Herringbone Highlights Are the Effortless Way to Embrace Gray Hair

Crane Steve
Going gray has never been chicer. No longer something to hide, the past couple of years have seen us embrace the shades nature gave us—gray and silver included. But most women would acknowledge those first silver strands can come as something of a shock. If that’s you, and you’re looking for a way to ease yourself into adjustment, allow us to introduce herringbone highlights.
Herringbone highlights help marry natural shades with any newfound grays—and celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker are sporting the look. “I’ve always used the herringbone highlight technique, which involves applying foils at an angle in a herringbone pattern—because I like delicately blended color,” says super colorist Zoe Irwin. “It’s about seamlessly blending a mix of shades together, as opposed to completely hiding the gray.”
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