Honey Blonde Highlights in Short Black Hair

Overview

Few things are sassier than the bold, golden contrast of honey blonde highlights in black hair. This is a look that is especially awesome when your hair is short, because your highlights stand out even more. There are a few ways to get this look. Pick which style or technique is best for you and start turning those heads.

Skin Tone

When you're contemplating such a dramatic contrast, it's important to know how each color works with your skin tone. Check your veins at your wrists. If they're bluish, you're cool-toned. if they're greenish, you're warm-toned. Warm and cool women both look good in honey blonde, but black hair can have other shades in it. Cool-skinned women can wear a blue undertone in black hair, but most ladies will get the most out of a black-and-honey contrast by sticking to jet black.

Placement

Consider how your hair falls when you think about how to place your highlights. Since this look is all about contrast, place highlights where they get lots of attention. A few by the face or from the crown show off your colors, but adding them through the back is a fun surprise, too. Short hair makes a real impact, so keep the look going strong with careful placement.

Bleaching

If you're going to manage honey blonde highlights, you'll have to bleach the black out of the hair you want to highlight first. This can be a tough process for hair, so make sure you follow any package instructions and deep condition afterwards to avoid breakage. You may have to bleach your strands twice to avoid a brassy orange color. Hair should be white by the time you lay down the honey shade.

Extensions

If bleaching is too much for you, you can play with extensions. This can be a fun idea for women with short hair anyway, because it adds fullness or thickness to your hair. Depending on how much commitment you can take, you can get different types of extensions. Some tie into your hair, while others use glue. All of them come out when you're done with them, though, so they're a fun way to test a sexy contrast.

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