(Closed) Getting hair highlighted…nervous about choice (halps?)

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah partial looks funny if you wear your hair up.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Salon’s usually alot about the same time for hair highlights. I would go ahead and ask for a full. You are right with partial with wearing your hair up  all the time you won’t see it.  I have colored my hair full, partial the whole thing for over 20 some years now.  Only way it would take up a lot more time if you have like my hair very very very thick hair but my stylist can still get it done in the alotted time and I have changed from partial to full before.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You should go with full. Just call them and say you changed your mind and want full.

I’d recommend taking in a picture of what you want your hair to look like. I went in and asked for red highlights, my stylist was like “um… really?” then I showed her the picture, they were actually a copper highlight that against the girl’s hair color (same base hair color as mine) had a redish tint. What I asked for was not what I actually wanted; I’m glad the stylist gave me her input and that I had a picture.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have partial in my hair, It doesnt look bad to wear your hair up… it looks more natural as if the sun just lightened the top of your hair… How ever next time I am getting a full just because i want it to blend better with my extensions on my wedding day. But really both are good ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve gotten partials before and the hairdresser does the top bottom and sides but just not all my hair in the middle.  This works fine for hair all up.  The only issue is if you do hair 1/2 up… then you will see dark in the middle.  However, if you are unsure, I’m sure you can ask them switch it to a full and they will do whatever they can so it looks perfect for you!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a light brown naturally and have highlighted for some time… so here are a few tips I’ve learned! 

DO more than one color…. especially with dark brown hair, adding a lighter brown as well as a caramel will conceal roots as it grows out and will look more natural. If you despise roots make sure you stay within one to two shades of your natural color.

DO get full over partial…. my hairdresser does this and it’s only 10 bucks more… really, not too bad considering!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I can show pics of me if you want to see. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

EDIT: double post ๐Ÿ˜› 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have brown hair as well, with subtle natural highlights. I have always gone for partial, and just gottenn a couple shades lighter than my natural. I always thought it looked nice, but then again, I always had natural highlights to being with.

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