Face framing highlights are the latest hair colour trend on the scene and it’s making us feel some serious nostalgia for flip-up mobile phones and clunky Doc Martens. This 90’s highlight hairstyle was originally made popular by icons like the Spice Girls and Olsen twins. In contrast to other softer hair colouring techniques like balayage, these thick and stripy face-framing highlights are unashamedly bold and anything but subtle
The style features a non-blended streak of colour that has a stark shade difference when compared to the rest of the hair. It’s strong and dramatic look is most commonly used on hair where the highlight is bleached blonde, but it can easily be adapted to work on any colour.
If you are looking to draw attention to great bone structure or a beautiful face, face-framing is most definitely the way to go.
How Face Framing Highlights Work?
By placing highlights on focal points like the sides of your face, your eyes will instantly draw in closer to that area. This is because the eye is naturally drawn to lighter and brighter shades, especially when given the option between a darker shade presented alongside it.
By placing the blondest highlights along the sides of the face it can also create the illusion of elongation, making this style ideal for people who have round faces. Ultimately, face-framing highlights are a unique process that should be tailored specifically to each individual.
Add a splash of colour
While the most common colour for face-framing highlights is blonde, there is nothing stopping you from experimenting by adding a splash of bold colour. Try varying the shade of your highlight with a deeper tone such as a plum or even a cherry red! Your stylist can help you create a blended look that mimics a red burnished metal finish.
Dramatic change with minimal damage
The great thing about face-framing highlights is that they can easily freshen up any hairstyle without the need to commit to a full dye job. As you know, any chemical service can cause hair to become dry, brittle, and even break. However, by only working on a small area, the dye can be quickly applied and removed in time before any damages occur. It’s also very low maintenance. So you can choose to either let the highlights grow naturally into the hair or keep the colour topped up as time passes by.
Complete the look with a wave
To compliment your new face-framing highlights, try adding some volume and curls to the front of your hair. A little touch of volume at the front can give your hair that needed bounce and aids in adding more movement and flow of your hair. For that extra special touch, section a small part from the front of your hair. Using a hair straightener, start near the roots and hold for 5 seconds. Whilst holding at an angle away from the face to create a slight dent in the hair. Release then move down a couple of inches and repeat the process, but this time angle the straightener towards your face. As you make your way down your hair your will start to see a wavy S curl pattern form. Making for a sleeker, more modern finish. Don’t forget to finish with a light holding spray to finish the look and add shine.
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