For centuries, women have used a variety of techniques to satisfy their desire to lighten their hair. From the days of using lemons and mixtures containing honey, technology has advanced to using hair dyes and bleaches.
However even the most modern methods for creating highlights, such as targeted lightening of random strands of hair have been around for over 40 years. The original “highlight process” developed in the 60s’ used plastic caps through which locks of hair were pulled using a hooked needle and isolated for bleaching. Then the 80’s saw the introduction of the foiling method, where slices of hair were painted with bleaching mixes and folded up into strips of foil.
Whilst the highlighting process has evolved over time, today it still remains one of the most popular services requested in salons.
What are babylights?
Babylights are very delicate, white-blonde highlights created using a very fine colour technique to mimic that blonde hue achieved if your hair is naturally lightened in the sun.
One of the main attractions of the Babylights techniques is that it can be applied to any hair colour and any length (long/short). They are also a great way to introduce colour if you fancy a change of hair style but don't want anything too drastic. Babylights are very natural, subtle and most importantly low maintenance.
They offer you a different refreshed look while making hair appear luscious and healthy. Your hairdresser will be able to help you choose the appropriate shade to match your individual skin tone and achieve the best colour result.
How does my hairdresser create babylights?
To create the look, your hairdresser should focus on three areas: your hairline, natural parting, and the ends of the hair. The highlights should be super fine around the hairline and natural parting, with a soft graduation of colour that is lighter at the ends. The overall appearance is more natural, as if your hair has been naturally lightened by the sun.
By using mix tones your hairdresser can help to accentuate the natural beauty of the Babylights. Alternating meches with our Majirel Highlift and Platinium will give a clean yet multidimensional colour. Oxidants can also be varied to give extra lightness on the ends for the sun kissed effect. To give the overall look a bespoke touch, gloss the entire hair with DIA Light. Your colourist will be able to help you choose a shade that will complement your skin tone to create a blonde that is both natural looking and tailored to you.