How to Create the Most Subtle Highlights

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Subtle highlights are the way to go when a faux natural look is on the agenda. They’re soft and delicate, lending only the gentlest lift against your client’s base color. Anyone can wear them, whether blonde, brunette, redhead or working a pastel tint, as long as the blend is seamless, and you get a tone-on-tone finish. 

So, what do subtle highlights look like? Honestly, you’ll barely notice them. They’re the ‘lights that make locks look luminous in a way that’s virtually undetectable. They give blondes their shimmer, brunettes their depth and add dimension to copper hair, plus they can be applied any way you like, whether root-to-tip or in an ombre style.

Here’s the full lowdown…