Your Everything Guide to Half Head Highlights

The list of highlighting trends keeps growing. In 2021 alone, we’ve seen twilighting and LuxeLights take salons by storm, giving us fresh, new ways to brighten up our clients’ locks. But before learning the latest techniques, it’s important to get your basics down – and half head highlights is one of the most timeless strokes you’ll ever master.  

Long before the days of foilyage, babylights and face-framing highlights, full head and half head highlights were staples on every salon color menu. Now they’re still omnipresent, but you can team them up with other trending styles, from a half head of micro-fine foils to a pretty, partial balayage.

But what exactly are half head highlights – and why have they transcended every trend in the book? Here, we reveal why partial ‘lights are perfect for a natural-looking glow.