X

Enter to win a FREE
Detox Mud Treatment
from Exuviance!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Exuviance.

Hair Strobing Is the Latest Beauty Trend That Will Give You Model-Worthy Locks

Large Editorial Image


December 21, 2015

Given the beauty world’s obsessive interest in contouring faces in order to bring out the best features, it was only a matter of time before experts started using the same technique for hair. Enter hair strobing, a process by which hairstylists weave highlights and lowlights throughout your hair in a unique way that brings out your individual beauty and the facial features that make you special.

If you’re searching for a more individualized approach to hair color–a look that will get your beautiful face noticed and not just your hair–Matrix SOCOLOR celebrity stylist Daniel Moon explains everything you need to know about hair strobing.

SHEfinds: What, exactly, is hair strobing and how is it applied?

Daniel Moon: Hair strobing is an individualized highlighting technique that is specific to one’s natural hair color, face shape and skin tone. It is accomplished by applying wider strips of color for dimension and contrast and using color that are two shades lighter and two shades darker than natural hair color.  It’s hand painted since it’s so specific to the individual.

SF: How does hair strobing differ from traditional highlights and balayage?

DM: The process differs from typical highlights in that it takes three steps rather than two. After you do the toning and highlighting process, you go back again and highlight to accentuate and build dimension.

SF: What colors are most often used in hair strobing?

DM: Strobing is mostly done on blondes, but anyone can do it! It’s best to go two shades darker and two shades lighter than whatever your natural hair color is. You’ll have a pretty, natural effect that will look like you just laid out in the sun for too long. One important tip: more color means more care, which means a weekly hair mask specific for color-treated hair like the MATRIX Biolage COLORLAST Mask, which will keep color from fading and add lots of moisture.

SF: Who is a good candidate for hair strobing? Which features can it bring out and how?

DM: It works best for people who wants their hair to be considered an added feature to their face and are looking for that extra “pop” to their hair color. The placement of the highlights emphasizes your skin tone and face shape and when the sun light hits your hair, it glistens!

SF: Which celebs are doing hair strobing justice and why?

DM: Gigi Hadid! Always looks so effortless and her hair accentuates her natural beauty! Her color is carefully placed.

SF: Can any hairstylist do hair strobing or does it require an experienced professional?

DM: I wouldn’t pick a rookie to strobe your hair for the first time. You need someone a bit more experienced to look beyond color to incorporate facial features, where the light would naturally hit hair, etc.

SF: What can hair strobing accomplish?

DM: Strobing helps to give dimension and movement that is specifically catered to your face shape and natural hair formation. Just like contouring and strobing for the face, its meant to accentuate your natural beauty. Strobing opens up the hair just enough leaving light and lighter to sweep across the face.

For more beauty tips, check out this glitter roots hair trend is everything and the one thing you should never do to your wet hair.

[Photo: Imaxtree]

 

Shop hair mask

More hair mask | 3 of 754 »

Project Beauty Hairgurt Yogurt Hair Mask

Buy Now

Recovering Hair Mask by

Valmont

Buy Now

Obliphica Seaberry Hair Mask 2.54 oz

Buy Now




  • Nordstrom Shoppers Love This Warm And Flattering $29 V-Neck Sweater

    Nordstrom Shoppers Love This Warm And Flattering $29 V-Neck Sweater

    Style

    1 day

  • Psst! You Need To Shop These Cute Suede $39 Booties From Sole Society ASAP

    Psst! You Need To Shop These Cute Suede $39 Booties From Sole Society ASAP

    Style

    1 day

  • Weekend Project: Make Your Own Soothing, Hydrating Bath Bomb

    Weekend Project: Make Your Own Soothing, Hydrating Bath Bomb

    Beauty

    1 day

  • 5 Beauty Boxes You Need To Subscribe To Right Now!

    5 Beauty Boxes You Need To Subscribe To Right Now!

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Update Your Winter Look With One Of These Pretty Braided Hairstyle Ideas

    Update Your Winter Look With One Of These Pretty Braided Hairstyle Ideas

    Beauty

    1 day

  • The Only Beauty Repair Cream You NEED This Winter Is Super Cheap RN With Our 20% Off Code

    The Only Beauty Repair Cream You NEED This Winter Is Super Cheap RN With Our 20% Off Code

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Here's How To Get $50 Off Your Order At Space NK This Weekend

    Here's How To Get $50 Off Your Order At Space NK This Weekend

    Beauty

    2 days

  • 5 Cheap Natural At-Home Remedies Dermatologists Swear By For Thinning Hair

    5 Cheap Natural At-Home Remedies Dermatologists Swear By For Thinning Hair

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Need A Last-Minute Holiday Gift? Snag A $100 Credit To Collage.com For Just $24.99!

    Need A Last-Minute Holiday Gift? Snag A $100 Credit To Collage.com For Just $24.99!

    Shop

    2 days

  • These Red Outfit Ideas Are Perfect For When You Need A Break From Black

    These Red Outfit Ideas Are Perfect For When You Need A Break From Black

    Style

    2 days

  • 7 Affordable Gifts To Buy For The Gucci Lover

    7 Affordable Gifts To Buy For The Gucci Lover

    Style

    2 days

  • J.McLaughlin Just Launched A Shoe Collection And You're Going To Want All Four Styles

    J.McLaughlin Just Launched A Shoe Collection And You're Going To Want All Four Styles

    Style

    2 days

  • 5 Cheap Natural Chapsticks Dermatologists Swear By

    5 Cheap Natural Chapsticks Dermatologists Swear By

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Drop Everything--Ulta's Holiday Beauty Blitz Sale Is Happening Right Now!

    Drop Everything--Ulta's Holiday Beauty Blitz Sale Is Happening Right Now!

    Beauty

    3 days

  • 9 iPhone Apps That Will Make The Holidays Easier, According To An Expert

    9 iPhone Apps That Will Make The Holidays Easier, According To An Expert

    3 days

  • Target Is Going To Have SAME-DAY Delivery Service in 2018!

    Target Is Going To Have SAME-DAY Delivery Service in 2018!

    Shop

    3 days

  • 5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood This Winter #WellnessWednesday

    5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood This Winter #WellnessWednesday

    3 days

  • Mark Your Calendar! The New NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Launches On December 14

    Mark Your Calendar! The New NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Launches On December 14

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Want To Work At SHEfinds? We're Hiring!

    Want To Work At SHEfinds? We're Hiring!

    4 days

  • 18 Wedding Dress Trends That Are Going To Be HUGE In 2018

    18 Wedding Dress Trends That Are Going To Be HUGE In 2018

    Weddings

    4 days

  • Curology Makes Custom Skincare Tailored For Your Unique Skin... Get Your First Month Free!

    Curology Makes Custom Skincare Tailored For Your Unique Skin... Get Your First Month Free!

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Once And For All, Here's How To Heal Dry, Cracked Lips #SheFindsSoutions

    Once And For All, Here's How To Heal Dry, Cracked Lips #SheFindsSoutions

    Beauty

    4 days

  • You Can Get Wine At Trader Joe's For Under $20 (You're Welcome!)

    You Can Get Wine At Trader Joe's For Under $20 (You're Welcome!)

    4 days

  • The One Drugstore Chapstick You Should Start Using, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Drugstore Chapstick You Should Start Using, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    4 days

  • 4 Amazing K-Beauty Skincare Products That You Can Get From CVS Right Now

    4 Amazing K-Beauty Skincare Products That You Can Get From CVS Right Now

    Beauty

    4 days

  • See Ugg's Collection For The New Movie

    See Ugg's Collection For The New Movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

    Kids

    4 days

  • Stay Warm This Winter In One Of These Stylish Wool Coats Under $200

    Stay Warm This Winter In One Of These Stylish Wool Coats Under $200

    Style

    4 days

  • These Cute Faux-Fur Lined Merrell Boots Actually Make Us Excited For Snowy Winter Weather

    These Cute Faux-Fur Lined Merrell Boots Actually Make Us Excited For Snowy Winter Weather

    Shop

    4 days

  • This Is The Strapless Bra Every Woman <em>Needs</em> For Holiday Party Season (And Beyond)

    This Is The Strapless Bra Every Woman Needs For Holiday Party Season (And Beyond)

    Shop

    4 days

  • When Is The Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale & What Goodies Can You Expect?

    When Is The Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale & What Goodies Can You Expect?

    Style

    5 days

  • Don't Miss Your Chance To Win A SodaStream Fizzi Signed By Jillian Micheals!

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Win A SodaStream Fizzi Signed By Jillian Micheals!

    Style

    5 days

  • The One Shaving Cream You Should Stop Using, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Shaving Cream You Should Stop Using, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    1 day

  • The One Hair Trend That Will Be Out For 2018

    The One Hair Trend That Will Be Out For 2018

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Here’s Why Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani May Not Be Getting Married, Ever.

    Here’s Why Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani May Not Be Getting Married, Ever.

    Celebrity

    1 day

  • Um, Did Fergie Really Not Know That Her Outfit Was Completely See-Thru?

    Um, Did Fergie Really Not Know That Her Outfit Was Completely See-Thru?

    Celebrity

    1 day

  • 6 Reasons You Should Stop Everything And Detox With A Pink Himalayan Salt Mineral Soak

    6 Reasons You Should Stop Everything And Detox With A Pink Himalayan Salt Mineral Soak

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Hands Down, These Are The 5 Best Bras For Women With Big Boobs

    Hands Down, These Are The 5 Best Bras For Women With Big Boobs

    Style

    2 days

  • The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Have Before 8am To Get Rid Of Wrinkles

    The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Have Before 8am To Get Rid Of Wrinkles

    Beauty

    2 days

  • The One Chapstick That Actually Dries Out Your Lips, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Chapstick That Actually Dries Out Your Lips, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    2 days

  • The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat To Reverse Signs Of Aging, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat To Reverse Signs Of Aging, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    2 days

  • How Did Kendall Jenner Not Realize Her Top Was See-Through?

    How Did Kendall Jenner Not Realize Her Top Was See-Through?

    Celebrity

    2 days

  • Meghan Markle Was The Most Searched Woman In 2017

    Meghan Markle Was The Most Searched Woman In 2017

    Celebrity

    2 days

  • 3 Kylie Cosmetics Red Velvet Holiday Lip Kit Dupes That Are Just As Great As The Original

    3 Kylie Cosmetics Red Velvet Holiday Lip Kit Dupes That Are Just As Great As The Original

    Beauty

    2 days

  • The One Skincare Product You Should Never Use After Working Out, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Skincare Product You Should Never Use After Working Out, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Hair Gel You Should Stop Using, According To Experts

    The One Hair Gel You Should Stop Using, According To Experts

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Drugstore Deodorant You Should Start Using, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Drugstore Deodorant You Should Start Using, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Hair Brush You Should Stop Using For Thinning Hair, According To Experts

    The One Hair Brush You Should Stop Using For Thinning Hair, According To Experts

    Beauty

    4 days

  • The One Deodorant You Should Stop Using, According To Experts

    The One Deodorant You Should Stop Using, According To Experts

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Kylie Jenner’s Boobs Have Gotten HUGE, And We Love It!

    Kylie Jenner’s Boobs Have Gotten HUGE, And We Love It!

    Celebrity

    4 days

  • The One Beauty Trend That Will Be Out For 2018

    The One Beauty Trend That Will Be Out For 2018

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Kim Kardashian Is Being Accused Of Plagiarizing Designs For Her Kid's Clothing Line

    Kim Kardashian Is Being Accused Of Plagiarizing Designs For Her Kid's Clothing Line

    Celebrity

    4 days

  • Did Kourtney Kardashian Really Not Realize That Her Bra Was Showing Through Her Shirt?

    Did Kourtney Kardashian Really Not Realize That Her Bra Was Showing Through Her Shirt?

    Celebrity

    5 days

  • The One Vitamin You Should Take For Longer Hair, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Vitamin You Should Take For Longer Hair, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    5 days