Highlights are one of the most popular services here at XEX. They can bring out your face’s bone structure and add the perfect touch to your hair style.
Below are some dos and don’ts for highlights.
Ask your XEX colorist to frame your face. The brightest and fattest highlights should be around the frame of the face. They should be darker and more sparse at the root, with lighter highlights at the tip. The idea is to highlight your hair as if it were naturally lightened by the sun.
Highlights can maintain their great look much longer if they’re taken care of. Aveda’s Color Conserve collection is great for hair with highlights.
For the winter, deeper tones are best. The sun is further away from the earth in the winter, so it casts a bluer light. The deeper tones work best. In the winter, the sun casts a more yellow light so brighter and paler shades work great.
Unless you’re going for a really extreme look, keep your highlights to three shades or less. They will look more natural.
This step is easy in the winter in Chicago! Wear a hat or scarf in the sun so it doesn’t fade your color.
Trust your colorist at XEX. Highlights require a technical and creative skill to ensure they are consistent with your style. We’re here to help you make sure your highlights are exactly as they should be.