Fab Fit Fun February 14, 2020



How to Add Dimension to Your Hair Color, According to Stylists


If you’re bored with your hair color, but don’t want to make any drastic color changes, you can add dimension to your base color for a subtle difference. Adding dimension essentially means accentuating your base hair color with lowlights and baby lights for a naturally bright look.

Ready to hit the salon? We asked a few hairstylists to share tips on what exactly you can request for a color refresh.

Dimensional Red

“For redheads, full scalp to ends dimension is perfect,” Stacie Magana, colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago explains. “Lots of multidimensional colors work so great here because you want a lot of light to reflect off of the different tones, just as you would find in natural color. A small amount of brightness where you would naturally see the sun hit is perfect.”

Beachy Blonde

To achieve those beachy blonde vibes, Magana brings in depth from the top to the middle. She says, “This will allow the blondes to still feel like they have more dimension without sacrificing brightness at the ends.”

Platinum + Shadow Root

If you’re going platinum but don’t want to lose dimension, Magana recommends keeping the root a bit darker. She says, “With the brightest platinum blondes, just a small shadow root, and keeping most of the dimension underneath will add just enough depth in their color without taking away or dulling out those bright platinum strands.”