Highlights and Lowlights: 10 Ways to Wear This Combination Style

Miriam Herst | 06 February 2018
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Show off your unique color with one of these eye-catching hairstyles.

Pair highlights and lowlights together for one of the most beautiful combination highlighted styles of the season. By mixing darker and lighter colors you’ll add depth and dimension to your look for an on-trend and intentional style you can depend on. Check out 10 ways to wear highlights and lowlights to show off your color and celebrate your style:

Highlights and Lowlights: Stylish Combos to Try

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Show off your color with loose and easy waves.

1. Loose Waves

Use a curling iron to create a loose wavy style that will show off your color and add even more dimension to your style.

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Go overboard on the volume.

2. Volumized Curls

Draw attention to your color by creating volumized curls all over your head. Use a 1-inch curling iron and have each curl start at your temple and cascade down from there. Finish off your style with a mist of Suave Professionals Luxe Style infusion Plump Hold Hairspray.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS LUXE STYLE INFUSION PLUMP HOLD HAIRSPRAY
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Use a large barrel curling iron for oversized curls.

3. Oversized Curls

Add even more volume to your look by running Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse through your roots before they dry.

DOVE STYLE+CARE VOLUME AMPLIFIER MOUSSE
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Go in on the texture.

4. Tousled Texture

Add some texture to your style by spraying your air-dried strands with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1. This hairspray will give you lasting hold while also adding texture and even more dimension to your look.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY TEXTURE HOLD LEVEL 1
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Use hair rollers to create overnight super tight curls.

5. Tight Curls

Use hair rollers to create super tight overnight small curls all over your head. Curls created with hair rollers generally last longer for a style you can wear for days at a time.

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Tease the front and gather your hair up into a high ponytail.

6. High Ponytail

Tease the front of your hair and pull your strands up into a high volumized ponytail.

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Wear your texture natural.

7. Wear it Natural

Let your hair air dry either overnight or throughout your morning and wear your natural texture with your brand new color.

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The messier the better.

8. Messy Curls

Curl your hair with a curling iron, skip the hairspray and go for an easy and messy curly hair look.

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Brush through your curls after they cool.

9. Brushed Curls

Use a hair brush or a comb to brush through your curls after they’ve cooled for this textured curly look.

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Wear your hair in a deep and sleek side part.

10. Sleek Strands

Wear your hair sleek and straight and comb it into a deep side part for even extra drama.

Looking for more ways to wear your freshly dyed strands? Learn how to use balayage highlights to brighten up your entire face.