What is the difference between hair extension highlights and lowlights?
Veronica B – Jackson, Mississippi
Highlights and lowlights refer to the tone of the hair extensions and how the extension colors blend into your own hair color.
Just as you might guess, highlights turn the brightness up a notch and lowlights deepen and darken the color. So if you were to highlight your hair, you would put in lighter strands than your basic color and if you were to lowlight the hair you would apply darker strands.
To achieve a rich natural looking hue consider staying within three shades lighter or darker than you overall hair color. Plus you can maximize the high/low affect by using hair extension colors that naturally blend together, such as color 6 with 10 and 27 with 613.
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