One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “What do I tell my hairstylist to get the same haircut and color as you?” Since so many of you have requested this, I thought it made sense to create a post with all these details outlined. I also include a short video of my stylist cutting my hair at the end of this.
I always get a partial highlight/lowlight, which means the bottom half of my hair is my natural color. Highlights are then weaved in (bleach with 20 vol) with lowlights (6n with 10 vol) to match my natural color and add dimension.
While these are the exact colors I use, you should always discuss this with your stylist to ensure they are a good fit for you. Everyone’s hair is different and does not always color the same way – so it’s essential to show your stylist the look you are trying to achieve and then determine if these colors will work.
This is especially true for those who are getting a partial, e.g., not coloring all your hair. In this case, you will most likely want your lowlight to be similar to your natural color. If you are doing a full highlight, on the other hand, you do have more flexibility – but again, always discuss this with your stylist first as they know your hair best! And if they think these exact colors may not work, they will most likely have something else in mind that is comparable.
Quick explanation on the difference between a partial and full highlight: Partial is when half of the head is being lightened (typically placed around the face for a brightening effect), whereas a full highlight involves highlighting every section of your hair.
I have fine, thin hair, so when I get my hair cut, I make sure to ask for a blunt line cut along the bottom. This helps create a nice, full appearance. I then have her add many point-cut layers throughout my hair and face framing layers. I also have her texturize my crown to help my hair achieve that maximum volume and body.
Now, I don’t want to sound like a broken record here, but again, I always suggest discussing any new haircut with your stylist. I, for one, have fine, thin, and straight hair, so these recommendations may not work for everyone. However, if you show your stylist the look you are trying to achieve, they will most likely have the best approach, given the texture of your hair.