Lowlights are a technique used in hair colouring where strands of hair are dyed a darker colour than the base colour. Adding some strands of depth adds dimension and leaves a very natural-looking colour.
Lowlights can add contrast and interest to a solid colour. They are the opposite of highlights, which are lighter than the base colour.
- Add depth. Lowlights add depth and dimension to the hair, making it look fuller and more voluminous.
- Create a natural look. Lowlights create a more natural-looking colour, as they blend in with the natural hair colour.
- Cover gray hair. Lowlights can blend in with the natural hair colour.
- Add contrast. Lowlights add contrast to the hair, making it look more interesting and dynamic.
- For a change. Lowlights change the hair colour without making a drastic change.
- Add depth gradually. If you are considering going darker, start with lowlights to add a little bit of depth before committing to an all-over darker colour.
The process of adding lowlights involves taking small sections of hair and colouring them with a shade that is darker than your existing colour. This can be done using either a permanent or semi-permanent hair colour, depending on how long you want the color to last.
You can use the pintail comb, foils and clips in the Highlights Accessories Bundle to create your lowlights.
Use the pintail comb to slice and weave to isolate some strands for your lowlights. Then paint the strands with your darker colour and wrap them in the foils (to keep the colour contained). Process and wash out according to the instructions in your colour kit.
The best colour options are usually a neutral colour which is one level darker than the lightest colour in your hair. Our colourists can recommend a colour which will work for you. The result is a natural-looking colour that helps to add texture and volume to your hair.
Adding lowlights can be a great way to add depth and dimension to your hair while also creating a natural-looking colour.