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Explanation of the popular face-framing highlights of the moment

We would like to explain about faceframing highlights, one of the most popular highlight colours these days.

What is face-framing-highlights?

Face framing highlights are a popular hair coloring technique that involves adding lighter strands of hair around the face to enhance and brighten your features.
These highlights are strategically placed to frame the face, drawing attention to your facial contours and creating a sun-kissed, natural look.


Face framing highlights are a versatile and personalized hair coloring technique that can accentuate your facial features and bring a radiant glow to your complexion.
This method involves strategically placing lighter strands of hair around the face to achieve a natural, sun-kissed effect.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to perform face framing highlights, including the tools, features, suitable framing, and complementary hairstyles.

Features of Face Framing Highlights:

Enhanced Facial Features: Face framing highlights draw attention to the client's facial features, enhancing their natural beauty and adding a brightening effect.


The highlights can be customized based on the client's skin tone, hair color, and personal preferences for a tailored result.

1 Low Maintenance

Since the highlights are strategically placed, they grow out gracefully, requiring less maintenance compared to all-over color.

2 Dimension and Depth

The highlights add dimension to the hair, creating contrast and depth that brings movement and texture to the hairstyle.

Choosing the Right Frame and Hairstyle:

1 The face-framing sections should be chosen to accentuate the client's facial structure. Focus on areas around the hairline, temples, and cheekbones.
2 Suitable hairstyles include those that showcase the highlights, such as half-up styles, updos that leave the face-framing strands loose, or any style that allows the highlights to catch the light.

What tools are needed for face framing highlights?

Hair Lightener: Choose a high-quality hair lightener or bleach that suits your hair type and desired level of lift. Consult with your client to determine the ideal shade of lightness.


Use an appropriate developer strength to activate the hair lightener. The developer strength should be chosen based on the desired lift and hair type.

Foils or Balayage Supplies

Depending on the desired result, you can use foils for more defined highlights or the balayage technique for a softer, more diffused look.

Mixing Bowl and Brush

Mix the hair lightener and developer in a non-metallic bowl, using a brush to apply the mixture to the hair.


Protect your hands with disposable gloves to prevent skin irritation.

Hair Clips

Use hair clips to section off the hair, working on the face-framing sections separately.

Toning Products (Optional)

Depending on the initial results, you may need toning products to neutralize any unwanted undertones.

What steps are taken to proceed with face-framing highlights in the hair salon?

Some people want to try face-framing highlights but are concerned about what the process is like in a hair salon.

The following is the order in which the treatment is carried out in our salon.



1Prepare the hair lightener according to the manufacturer's instructions in a mixing bowl. Wear gloves to protect your hands.


1 Start applying the hair lightener to the selected face-framing sections. Focus on the strands that naturally frame the face, including those around the hairline and near the temples.
2 Choose whether to use foils or the balayage technique based on the desired effect. Foils provide a more defined highlight, while balayage offers a softer, blended result.
3 Apply the lightener a couple of inches away from the roots for a sun-kissed appearance.


1 Monitor the processing time carefully, checking the highlights every 10-15 minutes to ensure they lift to the desired level. Factors such as starting hair color and hair type will influence processing time.

Rinsing and Shampooing:

1 Once the desired level of lightness is achieved, rinse out the hair lightener thoroughly with cool water.
2 Shampoo and condition the hair using products that are gentle on color-treated hair.

Toning (If Necessary):

1 Assess the color of the highlights. If they appear brassy or yellow, you can apply a toning product to neutralize unwanted tones and achieve the desired shade.


1 After the hair is rinsed, conditioned, and toned (if needed), proceed with styling.
2 Choose hairstyles that showcase the face framing highlights, such as loose waves, soft curls, or a simple blowout.

MY SNUGROOM for face framing highlights in London

Face framing highlights are a versatile and effective hair coloring technique that can bring a subtle and radiant glow to your clients' faces. 
By skillfully placing lighter strands around their facial contours, you'll enhance their natural beauty and leave them with a refreshed and sun-kissed appearance.
The hairdressers working at MY SNUGROOM are experienced and skilled in a wide range of designs, including blonde highlights and design colour.
If you are looking for a hair salon in London, please visit our salon.