All Over Color or Highlights

All Over Color vs Highlights: Which is Better?

Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired red carpet look for the 2022 Met Gala sent shock waves through the beauty industry. Not only did Kim permanently say goodbye to her signature dark-haired tresses–she went totally platinum in one day! Yes, she could have just slapped on a luxurious lace front wig. But, we totally get it, Kim. Sometimes when we want a blonde moment, we want a REAL blonde moment. However, many of our Guests still ask, “should I get all over color or highlights?” We’ve broken down the benefits of each option to help guide you through your next hair color change or upgrade. Here are some things to consider before your next trip to your local Hair Cuttery.

Reasons to Choose All Over Color

If you want to go several shades lighter or several shades darker, a single-process (or all-over) color may the way to go. This process changes your entire color into a new, dimensional, monochromatic tone that can be as dramatic or subtle as you like. It’s a nice option for adding warmth to immediately radiating your skin tone or covering stubborn grays. All-over color can also complement a trendy haircut that might look too eccentric with highlights. Ask your Stylist about Redken Color Lacquers, a hair color line that provides superior coverage and lasting shine to hair!

All Over Color with Partial or Full Highlights

You can get both processes with Single Color and Foils or Balayage value packages at Hair Cuttery. This is a good choice if you want to cover gray hair but still want the extra dimension highlights offer. It’s a huge time saver because you get all over color and highlights done simultaneously. With our Value Packages, you have the option of getting partial or full highlights with foils or balayage. Consult your Hair Cuttery Stylist about their recommendations for achieving your best look.

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Reasons to Choose Highlights

dark hair color with highlights from hair cuttery

Highlights are your best option if you have a great base hair tone and don’t want to mess too much with what Mother nature gave ya! Highlights will enhance your natural color by adding lighter strands that can be purposefully placed to frame your face. Highlights also give you the chance to draw attention to a layered haircut. The process is very flattering on brunette and dark blonde hair and useful for covering unwanted gray hair. Definitely going lighter and don’t need anymore convincing? Ask your Hair Cuttery Stylist about adding Olaplex Supplement Treatment during your color service to keep your hair protected.

Preparing for Your Color Visit

When you book a color service with us, it will always start with a free consultation! Come prepared by bringing photos of the color or highlights you desire (see our blog about prepping for every salon visit). There’s no such thing as a silly question when you’re in the salon chair! Your Stylist knows how important it is to embark on a new color journey. Our Stylists will patiently answer all your questions and ask you important questions, too. Be honest about how you normally wear and care for your hair. Keep in mind, if you want to follow in Kim Kardashian’s dark to light footsteps, reaching your desired look may take several salon visits to protect your hair’s health. After your service, we strongly recommend investing in professional haircare products to keep your hair healthy and your color vibrant. Your Stylist will know exactly what to recommend from our shelves.

We love seeing all the color transformations from our salons. Post your stunning before and after selfies using #MyHCStyle so we can see your final results and share/like on Instagram or Facebook!

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