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Hi, i need a bit of advice if anyone can help please. My daughter wanted to get some highlights for her birthday (16). I am rubbish at hair but my dd and I did ask for some subtle highlights and not too many. Unfortunately she's not happy with the result- they are very stripey (two colours) and there's just more of them than we expected. She's a bit gutted as she'd been looking forward to it. Can anybody tell me if this can be corrected? Without doing damage to her hair or resulting in something that looks bad as it grows out or needs constant maintenance? We're both so sorry for having done done this to her hair - feeling like a crap mum tbh. Thanks in advance for any advice.
I've never had a highlight issue that couldn't be fixed and I've had them since I was about 17. So don't worry. I think best place is to speak to a good hairdresser- maybe an all over colour in her natural colour with a couple of more subtle highlights that will grow out and not be noticed.
Thank you all for the helpful replies. Floralnomad- It was a bog standard hairdresser - lesson learned there. Poshtottykins - I will try to get dd to let me take a photo in a while, she's not very keen on that just now🙁 We called into a different salon today to ask for their advice. It's not a salon I'd usually go to but it has a good reputation as far as I can tell. Their proposal is to apply a toner which they say will tone the highlights down so they will appear less stripey and more subtle in colour. Does that sound right? I am scared of making things worse. Maybe I should call into another salon tomorrow to see if they have another solution.
My dd has been having hers done for a couple of years but fortunately my sister already had a great colourist so we just went to him . Finding a decent hairdresser can be a minefield . Do you know anybody who has their hair coloured that you could get a recommendation from ?
Does anyone know how the toner works? I forgot to ask. It's not an overall tint that colours her whole hair.? She doesn't want that. And I expect it wouldn't be a great idea in case it needs keeping done as it grows out. I've never had highlights and very minimal experience of colouring at all so I am no good at this! Thank you all btw.
However you've seen a professional today and they said tint, so... I would follow a decent colourists advice!!
Maybe ask them about tinting versus lowlights just to get their opinion on low lighting and why not to do it? It would use permanent colour and tints are kinder, maybe that's why they have suggested tint, as a condition of hair issue. If it's to do with condition I would definitely take their advice.
The toner basically tones down the dyed hair and helps it blend with the not dyed hair. It doesn't change the colour of the not dyed hair. The effects of the toner are temporary but if when it wears off your daughter still finds the highlights too chunky then she could get a few lowlights added then, as other posters have suggested.
It effect of the toner depends on the actual colour of the toner they want to use. A purple/blue toner or shampoo could actually make the highlights even more distinct as it will make them ashy/silver against a possibly warmer base ? Without seeing her hair it's difficult to tell but a T section ie parting and front hairline of fine low lights could be enough to brake up the harsh lines
I'm a hairdresser @tiredmamma, a timer depending on the shade will just stain the hilites slightly to dull them down a little(or as a pp said brighten them up depending on the shade used) personally I would be adding a lowlite close as possible to her natural shade to break up the stripes.