T Section Highlights
April 30, 2024

T Section Highlights

What are T Section Highlights?

T-section highlights (also known as partial highlights) are a hair colouring technique where highlights are applied only to the top layer of your hair, particularly around the crown, parting, and hairline, forming a 'T' shape when viewed from above. This method is an efficient way to refresh your look without applying highlights to your entire head. It's especially popular for adding dimension and brightness to the areas of your hair that are most visible, giving a subtle yet impactful enhancement to your overall hairstyle. This technique can be a great choice for those seeking a less drastic change or looking to maintain their look with less frequent salon visits.

The benefits of T Section Highlights

T-section highlights offer several benefits that make them a popular choice for those looking to enhance their hair subtly and efficiently:

  1. Subtle Enhancement: T-section highlights add dimension and depth to your hair, creating a natural-looking lightness and movement without the need for a full head of highlights.
  2. Less Time-Consuming: Since only a portion of your hair is being highlighted, the process is quicker than full-head highlights. This makes it a convenient option for people with busy schedules.
  3. Cost-Effective: With fewer sections of hair being coloured, T-section highlights are generally less expensive than full highlights or a complete colour change.
  4. Low Maintenance: The growth at the roots is less noticeable compared to full-head highlights, making T-section highlights a lower maintenance option. This means fewer salon visits for touch-ups, saving time and money in the long run.
  5. Versatile: This technique can be tailored to suit any hair colour and type, providing a customised look that enhances your natural beauty.
  6. Refreshing Look: It's an excellent way to refresh your hairstyle and colour without a complete overhaul, perfect for those who want to update their look subtly.
  7. Focus on Key Areas: By highlighting key areas like the parting and hairline, T-section highlights can frame the face and enhance your features, providing a brightening effect.

Overall, T-section highlights are an excellent choice for those seeking a subtle, affordable, and low-maintenance way to enhance their natural hair colour and add dimension to their look.

Would T Sections work on my hair?

While T-section highlights are versatile, the best results are often achieved when they're tailored to complement the individual's specific hair colour and type. The technique can be adjusted to work with virtually any hair type or colour, with considerations made for the individual's hair condition and desired maintenance level. A professional stylist can provide guidance on the best approach for achieving beautiful, flattering highlights.

  1. Blonde Hair: Adds subtle nuances, creating dimensions that can enhance even the lightest shades.
  2. Brown Hair: Introduces lighter tones that can warm up the hair and add a vibrant contrast.
  3. Black Hair: Can be tricky, but done correctly, highlights can add a sleek, reflective quality without looking too stark.
  4. Red Hair: Highlights can amplify the natural vibrancy, adding golden or coppery layers that catch the light.
  5. Grey Hair: Highlights can blend beautifully with grey strands, adding depth and softening the overall look. They can also help in transitioning to grey more gracefully, making the growth of natural grey less noticeable.

What’s the process?

The process of getting T section highlights at Bond Shoreditch involves several key steps. Here's a general overview of the process:

  1. Consultation: Before starting, you'll have a consultation with your stylist. This is when you discuss your desired results, and the stylist assesses your hair type, colour, and condition. You'll talk about the best shades for the highlights and how they'll blend with your natural or base hair colour.
  2. Preparation: Your body will be covered to protect your clothing, and sections of your hair will be strategically selected for highlighting, focusing on the 'T' zone—this includes the top of your head, the crown area, and often the hair around your face and parting.
  3. Sectioning: The stylist will section the areas of the hair that will be highlighted, through the parting and the temples. Then, they'll divide the hair in the T section into smaller sections, preparing them for the application of the lightener or colour.
  4. Application: Using a brush, the stylist will apply a lightening agent or colour to the selected strands. The application technique can vary depending on hair texture and desired results.
  5. Processing Time: Once the highlights are applied, your hair will need time to process. This may take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on your hair type and the degree of lightening or colouring required. During this time, the colour will develop, and your stylist will check the progress.
  6. Rinsing: After the processing time is up, the stylist will rinse out the lightener or colour. They might apply a toner at this stage to neutralise any unwanted tones and enhance the desired shade of your highlights.
  7. Conditioning: A conditioning treatment might be applied to your hair to help soothe and repair the hair strands after the chemical process.
  8. Styling: Finally, your hair will be dried and styled. This is when you'll really see the effect of the T section highlights, as they blend with your natural or base hair colour to create a refreshed, multidimensional look.
  9. Aftercare Advice: Your stylist will likely provide you with some aftercare advice to help maintain the health and colour of your highlighted hair. This might include recommendations for specific shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products.

Choosing the right tone

Choosing the right tone for T-section highlights is crucial to ensure they complement your natural hair colour, skin tone, and personal style. Here's a guide to help you select the perfect tone for your highlights:

Understand Undertones

Recognise whether your skin has warm, cool, or neutral undertones. Warm undertones look best with golden, caramel, or honey highlights, while cool undertones pair well with ash, beige, or icy tones. Neutral undertones are versatile and can harmonise with both warm and cool highlights.

Consider Natural Hair Color

Your current hair colour influences the choice of highlight tones. For blondes, cooler or warmer blonde shades work well depending on the natural undertone. Brunettes might opt for caramel, honey, or even lighter brown or blonde highlights. Redheads can choose from copper, gold, or auburn highlights to enhance their natural colour.

Desired Maintenance Level

Lighter tones might require more frequent touch-ups, especially if there's a significant contrast with your base colour. Consider how often you're willing to visit the salon for maintenance.

Highlight Placement

The tone can also depend on where the highlights are placed. Around the face, you might want a lighter or more subtle tone to frame and enhance your features.

Seasonal Influences

Sometimes, people choose to go lighter in the warmer months and darker in the cooler months, but this is entirely up to personal preference and style.

Consultation with Your Stylist

A professional stylist can provide valuable insight into which tones will best suit your natural hair colour and skin tone. At Bond, every new colour client must come to the salon up to 48 hours before their appointment, for a complimentary consultation and allergy patch test. During this consultation, we assess the hair and help the client choose the best outcome for their hair and overall look.

Perfect Highlights at Bond Shoreditch

Ready to elevate your look? Choose Bond Shoreditch Salon, where our expert stylists are dedicated to creating the perfect highlights to enhance your natural beauty. Experience personalised consultations, top-quality products, and an inviting atmosphere that ensures your salon visit is as memorable as your stunning results. 

Book your hair appointment at Bond today. Your journey to radiant, dimensional hair begins with us!

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