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Herringbone Highlights Are The Gray Hair Technique Of The Future
Simple Beauty
For women who don't want to grow their hair out cold turkey, herringbone highlights are a gorgeous alternative where the stylist works with the grays instead of against them. "This technique is achieved by creating baby fine highlights to blend into your natural grey, helping blend your color but not cover," says the Benita Bianca Salon.
Working With Gray Hair
Of course, since everyone's hair is different, herringbone highlights must be customized to do the trick. Blond hair might require a combo of lowlights and highlights to convincingly work existing grays into the mix, while those with brunette or red hair are more likely to require a specific balance of warm and cool tones.
Achieving Balance
Unless you're mostly gray-haired, it's likely that these silver strands are popping up in irregular spots and a savvy stylist will know how to subtly balance these uneven colors. This likely means that the highlights and lowlights will also be done irregularly so as to make any lack of symmetry less obvious.
Unique Foil Placement
Herringbone highlights actually get their name from a common chevron-like pattern often seen in home decor. Some people choose to let the pattern take center stage by keeping hair long, straight, and sleek, but it also shines through with shorter bobs or textured, wavy looks, while bangs can soften the look and add extra dimension.