As 2015 comes to a close, we think back to all the trends that have exploded on the scene and then faded as time passed. Well, here’s the latest trend that may stick around for awhile and is sure to peak your interest! With this fashion-forward technique you’ll be the hit not only at your holiday parties and linger through 2016 with a smash– It’s called Hair Strobing.
You may be familiar with makeup strobing, a familiar technique that Kim Kardashian has given rise to the mainstream. It’s the art of contouring your face, which is blending the dark and light shades in order to take advantage of certain features while disguising others. In-the-know, hairstylists have now introduced Hair Strobing to their clients. Similar to strategically adding highlighter to your face, adding highlights with deliberate and flattering placement to the hair is the ultimate goal.
Creating hair color is not a one-size-fits-all.. There are many shades and tones in your natural hair and skin that need to be considered before complimenting colors can be added in order to enhance your features. Hair strobing works for the face in a similar way as typical foil highlighting. Strobing adds shimmer to the parts of the hair where light would naturally hit, thus allowing focus and attention to the best features while minimizing others. The clever placement and contrast of color two shades lighter and two shades darker than the natural hair is intertwined using wider ribbons to create the look. Strobing is more piecey and blended than balyage with just the right balance. Your hair will give the appearance of the sun’s natural-reflection.
If using permanent color or bleach on your hair isn’t something that appeals to you, consider adding hair extensions in the exact target colors you desire. Hair extensions provide a non-chemical strobing look that is simple, achievable and non-damaging. Use brighter colors for your spring and summer look, then tone down and use warmer colors for the fall and winter months. When you are tired of the look, remove the extensions and start with a clean slate. Hairdreams and Great Lengths hair extensions provides a plethora of colors and the ultimate and unparalleled quality of hair available. Call for a no-obligation consultation and ring in the new year with a trend that’s sure to endure. Most of all, the best part is saying your hair has been “strobed” !