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Halo Dyed Hair: Channeling Your Inner Angel

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A new hairstyle is an easy way to change your look, giving your hairstyle a fresh, new feel. And your next hairstyle adventure just might involve looking like an angel because this trend is called halo dyed hair. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the boredom and anxiety of lockdowns have led to more creativity and experimenting with new hair trends. With salons closed, even those not usually up to the task of the DIY hairstyles decided to try out new looks for themselves. And the modern woman is stepping out of her comfort zone, beyond basic styles and colors.

After all, if there’s no need to go into the office, who’s going to tell you no? Well, as we step out into the sunshine, it’s time to go big and bold with the latest trends in hair.

What is Halo Dyed Hair?

Plenty of women went with different highlight styles, extensions, or new, edgy cuts. One such trend was the halo light or halo dyed hair. Whether you are a dedicated do-it-yourselfer or plan to return to the salon, we want to give you all the information you need to try this new, angelic look if you’re itching to try something new. 

You’ve heard of highlights or low lights to describe hair dye techniques. The halo dyed hair takes away the need to choose between the two. Halo dyed hair is intended to accentuate certain cuts and highlight the face, giving the appearance of a “halo” (hence the name).

How it Works

The technique works light colors throughout the top of the hair, creating a halo effect around the top of the head. It might sound complex, but according to Glamour, the technique itself is actually pretty simple.

The idea is to create a more dimensional look since highlights tend to give the hair a more flat, 2D appearance. However, the halo dye technique gives you the appearance of a more voluminous style. Combined with the right cut, it’s a look bound to leave you feeling fresh and confident this year. 

To achieve this look, you’ll want to section off your hair into four parts. If you have darker hair, you’ll need to lighten up the strands near the front of the head. This is where you’ll add the blonde. Basically, you’ll section off the top layer of hair and work the blonde into the hairline surrounding the face, accentuating the front of the face. From here, ensure you are following the instructions on the dye, and other than that, it’s fairly simple. 

Hair Dye Tips for a DIY Halo

If you’re about to dye your hair at home, you might want to think about taking advice from the experts. Stylist Jason Hogan of Josh Wood Color recommends those using this halo technique do apply a gloss every six weeks or so to keep the hair looking fresh and healthy. If you want to find tips about general hair care and taking care of your dyed hair at home, one guy to check out is the stylist and YouTuber Brad Mondo.

Brad suggests anyone who doesn’t feel confident in what they’re doing go ahead and just see a stylist rather than risk messing up their hair in a spur-of-the-moment burst of creativity. If you decide to go the DIY route,

  • Don’t overbleach your hair.
  • Make sure you clip the top layer of your hair up, so you don’t end up with spots.
  • Section off your hair, preferably into four parts.
  • When you pull hair to color it, use paper-thin sections. 
  • Use your natural hairline to guide you. 
  • Work backwards from the hairline

Not only will this prevent a giant mess all over your house or apartment, but it’ll help you avoid stray hair dye getting into the wrong places and leaving you looking like a cheetah instead of the angel you are. And you want the hair to look just as good pulled back as it does framing your face. If you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing, go to a stylist. At the end of the day, it’s just hair—experiment, be confident, and just have fun with it.