Trend Report: Splay Highlighting

The 90's are back, at least when it comes to highlight trends! The new-old trend for highlights is a lot more chunky and deliberate than the ombre look clients been in love with for the past five years. "Splay highlights" marry the beloved chunky highlights of the 90's with the fan-favorite ombre look of today. “The nice thing about this trend is that it can be as dramatic as the client wants,” says Kitty Nadel, Color Director for ted gibson beauty. “For more of a runway, editorial look you can do two wide highlights and make them a trending color such as violet or gray, without any other highlights throughout as seen in the pics from our latest ted gibson Spring 2015 photoshoot (below). For more of an everyday, user-friendly look, you can add more ombre to the bottom, which will soften the harsh lines from the top. You can also shadow the root as well so the chunks appear softer.”

This look has already caused quite a stir with stylists on social media – it seems that people either hate it or love it. Either way, expect to see this splayed highlight technique a lot more in the near future!

[Image, top: Getty Images/Jeff Vespa; bottom: courtesy of ted gibson beauty]

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