fixing stripy highlights on a blonde

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Poppy Face Frame Highlights

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Maximize Your Hair’s Potential

Contrast is a point of interest to our eye.  In hair color when you have bright highlights next to darker uncolored hair, the bright pieces pop out making the other pieces appear thinner and almost non existant.  By filling in the gaps in the color, you can make someones hair appear much longer.  For a little added length, stylist Anh Co Tran put in a few pieces of extensions.  See his work here

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F b4AThe dark hair underneath is masked by the bright overlying hair.  At fist glace all we see is the blonde hair that ends at her collar bone.  By brightening all of the hair underneath, it appears much longer.
b4 after SxS final B b4A sxsL b4A3There is a big gap around her face in this photo which I’ve outlined.  The contrast makes the hair appear very fine around her face, really it’s just misplaced highlights.  With the proper highlight placement you can see that the hair around her face is quite full.

gorgeous golden blonde hair

Lizzie came to me with problems that a lot of girls who want to be blonde experience.  Her roots were screaming at her and the rest of it was a patchy mess of white and orange.  It appears that someone was trying to make her into a multi-dimensional blonde.  Her highlights were over-processed, which left them brittle, white, and stripy.  To try to make her lighter overall, her base was also bumped (or slightly lightened) and then toned to remove warmth.  Over time the toner wore off and Lizzie was left with dry damaged highlights on top of orange hair.  This kind of practice is extremely common among hairdressers who simply weren’t taught any better.  You can bring in as many pictures of Jennifer Aniston as you want, but you’re simply never going to get what you want with these colorists.  Lizzie was put on hair color rehab, and after 6 months her hair color was back on track.