Among all types of coloring, the techniques of partial hair lightening remain the most popular. Today we will discuss bob highlights - a great way to freshen up your hair and add style to it

Highlighting on a square: features and benefits

Kare is considered a universal haircut that suits all women without exception. But much in the perception of this hairstyle depends on the color scheme of the image.

Why among the many types of coloring is it worth choosing highlighting on a square?

  • Due to the play of several shades on the hair, the hairstyle looks more voluminous and interesting.

  • Highlighting (with the right choice of shades) gives a fashionable natural effect that softens the severity of the caret.

  • A large selection of shades for highlighting allows you not only to revive a conservative haircut, but also turn it into a bold and even avant-garde - for this you need to do color highlighting.

The disadvantage of highlighting is that the result is difficult to update and the regrowth of the roots with this coloring is much more noticeable than when choosing methods such as, for example, balayage or shatush.

6 bob highlighting techniques: 2023 trends

To choose a highlighting technique for a bob haircut, a photo selection of the most trendy, in our opinion, options will help.

Classic highlights

The most "experienced" technique that is in demand to this day. A modern variation of the classic highlighting for a caret involves coloring the strands in shades that differ from the main hair color by no more than two or three tones.

California highlights

In Californian highlights, several shades are combined that are in harmony with each other. Usually this is a duet of cream and caramel colors: they give curls the beach effect of sun-bleached hair. A good solution for light blond curls.

Italian highlights

This type of highlighting is often also called Venetian, and its essence lies in the chaotic coloring of strands in caramel shades. If you plan to try on Italian highlights on a bob, keep in mind that it will work best on dark hair.

Frequent highlights

Color a large number of small strands with a minimum interval between them. The result is impressive - the very case when gaining additional visual volume is very noticeable.

Color highlights

Not everyone decides to do color highlighting on a square. And the experiment is worth it, because the result will cheer up not only you, but also those around you.Dark-haired beauties can use the most intense shades: fuchsia, purple or red.

If you like calmer options, rely on pastel colors: gentle accents will create a romantic look. For blondes, we recommend cool pink or lavender shades.


The usual ombre is quite difficult to perform on a bob haircut: for a beautiful stretch of color, the length of the hair may not be enough. But the stylists came up with a way out - ombre highlighting. This technique does not imply a strong contrast between the roots and ends of the hair, and the gradient looks natural.

Photo ideas for highlighting on squares

To emphasize all the advantages of this haircut, highlighting must be selected taking into account the variety of caret.

Short bob

On any short haircut, it is better to avoid strong contrasts between shades: these highlighting options are out of fashion. For a short bob, we recommend frequent or California highlights.

Long bob

Ombre highlighting will look very advantageous on a square with lengthening. Classic highlighting will fall on the elongated caret no less successfully.

Bob caret

Venetian highlights will give your bob haircut a special charm. By the way, this type of highlighting is also suitable for a square on a leg. Thanks to the asymmetry of these haircuts, the coloring looks even more artistic.

Kare with bangs

When choosing highlighting, it is the length of the caret that matters, and not the presence of bangs. Therefore, we are guided by the rules described above.If you do not want to dye the whole mass of hair, you can limit yourself to beautiful light highlights on the bangs.

How to choose a paint for highlighting if you have squares?

We have already mentioned that contrast highlighting on a square looks old-fashioned. Choose shades that are close to the base color of your hair, taking into account your color type.Don't know what color type you are? Our test will help you determine it.

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What kind of skin do you have?

  • Warm tone, closer to peach
  • Cool tone, slight contrast between skin and hair color
  • Warm tone with golden undertones, slight contrast between skin and hair color
  • Cold, "porcelain" tone, great contrast between skin and hair color
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What color is your hair?

  • Lighter, closer to golden hue
  • Light blonde to chestnut, cool undertones with ashy undertones
  • Brown to black. Golden or red undertone
  • Dark chestnut to black with ashy undertones
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What eyes do you have?

  • Blue, green, light brown
  • Blue, gray-blue, gray-brown
  • Hazel, dark brown, olive or warm green
  • Medium brown to black, blue-grey, cool green

Dark hair

If you try on highlights on dark hair, the square will play in a new way with honey and sunny strands. L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème No. 6.32 Golden Dark Blonde for a radiant finish.

If you like ash tones on brown hair, then take a closer look at the Excellence Cool Crème series of paints, in particular shades No. 7.11 Light Blonde and No. 6.11 Dark Blonde.

Black hair

Brunettes will have to go through the dyeing procedure in two stages: first you need to bleach the strands and only then dye them in the desired color. Only a specialist can qualitatively make highlighting on black hair with a caret. For home experiments, we recommend choosing temporary staining in bright colors. Try L'Oréal Paris Colorista Jelly in Red Hair and Copper Hair, for example.

Blonde hair

Both warm and cold palettes of light shades are in harmony with light brown curls.

Wheat strands will allow you to get Garnier Color Naturals No. 8.0 "Wheat" paint. This option will definitely decorate the owners of a dark blond bob.

Shade 7.0 Golden Pearl from the Garnier Color Sensation series will give your hair a pearly glow.

A noble upgrade to a light blond bob will be given strands of ash blonde. Garnier Color Sensation No. 901 Silver Blonde is suitable for this purpose.

Shades No. 9.1 Sunny Beach and No. 9.132 Natural Blonde will help out those who want to try on summer California highlights on the square.

Blonde hair

Beautiful versatility of a light bob will be presented with colored strands of delicate shades. Blondes have an undeniable advantage: they do not need to lighten their hair before highlighting - you can immediately dye it. If we talk about how well color highlighting can lie on fair hair, the caret will look edgy if you choose, for example, paints 9.11 "Smoky Silver" and No. 9.2 "Neon Pink" from the Garnier Olia line.

Red hair

Highlighting will favorably emphasize the beauty of the fiery caret. To get red strands, only lighter by a few tones, paint in shade No. 7.34 "Shangrila" from L'Oréal Paris Préférence will help. Shine and shine of hair will be a nice bonus.

If you need to “dim the flame” of fiery curls a little, light brown strands in shade No. 7.304 “Spiced Caramel” from L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss will cope with this.

Hair care after highlights

Those who believe that hair after highlighting do not need special care are mistaken. Highlighting is also a type of coloring, which means that additional hair support after such a procedure will not hurt. First of all, you need to think over the basic daily care. It should include products for colored hair that help maintain color.

Shampoo, balm and mask “Goji. Lasting Color by Garnier Fructis protects the shine of colored hair for up to 10 weeks. To keep your hair strong and shiny, apply the balm after every shampoo from this series, and use the mask once or twice a week.

Bleached hair, unfortunately, often turns yellow and loses its former color saturation over time. To restore the purity of the shade, the purple line L'Oréal Paris Elseve "Color Expert" will help. With regular use of shampoo and mask, you will forget about unwanted yellowness.

The final step in the care should be leave-in products. L'Oréal Paris Elseve Express Conditioner protects hair from negative environmental factors and makes combing easier.

Highlights on the square: tips from stylists

Is it possible to do highlighting on a curly bob?

Highlights can look even more interesting on wavy hair than on straight ones. If you have very curly hair, it is better to do highlighting in the salon, where the masters are able to work with hair of different structures.

Are there any contraindications to doing highlighting on a square?

It is better to wait a little with coloring if the hair is damaged, and start restoring it first. In this case, nothing depends on the haircut.

How can I make my hair grow back beautifully after I've done highlighting on the bob?

Perform highlighting with a slight indent from the roots and smoothly stretch the border of staining. Try ombre highlighting (see above): the coloring will look fresh for a long time, and the roots will grow invisibly and naturally.

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