Reverse highlights, who are they for and why opt for this technique?

Are you tempted to try out highlights? Find out about the reverse version! A process which consists of lightening the bottom section of hair, for a subtle and discreet result.

A new technique to enhance your locks

Whether they are created using a brush, a comb or by using foils, highlights (or the Contrast treatment in Jean Louis David salons) is a must-have technique for changing your look. Perfect for illuminating a hairstyle at the end of winter, highlights give you an extremely natural result with their very fine streaks.

The next big thing? A reversed technique which consists of lightening your hair by focusing on the bottom sections. Whilst the process is different, the principle remains the same. It consists of a personalised treatment according to your hair colour , your haircut and of course your desired look. If you have brown hair, the main aim is to add light and warmth with hazelnut, copper or chocolate tones, depending on your natural colour. Orange tones are recommended for illuminating red hair. To enhance light brown hair, caramel highlights are perfect: they allow you to compensate for a lack of radiant shine.

Who is this highlighting technique for?

After the grey and denim hair trends (jeans coloured hair), we have fallen in love with this subtle alternative! Reverse highlights are perfect for anyone who wishes to boost their hair and change their look, without going for a full coverage colouring technique. These highlights are suited to XXL hair as well as shorter haircuts, such as the bob or boyish hairstyles.

As for maintaining these highlights, they are less restrictive than a full coverage colouring technique. You just need to visit your hair salon every three months. Also, adopting a regime will allow you to preserve your hair’s radiant shine. At home, go for a routine specifically for coloured hair to keep your hair looking luminous.

Why opt for reverse highlights?

By playing with light and shade, this new technique will enhance your hair, whether it is tied-up or down. In fact, the lightest strands (at the bottom) are shown off when your hair is tied up into a chignon or half-ponytail. If you are a fan of cornrows or fishtail plaits, reverse highlights will create the most beautiful effects.

To go one step further, don’t miss our special article to find out everything there is to know about highlights!

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