Also called balayage or free-form highlights, it’s a type of highlighting where the ends are lightened much more than the roots, giving hair a summery, carefree look. You’ve probably rocked this before, except you called it “I-can’t-get-my-hair-done-for-two-more-weeks” hair. Not judging. Here’s a breakdown of some pros and cons when it comes to this hair style:
Pro: Like I said, it’s summery! It looks like you were summer-lovin’ at the beach for weeks instead of stuck indoors, working.
Pro: It looks more natural than stripy, bleach-blond highlights. Unless that’s your thing.
Pro: It’s customizable. You can go crazy or keep it subtle–your call.
Pro: Possibly the best one of them all–it’s cheaper! Because the roots are an intentional part of the look, you can go longer between appointments.
Pro: Celebs love it. It’s okay to follow the herd every once in a while.
Con: Celebs love it and not all celeb looks should be imitated.