Ever thought about having those sweet highlights you see everybody with but don't really know too much about it? It’s a great way to spruce up dull hair, however getting highlights shouldn't be an quick decision. There are still things you must consider before highlighting your hair.
It’s easy to get caught up in the dye commercials with women shaking their flawless hair back and forth showing off their new highlights. But just because the supermodel has perfect highlights, does not mean yours will be. It may not be apparent with even toned hair color, but not all of your hair may be uniformed. While it’s not a big deal now, getting highlights on an uneven playing field will only make the highlights look choppy and well …uneven.
If this is your first time getting highlights the most important decision is whether to make the permanent or temporary. While it’s tempting to opt for a permanent color to avoid your highlights from fading into the background, if it’s the first time, it’s best to choose the method that can be erased after a couple of washes.
Make sure whoever is doing your highlights is qualified to do so. Stylists go through extensive training to get their license. While it may look simple, any wrong decision could be disastrous and your dream highlights can turn into missing patches of hair. Keep it professional. It doesn't pay to be cheap.
Whether permanent or temporary, the worst thing you could do it pick the wrong color for your hair. While certain colors may look good on TV or even pretty on people you see from day to day, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Take some time and envision the color on your hair before you take the plunge!