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What is Strandlighting? Summer 2018's Favorite New Trend

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Just when you thought you'd got your head around hair trend terminology (balayage, pastelage, foilyage etc.) along comes another technique that's got the industry talking... "Strandlights"!

What is strandlighting?

The clue is in the name... Strandlighting is a way of lightening the hair by choosing very thin sections of hair to highlight. Just a few strands are selected and then placed on a foil to be colored. Another few strands are then taken and added to a separate foil for a slightly different color. Your colorist will continue so as to get a totally natural-looking result that blends your current hair color with a variety of lighter shades.

Will strandlights suit me?

Because strandlights give such a natural finish, they suit all hair types and colors. Even dark-haired ladies can try strandlighting, with subtle additions of lighter brunette shades lifting the overall look. It's also an excellent choice if you're transitioning between colors, or want to discreetly update your look without drawing too much attention to your color change. With strandlighting, you avoid the "piecey" effect of regular highlights, making it really easy to grow out discreetly.

How to care for highlighted hair

Show off your strandlights by using haircare that will boost your glow while also protecting your color. Serie Expert by L'Oréal Professionnel offers the Lumino Contrast haircare collection, specifically designed to brighten, moisturize and add shine to all kinds of highlights. The range includes a shampoo, masque, serum and even a highlight-enhancing spray for styling.

Steal the show with strandlighting this summer!

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