Adding some highlights or lowlights can make your hair look natural or more fashionable. But which highlight or lowlight color is right for you? 

 

Usually we  recommend women with dark hair not go more than three shades lighter than their natural color. In terms of lowlights, tones of red and purple work well. When brown hair lightens naturally, it’s better to go through shades of red first.  Red lowlights make highlights look much more natural on brunettes.

 

Natural blondes have more range in terms of highlights and don't have to adhere firmly to the three-shade rule. Gold and copper lowlights are best, especially for blondes with very fair skin. They prevent the color from becoming brassy and won't wash out a pale complexion. When mixing highlights and lowlights, the colors should be well blended and natural. Also, don't have the back of your head highlighted too heavily. The sun naturally lightens the front of your hair, so highlighting too much in the back will detract from the natural look of your color.

 

Generally, going a little darker in winter is best. Darker lights are better for skin that is often paler in winter and won't drain the color from the face. In summer, try a lighter color of highlights. It's best not to attempt highlights and lowlights at home. Unlike single-process color, it's a customized process. Each shade must be carefully blended to enhance your hair color and complement your skin tone.