Simply put, highlights are strands of hair that are lifted to be a few shades lighter than the base. They brighten up locks, whether you go for only one level of lift or a more contrasting effect. Highlights work through any base color, from blonde shades to bold reds and even dark brunettes, adding light-boosting luminosity that flatters everyone.

These highlights we can be applied in all manner of styles, whether we paint them on from root to tip, or feather towards the root to nail a soft and sun-kissed balayage finish.

If you generally like your hair color, but want to add it some depth, dimension and trendy feel, you’ll probably go for highlights, those created with a freehand technique, with no foil. They will give you a sun-kissed, natural look or soft transitions of color if you are using pastel or bright neon hues.

Highlights and lowlights allow creating very sophisticated hair color solutions which are hard to copy, but you can come up with your own complex hair color that will be better than the source of your inspiration. Brown hair with blonde highlights and blonde highlights in red hair are the ideas most women have already tried.

Some stuck to them – so good they turned out – and some moved on to test something more extravagant like purple highlights in dark brown hair or peek a boo highlights in some vivid hue. These can seem challenging on first thought, so you may want to start with a more modest choice, like red or caramel highlights.

At 7th Star Hair & Beauty we have loads of ideas for you regardless of how bold you want to go with your highlights!