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How to Mix It Up With Hair Highlights & Lowlights August 19, 2016

North Alameda, Northeast Jefferson
How to Mix It Up With Hair Highlights & Lowlights , Northeast Jefferson, Colorado

If your hair color looks a little flat or dull, it’s time to head to the salon! The hairstylists at Fantastic Sams Cut & Color in Denver, CO can add some color to your locks and give you a beautiful new look. Hair highlights and lowlights are “spot” hair color processes that can be added separately or combined to change the shade of your hair. 

Here’s How Hair Highlights & Lowlights Work


A hairstylist separates your strands into thin or thick sections and applies color to make them at least two shades lighter. Hair highlights aren’t just blonde! They can be any shade that appears lighter than your overall color.  A professional hairstylist can match the highlights with your skin tone. Generally, highlights are placed around the face, but they can be used anywhere to create a warm glow.


Lowlights are perfect for adding dimension to your hair and creating a more dramatic look. A hairstylist applies a color at least two shades darker than your overall color. Most professionals suggest adding lowlights every third time you visit the salon for color. Adding lowlights will help blend past highlights with your overall hair color, which means you’ll need fewer visits to the salon and can achieve a more natural look.

Technique Variation

The professionals at Fantastic Sams specialize in hair color processing, and there are different techniques they can use for applying both highlights and lowlights, depending on your preferences. If you’re looking for a sunkissed, natural glow, consider asking your stylist about balayage highlights. To achieve this look, your hairstylist will “paint” sections of your hair a few shades lighter than your overall tone. Want to try out a new trend? Check out ombre highlights or lowlights for a low-maintenance yet glamorous look.

Get a new look with hair highlights and lowlights at Denver’s most affordable quality salon—Fantastic Sams Cut & Color. Visit their website to see a full list of services and find a Denver location near you.

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