Girls are getting more and more adventurous with their hair color. Many fashionistas have been experimenting with different hair coloring techniques such as ombre, dip-dye, and peek-a-boo styles. Another technique that has become increasingly popular is color paneling. Color paneling is when hair is split up into large sections and dyed in bold blocks of color.
Color panels open you up to a whole new range of styles and looks. When you play with your hair and try different parts the panels will break up and look very different in each and every style which is perfect for a girl that likes to keep things new and exciting. There are a couple of drawbacks to panel coloring and some things you want to keep in mind to maintain the panels of color. Here are some tips on how to keep your color panels fresh:
Try to keep a portion of hair your natural color. If you are dying both sections of hair different colors then you are risking the colors spreading into the wrong section especially if a portion of your hair is bleached. You can do panel coloring at home but your best bet will be visiting a salon. If part of your hair is bleached be very careful when applying color and make sure you keep panels separated. Make sure you keep your roots touched up and your ends trimmed.
Your color and style will look much fresher if you maintain your growth. This is especially important for girls who are wearing a section of their hair blonde. If you are using bright colors, especially red, you will want to make sure you keep color at home to touch up your hair if it fades. Use color protecting shampoo and conditioner to help reduce the fading of color.
Know how much time and money you can devote to keeping up your panel coloring. If you can’t afford to touch up your color every couple of weeks you may want to consider keeping the entire top panel of hair your natural color and dying the bottom panel a different color. This way growth will not be as noticeable. If you create a panel on the top of your head you will really need to be ready to keep freshening up the color. Also, remember to pick a hairstyle and cut that flatters your new color. Side swept bangs or layers will really help the color show through and look amazing with panels of color.
Two-Tone Hair Color
With tons of style trends out there two-tone color
is associated with bold highlights, ombre hairstyles
,or color paneling. Technically two-tone hair color is any style with two different tones, but typically it is referring to hair that is clearly sectioned into two different shades.
Some of the more common two-tone examples are styles that have hair split down the center part with two colors or hair that is one color on the top and another color on the bottom. Unlike ombre hairstyles, this technique actually splits hair into two different sections and colors the hair a different color from root to tip. This style shows up best through hair that is layered.
Many people want a specific hair color but they don’t want to deal with the maintenance of keeping up with highlights, low-lights or block color. Two-tone color is an excellent option for those who want to switch things up but don’t have the time to keep up with color maintenance. For an easy two-tone style that doesn’t require much maintenance, make an even part from the top section and the bottom section of your hair. Leave the top color your natural shade and color the bottom section a different color. Make sure you keep the upper section pinned up and avoid getting the bottom color on it during the process. Keeping the upper layer your natural color will eliminate the need for coloring your roots.
This process will be easiest if you go to a salon but you can actually add two-tone color at home without much hassle. If you can get a friend to section off the top half and add color to the bottom section it will be easier and much more precise, but you can do it without any help. Make sure you use a rat-tooth comb to create an even part and use two mirrors to make sure that the sections are even. When you wash out the color keep the sections separated.
The great thing about two-tone colors is that there are so many different style options that you can try. You can wear platinum shades with jet black shades or you can even add extreme colors to dark or light colors. The color combinations are endless. If you have fair skin, platinum blondes or black shades may not be ideal for your skin tone as it can make you look washed out but bright colors will create an incredible contrast against your skin. Dark shades paired with caramel shades look great on darker skin tones and extreme blondes mixed with a darker color look beautiful against tan skin. If you are looking for a more natural two-tone style pick shades that have the same base color. For instance, if your hair is red or auburn, choose a strawberry blonde shade rather than an ash blonde to go together.