Full and Partial Highlights
Feeling a little frustrated by your hair color lately? When natural or dyed hair lacks dimension, it can appear flat, lifeless, and just plain boring. An all-over color process can help by brightening up your color, and add in that variance you crave. So, what’s a woman to do? The easiest fix for this common problem is to choose between full and partial highlights.
Full Highlights or Partial Highlights?
Curious about the difference between full and partial highlights? Here’s a little explanation to help you understand.
In full highlights, Elena focuses on lightening varied sections of hair across every part of your head – the front, the sides, the crown, the nape of your neck, and the back.
It’s less subtle than a partial application, but this bolder look injects more dimension and depth than almost any other technique. Adding a ton of highlights lets you go from dark to light without needing to bleach, which can be ideal because it’s less damaging to sensitive hair.
Plus, it’s also possible for Elena to use a mix of shades; this makes it easier to cool down or warm up your all-over color. Placement for full is a little more specific, but there’s still plenty of room to tweak. Just ask Elena to explain your options next time you’re in!
In partial highlights, Elena adds color or lightens hair only in a few specific places. The most common pattern focuses on areas where the sun hits your hair, including the top half and the sides.
The biggest reason is because it mimics the way hair naturally lightens when exposed to sunlight. You get a sunkissed appearance, and that’s perfect for framing a pretty face, drawing attention to soft curls, or even just creating flow without a major change to all-over color.
The ideal placement for partials depends on the shape of your face, the length of your hair, and even what you want from your hair. Elena can help you decide exactly where to place the highlights to get the right effect.
Hair Color Maintenance and Touch-Ups
Full and partial highlights do require a little bit of maintenance, but it’s minimal. If you aren’t changing anything in a big way, you’ll only need to come into the salon to have your roots adjusted once every two to three months. Elena can also boost any brightly colored sections (amp up those red-golds) at the same time, if that’s something you’re interested in.
As far as taking care of highlights at home, that’s easy, too. The biggest factor is moisture and preventing further damage with heat protectants and safe hair management strategies. Ask Elena if you want to learn more!
Ready for a change? Elena is standing by to help you love your hair more than you have ever loved it before. With full and partial highlights, you can blend into the crowd or stand out, and you can adjust anytime. It’s all up to you!