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Colour and highlights in London: things to know before you go

If you’re thinking about getting colour and highlights in London, you might have a few questions before booking your appointment – so here’s some helpful info to bear in mind.

What kind of highlights should I get?

There’s never been more choice when it comes to hair highlights in London hairdressers today. The best type to get? That one’s on you – but here are some of the best hair highlights to help you decide:

  • Ombré. Just the bottom half of your hair is dyed, for a distinctive two-tone style, a la Drew Barrymore.
  • Balayage. Hand-painted highlights throughout your hair for a natural, sun-kissed look.
  • Babylights. Small strands of hair are highlighted for a subtle brightening effect.
  • Lowlights. Hair dye that’s darker than your base colour is used to create the opposite effect of highlights.
  • Half head. Selected strands of hair around your face and crown are highlighted.
  • Full head. Pieces of hair all over your head are highlighted.

What colour highlights should I get?

Your skin tone has a big part to play in which colour highlights will suit you. If you have a darker skin tone, warm highlights are usually the best way to go – like caramel, copper, honey blonde and gold. Otherwise, light skin tones and cool-coloured highlights are a match made in heaven. Think platinum, ash blonde and grey. Not sure what your skin tone is? Take this quiz on the Huffington Post to find out.

Will colour and highlight treatments damage my hair?

Hair dye contains a lot of chemicals, including ammonia and peroxide, which can damage your hair. However, special conditioning treatments before the colour is applied can help to reduce the risk of hair damage. Hairdressers in London are pros – they know how to take care of this and ensure your hair is properly primed for your colour treatment. They’re the best people for aftercare advice too – so if you have any questions, just ask away. From special coloured shampoos to heat-protection products, there are plenty of ways you can care for your fresh and fabulous ‘do – whether you want it dyed, permed or professionally straightened.

Where are the best hair salons in London?

You can find many prestigious hair salons in London – both north and south of the river. Some of the most popular merchants on Groupon, as selected by thousands of customers, are:

  • Amadeus Hair in Islington. This trendy salon with exposed brick walls boasts more than 20 years’ experience of cutting and colouring.
  • Majon Hairdressers . You’ll find these hair experts conveniently located in the heart of the city on Tottenham Court Road.
  • La Durbin Boutique Salon . Further out in Fulham, this salon has a luxe private terrace, where you can enjoy a cup of tea before or after your treatment.