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#WOTW: What’s The Deal With Hair Contouring?

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It’s only normal to groan and roll your eyes thinking we’re talking about yet another fad driving social media folks crazy. However, I urge you to give this one a read. Hair contouring is L-E-G-I-T. This is the secret to a lot of celebrity manes with envy-inducing colour that always looks so darn lovely.

I know it’s a little difficult to digest a contouring technique for hair after all the clown contouring, tan-touring, neck contouring, and most recently nontouring shebang we’ve been exposed to. But hair contouring is an exceptionally flattering hair colouring technique that can actually create an illusion of thicker and fuller hair. It adds dimension to thin, limp hair and has to be customised according to an individual’s facial structure, features, and skin tone.

Hair contouring borrows its philosophy from makeup contouring. Depth, texture, and thickness are added to hair with the use of dark and light colours. Lighter colours are used to highlight your best features, whereas darker colours are used to add depth to specific problem areas. This is certainly not something you can try at home because the colourist starts with analysing your face shape, features and bone structure, deciding on the sections that should be darkened and lightened, choosing colours according to your skin tone, etc. So it only makes sense to let the experts handle this one, rather than attempting a DIY with massive potential to go wrong.


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