Meet Babylights, the Newest Way to Highlight Your Hair

Aug 07, 2015

Meet Babylights, the Newest Way to Highlight Your Hair

If you’ve ever wished your hair color could look as good as it did in your baby pictures, then you’ll understand why a technique meant to make your hair look like a toddler’s is set to become the most covetable color trend since ombré. Babylights are teeny tiny highlights that mimic the multi-dimensional tones that small children's hair has naturally. Unlike a drastic color change (fire hair, anyone?), these tiny additions enhance your natural hue, and celebrities like Karlie Kloss and Miranda Kerr are already embracing them. Here’s how you can, too:

What to Ask for at the Salon

Babylights work on every hair color: Ask for highlights that are a shade or two lighter than your base and about half the width of traditional highlight. (This process takes even longer than traditional foils, so be aware that your stylist may charge accordingly.) As with any hair color appointment, bring an inspiration photo—maybe even one of yourself as a tyke.

How to Maintain Your Babylights

Low-maintenance types, rejoice: Because babylights blend with your base color, you can wait up to 14 weeks before getting a touchup. Of course, you’ll still have to take care of your new investment with a quality color-safe shampoo and conditioner (we love Fekkai’s color-preserving shampoo and conditioner). A weekly hair mask will help fight damage and lock in color. After all, this is one throwback you’ll want to last for a long time.

Britni B. Always willing to pay extra for avocado. Always doing it for the Insta.