Types of Highlights: Which Style is Best For Your Hair?

Which Style is Best For Your Hair?

A recent study shows that nearly 70% of women felt more confident after dying their hair. 

Grays and roots can drag you down, but you can feel empowered by adding some color to your hair. 

If you want to feel good in your body and have beautiful hair, you may want to consider getting highlights. 

Continue reading to discover the different types of highlights to consider for your salon appointment! 

Full Highlights

Full highlights, also called traditional highlights, are perfect for nearly everyone! 

When you go to the salon to get some highlights, talk to your hairstylist about full or traditional options. You will have the opportunity to decide how many you want and how they will be spaced apart. Full highlights work for all hair colors and stand out the most on dark hair. Here is guide to box braids if you want to create cute box braids hairstyle.

Many people worry that their highlights won’t look good if they are chunky, but your stylist will be able to help blend them in. 


A new hair trend that salons are seeing more requests of is bayalage highlights.

Bayalage is a hair-dying technique that involves a sweeping motion to create a smooth blend between colors. This style often starts with thinner and frequent highlights that turn bolder. The bottom of someone’s hair with this style is typically lighter than the rest of their hair. 

Hairstylists typically enjoy doing this technique because it resembles a painting by freehand. 


Foil-ayage highlights are similar to bayalage, however, tin foil is used instead of a brush.

The hairstylist will apply dye to your hair and then wrap it into the foil to help increase lightening. Those who are wanting to brighten up their entire hair color should consider this style. Although it looks silly while you are in the salon, the results will be stunning.  


There are many types of highlights to consider but if you are searching for a natural, sun-kissed look, babylights are the best option. 

Babylights don’t have as much definition and can create a more natural look. Many people get babylights during the summer months or if they are trying to cover up pesky grays. For those who want to add glow and shimmer to their hairstyle, this is the easiest way to do so. 

Another reason people like babylights so much is that they are the perfect starter. If you are contemplating dying your hair, this is a subtle way to create change. 

Types of Highlights You Should Consider

Depending on the style you are looking for, there are many types of highlights to think about getting.

Adding a shimmer or streak of color can help make you feel more confident and beautiful. If you are wanting a subtle change, babylights are the perfect solution. Full highlights look good on all hair colors and can add a bold look. 

Don’t be afraid to try new styles such as ombré and bayalage, these options also look natural. 

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles about hairstyles and how to improve your look! 

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