As more women, including celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow, embrace their grey hair as opposed to covering it completely, herringbone highlights have become a popular option for blending grey hair.
Herringbone highlights are not just for grey hair, though! They offer a low-maintenance, natural-looking, and timeless hairstyle that can be customized to suit a variety of hair types and styles.
What are herringbone hair highlights?
Herringbone Highlights are highlights that are divided into diagonal overlapping sections. Each section is lightened or colored and lays on top of the previous section...Just like a herringbone pattern.
What is the difference between herringbone and traditional hair highlighting techniques?
The main difference between herringbone and traditional hair highlighting techniques is the pattern in which the highlights are applied to the hair.
In traditional highlighting, the color is usually applied in vertical or horizontal sections throughout the hair, with a consistent amount of color applied to each section. This can create a more uniform, blended effect.
Herringbone highlighting, on the other hand, involves applying the highlight color in a diagonal pattern as mentioned above, creating a herringbone effect that adds more dimension and depth to the hair. This technique can create a more natural, sun-kissed look and is particularly effective at blending in with the natural color of the hair, especially grey hair.
Another difference is the placement of the highlights. Traditional highlighting typically involves highlighting the top layers of the hair, while herringbone highlighting can be applied throughout the hair, including the underneath layers, to create a more natural-looking effect.
Why are herringbone highlights for grey hair?
Herringbone highlights work so well for grey hair because they are a low-maintenance option, as they tend to blend well with the natural grey color of the hair and require fewer touch-ups than traditional highlights.
Additionally, the herringbone highlighting technique can be used on any length or texture of hair, making it a versatile option for anyone looking to add some dimension to and enhance the natural beauty of their grey hair .
Maintenance & Care for Herringbone Hair Highlights
Tips for maintaining the color of your herringbone highlights are the same as with most hair color treatments including:
Use a Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Sulfates can strip the hair of its natural oils, which can cause the color to fade faster. Opt for a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep your herringbone highlights looking fresh for longer.
Protect Your Hair from Heat
Heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons can damage the hair and cause the color to fade faster. Use a heat protectant spray or serum before using heat styling tools, and try to limit your use of these tools as much as possible.
Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater
Chlorine and saltwater can cause the color to fade and dry out the hair. If you plan on swimming in a pool or ocean, protect your hair by wearing a swim cap or applying a leave-in conditioner before entering the water.
Use Color-Enhancing Products
To keep your herringbone highlights looking fresh and vibrant between appointments, consider using a color-enhancing shampoo or hair mask. These products can help to revive the color and enhance the shine of your highlights.
Frequently Asked Questions about Herringbone Hair Highlights
How much does it cost to get herringbone highlights?
At BLS, herringbone highlights are typically priced the same as a full highlight, depending on the level of stylist.
What celebrities have herringbone highlights?
The list of celebrities sporting herringbone highlights include Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker as well as Jennifer Aniston, to name a few.
What color highlights go with grey hair?
Usually a highlight color of light ash tone of blonde blends best with grey hair.
What color are herringbone highlights?
Herringbone highlights can be any color that blends well with your skin tone and eye color.
Are herringbone highlights right for you?
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