlights and lowlights.