Handsome Highlights for Men’s Hairstyles
Highlighting your men’s hairstyle will give it a more youthful appearance as well as add a new look to a tired style. Highlighting tends to be a more difficult job than simply colouring hair, so it is best to have it done at a hair salon. Techniques like hair painting and foil highlights take time and expertise to do correctly, so it’s better leaving it to a professional hairstylist.
To give your hairstylist an idea of how you want your hair to look, you can clip pictures from magazines or print off pictures from the internet. Browsing pictures will also give you ideas if you’re not sure exactly what look you are after.
As a general rule, people with olive toned skin may go for darker highlights, and those who have ruddier skin may opt for shades of red. Many men select a variation of blond, which looks good on dark hair.
If your highlights are done correctly, it can really make you look and feel younger. Keep in mind that highlights are usually not something you can do yourself. The way highlights will look on you depends largely on your hair’s health and texture. Let your hairstylist know how much or how little change you actually want to show.
For one highlighting technique, your hairdresser will apply a bleaching agent to small strands of hair and wrap them in foil. Foiling gives excellent results because it colours your hair very close to the roots.
Another technique is called hair painting. You can have this done at a hair salon or at home. This is where a bleaching agent is applied to your hair with a brush.
The third method takes the longest time. Your hairdresser will put a plastic cap, with small holes in it, on your head. He or she will then pull strands through and bleach only those strands. You may need to spend some time under a hot salon hair dryer, to activate the colour agent. If you have your highlights done in a lighter shade, be sure not to go more than a couple shades lighter than the rest of your hair.
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