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Do Frame the Face

When it comes to highlights, placement is crucial. Soussan recommends that the fattest and the brightest highlights be placed around your face frame. The highlights need to be sparser and darker at the roots, and lighter at the tips. Think of ombre, but a little subtle, it should be in the same manner as the sun would naturally lighten the hair.


It is important to know what to do when it comes to maintaining your hair highlights.

Do Have Dimension and Depth

Hair by Soussan stylists say that hair that has been over-highlighted that reads like a single color are not only flat looking, but it also happens to be unsophisticated. Your hair highlights need to vary in lightness and size and should accent the base color, not overpower it. When it comes to the base color, there is a need to make sure that the highlights match the tone of the hair. If you happen to have a warm base, then the highlights should also have a warm highlight. If the base is cool, Soussan suggests that you ensure that the highlights are beige or sandy as well, while for a neutral base, you can use a cool or warm base.

Do Not Add Too Many Different Colors

Even though dimension is always good, having too much variation can make the hair appear unnatural according to Hair by Soussan. Take care not to have more than three shades woven into the hair- a highlight, a base, and a lowlight- otherwise the hair color may start resembling something that you only see in a rainbow. 

Ensure You Adjust the Highlights with the Seasons

During the summer season, the highlights need to be paler and brighter as it is when you are spending more time outside, and the earth is closer to the sun, thus casting a yellow light. On the other hand, the highlights need to be deeper and more golden during the winter season when you lose the summer glow, and the earth is farther from the sun thus casting a bluer light. Hair by Soussan in San Carlos recommends deep conditioning your hair at least once a week. You can use coconut oil when deep conditioning it.