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Achieve Your Dream Look With Caramel Highlights

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Are you looking for a hot, new hair color for fall? Caramel highlights are so hot and sweet that they’re almost good enough to eat (sorry . . . I couldn’t resist the pun). Come and discover everything that you need to know about this gorgeous, sexy hair color!

Why You Should Consider Getting Caramel Highlights

Caramel highlights are as delectable as a rich, creamy candy bar without any of the calories! If that isn’t reason enough, here’s a few more. These highlights:

Produce a natural, sun-kissed look
Add amazing dimension to any hair color
Offer a less damaging color option compared to light blonde highlights
Looks stylish every season
Provides a gorgeous color that is subtle enough for the workplace and an eye-catcher elsewhere

Best Hair Color for Highlights

Birchbox

For years, beauty professionals have promoted caramel highlights as the best color highlights for dark brown hair. The contrast between the two colors flows perfectly. Today, caramel highlights and low-lights are added to several hair colors to create warmth and dimension.

Learn the Upkeep before Taking the Leap

I know what you’re thinking. “Caramel highlights sound great, but do they require a lot of maintenance?” Like any great hair color, caramel highlights will require some upkeep. Here’s what you can expect:

Touch-ups every 4-6 weeks to keep your hair looking its best.

Use of a quality color care shampoo and conditioner. Unlike bleach blonde highlights, caramel tones are usually achieved with the use of a hair color, opposed to a lightener. The right products are crucial to prevent fading and to keep your hair in tip-top condition. Besides the use of formulated shampoos and conditioners, deep conditioning treatments and oils will make your hair full of body and shine. Check out the products hairdressers voted as their favorites this past year at the Stylists Choice Awards.

How to Get the Best Results

Because highlights are a more in-depth service compared to an all-over hair color, I recommend going to see a professional. Explain the color and the effect that you are trying to achieve during the consultation. Bring photos of the results that you expect to achieve to make sure that you are both on the same page.

Are you a frugal fashionista? You can save lots of money by going to your local beauty school. The services are performed by students training to become hairdressers, and they are overseen by a licensed cosmetologist. It’s a win/win situation for everyone. The students get valuable experience, and you get your hair done for a fraction of the price! You can expect to spend a bit more time at a school than a salon, but if you don’t mind, you will save some cash. Check out my article devoted solely to saving money with beauty schools it contains resources on finding one close by.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect highlights for dark brown hair or just the right low-lights for light blonde hair, consider caramel highlights. Life isn’t always a box of chocolates, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look like the tastiest chocolate in the box! Check out the article Caramel Highlights to learn more!

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Barb Quinn
By: Barb Quinn

Barb Quinn has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and was a pioneer as an Internet hairstyle commentator starting her first hairstyle web site in 1999. Since then Barb has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Thousands of women each day follow Barb's hairstyling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs The Hairstyle Blog and Visual Makeover In 2011 The Hairstyle Blog was selected as Top Beauty Blog by BeautySchool.com.

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