Schwarzkopf Professional
Trendlooks 2016

Streaks Accent Hair

Streaks
Streaks are to hair colour what animation is to drawings. Streaked hair appears livelier and fuller
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Setting streaks as highlights or lowlights or using block streaks to accentuate parts of your hair is an established trend. Streaks give hair a fresher look without the need for colouring the entire hair. We like to introduce to you various types of streaks and help you enhance your hairstyle using the right type and colour of streaks

  • Streaks intensify the hair colour and create enchanting light reflections in your hair. The light playing in your streaked hair also adds radiance. Shaded hair appears fuller.

    Streaks look more natural if they are no more than two or three nuances lighter or darker as the rest of the hair.

  • Streaks in Various Nuances of a Hair Colour

    Streaks in several nuances of a shade create the appearance of hair after vacations in the summer sun. The sun bleaches individual strands of hair to varying degrees. It is possible to mimic this effect by setting beach streaks. For naturally blonde hair this works especially well by setting streaks in the colours of honey, apricots or sand. Chocolate brown, caramel, and mocha are ideal streak shades to create this effect in brown hair.

    You can create streaks in different nuances of a shade by using home streaking kits. Each kit allows you to set streaks in two different nuances.

  • Lowlights: Dark Streaks

    The shading effect of darker streaks deepens the overall colour perception of your hair. This effect is particularly pronounced and appealing in ash blonde hair.

    Soft light brown streaks work well in blonde hair. Brunettes can use medium to dark brown streaks to deepen their hair colour.

  • Highlights: Light Streaks

    You may wish to highlight your hair using light streaks. This avoids bleaching your entire hair and creates a natural look. Lighter block streaks accentuate wider portions of your hair or entire elements of your hairstyle like the fringes or the ends of your hair (see ombre hair).

  • Block Streaks

    Block streaks are wider than regular streaks. Only the top layer of hair is coloured for block streaks. They are used to create distinct and often unique colour effects.