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Old 11-30-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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I want to get heavy highlights in my hair soon, but the prices are just so expensive! I currently have have dark brown hair and would like light ash brown highlights. Do you have to pay $150+ for good looking highlights? I live in Chicago and every salon is expensive except for Hair Cuttery. I currently get my hair cut at Hair Cuttery and my stylist does a good job, so I'm thinking about having her do my highlights.

I'm just so scared they will turn out looking too brassy. I also want them very thin, so they blend in with my hair. What is the most you have ever paid for highlights? Why do you think they are so expensive?
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Does your stylist work off hours?
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Does your stylist work off hours?
What do you mean by off hours?
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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No, you do NOT have to pay $150+ for good highlights.

But maybe YOU do in Chicago....
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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I have used a cap system for highlighting my own hair for years. It's pretty foolproof. My hairstylist says I do a really good job. The only problem is it's hard on your arms to do it yourself. Since I'm dark blonde, it's not as easy to see if I only do the crown. Since you want it all over, I'd pull small strands through all the holes with circles, all over.

If you have a good friend who's willing to help you, take an afternoon and try it out. Use the metal hook provided to pull fewer strands through the cap holes. Do a strand test first so you get an idea of how long to leave the mixture on.

NOW -- if you should go brassy(I've done it, it happens), go to the drugstore and get an ash blonde NON PERMANENT all over hair color. Get the lightest one. Use it all over -- it won't really lighten your non dyed hair, but it should unbrass the dyed hair.

There may be a lot of people that can use the strand painting kits, but I have bad luck with those. I have little patience and wavy hair. Caps for me are much easier.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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There is a Hair Forum, check there
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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People, save your money. Stop dying or highlighting your hair. Let your natural color shine through.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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I want this too. I have dark brown hair and want nonbrassy highlights.

Thinking of getting the born blonde, and then tone it down with Clairol ash blonde or something.

I don't know if the contrast would be too harsh for dark hair though, maybe do light ash brown?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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What do you mean by off hours?
On the side
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I want to get heavy highlights in my hair soon, but the prices are just so expensive! I currently have have dark brown hair and would like light ash brown highlights. Do you have to pay $150+ for good looking highlights? I live in Chicago and every salon is expensive except for Hair Cuttery. I currently get my hair cut at Hair Cuttery and my stylist does a good job, so I'm thinking about having her do my highlights.

I'm just so scared they will turn out looking too brassy. I also want them very thin, so they blend in with my hair. What is the most you have ever paid for highlights? Why do you think they are so expensive?
They are expensive because they are very labor intensive. Just pay the $150 and quit trying to get it done on the cheap. You will get exactly what you pay for. And if you have to go to a hair dresser to fix something that someone else has messed up, it's going to cost you more than $150.

Consider it an investment in your appearance.

20yrsinBranson
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