Welcome to our huge gallery featuring women with highlights.

Are you ready to make a change to your hair color?

No matter your preferred look, highlights brighten your hair, draw attention to your features, and give you a put-together look. Many women choose this attractive option to enhance their style.

The term applies to strands of hair which are made lighter than the base color of the hair. This color is added to hair by foils on select strands of hair, so the entire head isn’t colored as it is with hair dying.

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You are adding color to the hair, just select pieces.

Classic, dark waves with subtle lowlights and straight, blunt bangs.

Dark bob with subtle balayage highlights and blunt bangs. This youthful hairstyle is easy to maintain yet it offers a nice and stylish look for everyday.

A typical bob cut with blunt bangs but with an extra twist. This hairstyle is highlighted on one side only, creating a unique and trendy look.

Wavy hair in a nice, dark blonde balayage. This tousled hairdois incorporated with blunt bangs for added style.

Medium cut in a copper balayage incorporated with blunt bangs. This style looks is great for stylish. women in their 40s.

Dark, medium-length hair highlighted with blue tones to create a gorgeous blue ombre hair. The overall look is then incorporated with side-bangs to create more dimension and texture.

Sophia Bush in a Corporate Hairstyle.

During the NBC TCA 2014 Winter Press Tour, Sophia Bush kept her highlighted hair loose and wavy. This hairstyle is perfect for formal and corporate attires.

A medium-length hair in caramel ombre styled with side bangs and subtle layers to create dimension and volume.

Pink wall and Blue hair 💙 Ok, con tutti questi meravigliosi capelli coloratissimi in giro per festival e concerti, negli ultimi tempi è riaffiorato il mio sogno da bambina: tingere i capelli di blu!!! Credo che mia madre volesse disconoscermi quando l’ho guardata e le ho detto “Mamma voglio fare i capelli blu, corti e con la frangetta” 😂 Bene, dopo più di 15 anni, ho realizzato il mio sogno con Colorista di @loreal (cara“Mini me”, i capelli corti e con la frangetta, puoi farteli tu) 👧🏼 La fortuna enorme è che i miei capelli non hanno subito nessun trauma e tra qualche lavaggio tutto tornerà come prima! Io ho utilizzato il color Indigo e ho realizzato questa treccia applicando L’Oreal Stylista #braids per una maggiore tenuta e brillantezza 💙 Voi avete mai sognato di tingere i capelli di qualche colore particolare senza averne il coraggio? Su Amazon potrete trovare tantissime fantastiche colorazioni @lorealhair, e i prodotti Stylista per creare delle super acconciature (link in bio) 🙆🏼‍♀️ #musicisinthehair #advertisting #iamastylista #imacolorista #ad #milkmaidbraid #bluehair #hair #hairstyle #tbt #style #lookoftheday #love #happy #girl #pink

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Thick and dark hair with blue highlights styled into a chunky milkmaid braid. The highlights add an extra touch of creativity to this look.

Gabrielle Union exhibiting her highlighted curls.

During the 2015 People's Choice Awards, Gabrielle Union exhibited a sexy and romantic aura with her fuchsia pink night gown and her highlighted curls.

Styling long ombre hair into a milkmaid braid creates a nice finish wherein the actual braid is highlighted and more emphasized due to its lighter shade. In this hairstyle, the lighter shade is subtle but it still makes a huge difference.

#Repost @meganlacore ・・・ Rich reds and fishtail braids. What's not to love?🌹❤🌹 __________ Quick tip for braiding: Add texture to the hair to help create the perfect braid. ___________ To prep this style I used @biolage RAW Texturizing Styling Spray on damp hair, then dried her hair with a boat bristle brush for shine and control. (You can see her hair straight a little way down my feed. Super shiny!) __________ Next I twist wrapped her hair on a large cone wand for beachy waves, leaving her ends out. This helps the braids hold their shape and keeps the strands from slipping while you are braiding. __________ To create the braids, I sectioned off her crown and temporal sections. First I fishtail braided the crown section back toward the center back of the head. I clipped the two strands of the braid to keep them separated, then braided the side sections back to meet in the center back of the head. I clipped each braid's sections to keep them secure but separated. __________ Next I removed the clips, keeping the strands separated, and overlapped the braids, combining the three left sections in one hand and the three right sections in the other hand. This crosses the braids over each other and brings them together. __________ I then began fishtail braiding again, creating one braid down the remaining hair. After securing with a clear elastic band, I wrapped a section of the ends around the band to conceal it. __________ I finished by misting the dry hair with Texturizing Styling Spray once again and fanning out the braids to expand them. I ran my fingers through the waves, then lightly sprayed everything with #Biolage Complete Control hairspray. __________ Are you enjoying these tips and tutorials? Would you like to see more? Let me know in the comments! __________ #MeganLaCore #healthystyling #biolageraw #liveraw #sanjose #sanjosehairstylist #sanjosehair #sanjosesalon #bayarea #bayareahairstylist #hairtutorial #hairtips #fishtailbraid #redhair #redhairdontcare #braids #braidstyles

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Long, dark and wavy hair highlighted with some rich tones of red and styled with a tight and nicely-done fishtail braids.

Types of Highlights

The two most common types of color application techniques are balayage and foiling. Both involve adding brighter color to select strands, and a qualified professional knows exactly how to apply color. Your stylist is likely to choose one of these two options:

  • Balayage: This is a freehand technique where color is applied directly to the hair with a brush. Hair is painted with a brush covered with a lightening agent, and then each section is covered with cellophane. It gives the look of fatter highlights and is sometimes called chunking.
  • Foils: This look produces a more symmetrical head of highlights. Hair is sectioned off, and the color is weaved into select strands. Small sections of hair get colored and folder into foils, which keeps color from getting onto surrounding hair and keeps the hair moist. Partial or full foils add color to your hair at the desired level you want.

In addition to these two options, lighter color is often blended with lowlights. This is adding a color which is darker than your base so give an additional dimension to hair. Instead of one color, you get three colors framing your face and enhancing your look.

What Will the Lighter Color Look Like?

When it comes to adding brightness to your hair, a stylist should work with you on the size of your highlights, the color getting added, the tone of the color, and the placement of color on your head. There is no one-size-fits-all solution because every hair type is different. It is typical for thicker hair to require chunkier color while fine hair needs thinner sections of color.

If you’ve never colored your hair before, highlights are a great way to dip your toes into the water. Just remember, if the light color added to your hair is several shades different than your natural color there is some upkeep required. A qualified stylist will keep your color within the same tonal family and only bring you two to three levels lighter than your base.

Advantages to Adding Lightness to Your Hair

Adding a few lighter strands to your hair frames your face and even draws attention to your eyes. No matter the shape of your face, a second color brings out your cheek bones, makes your face look slim, and even makes hair look full. No matter your base color, highlighting adds the dimension you want. An updated hairstyle boosts your confidence!

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