Staying up to date with the latest hair trends and techniques is crucial to attract and retain clients. One of the most sought-after looks in recent years is face-framing highlights. These strategically placed, lighter strands around the face can instantly brighten and enhance a client’s features.
In the blog post, we will take you through the step-by-step process of achieving stunning face-framing highlights, ensuring your clients leave your salon feeling radiant and confident.
What are face-framing highlights?
Face-framing highlights refer to the technique of adding lighter strands of hair around the face to enhance the client’s features and create a more flattering and dimensional look. These highlights are strategically placed to frame the face, drawing attention to specific areas and creating a brightening effect.
The highlights can be created using various coloring techniques, such as foiling, balayage, or babylights. The colorist typically selects a shade or shades that are lighter than the client’s natural hair color to create contrast and add depth. The chosen shades should complement the client’s skin tone and blend seamlessly with their base color for a natural-looking result.
Time needed: 1 hour
Face-framing highlights are a versatile and transformative technique that can suit any hair type, length, or color. They are an excellent way to add depth, dimension, and movement to a hairstyle. Keep reading for expert tips & tricks!
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- Step 2
Start by creating clean sections for precise application. Begin on the right side of the head.
- Step 3
Apply two BigG Pops of Color together for a bold effect, using Mini tape-in 16 inch in colors #9C, #12C, and #4Q.
- Step 4
Continue by completing a full row using this technique, alternating between different Pops of Color. Move to the next row, ensuring clean sections, and apply two different Pops of Color together for a blended and vibrant effect. Complete the second row using this alternating color technique.
- Step 5
For a subtle look around the face, pair a Pop of Color with the client’s natural hair color on top. Progress to the third row using this technique, once again alternating between colors.
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Repeat the same application method on the left side of the head.
- Step 7
Trim the extensions to match the client’s hair length using point-cutting technique.
- Step 8
Finish the cut and create waves using a flat iron to achieve the desired final look.
- Step 9
And voila! You have completed the finished look.
Before and After
Frequently asked questions
BigG Pops of Color are hair extensions offered by BigG Hair. They come in various colors and lengths and are customized design to add vibrant Pops of Color to the hair.
To create a blended and vibrant effect, use two different BigG Pops of Color together in each section. Alternate between color combinations as you progress to achieve the desired result.
Yes, for a more subtle look around the face, you can pair a Pop of Color with the client’s natural hair color on top. This creates a softer and more natural blend.
To match the length of the extensions to the client’s hair, use a point-cutting technique. This involves trimming the extensions to blend seamlessly with the client’s existing hair length.
After completing the look, you can use a flat iron to create waves, adding texture and dimension to the hair. This will help enhance the final result and showcase the vibrant Pops of Color.
Overall, face-framing highlights are an excellent way to enhance your client’s natural beauty and provide a stunning transformation. By following these step-by-step instructions and using products from BigG Hair, you can master the art of face-framing highlights and offer exceptional service to your salon clients. Visit BigG Hair today!