If you’re like most women, you’ve been highlighting, strobing, baking, sculpting and contouring your face now, and you’ve gotten pretty good at it. All of these are wonderful opportunities enable you to get the look that you might not have been born with, but you still want it, anyway. They all carry enormous power to visually render some techniques that mirror those done by leading plastic surgeons for a whole lot more money and time. With all of these distinctive processes by which makeup can be applied, the face is pretty much covered. This is not to say that it’s over–surely there will be more effects to follow, and we can only imagine what they might be at this point. For now, we’ve got a lot to work with, thankfully. Let’s move on to hair.
What’s Good for the Face is Good for the Hair, Right?
Although it initially began as a way of visually shaping, accenting and defining women’s facial features by specific application techniques of makeup, strobing appears to have expanded to include the rest of the head. Now, welcome in strobing for hair! Leading hair stylists who specialize in color have expounded on the whole face effects aspect and have developed incredible results from using the same basic format in facial cosmetics and translated those techniques into the same type of results using hair coloration products and methods.
One preliminary form of disclosure: If it has to be something practiced by Kim Kardashian, you’re out of luck there. New mom to Saint still sports one dark monotone atop her diva-mom head. This is not to say, however, that the maven of makeup will not at some point go there–it’s just that she has not done so yet.
Importance of Understanding the Canvas First
Like every other form of hair coloring– and color in general when it comes to beauty– it (color) is never a straightforward “one size” for everyone kind of thing. There are warm colors and cool colors and each person has skin coloring that will fit one or the other, and then there are specific skin tones along with the hair color you were born with. And when you’re engaging in a cosmetic process that leads the eyes to specific points, it’s necessary to take the shape of the face into consideration too, for obvious reasons.
What is Hair Strobing
A bit similar to facial strobing, the hair strobing process operates from a basic determination to first identify those areas of the hair that would be the most likely areas where the sun’s light would directly fall. With those particular strands distinguished from the rest of the hair, the color stylist works with coloring mixed to be two shades lighter and two shades darker than your natural hair. Ultimately, what you wind up with are three different shades that are the ideal number for adding in sheer dimension to the relatively 2D hair. By starting in the same color family, you avoid any conflict with regard to the best color to suit you. Strobing offers a bit more contrast than the trending balayage, and with it, you get unique results that are not exactly easy to explain, but one thing’s for sure–hair strobing has got to be the most gorgeous process for coloring hair, yet!