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How To Highlight Your Hair According To Your Base Color

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

How Highlight Your Hair According To Your Base Color

If you have been thinking about highlighting your hair, you may at some point got stuck on which color would best suit you. Well, if this is you, then you need to read this article to the end. But before we get to how to achieve that, first get to know some of the terms you need to familiarize yourself with.

Some of the terms people get confused about are base color and lowlights. Base color refers to your hair color. It may be dyed or natural. Lowlights, on the other hand, refer to any additional color you wish to apply to the hair.

Now that you are well versed with these confusing terms let us jump straight at the steps to follow when choosing hair color.

How To Choose The Best Hair Color

How To Choose The Best Hair Color

Choosing the color to highlight your hair needs creativity while factoring in your skin type and current hair color. But one thing you should never do is to try to highlight your hair at home. Working with a professional hair stylist is highly recommended.

But even before you book your appointment, you need to know how you would like your hair to look. And here is how to choose your color.

Consider Hair Color

Consider Hair Color

If your hair is natural and has a lighter or different pigment, consider cool blonde, ashy Brown, or warm Brown. Consult your hair stylist to help you choose one that perfectly blends with your base color and skin tone. Read on to know which type of hair color will suit you.


If you have black hair consider brown or sable highlights. One advantage of black hair is that it carries fashion colors perfectly well. This makes those deep colors sing. However, your hair may look brassy if the highlights are too warm.

The highlights should also not be too light to avoid making your hair look harsh.


Highlights are a great way of adding elegance, brightness, and dimension to your gray hair. And just like pigmented hair, gray hair lightens. If you are looking forward to camouflaging your gray hair, consider adding blonde highlights.


Icy or very bright highlights can compliment your hair. You can switch the color intensity depending on the season. Bright blonde is great for summer, while a richer, warmer, and shinier is excellent during fall. However, if your blonde is darker, trying beige-toned highlights can be an excellent pick for you.


Red color, if so rich, can be shouting. To keep things cool, try warmer tones like strawberry blonde or soft coper. Avoid yellow or blonde highlights, as they make your hair feel like ketchup.


Brown hair that looks brassy when out in the sun blends well with medium-blonde highlights with a honey tone. You can change the tone depending on the season. Try mushroom-toned highlights during fall for a cool, brighter look.

When Should You Use Lowlights

Lowlights are more like highlights. However, a darker color is used instead of using bleach to lighten the hair. It's like adding contours to your hair.

Lowlights are recommended if you have blonde hair. Going lowlight is also advisable if your hair is becoming solid blonde or you have had so many highlights. To add some dimension to your hair, you can do a lowlight that matches your base color.

Wrapping Up

Hair highlights never go out of fashion. No matter the season, you will always look trendy. Try them today and bring out your feminine energy. Book your appointment with our selected hair stylists today.


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