The Basics of Foils and Face-Framing Highlights


Getting "foils" is one of the most common methods for applying highlights to your hair. Foils are used to create customized placement of color or lightener. The fact that your stylist can work with a small amount of hair at a time means that very specific areas of your hair can be colored or lightened.

What's the foils process?
Your stylist selects small sections of hair, and places a foil underneath to protect the rest of your hair, so only the strands you want are lightened.


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What's a common technique that uses of foils?
Face-framing highlights is a popular technique that concentrates the foil placement on the perimeter bordering the face. And as you’d expect from a technique called "face-framing highlights," this lighter-colored hair around your face adds visual interest and draws attention to your face.

How many foils are used?
Your stylist can typically achieve the desired look in 7-14 foils, but every look is a bit different.

How can you keep your new color looking fresh?
Using the right products will help you maintain your color. Shampoos and conditioners that are formulated for color-treated hair, such as DESIGNLINE Super Silver Shampoo and Conditioner or Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner, are a great place to start.

Keep your hair moisturized and protected from the sun (which can fade your highlights) with a product like DESIGNLINE Ultimate Radiance Leave-In Conditioner Styler. It provides both the moisture your color-treated hair needs along with UV protection.
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