The Complete Guide To Men’s Highlights

Mens Highlights

Are men’s highlights in style? We get this question a lot at Jaxson Maximus. Guys are always scared that getting highlight will equate them back to the days of Justin Timberlake’s NSYNC “ramen noodle” highlights. That is far from the truth. With the resurgence of ’90s, hair trends coming back in style men’s highlights are having a major comeback in today’s fashion.

At Jaxson Maximus, our salon industry experts have put together this fantastic guide on everything that you need to know about men’s highlights.

What Types Of Hair Work Well For Highlights

Men’s highlights can be applied to all hair lengths, textures, and styles. Highlights are a great option for men who want a change in their appearance but might not want as drastic of a change as dyeing their entire head. You can make highlights as noticeable or as subtle as you want them to be. 

Not only do highlights look great on guys in a wide range of styles but they can be placed in such as way that they will grow out with a natural appearance. This will save you time and a trip to the hair salon every time you need a root touch-up.

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How Long Do My Highlights Last?

With any hair color, it requires a certain level of commitment. Both in terms of financial and regular routine maintenance. Depending on how fast your hair grows and your desired style highlights can last anywhere from 8-10 weeks.

If you have darker hair and wish to add blond in, naturally those blond accents will start to fade over time due to the color of your roots.

How To Get My Highlights To Last Longer

Whether you are male or female does not change the duration of how long color will last on the hair. How long it takes for your highlights to fade depends on a wide variety of factors including your natural texture, genes, hair growth rate, hair thinning, and more.

Although the time it takes highlights to fade will be different depending on the individual, our stylists recommend avoiding washing your hair every day. Washing your hair too often strips out the natural oils that your hair produces. Even if you use an organic shampoo the chemicals that are in the shampoo will fade the color in your hair.

At Jaxson Maximus, we always recommend sticking with products that are made specifically for color-treated hair. This will help you get the max amount of wear out of your color. Our stylists recommend the duo of our Jaxson Maximus Color Safe Hair Shampoo and Conditioner.

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Can I Do Highlights At Home?

Doing color at home, including highlighting, is never something that a professional salon would recommend. With highlighting the stakes are much higher than smearing store-bought box dye all over your head.

Highlighting is a multi-step process that requires a lot of attention to detail from your colorist and a watchful eye every step of the way. One wrong move and could cost you your entire hair for years, or worse leave you with a permanent chemical burn.

Those who want to lighten their hair more than a shade or two should avoid at any cost doing any color at home. If something goes wrong at home it is a lot harder to take out box hair color than it is with professional hair color.

Long story short, a lot can go wrong and experts don’t ever recommend DIYing color. Your stylist is professionally trained in color theory and has the appropriate knowledge to know what levels of color will give your hair the desired outcome.

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Best Highlights on Black Or Dark Hair

While there are many hair colors to choose from when it comes to highlights, the most popular hairstyles are more about keeping a natural look ad enhancing the hair’s dimension instead of focusing on vibrant colors that will give you that out-of-the-box look.

Blonde On Dark Hair

Getting blonde highlights when your hair is naturally darker can give you an instant boost to your complexion. The stark contrast between light and dark will instantly get others to notice your hair.

Brown On Dark Hair

Brown highlights naturally capture light and will create a multi-dimensional appearance. Brown will generally blend better with darker colors meaning you do not have to go to the salon as frequently.

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Platinum On Dark Hair

The popularity of silvery grey or platinum blond has skyrocketed. This edgy look is the perfect compliment to those who naturally have a very pale complexion. It takes a lot of work to maintain this look but in the end, it is defiantly worth it!

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Red On Dark Hair

While red highlights are not as visible on darker hair at first glance. They instead give you that stand-out look as soon as the sun hits your hair. Perfect for those who want that subtle yet bold look at the same time.

Best Highlights on Brown Hair

Light Brown On Dark Brown Hair

For guys that already have brown hair, they will generally find that getting light brown highlights works much better for them than blond does. Light brown is a little more understated and will give you that “natural” look.

Ash Brown On Brown Hair

One of our personal favorites, ash brown is a striking choice especially for those who have a paler complexion.

Blonde On Brown Hair

This color can be a great way to add some dimension to the top of the hair. Pair with a pompadour hairstyle and be sure to catch the attention of everyone in the room.

Blond Highlights On Brown Hair
Red-Brown On Brown Hair

These golden brown to red-brown highlights are super on-trend and rich in color.

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With highlights always remember that they are not the same as hair dye. Men’s highlights are meant to naturally complement your facial features and enhance your facial tone.

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