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The Latest Trend: Ribbon Highlights

What do Olivia Munn, Sofia Vergara, and Sarah Jessica Parker have in common? No, they’re not just actresses, they’re all rocking the newest hair trend – ribbon highlights! This hairstyle is here to stay and if you want to switch up your hair, Visit us here at Salon Antoine so we can start pampering you and start working on this priceless look. We are located at 11092 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, and look forward to meeting you!

What are Ribbon Highlights?

It seems there’s a new hair color trend surfacing almost every week. From babylights, to balayage, to ombre, it can be a tad overwhelming to decide which look to go for. If you’re thinking of switching up your solid hair color or simply want to add more of a contrasting style to your locks, then ribbon highlights are for you! And they’re exactly what they sound like – cascading ribbons that free-fall throughout your hair. Ribbon highlights have gained a massive amount of popularity because they’re not only gorgeous, but create that multi-dimensional appearance. They’re typically a different shade than your base color and they’re spread evenly within your hair. Unlike, ombre, the focus is not on the ends of the hair, rather, on the contrast and pieces that start at varying points of your hair. They also don’t start at the top of your scalp, instead, they start at various lengths, and adding some that are thicker around your face will bring out your gorgeous eyes and illuminate your face shape. Just add some red lipstick and you’re ready to take on the day!

Is Sombré High or Low Maintenance?

Ribbon highlights were made to ultimately stand out more than your natural color, but besides that, there are many directions to go in to achieve your ideal look. Whether you want only want about ten streaks that fall flawlessly or a full head of ribbon streaks, the choice is up to you. If you’re not sure which shade they should be, our professional stylists are here to help! We’ll go over different options and suggest which color we think will make heads turn your way as soon as you step out of the house. Since the highlights are painted on, you can expect them to blend in well and complement your natural color. If you don’t prefer too much of a drastic change, no problem! You can stick to a color that’s only a shade or two lighter than your original color, while still adding movement and a subtle change to your overall look. The options are limitless!


We couldn’t conclude here without chatting about the various ways you can style your ribbon highlights and show off just how glamorous they really are. The most popular way to accentuate each strand might be by adding waves to your hair. Whether you go with loose waves or opt for tight smaller curls, you’ll be able to set off the contrasting shades of your hair and leave a lasting impression with each and every curl. You’ll also love that if you have thinner hair or are lacking fullness, you’ll be able to able to add the depth that you’ve been missing. Fake it till you make it, right? With the way your waves will tumble down as they grab attention with the difference of shades, you can expect to have everyone from your friends, to your co-workers, to your significant other to notice your hair the minute you step into the room! Of course, if you want to show off the sleek and length of your ribbon strands, you’re free to straighten it too. Additionally, if you prefer to throw your hair up in a ponytail add some braids while the bottom half falls down, you’ll have all eyes on you no matter where you go. What a win-win!

When you’re ready to be taking on the town with the look that can be found on every red carpet, make your way over to Salon Antoine! If you have any questions or inquiries before coming in, don’t hesitate to contact our stylists at 703-691-8878. We look forward to chatting with you!

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