These days, there are endless ways to work with highlights. Forget one-size-fits-all hair lightening, because adding dimension and bright lights becomes more tailored than ever. Example: babylights, which see traditional locks become micro-fine and delicate. Think soft, subtle and so seamless they look completely natural. Do you want to know more? Keep scrolling for your complete guide to illuminating babylights, including six ways to work the look, no matter the base color.
Babylights for brunettes: a good idea for your 2023 hairstyle
What is a Babylight scan?
Essentially, babylights are “baby-sized” highlights. They are created by applying a hair lightener, like those from the barbershop, to much finer sections of hair than traditional highlights. It can be done with or without foils, depending on the level of lift you want, and you can tone them to all sorts of shades or keep them shiny and shiny blonde. They take subtle highlights to a whole new level, as they’re virtually undetectable, designed to mimic untreated hair that’s been gently kissed by the sun. So if you’re looking at vacation photos of your six-year-old and still wish you had that hair color, babylights are going to bring your childhood lights back to life.
Babylights lighten brown hair slightly
Difference between balayage and babylights
While babylights are all about the width of your highlights, sweeping focuses on placement, as well as the technique you use to sweep the pre-lightener. This is a freehand process that involves painting random sections of hair with your highlighter, typically focusing the brightness through the face-framing layers, mid-lengths, and ends. You can actually combine balayage and babylights, alternating painterly balayages with finer lights for a truly multi-dimensional effect.
Example of babylights on brown hair
What type of scan for brunettes?
Just a few babylights have been added to this medium brown hair color, combined with a few balayage swipes to achieve a plumped, healthy-looking finish. Look closely and you’ll see that the micro-fine lights are three or four shades brighter than the base, creating a shimmering effect every time light is caught. For clients who want their babylights to sparkle, we recommend finishing their freshly styled hair with a dry oil spray. Simply spray the oil into the palms of your hands and press into the lengths for instant glare.
Babylights and tie-dye on brown hair
The best balayage starts with a great cut – which ultimately creates the perfect foundation for adding a balayage that better suits your features. Your stylist can advise you on the best cut and shape for your face, as well as the perfect color for your skin tone. Before your appointment, gather a series of photos to show your stylist what you’re looking for, and they’ll be able to determine what looks best. Balayage for pale skin: Blonde, red and light brown or dark brown balayage will work best Balayage for medium skin: Avoid light colors which can wash out the skin. Stick to warm blondes and soft browns if you want a lighter shade. The ideal colors for you would be chocolate browns and reds. If you want to experiment with color, cool shades like blue or purple will work best Balayage for Dark Skin Tones: Warm or ash blonde, caramel and light shades complement darker skin tones beautifully.
The chestnut with a balayage goes perfectly with fair skin
What highlights on dark brown hair?
To the untrained eye, this chocolate brown hair color might look like a tint born with it. However, it’s a scattering of babylights that gives all that multi-toned depth and texture. For a similar finish, create your micro-fine babylights first, aiming for a lift no more than two or three shades lighter than the base for an even finish. Then, once you’ve reached your desired depth, tone with a permanent color highlighter. There is an array of dark shades in the collection, from cool ash brown to warm caramel colors.
babylights on dark brown hair
Why should babylights be adopted just before summer?
Nothing says summer like perfectly highlighted hair! It brightens up your appearance and gives you that fresh, sun-kissed look you’ve been dreaming about all winter long. However, there are some do’s and don’ts for highlights that you need to know before giving your locks their summer makeover. If you’re ready for summer but aren’t sure what colors to rock, keep reading. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the right way to highlight highlights, what color is best for you, and other tips for highlighting hair.
The babylights on blonde hair
Maintenance of babylights
Aim for highlights and lowlights that will make your base color pop. They will add depth and dimension to your hair while adding luminosity for a fresh, summery look. A single highlight of color will make your hair look flat, so add contrast (but not too much). The color you choose should work well with your skin tone as well as your base color. Look for complementary colors in similar shades. Plus, change your strengths with the seasons. Since summer is almost here, opt for lighter highlights than you would in winter.
The most original: babylights on pink hair!
Clearly, babylights on brown hair are the new trend to adopt! If you want to know more about hair dyes, read this article!
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