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All Over Color or Highlights

Alicia Boal

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All Over Color vs Highlights: Which is Better?

Fun fact: Did you know only 7% of women colored their hair in 1950? Today, that number is up to 75%! Due to the improvements in formulation and techniques, hair coloring has become a fashion obsession! Whether you have a signature hair color or love to change it up with the seasons, many guests still want to know, 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 salon.

Reasons to Choose All Over Color

If you want to go several shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color, single-process (or all-over) color is the way to go. This process changes the color of your entire head of hair, giving you a new, one-dimensional tone that can be as dramatic or subtle as you like. It's a nice option for adding warmth, which can boost your skin tone, and if you want to cover a considerable amount of gray hair. All-over color can also complement a trendy haircut that may be over the top with highlights. Ask your stylist about Redken Color Lacquers, our new hair color line that provides superior coverage and lasting shine to hair!

brown and black hair color idea from hair cuttery

All Over Color with Partial or Full Highlights

dark hair color with highlights from hair cuttery

You can also get both processes with our Double Dimension package at Hair Cuttery. This is a good choice if you, for instance, want to cover gray hair but still want the extra dimension highlights offer. Plus, it's a time saver since you get all over color and highlights done at the same time. With Double Dimensions, you have the option of getting partial or full highlights. Talk to your Hair Cuttery stylist about what look you want for best results.

Reasons to Choose Highlights

If you have a great base hair tone and don't want to mess too much with nature, highlights are your best option. Highlights will simply enhance it by adding streaks that are a shade or two lighter than your natural color. If you want to spice up a simple haircut with very few layers, highlights are a great option. The process is very flattering on brown and dark blonde hair and useful for covering a few gray hairs. If you decide to lighten up, ask your HC stylist about our Redken pH Bonder pre-color add on to protect hair from damage.

medium brown hair with caramel highlights from hair cuttery

What to Prepare for Your Salon Visit

Before your head to the salon, prepare by having photos of the color or highlights you desire (Check out these quick tips to prepare for your salon visit). Be sure to talk with your HC stylist during the consultation about what it will take to achieve the color you want. If you have dark hair and want to go light blonde, be advised that this will be a process that will take several visits to the salon in order to not compromise your hair's health. After your color or highlights service, we strongly recommend you invest in professional hair care products to keep your hair healthy and your color vibrant. Share your after look with us by posting your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tagging it with #MyHCLook and you could be our next HC Fan of the Month! Now you're ready to Change It Up at HC!

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