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Finding the Best Hair Colorist for Highlights in Miami

While there’s no shortage of hair colorists in Miami, finding the best Hair Colorist for Highlights in Miami through social media might not be the best idea. In the photoshopped world of Instagram, it’s important to be pragmatic when considering the desired color you wish to achieve. There’s a reason the social influencer or modelin the hair pic you love was selected such as her hair’s history, it’s condition, whether extensions are in her hair and how much the photo has been manipulated with filters. With so many mobile editing apps with filters you need to know the distinction between fantasy and what’s realistically achievable with your hair color.



Many hair colorists in Miami have only learned to apply a foil or paint on some color, but that technique might just work for one type of haircut, and not yours. Our Expert colorists custom-tailor and tweak the color application to emphasize your hairstyle, skin tone and eye color when coming up with the best color palette for you. As mentioned there is also the matter of hair health. Because highlights involve lightening the hair, there is a potential for some damage. Out Master Colorists are not only trained how to use the color properly in order to minimize this damage, but can also incorporate strengthening treatments to help maintain the health and integrity of the hair such as a pH-Bonder, or Olaplex treatment an in-salon treatment that protects the bonds in the hair and reduces breakage during color services. While delivering exemplary Hair Highlights in Miami.

Coloring hair beautifully requires experience –  especially in Miami as humidity can drastically influence the process for your desired color. No matter what you love, you can trust our Master Colorists at our Miami Beach Salon to create beautifully colored hair that will make you smile at yourself and trigger those mirror neurons that help us calm down and re-center.

That’s why our Hair Colorist at Hairbox 5 provide a thorough and frank consultation with our clients particularly when a client wants to make a dramatic color change For example if you use a heat styling tool most days or are frequently in the sun, on the beach or workout regularly and sweat a lot, leaving your hair soaked – we will want to know, because details and elements such as these can have a significant impact on how your hair processes the color.



Highlights are simply pieces of hair that are lighter than your natural color. For blondes, blonde highlights incorporate lighter blonde shades. It’s important to note that there are different types of highlighting techniques, too. If your base color is brown, you can add highlights that are a lighter brown, or even have brown hair with blonde highlights for a lived-in hair color effect.  

The hair highlights involve sections of your hair dyed lighter than your natural shade, to give hair dimension, accentuate facial features or slim down your face. They’re the opposite of lowlights, which are strands of hair that are dyed darker than your natural shade. 

More often than not foils are used to strategically isolate parts of the hair in various shapes and patterns, be that to create contrast that’s very eye-catching, or very soft. There’s also a newer approach, Balayage – where highlights are hand-painted onto smaller, more random pieces of hair, resulting in a more lived-in look. To add highlights to your hair, we may use one of two techniques: foil highlighting and Balayage.



Regardless of which technique or color you go with, there are plenty of pros to opting for highlights. Highlights are fresh and youthful, adding dimension and movement to any base color. Not to mention that the maintenance and upkeep required is noticeably less than if you were to change your hair color entirely –  resulting in fewer salon visits.

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Foil highlighting is the process of using foil to separate strands of hair which will be lightened from strands of hair which will retain their natural color. The process is done by applying lightener to the hair that has been woven and separated using an applicator brush. The foil is then folded to protect the hair and surrounding area during the “processing” time. This is the amount of time required to achieve the desired results. In highlighting hair, hydrogen peroxide mixed with pigment is used to change the color of the strand. This process is also used in applying “lowlights” to the hair. In this process, hair dyes are used to create strands of hair that are darker than the natural color. 



This ever-popular free-hand hair painting technique creates a seamless blend of dark to light hair like the Copper Penny Balayage. The multi-tonal effect of balayage hair coloring gives the ultimate sun-kissed look on natural or pre-colored hair with no obvious regrowth. 




Highlights are often placed much closer to the scalp and applied in specific sections while the balayage process includes a graduated painting of the color onto the hair in random sections. If you are looking to add non-uniform chunks or sweeps of color, balayage is a better option. The result is soft, natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights in Miami that easily blend in as hair grows longer.



The Curlyage technique is an alternative take on the Balayage technique that creates soft hair color results that can be customized by curl and texture type. This is a beautiful choice for curly and textured hair. It’s a technique that differ from classic balayage because we can customize it based on curl and texture type. Master colorists are mindful that the light will reflect differently on straight hair versus textured hair, which makes customized placement of the lightener so important. Curlyage is unique because of the customized placement and focus on protecting the integrity of the curls



In this hair color technique, your root hair color gradually fades into a much lighter hair color at the ends, such as blonde. If your hair isn’t already dark, you may want to deepen your natural shade at the roots for a more dramatic Ombre. Hair stylist tip: Balayage is the technique while ombre is an end look. Your colorist will use the balayage technique to achieve an Ombré.



The Babylights or baby blonde highlighted look consists of tiny subtle highlights that resemble the sun-kissed highlights you’d get around your hairline as a child. They get their delicate appearance due to the very small amounts of dyed hair that are separated and placed in each foil.



A hair gloss treatment closes the cuticle and the hair, leading to smoother, shinier and less frizzy hair. In tinted form, it’s a great ammonia-free, semi-permanent alternative to classic hair dye. If you already have colored hair, applying a gloss can help maintain your hair color, correct brassiness and deepen or tone down color. If you don’t want to change your hair color but want to reap the shiny benefits, you can use clear gloss instead.



Frosting a process of lightening strands of hair while leaving the adjacent hairs untreated. A highlighting cap may be used with this technique. Hair is pulled through holes in the cap and that hair is then lightened. The effects of this can give the hair a look that is “salt and pepper” with a decent amount of hair left untreated. It will create a stark contrast between the colors and will usually not resemble natural highlights. This is a popular technique for those with shorter hair.



One color is applied all over the head from roots to tips, using permanent color to cover gray, or darken your natural shade. All over colors can also lift/lighten uncolored hair slightly by up to 3 levels. 



There are lots of different highlighting techniques to achieve different looks! Sections of hair are separated, painted with hair color into “foils” to create contrast. 



The trick to looking youthful during a transition to gray is to keep your hair color and haircut looking modern and strong. This doesn’t mean over the top bold, but definitely not hiding the fact that allowing more of your natural gray to show through is your end goal. 



This technique combines highlights and all over color to create a complete hair color transformation. 



Whether you love cool icy blonde or warm honey tones, to achieve beautiful Bleach Blonde Hair Highlight in Miami requires the best quality hair lightening and repair products and pro-colorist experience. 


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Love the look of strawberry, peach or teals and blues? We have an entire rainbow of creative, strong and pastel hair colors. 



Being underwhelmed with your hair color and wanting to breathe new life into your hair is by changing up the color. We have and ideas and the expertise to find out what you’ve been looking for all along. 



Our price for Partial Highlights in Miami begin at $165  and all prices are established on consultation. Simply put, Partial Highlights involve partially highlighting your mane. This highlighting technique is focused on one section of your hair. Rather than providing an all-over dimension, partial highlights can be used to create a subtle or bold look depending on where they’re placed and the amount of contrast you desire. With all color services we highly recommend a cut so we can apply color to the healthiest parts of your hair.

For The Very Best in Hair Highlights in Miami and Miami Beach


Ask your Miami Beach Hair Box 5 stylist on what might be best for you in terms of Hair Highlights in Miami and or Balayage with highlights or any color service. The products that sit on our shelves are nothing but the very best and are absolutely loved by our clients. We ensure that we never run out of stock on them. With some of the most creative and innovative colorists and hair stylists in Miami Beach. Our team has a wealth of experience in all things hair and beauty. View our hair services and price list or book an appointment.




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