I have been coloring Elizabeth’s hair for about 3 or 4 years. She loves being blonde but doesn’t want to have the commitment of a single process. Instead, I do highlights with between two and four shades of blonde (depending on the season) to get a result that not only achieves her color goals but – in my opinion – looks amazing!
There are pros and cons to both kinds of gray coverage. With a single process, you are going to get up to 100% coverage of your gray hair. You will get a soft, natural-looking color, and you will love it! On the flip side, you will need to have your new growth touched up every 2-6 weeks depending on how far you stray from your natural. Yes, that’s right – I have clients who come in every 2 weeks! If you wait longer than 4 to 6 weeks, not only will you look like a mess, you also run the risk of color banding and inconsistent coverage.
With highlighting, you can achieve beautiful gray blending. Because not every hair is colored (like it is in a single process) you don’t get as much gray coverage – hence “gray blending.” The great thing about gray blending is the minimal maintenance – you can extend your salon visits to every 8 to 10 weeks! If you don’t mind some of your gray showing, this might be the perfect option for you.
Take a look at the video of the color I did on Elizabeth and let me know what you think! – Jason