If you are looking for hair highlights that give your hair a natural looking beauty, the best highlights to use are ones that compliment your skin tone as well as your hair’s base color. If you are going for an edgy look there are many color options available from jet black and platinum blonde to fun colors such as blue, green, or pink. You can highlight your hair with one shade or add many dimensions of interests with multiple shades and colors.
The color and shade you choose should be based on your hair’s base color. Blondes can either go with highlights a shade lighter or darker than their hair depending on the look they are trying to achieve. You should also keep in mind your skin tone and choose golden tones if you have warm skin and ash tones if you have cool skin.
Brunettes can go with a wide range of highlight colors and still achieve a natural look. Blonde, red, and complimentary shades of brown are all good choices for brunette hair depending on the look you are trying to create and the base color of your hair. People with very dark hair can still get a great look with highlights but it takes more work. Very dark brown and black hair must be lightened first before it is highlighted in order for the highlight color to show. Strands to be highlighted are lightened first and then the highlight color is applied.
If you want to update your style with hair highlights look for a hair salon that specializes in color treatments. Although highlights create a less noticeable effect than all over hair color, the process is still one that is best left to a professional. Hair salons that specialize in hair color, hair highlights, and corrective hair color will be able to give you great results for a unique look that makes you feel good.