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Hair Highlighting Trends For 2004: Have It Your Way

Introduction

Avril Lavigne

Credit: James Minchin Pepsi Smash The WB

Hair trends are predictable by the fact that they are always changing.

Just when it seems like the hottest style is stick straight hair, everything changes and texture in the form of waves and curls becomes the new moment.

Hair trends also keep step with fashion movements and so it's no surprise that highlights have taken on a bold new dimension to match the current more is more directions in Designer land.

Key Highlighting Methods

Four key highlighting methods are showing strong trending indicators. These include:

1. Chunky highlights ranging from 1/2" to 2" in width layered near the face line as demonstrated by Avril Lavigne above, or scattered randomly from the hairline to the back of the head.

2. An allover heavily streaked composition worn throughout the entire hairstyle like Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas shown to the side.

Fergie Black Eyed Peas

Credit: Patrick Ecclesine Pepsi Smash The WB

3. Under colors as demonstrated by Jessica Simpson with her red low lights on a past red carpet event.

Jessica's look, created by celebrity hairdresser Ken Paves involved attaching spot hair extensions that had been colored a gorgeous cherry red.

Paves explained he "gave Jessica a taste of being a redhead" without the long term commitment.

4. Multi-hued chunks that combine up to four contrasting colors that merge with natural color for a dramatic chunky dimensional style.

The chunks can be a blend of light and dark or a combination of complimentary hues.

For an ultra dramatic look, some hair colorists are first bleaching random chunked sections and then applying edgy hues.

Jessica Simpson

DC Media

Chunky Is Funky

1. Clairol Herbal Essences Highlights in HI1 allows you to easily paint on your streaks with the specially designed comb. And the gel is flower-scented so your hair won't smell bad.

2. Revlon High Dimension Color Accents Highlighting Kits. Pretty highlights in a flash.

3. Garnier 100% Color In 654 - An intense formula that brights stay a lot longer than most other hair dyes out there. But it adds a lot of shine, which is wonderful.

Cheating

If you crave highlights but don't have the budget to visit a great hair colorist and you're too chicken to do your own color at home consider these ways to cheat.

1. Blow dry your strands completely straight. Separate your entire head into chunked sections approximately 2-4 inches in width.

Fergie Black Eyed Peas

Credit: Patrick Ecclesine Pepsi Smash The WB

Clip off all the sections to keep them from touching. Apply gel liberally from the roots to the ends to the first chunked section. Skip the next section of chunked hair and repeat the process on alternate chunky pieces.

Let the hair dry and you will instantly have new highlights and lowlights.

The gel will dry darker on the selected sections caused the sections that you didn't gel to look instantly lighter in comparison. Thus you will have "instant" chunks without the addition of any chemicals.

2. Buy add-on hair pieces in contrasting shades to your current hair color. Separate the add-on strands into chunks.

Attach the add-on strands to your natural tresses and merge the strands together to created an instantly chunky highlighted look.

Summary

Hair trends also keep step with fashion movements and so it's no surprise that highlights have taken on a bold new dimension to match the current more is more directions in Designer land.

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- Revised Publication Date: 05/13/11

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