When you start thinking about your summer hair color, you might want to add “tennis highlights” to your list of options. While going blonde for the season with all-over color is a popular choice, it’s also a demanding one and not exactly made for the easy, breezy lifestyle that many of us want to live in the summer. This is where tennis highlights come in.
“Summer is perfect for adding soft ‘tennis highlights’ to hair,” Sharon Dorram, Master Colorist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, told POPSUGAR. “Think about spending those hot summer days on the tennis court with the sun naturally illuminating and lightening your hair.” If you’ve ever put Sun-In in your hair to help promote natural highlights, that’s exactly the look this professional color treatment gives you – no tennis racket required.
This look is the opposite of chunky highlights or the “poptarting” hair color trend. “Fine babylights a few shades lighter than your base color are beautifully blended into the hair to create an ultra-natural, sun-bleached look,” says Dorram. “This multi-dimensional technique is extremely versatile because it simulates the way hair naturally lightens in the sun, and the highlights are subtle and complementary to your base color.” Due to the subtlety and blendability of the look, it’s also easy to maintain all season long with very few touch-up appointments required.
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