In Italy, where the majority of the population has dark skin and dark hair, the image of a woman with golden hair has always been the ideal of female beauty. Even such famous poets as Petrarch and Dante, described the image of the ladies of their hearts, as the hostesses of the golden, bright head of hair. Because of this, Italian women from ancient times began to look for ways to become blondes. Thus originated Venetian highlighting.
The effect of such highlighting is fundamentally different from that which, for example, was performed using the blonding technique (like Marilyn Monroe). It turns out not even bright shade, which dresses the hair from root to tip. In the case of Venetian highlighting, the lower parts of the curls are lightened to a greater degree, and at the crown, the straightened strands blend smoothly with dark hair. And if the highlight of the American - it is mainly copper and red shades, then in the Venetian version is dominated by chocolate, golden-red color, which create a contrast with sand and wheat.
How did Italian women lighten their hair before? Most of them just sat in the sun all day with their heads uncovered. Thus, the hair burned out, so many poets wrote that a celestial body was tangled in the hair of their ladies.
Modern technology of such hair coloring is not only burnout in the sun. The treated strands shimmer with a variety of tones and colors. By the way, this technique allows you to visually increase the volume of hair due to the transition from light to dark tones. In the palette of this color are used mainly platinum and lemon notes, which are combined with coffee, chocolate and brandy shades. This combination looks very impressive compared to conventional highlighting technique.
This color is suitable for owners of dark or tanned skin. After all, dark-haired blondes are a rarity, such an image can even be called vulgar, but Venetian highlighting will help a woman to become not too pale and at the same time look advantageous.
The main difference of this technique is that its procedure takes place, so to speak, in the open air: there is no need to wrap hair in foil, film or thermal paper in the process of their contact with the lightening pigment. The specialist first draws on the hair with a brush strip along the selected strands. And he retreats from the roots of a certain space, because the hair on the top should remain dark.
For Venetian highlighting takes several shades (often - 4), which are combined with each other. The most common colors are coffee, cognac, champagne. Paint is applied only to some strands, because of this, relief is created.
This color has several advantages: the paint does not affect the hair roots and scalp, so dandruff does not appear in the client. Due to the fact that only a few strands are subject to coloring, it is not necessary to be afraid that such coloring will cause great harm, unlike full hair coloring.
Venetian highlighting: photo
Venetian highlighting on dark hair: features
To perform this technique on dark hair is best to take the paint brandy, coffee, honey, chocolate, sand or even shades of blondie. And for dark blond - lemon, platinum blond, brandy. To get the desired result, the choice of paint should be taken as responsibly as possible. And you should choose at least 4 shades, and in general - the more shades will be selected for highlighting, the softer the transitions will be, and the volume of hair will be visually larger.
On natural dark hair, this color can be done in the most unusual ways. In this case, the paint is allowed to be applied unevenly and leave most of the hair unpainted or vice versa. But at the same time it is impossible to deviate from one rule: one should avoid clear transitions between natural and dyed hair. So the color will be natural, which is easy to spoil the contrast transitions.
The following stages of Venetian highlighting are distinguished:
- First you need to know - whether the hair was dyed. Strands that were previously lightened will be painted more strongly, and those that have been painted in a dark color, on the contrary, will not be light enough;
- After clarifying the natural hair color and previous staining (if they were), you should choose shades that will then be mixed together;
- The resulting mixture is applied to the hair. The type of transition is selected for each client separately. Hair shades of light can be mixed with darker only at the tips or along their entire length. The mixture is applied to the strands with a special brush, the barber seems to paint sun glare on them. Apply the paint should not be from the roots themselves, but with an indentation of 3-4 cm. Because of this, the subsequently grown hair will not stand out much;
- After applying the paint, the master selects the time for dyeing to get the desired color. At the same time, the shade should be constantly monitored - this does not amount to difficulties, because this highlighting is performed without foil, hats and thermal paper.
But is it possible to perform Venetian highlighting independently? Can! It may be not easy, but this task is from the category of executables. Only for this you will need outside help, so that in the process of dyeing you get beautiful smooth curls. The hardest thing is to do it yourself on the strands of the back of the head. Before the dyeing process, you should first check the resulting shade on one of the strands, and if you like the result, then highlighting can be performed on all hair.
So, in order to independently perform the Venetian highlighting it is necessary to take: a pair of brushes for applying paint - one narrow and the second wide; gloves; clips for hair; plastic bowl for preparing paint.
It is necessary to start the process with the fact that the hair should be divided into horizontal partings, their width should be about 1.5 cm. After that, using a brush, paint should be applied to the strands, their width will be regulated by the width of the selected brush. In the process of applying paint there should be no rush, everything should be done carefully so that the paint does not get into the strands and does not spread. Paint goes to each of the horizontal partitions. Then you need to wait it takes time and wash off the paint.
Venetian highlights on light brown hair: photo
If you do not want to experiment and perform the Venetian highlighting at home, or you are not confident in your abilities, then it is better to go to the salon where the master will do everything professionally. Do not be afraid to change, positive image changes will affect not only your appearance, but also the state of your soul and life in general!