When my colourist tells me he wants to try the latest highlighting technique on me I don’t say no. Turns out that balayage is so last year and splashlights is so 2014!
Credited with inventing the infamous balayage/ombre technique, colourist Aura Friedman has an impressive track record of starting new hair trends. Friedman first started the splashlights technique on some of her celebrity clientele a year ago. The look originated as a horizontal band of bleached-out strands around the base of the head, almost resembling a halo or a ray of light around the mid section of your hair. This version is a lot more defined and has what I would call a sharp edge to it. My amazing colourist has taken a softer approach with the Splashlights technique, giving me more of a blended look while still keeping the darker tones at the roots. We have recently seen Kim Kardashian go back to a rich, beautiful brunette shade with the splashlight technique replacing her ombre blonde look.
The defined halo effect is no doubt a very bold look for anyone wanting to have their finger on the trendsetting pulse, and is best suited to medium to long hair. The splashlight technique is versatile though, and it can be adapted and softened for shorter lengths, and any ladies with a fringe or layers.
What does everyone think of the new trend? Will anyone be trying it?
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