August 27, 2015

As the heat in San Francisco calls for your usual ‘vacay sandals’ and a fresh mani/pedi, I would have to say that your hair calls for sunshine highlights! Wait until you discover that not all highlights are bleach blonde, seriously?! Yes!

What is a sunshine highlight?

As a brunette naturally, I can speak to this being the most misunderstood service in my industry, highlights to the client are usually a scary thought, a feeling that the hair will break, fry off, bleach out too quickly, look zebra or stripy, and become grown out looking in a matter of just a few weeks. When you sunshine highlight, you accent the face shape, brighten the skin tone, create a fresh glow on the root and ends of the hair, and enjoy naturally dimensional hair color. This type of highlight is used to accent the clients hair, not change the overall shade and tone, and honey that’s a sunshine highlight!

Paired with the right haircut, (try the Victorias Secret long layered cut for long haired gals) anyone can have an accenting highlight service and will enjoy the flexibility of the look as it grows out around the face. And enjoy lower maintenance hair services as well. You will look like a beach vacation happened just like it does every two- three months

The pros:

  • Natural, noticeable, unique placement along your face framing hairline
  • Lower maintenance in between salon visits (fewer visits)
  • Doesn’t “break the base” of your own hair color (no skunk tail roots!)
  • Visual softening around the face when the right color is chosen

The cons:

  • It’s hair color; you are using a chemical to alter the melanin content in the hair shaft, therefore should use a color safe shampoo to protect your investment (slightly more upkeep),
  • you’re gonna want more, and it’s more expensive than Sun In! ( Cost can be a deterrent for hair color)

How can I make Sunshine Highlights work for my hair and my wallet? It’s not a full highlight, it’s a partial which means it can be your hair all year and you won’t ever need a full to connect the underside. It just doesn’t look that serious. You book a Sunshine Highlight for any hair shade you’re at right now, there’s not a second or third appointment to wait for to get the result you want, you leave with a complete look the first time.

My tips for tossable luscious hair when you usually get full highlights, is to try a sunshine highlight in between full highlight appointments, to minimize the risk of over processing the hair, keep cost down, and keep the color of your hair bright around the face.

Don’t worry, hair color is adjustable, and if you get bored of the lighter pieces, we can color over them when you are ready.

Try this service in the month of August when the sun would have naturally lightened your hair in California anyway, you can keep the happy hair through the fall and enjoy the longer lasting shine without as much sun exposure, a perfect first opportunity. Book Now!