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All of the Highlighting Techniques You Need to Know About This Summer

Whether it's surfer girl hair or sun-kissed French Riviera locks that you're after, the key to pulling off summer hair is to know your highlights as these Instagram influencers prove!

Gloss Smudging

Gloss smudging is all about giving the appearance of a smooth transition between the natural colour of your roots and your highlights. Whether you choose to go ombre or opt for a balayage highlighting technique, gloss smudging will create a fine line between the colour variations in your locks, for a finish that is natural and healthy looking.

We're loving how this fashionista has transitioned her hair from her dark roots, through to warm honey highlights and cool blonde tips. Bonus points for this being a hair colouring technique that keeps trips to the salon for touch-ups at a bare minimum. Beautiful hair the fuss-free way!

Contouring

Contouring became popular last summer, but it isn't just the makeup technique that we're talking about. Bring out the best of your natural features and warm up that smile with a hair colouring technique that focuses on highlighting your most prominent facial features. Contouring works well on all hair colours and is another one of those looks that looks naturally styled with visible roots. As with balayage, you can choose how where your highlighting transition begins, resulting in a look that is completely unique to you.

Blorange

Bright and colourful babes will love this pastel look that channels a warm summer's sunset. Choose between an array of pastel shades, from rose gold to peach, or even a bold orange, which you can combine with cooler roots and subtle blonde highlights. Speak to your colourist about the best colour match for you and remember to invest in a shampoo and conditioner that are designed for pastel coloured hair.

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