Everything You Need to Know About Getting Lowlights Before Your Next Appointment
Lowlights, highlights, single process, double process, balayage, ombré — there are a lot of hair-color terms to keep track of. For the sake of not sounding like a hair novice — and most importantly not ending up with something you don't want — at your next color appointment, we're taking it upon ourselves to share all the terminology and ins and outs of the treatments. This includes everything you should know before getting lowlights for the first time.
"Lowlights are when color is deposited back into hair that needs depth or contrast," said Karissa Schaudt, colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago. Hair can become flat-looking, too light, or too brassy for a number of reasons, and lowlights are a great way to fix that.
Check out some lowlights inspiration, plus the answers to all your burning hair-color questions, ahead.