I was channel browsing on TV the other day and landed on a show that talked about people and how they can achieve natural highlights that doesn’t look cheap and such; it was quite interesting. One good advantage of getting some highlights is that it can make your hair appear very lustrous and shiny and who wouldn’t want that?! Before the show actually started, they mentioned that people must get realistic first (I thought this was funny, but also very true), because if you have dark hair and want to go blonde with natural highlights, it most likely won’t work out well.
The thing is that you should not really go up or down more than 3 shades because when you do, it’ll start looking unnatural. Most importantly is that if you’re going to go dramatic, you should definitely get a consultation with a professional in order to sort out which color palettes will match best with your skin tone and facial features.
A colorist here at the salon mentioned that if you’re new with highlighting, definitely start out with natural colors to get a feel for it; as you get a better feeling with it, then you can test your waters with more bold, funky colors.
As you can see here on model Alessandra Ambrosio, from the top lies the darker roots and the tresses have a rich brunette shade combined with a much lighter coloring which really plays well with her fair skin tone (making her look fabulous). As you can tell from the picture, it doesn’t look cheap and obnoxious. The number one idea to good hair is to combine colors that work well together that would match individual skin tones.