Back in the day, highlights were highlightsâ€”end of story. Not anymore. These days, top colorists offer everything from splashlights (a sharp flash of laser-like blond) to sombrÃ© (subtle ombrÃ©). But the new It color is the one you had back when you were learning to crawl.
As Refinery29 reports, colourist Jack Howard of Londonâ€™s Neville Hair & Beauty Salon has dubbed his super-fine highlights â€œbabylights.â€ The effect is meant to be multidimensional, radiant, and natural-lookingâ€”basically, the hair colour you had when you were a little one.
For blondes in particular, the effect is dazzling. Witness the coifs of models Karlie Kloss and Dominika Grnova, two of Howardâ€™s clients,they’re ethereal!
The process is simple, but itâ€™s time-consuming: Howard separates hair into tiny sections, then applies colour to groups of strands for more than an hour. No, itâ€™s not exactly a new technique, but until now, there hasnâ€™t been a one-word term for it.
By the way, a lot of style watchers are impressed by Howardâ€™s branding skills; heâ€™s also the guy who dreamed up â€œFrench Brown.â€
With any luck, â€œbabylightsâ€ will become shorthand for born-with-it colour, giving us an easier way to communicate with our stylists. Need to get official babylights for yourself? A session with Howard starts at Â£340 (approximately RM1784!)â€”plus airfare to London, of course.MYNEWSHUB