On the south coast of Australia, the sun shines 340 days a year: you would think of the home of gently tanned beach babes with sun-bleached manes. Because Australian natural beauties have long known that harmful UV rays not only affect the skin, but also the hair. They destroy the stored color pigments, which not only make the hair fiber lighter but also roughen its reflective surface and leave behind a straw-like, matt mane.
For the perfect tan, Australian beauties use organic self-tanners and for sun-kissed but healthy hair they book an appointment in one of the hair salons run by Peter Thomsen, the absolute highlight expert from down under. With its streak technique, it makes you look exactly as if you have just come back from vacation. The top Australian colorist explains how the vacation look works for all hair colors.
“When a customer leaves the salon, she doesn't look like she's freshly colored by the hairdresser,” jokes the experienced colorist. "My sunkissed technology puts it in the limelight as naturally as if it had been on vacation."
For the Vacation Glow, he dyes dimensional highlights of different widths and brightness, especially in the front section of the hair: “The so-called face framing gives me the opportunity to put facial features in the right light, such as the tanned complexion, beautiful eyes, concise lips or To give the cheeks and face an optical balance. "
You can also have your own hairdresser miss the holiday highlights: "With the gentle balayage technique, I brush the ammonia-free bleaching precisely onto the areas that would also be lightened by the sun," says the expert. Tip: turn your head in daylight beforehand to look for reflective sunspots.
Most of the highlights are faded in from the middle of the hair to the tips. But does the freshness treatment work for all hair colors? "Blonde looks subtly lightened, and dark hair types are softly broken up," explains Thomsen the effect that sets highlights in all hair structures. "Narrow highlights flatter fine hair, as the shadow areas conjure up the optical volume, while with thick and curly hair I use this technique to create many short highlights for a smooth structure." Incidentally, with the right care, the vacation mode lasts the longest: leave-ins with Heat protection and color shampoos get the best out of the trend highlights.