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Face-Framing Highlights

By June 30, 2022No Comments

When you’re searching for ways to bring out your best features through your hair, we recommend trying face-framing highlights! Read through our overview to find out what makes these a standout option for your locks. Then, give us a call to schedule an appointment at Salon Antoine!

Why Try Face-Framing Highlights?

If you aren’t sure what these types of highlights are–they’re exactly as their name states. They’re going to bring out the best features of your face, including your eyes, eyebrows, jawline, and more! Typically, there are two strands that are a much lighter color than the rest at the very front of the hair. However, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You can have other highlights as close to the front of the locks as you want, or have them start further from the initial ones. The great thing about these is that they work on any type of hair color or texture, as their goal is to accent other aspects outside of your hair. Ultimately, you’ll get to change up your look while also showing off other gorgeous aspects about you.

Model with platinum blonde highlights on long wavy dark blonde hair


It’s fully up to you how you want to style your highlights. One of the ever-popular options is to do a middle part, which will automatically accent the face-framing locks. However, if you aren’t a fan of this style, you can still bring attention to the streaks by parting them to the left or right. No matter which you choose, subtle or not-so-subtle waves are both great choices to show off your cheek bones at the same time. Of course, if you enjoy straightening your hair and rocking the sleek look, it will undoubtedly make every contrasted streak stand out. Speaking of contrasts, you might choose to do brown hair and blonde face-framing highlights or an ombre or balayage. You can’t go wrong with any option!

model wearing glasses and resting chin on her hand with long brown hair featuring blonde highlights next to her face


You’ll love that since these highlights are mostly focused toward the front of your hair, so in the end, they will be low-maintenance and can be inexpensive. Typically, when you get different colored streaks all over your head, it may be time to have them touched up every three to five weeks or so. With face-framing ones, you can go longer–about eight weeks or more. The reason why we suggest you visit us around this time is so that we can fix the growth of the roots and make sure that the steaks once again accent your gorgeous face. Even though the dirty root and natural-looking highlights are popular, the ones at the front tend to lose their touch and purpose when they don’t begin closer to where your hair starts. Also, when you visit us, we can chat about perhaps changing up the color or adding another shade to your overall look.

We’d love to help you spice up your hairstyle with some face-framing highlights! Stop into Salon Antoine when you have some time to meet with our team for a consultation. We are located 11092 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA.

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