Partial Foil Highlighting $100+
Partial Foil – ($100+) For a natural sun-kissed look, a partial foil highlight is a great choice. Sectioned foil packets can be artfully placed to lighten hair as if the sun lightened it naturally. This is also a great way to look multidimentional. Color can trick the eye into thinking there is more volume. This is just the top and sides of the head.
What Are Highlights?
Highlights are a hair coloring technique which adds dimensional color to portions of your hair versus coloring your entire head. They are often confused with a similar coloring method called lowlights, although the results of each differ greatly.
Highlights are accomplished using either hair color or bleach, depending on the exact shade the guest desires. Hair color is used for lighter browns and reds, while bleach is typically used to create a very light blonde. These pieces of color can range from thin to chunky, encompassing everything between. Modern fashion trends favor thinner highlights, but thick or chunky highlights never go out of style.
Highlights Vs. Lowlights
Highlighting creates the multi-faceted appearance of depth and dimension in your hair by lightening areas at least two shades lighter than the rest of your locks. The more drastic a contrast desired, the lighter the pieces should be. Highlights can naturally make your hair appear fuller, and thicker, as the contrast in coloring tricks the eye into believing there is more volume than there really is. This makes highlights the perfect option for individuals with thin or fine hair.
While the technique used in lowlights is the same as highlights, the difference is that lowlights are pieces of color which are two shades darker than the rest of your hair. People often choose lowlights in the winter, when fashion trends lean towards darker coloring. Highlights, on the other hand, are often chosen in the summer to create a sunny, beach-ready look. Sometimes, highlights and lowlights are used simultaneously to create a stunning multidimensional look appropriate for all seasons.
Partial Foil Highlighting
Partial foil highlighting creates a natural, sun-lightened appearance which varies based on a guest’s personal preference. Unlike full foil highlighting, which applies pieces of color to your entire head (including underneath), partial foil highlighting focuses on the top and sides of your head. This is the area which would normally be affected by the sun’s natural hair lightening affects, allowing results to be very natural in appearance. Typically, foiling will be done from ear to ear, and fringe to crown. The process is very customizable, so be sure to speak with your stylist about your desired final look.
What To Expect
When getting partial foil highlighting, you can expect for anywhere upwards of fifteen foils to be used. Prior to beginning, your stylist will discuss with you the look you’re trying to achieve, and the two of you will come up with a plan to accomplish this. The amount of foils may increase or decrease based on numerous factors, including: the thickness of your hair, desired style, and size of highlights.
Always be sure to leave an appropriate amount of time in your schedule to have your partial foil highlights done. Hair styling is an art, and cannot be rushed if you wish to achieve the perfect look. The final cost will depend on the number of foils used and times required to achieve the desired style, and can be discussed with your stylist before beginning.