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Hair Strobing Is the Newest Beauty Trend

Hair Strobing Is the Newest Beauty Trend

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    Feb 24, 2016   Author : admin

In case you haven’t heard it yet, we’re talking about what every other hair stylists are obsessed with right now: Hair Strobing. If you’ve noticed as of late, a swarm of celebrities, bloggers and YouTubers have turned to the "highlighting" technique to give their hair an understated shimmer it needs. And if you're wondering if this is similar to makeup strobing, we could definitely tell you that yes, it is very similar, indeed. In makeup strobing, you apply an illuminizer wherever you naturally get sun-kissed: above your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your brow bone. Unlike contouring, strobing actually highlights your facial features in a much more subtle way. The likes of Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn and Perrie Edwards are perfect examples of such hair trend.

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The popularity of hair strobing came right after its makeup counterpart became the next best thing in terms of flaunting natural beauty. To get the perfect "strobed" hair, salons use a colour that is two shades darker or lighter than the client's actual hair colour. As a result, this creates a wave of light that makes the hair colour "pop" and gives your locks a glossy highlighted look that frames your face. According to one salon, "Working in the same way as highlighting or contouring does for the face, hair strobing adds shimmer to the parts of the hair where light would naturally hit, allowing the client to focus attention on her best assets while minimizing her less attractive features using clever placement and contrast of color that is alternatively two shades lighter and two shades darker than the natural hair."

But the question now is, what's the difference between hair strobing and highlighting one's hair? Since the two techniques are very similar, we're just trying to go with the flow and stick to hair strobing for now. What's the harm in trying out what other supermodels are actually into, right? In this regard, here's a hair strobing tutorial to help you achieve that "strobed" effect:

Image: SheFinds | MYC Writer: Elonah Bioneda

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