You may or may not have heard Babylights, the latest hair coloring trend that’s quickly gaining popularity worldwide. The results of Babylights are exactly as its name suggests- soft, natural highlights that mimic the delicate, sun-kissed strands of children’s hair. Los Angeles-based hair colorist Stephen Garrison is one of the driving forces behind this new technique. He’s known for flawlessly incorporating Babylights in his clients’ hair routines, and here are five reasons why you should too:
Babylights are similar to traditional highlighting techniques, but tend to achieve a softer, subtler look than its alternatives. Like highlights, Babylights are used to create dimension in the hair by lightening small sections of hair. However, Babylights use smaller sections of hair and less separation between sections, resulting in a more natural, sun-kissed look. This is the perfect technique to use on clients who want to boost their color without looking overdone or unnatural.
Babylights achieve a level of glossiness that you just won’t see with other coloring techniques. It’s important that your clients keep their color looking exceptionally shiny after they leave the salon. As a stylist, you can suggest shine sprays, serums, and oils to go along with their new look.
Babylights can be customized for any hair color, to match any skin tone. While the technique is widely popular amongst blondes, it works well on brunettes, redheads, and anything in between. It’s a versatile option for any client coming into your salon wanting subtle, flattering highlights to enhance their natural (or not natural) color.