Highlighting can be described in a myriad of ways. The basic terms all mean that you lighten your color in streaks or sections to create a multi-dimenionsal look. The method of how your colorist decides to conquer the task is what defines how the technique is named.
At Tomy B Salon we don’t believe that labeling a system is necessary. Each client has their own look and Tomy creates the perfect system for them. This can be a combination of foiling and hand painting highlights or taking larger and smaller sections to paint to create softer or more severe looks. It is all about learning what your client wants and figuring out the best way to achieve that look.
The newest term to be added to the list of highlighting techniques along with balayage, ombre foiling and painting is “babylights”. The new term describes painting highlights in very small sections for a delicate soft shimmer….”It’s so fine, it looks like you were born with it.”
Each person has their own look some can describe their hair as balayage with a few babylights or a full head of babylights. Despite how you label the new trend, its a trend that Tomy has been implementing in his salon for years. If your looking for a soft subtle natural highlights and for dimension Tomy is the only salon on Long Island that can give you exactly what you are looking for.
Maintenance for babylighting is similar to any other highlighting system. A full head should be touched up every 8 weeks and sporadic pieces can be touched up 12-14 weeks. The process can be done in any shade to match any skin tone. While the effects on blondes are fabulous brunettes and redheads can have fun with highlighting and “babylighting” as well.