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Hair Strobing: Highlights to Brighten Up Your Look

How hair strobing works. Hair strobing on light brown hair. Hair strobing on blonde hair
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Turn the spotight on.

A few years ago, highlighting and contouring hit the beauty world in the big way and the trend has been on the rise ever since. One technique born out of highlighting and contouring is strobing-and lucky for our locks, the trend doesn't stop with our cosmetics. To learn more, we turned to hairdresser and L'Oréal Professionnel National Artist, Brooke Evans.

From Cosmetics to Haircolor

"Hair strobing is a color technique that came from the technique of strobing with makeup," Evans says. "It utilizes hair contouring in the sense that you are accentuating the highs and lows to emphasize, or de-emphasize, the features of your face." Before you start to think that strobing and contouring are one in the same, know this: "What makes hair strobing unique is that it also takes into consideration how light shines and reflects off the hair naturally," she says.

Get the Look

Want to give hair strobing a try? You're in luck! "This technique can be applied to any haircolor," Evans explains. "Blondes, brunettes, and red heads, of all shades and levels, can benefit from hair strobing, as it is meant to accentuate your best features. By placing highlight in specific areas around the face, you can bring out your eyes, cheekbones, or jawline.

How to Keep the Spotlight On

To keep your hair looking its best and lit-up in all of the right places, Evans suggests booking an appointment to touch up every eight to ten weeks. Use color-safe shampoos and conditioners in-between touchups! "I love this technique for its versatility and customization qualities and highly recommend it to both stylist and client to try out," he says.

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