This is truly one of those beauty trends for hair that is so brilliant you wonder why no one thought of it before and you wish like heck that were the one who thought of it in the first place. There have been a whole lot of creative advancements and trends when it comes to hair highlights, from those designed to enhance a person’s natural beauty to highlights that are meant to leave an impression of shock and awe. And within the last few years the Ombre craze has gone far beyond the world of simply highlighting a few strands of hair here and there and into a world of bold artistic statement.
Following on the heels of the Ombre trend, hair that is darker on the top and then lighter about halfway or three quarters of the way down, a New York-based colorist by the name of Aura Friedman was struck with an idea. A super, totally cool, awesome idea. She then created “splashlights.” The philosophy behind splashlights is that the person should look as though they are standing with a spotlight on them and the highlights are placed where a spotlight or a beam of natural sunlight would shine on a person’s hair. On long hair the result is dark hair on the top and bottom, with a diagonal thick stripe of highlight right around the shoulder area. The effect is SO COOL and we are crazy in love with splashlights! Friedman did an interview with Allure magazine and provided photos and instructions on how to achieve the look. Expect this trend to be hot, hot, hot very soon!