Highlights vs. Lowlights: Which One is Right for You?

Lowlights and highlights involve the process of adding different shades to certain strands. Through this process, you may end up having 5 shades of chocolate running through your hair like Kristen Stewart or multiple honied shades ala Jennifer Lopez. Ask your stylist for lowlights or highlights if you want to restore radiance to dull hair or if you just fancy a change of color.

If you are not familiar with these coloring processes, then we urge you to read on. In this blog post, we’ll point out the difference between highlights and lowlights. This will help you understand the difference between the two and determine which one is right for you.


Lowlights are usually applied to certain sections of your hair to give it a deep and rich color. It is applied to darken your hair’s natural color.

If you want to do something with your hair, but you just want subtle a change, go for lowlights. Lowlights are also recommended if your hair has been repeatedly highlighted. This will help neutralize your hair color, making it look more natural. Lowlight colors should blend with your natural hair and should accentuate your skin tone and eye color. Tones of red and turquoise work best for lowlights. When placed strategically, lowlights can create the illusion of having thicker and fuller hair.


Most people often assume that highlights are blonde. But the truth is that it’s a general term used to describe hair strands that are lighter than the base color. Keep in mind, though, that highlights are not one-size-fits-all. The placement of highlights, the tone, the level of lightness, and the size of highlights are all up to you. Before you proceed with coloring your hair, be sure to communicate the look you want with your stylist. If you want something more dramatic like chunkier highlights with more contrast, consider balayage.

Highlights would be a great choice for those with lank, thin and dull hair as it helps make your hair thicker and more textured. It also gives the appearance of shine. Good highlights will make your hair look sun-kissed, as if you just came back from a vacation.


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