Hair Strobing Is The Next Big Trend

You’ve probably heard of strobing, a super popular makeup technique that uses light to highlight and emphasise the high points of your face. Well, now HAIR strobing exists, thanks to the likes of Andrew Jose, the brand ambassador for Salon Science. And we reckon it will be the next big trend…

So how does it work? Hair strobing focuses on highlighting the areas of your hair that the sun would naturally hit. The technique is pretty simple – shine lines are painted onto specific areas of hair, to either lighten or darken them. Unlike balayage and ombre hair, these subtle colour changes are made with shimmering shades, to help naturally illuminate your tresses. Plus, depending on where the highlights are, they can actually help frame your face and accentuate your eyes and cheekbones. Well, we’re definitely sold.

Getting this glossy, illuminated look can’t be achieved overnight, though. Nalan Derby, the colour director at Andrew Jose Salon, creates personalised hair maps for each client, before dyeing their hair. She says that “Creating hair colour is not a ‘one size fits all’ concept. It is so important to create an individual path for each client.”

It seems that this hair trend is also popular with celebs. Nalan thinks that “Gigi Hadid is a fantastic example of cool and effortless colour that lights up the face and makes the features pop – her lights are more piecey than the blended balayage we have seen over the last few seasons”.

Hair strobing colour


If you’re more experimental with your locks, you can opt for multicoloured hair strobing. Lilacs, blues and peaches are the perfect shades to see you into the new year. Sorry brunette babes, but these pastel colours work best on light hair.

Justin Isaac Justin Isaac’s technique looks pretty funky.


For darker haired beauties wanting a colour revamp, opt for red toned shades. Colourist Justin Isaac applies his bright colours in a special pattern to achieve the strobing hair effect. The result is gorgeous, light-reflecting hair.

Arianna Chatzidakis.