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Blondes have more fun, brunettes are more ambitious and redheads get a bit crazy -- so if you blend all three colors, will you be an ambitiously crazy fun-seeker? Whether the stereotypes are true or not, changing your hair color can be the perfect way to add instant glamour to a boring style. Although you can’t haphazardly throw highlights and lowlights into your locks, a hair-color expert can help you seamlessly blend brown and auburn lowlights into your brilliantly blond strands.
Highlights & Lowlights
If you’ve got a blond base, you’ll be adding lowlights to your luscious locks. Unlike highlights -- which add lightened sections to your strands -- lowlights add darkened sections. Typically, lowlights are added along with highlights. But if you already have a blond base, you might not need to lighten your strands any more. When adding brown and auburn lowlights to your blond locks, ensure that the colors blend seamlessly. Otherwise, you’ll end up looking like a multicolored mess. Consult with an experienced hairstylist to find the perfect shades to match your skin tone and hairstyle. Although you can add lowlights to your hair at home, it might be a better idea to leave it to the professionals.
Short and Chic
Adding lowlights to a closely cropped cut might not look quite right. With such short strands, it might be difficult to blend the colors. But if your strands are just a bit longer -- falling to your chin -- you can easily rock all three colors in your hair. Choose a chin-length inverted bob that’s longer in the front and shorter in the back. Use brown lowlights in the bottom layers, adding depth to the inverted angle. Add skinny, auburn highlights to your upper blond layers for a trendy touch. Since the bob hairstyle is sleek and chic, keep your lowlights sleek as well -- avoid chunky sections and instead opt for skinny, strategically placed strands.
Medium Length Bob
The medium bob is a simple style -- with long layers and a straight texture; it frames the face and looks good on just about everyone. Contrasting blond, brown and auburn colors is the perfect way to add instant excitement to the style. And with such a classic shape, you can be a bit bold with your palette. Use the brown and auburn lowlights throughout every layer of your lemony locks. Essentially, you’ll be blending all three colors throughout your strands to create a multicolored mix.
Long and Curly
When your hair is long and curly, be a bit more daring with your lowlights. With so much length in your locks, add depth and dimension by contrasting colors throughout your strands. For a trendy style, keep your upper layers brilliantly blond. Use the brown lowlights on the bottom layers -- a color combination frequently enjoyed by character Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on the television series “Sex and the City.” Use the auburn lowlights to frame your face. If you have sideswept or fringe bangs, add a few skinny streaks of auburn to them.