Many ladies have trouble differentiating between full and partial highlights. Although it may looks like something very obvious it is not always the case for some women. The two coloring designs are very popular nowadays, but the partial technique is slowly becoming the preference for most women as it creates a unique look. Just as the name suggests, the partial designs are those that a usually used to brighten or create a face frame. And contrary to popular belief they can come in as many styles as the full highlights if not more. The following 25 hairdos demonstrate the versatility of this modern hair trend.
# 1 Violet Bob with Partial Blonde Highlights
A short bob haircut is fascinating, but it will look better with a nice color. Violet makes this design lovely, but the wearer also enhances it further with cool blonde highlights. The cool blonde in this design is meant to break the monotony that the bright violet hue can create.
These long straight locks have an incredible volume and texture, but this is not sufficient to make them a top notch headdress. Although it also has a lovely balayage color the baby lights give it a soft touch and hence making the wearer look very trendy.
# 3 Lovely Blowout Curls
A blowout is a very classy hairdo, and it appears even more special if you give it some nice full curls. However, this particular design takes thing further with some color and makes a rather simple blowout look exquisite. Rather than coloring all the strands only a section of them get the lovely blonde hue to create a fantastic look.
# 4 Elegant Hand Painted Honey Tones
These beautiful hand painted honey tones show just how attractive creative and skillful coloring can be. Although the design has a couple of shades in it, they are all in moderation to create the perfect partial lights look.
# 5 Partially Foiled Loose Waves
Foils may not be as popular as they were a couple of years back due to the coming of modern dyeing techniques such as the balayage but they can still give you a refined look. In this headdress, they are used to create lovely golden streaks on the natural black hair.
# 6 Bronde Balayage Highlights
When you combine brown with blonde, you can be sure of an eye-catching look. Although they create a perfect color melt when you hand-paint them, you can make yours different. The good idea is to paint a few locks at the back with a pure light blonde shade so that they can stand out from the rest of the locks.
# 7 Exquisite Beige Blonde
Most women have straight hair, but not all of them know how to style it. Straight hair is easy to work with especially if you give it some nice color. In this headdress, for example, all that it requires is a neat trim to create some straight locks and a hint of beige blonde for an incredible finish.
# 8 Classical Partial Lights
This style is an example of highlights designed correctly, and it can look great on any woman provided she gets the shades right. The colored streaks are very subtle but do not cover all the hair, and so you can easily conceal them if you do not wish to show them off.
# 9 Creatively Highlighted Asymmetrical Bob
An asymmetrical bob brightens up a woman’s face and makes her feel great. However, there are many other ways you can make it look refined apart from the cut. This design demonstrates one of them, and it involves highlighting the left side of the hair (or the longer side of the asymmetrical design).
# 10 Perfect Beach Waves
Some ladies have lovely natural locks, and so it would be very unfortunate if they ruined their appearance with a flat color. This headdress is an example of a beautiful hair with perfect shade. The beach waves in this style have some soft light brown highlights that accentuate and brighten the wearer's face.
# 11 Ashy Blonde Hand Painting
The ashy blonde tone on this design is magnificent, but you have to be very keen to notice it since it is only on the strands at the top. This hue melts in with the other blonde tones on the wavy hair to create a fantastic design that you can easily achieve through balayage and by choosing the right shades.
# 12 Light Brown Partial Ombre
This medium haircut has some lovely colors that also have an attractive shine. The locks are cut to perfection and styled with a side part and by layering them. However, what makes them special is the light brown partial lights that bring some uniqueness to what would otherwise be a typical ombre pattern.
# 13 Short Bob with Sunny Highlights
Blonde strands will always look wonderful whether you keep them short or long, but it is always a good idea to make yours unique. This particular one looks different from the common short bobs due to its sun-kissed appearance that comes from the soft highlights on the face-framing front locks.
# 14 Eva Longoria’s Soft Chocolate Brown Streaks
Even a beautiful face needs a good hairdo, and this is the reason Eva Longoria always has a stunning headdress. Here she gives her naturals strands a soft touch with the introduction of a few chocolate brown streaks on the lower half of her voluminous natural wavy locks.
# 15 Splash of Dark Red on Tapered Curls
The curls in this style have a lovely tapered haircut and a dark base color that looks incredible for any skin tone. Although the curly top and tapered sides and back create a fantastic look, the splash of a dark red shade on the crown takes the hairdo a notch higher.
# 16 Long Blondie Locks
It is hard to see any highlights on this style since the blonde shade is overwhelming but if you look closely, you can notice some moderate light brown lights. The light brown streaks may not be very visible, but they achieve their goal which is to bring some color balance to the lovely long blonde locks.
# 17 Chopped Long Layers
The texture on these long locks is fascinating, and it is a result of creative a scissor trims. Apart from the texture, the locks also have a beautiful center part and cute layers, but it is their color that makes them very classy. The brunette hair has some partial blonde highlights on the lower half of the design to bring attention to the textured layers bangs.
# 18 Cute Subtle Highlights
Although this headdress has an intense natural color, the highlights are what make it a top notch look. It is also very easy to replicate since the cut is very simple and you can even do it without professional help. However, the highlights may be a little tricky if you don’t know the right shade to use and so you should use professional services.
# 19 Dark Chocolate with Caramel Waves
Ladies looking to add some depth to their dark chocolate locks should turn to caramel ombre highlights. Even if you do not have the natural dark chocolate tone, you can still use some color combinations to get it. The caramel highlights on the front section are also easy to get through hand painting, and you should finish the design with a center part to give the long locks an excellent flow.
# 20 Fresh Partial Golden Highlight on Dark Brown Strands
The shine on these long wavy locks is fabulous, and they look even more appealing when they are styled to create a face frame design. To create the face frame you need to part the locks on the side but to make the headdress look good you need some bright golden highlights on the front locks.
# 21 Mixed Subtle Red Streaks
There are various shades used in this style, and so it is perfect for ladies who like having different tones on their strands. However, in the midst of all this color, the red streaks still stand out, and they are what defines the style of these long and straight strands.
# 22 Natural Blonde Lighting
Nothing beats natural hair, and if you can keep yours healthy, you can never go wrong with any headdress or color. In this particular one, the natural blonde locks are very health and also have an excellent length. They are also trimmed to create a cute uniform design but the dye job that create the highlighted natural shade is what makes them a splendid idea to try out.
# 23 Ombre to Blonde Transition
Partial highlights are a great idea for ladies who want to transition from an ombre design to their natural blonde tone. It is not always easy to go back to your natural shade especially if you do not wish to bleach your locks, but the beautiful streaks can help you maintain a refined look during the transition.
# 24 Modern Balayage Hair
Most modern balayage hairs tend to stick with neutral shades such as brown as they seem to work pretty well for most women. These hand painted locks have an excellent dark brown base color and some beautiful light brown highlight at the front to brighten up the face.
# 25 Brilliant Amber Strands
Amber is not as common as other tones, and so it can give a woman a distinct look if she knows how to use it on her hair. These long straight strands demonstrate how to use the lovely shade correctly, and the hue is accentuated by a few golden streaks that also give the design a beautiful shine.
The debate on what is better between full and partial highlights will probably continue for a long time. However, the above 25 styles show the beauty in the partial ones. If you are thinking of trying something new with your short or long strands, the above designs should give you some inspiration on what you can wear.