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I Got My Virgin Brunette Hair Highlighted For The First Time | Hair Me Out | Refinery29

February 21, 2020


I’ve just had the same color for so long, and I sent inspiration photos to my mom and she was like, “Oh, really?” I’m Justine and I’ll be getting face framing
highlights today. Before you see my hair transformation, subscribe
down below. I’m originally from Taipei, Taiwan. I moved to New York five years ago for college
and I’ve just been here ever since. Right now I feel pretty meh about my hair. Before, I would spend my summers on the beach
and stuff like that. So my hair would get a little bit of
natural highlights. But now I feel like it’s kind of become two dimensional. Last year, I was really thinking about just
bleaching all of my hair and dying it a light brown or even a blonde. And I sent inspiration photos to my mom and was like, “Oh, really? Do you think that would look good?” And so I was like, “Oh, well, maybe I shouldn’t
go so hard the first time I’m ever actually dyeing my hair.” So I feel like getting these face framing
highlights will be like a stepping stone for that in the future. So I’ll also be getting a little bit of a
haircut today. I believe the hair stylist is going to be
adding some layers in just to make the highlights look a little better. Let them shine through and make them really
frame my face. So I’m really excited to see what she does
and what she comes up with in the end. My name is Claudia and I am a colorist here
at Fabio Scalia Salon in Soho. My name is Fabio and I’m the owner artistic
director at Fabio Scalia Salon. Welcome to my salon. Nice to meet you both. So, Justine, what are you thinking color wise
to do today? So I would love to get some face framing highlights, to just add some more movement, make
my hair look more 3-D, kind of. I would do some caramel colored highlights,
especially around the face to frame it out. And then back over here, I’m just going to
go pretty sporadic, but I really want the face frame to give you that pop of that warm
color, just so that your face can have a little bit more warmth coming out as well. And so for the cut, I would just love for
it to elevate those natural looking highlights. What we are going to do, sort of like do an
under layer, which will allow you to have an internal movement
and then other level with a just a slight top layer, which will give you still that
feeling of layer. That would allow the short push long, give movement on the ends without losing that
density that we really like. Yeah. I’m excited. Let’s get started! Growing up, all of my friends had black hair,
so I was the only one with lightish brown hair and it was very much part of my identity. It’s what made me stand out. So I just wanted to have some sort of change in my life. The fact that my hair is so similar to what
I had growing up in middle school and high school, I just feel like I want to be
the mature version of myself. To achieve this look I did baby lights throughout
Justine’s head and then in the front I really went back to back with the highlights. And in between I teased up some pieces to
create a ribbon effect throughout the hair. And in that teasing I lightened that as well. At the sink, I did a little bit of a root
dab. So that’s something that at the root you just
put a little bit of a darker tone to help blend out the highlight. And everywhere else that I didn’t do that
root dab on, I put a rich caramel tone. Hair makes people feel important. I think it generates this energy and it could
be positive or negative. You wake up in the morning, first thing you’re like boom.
You look us up in the mirror and you can have a good hair day, a bad hair day. I think we are a little bit responsible of
that or we should take credit of that, right? It’s very rewarding to give somebody that experience and make their time worth it, and here in the salon, not make them afraid in
the future of hair stylists and colorists that they are going to have something go wrong. One, two, three. And voila! I absolutely love it! The color looks great. There’s little pops here and there. I feel like an elevated, adult human being. I’m so glad I did it with you guys, seriously. Thank you for trusting me with this gorgeous
hair you have. I was completely blown away. I didn’t know that my hair could ever look this good. I feel like now I match myself internally
and I’m showing the mature adult me, through my appearance. The cut is super cute. It’s not very different from what I had before,
but what it did change with the little bit of layering just really makes the highlights
pop a lot. I just love it so much. Thanks for watching. If you want to watch more videos like this,
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76 Comments

  • Reply Alessandra Donnelly February 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Love this look on her!

  • Reply AyΓ§a February 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Amazing!

  • Reply Refinery29 February 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Have you ever gotten any kind of highlights before? Share your experiences with us below!

  • Reply Emily Beaudin February 18, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Very natural and nice!

  • Reply Shoz Chel February 18, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Love it πŸ’–

  • Reply Diwaswrld February 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    It looks so good

  • Reply Ally Dawn February 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Saving this video to show to my stylist…gorgeous

  • Reply Umama Shahid February 18, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    subscribe to my channel

  • Reply Umama Shahid February 18, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    love it

  • Reply Zainab Rehman February 18, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Loved this look on her it looks so natural and you can see that she is ACTUALLY happy with that:))

  • Reply Trap Town SIC February 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    When is your next video? πŸ˜€ Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? πŸ™‚

  • Reply kill me now February 18, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I love how she was so happy after the transformation!!
    She looks amazing!πŸ’•

  • Reply raudona February 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    It looks amazing, I am actually thinking about dyeing my virgin hair similarly to this πŸ˜πŸ€”

  • Reply Izwan Mohd. Isa February 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    She speaks like she is the Asian version of Kourtney Kardashian

  • Reply Kimmy Bonifacio February 18, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I hear kim kardashian

  • Reply sof ia February 18, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    She speaks like a valley girl

    The result is amazing btw

  • Reply Mallow07 M February 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply Cyclone Child February 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    what salon?

  • Reply Julia Neville-Jones February 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    β€œNice to meet you both” haha she was dead inside

  • Reply Regina George February 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I wish I looked like her… she is so stunning!

  • Reply Sheela Singh February 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    This inspires me sooooo much to hair myself out…..love these hair inspo videos!

  • Reply Muskan Raj February 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I think claudia is just not that interested in shooting a video πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Mousy Leigh February 18, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Looks beautiful. I’m getting my hair done this week and trying to figure out what to do with my brunette hair.

  • Reply saffron fields February 18, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    β€œLike oh my gawd, I like dyed me hair! It looks sew goooood. Like sew…..” πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Reply melek February 18, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Justine is a natural beauty with confidence and self-care. I stan.

  • Reply Izzy Boo February 18, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    I'm a hairstylist and this is a beautiful hilight placement. One of my favorite techniques for natural sunkissed look. She looks beautiful!😍

  • Reply twitterienne February 18, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I prefered before 😭

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  • Reply The ESs February 18, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    She looked like that actress from K-drama Goblin

  • Reply princess Luna kusuma February 18, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    yeah it looks great

  • Reply Michael G February 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Most people with this skin tone can usually rock blonde or caramel colors and highlights well.

    I used to get caramel highlights with Brazilian keratin when I had shoulder length hair. πŸ’‡πŸΌ

  • Reply s r February 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    What is the difference lol

  • Reply Tiff Prendergast February 18, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Do not cut hair like that!!!

  • Reply Isabela Morais February 18, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Her hair looks amazing and she's absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply Emma Bussell February 18, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Fabio’s energy brought this video back from the dead lol

  • Reply Arthur Chen February 18, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    DID I JUST HEAR TAIPEI TAIWAN πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • Reply Spankeedee February 18, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Yesss I'm here for a Valley girl!

  • Reply Ishan Ali February 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Your what brunette hair???

  • Reply Natasha Graves February 18, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Looks so good 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply The Martinez Family February 18, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    This is beautiful you both did an amazing job with the accent highlights and the haircut everything is perfect!!!

    I am saving this video to show my stylist my hair color is exactly like hers I want to go light but not to dramatic very natural

  • Reply meganrollins01 February 18, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Obsessed with her jumper! Would love to know where it’s from

  • Reply Jemma J February 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    The way she speaks… No… Not another kardashian, its not cool. I jumped straight to the results 05:00

  • Reply A M February 18, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Wow it looks so good

  • Reply Nicole Doiron February 18, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Fabio is an absolute gem. Such an incredible transformation!

  • Reply Cassidy Galindo February 18, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Like, like, like….like, really?, like, like, like…. too. Many. Likes πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Reply rose191991 February 18, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    great changeβ™‘ but her hair looked also so strong before β™‘ she is so cute

  • Reply that one girl February 18, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Her accent is so cool and interesting

  • Reply Kimberly Hernandez February 19, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Her voice πŸ™ƒπŸ˜­πŸ˜­. The hair is beautiful

  • Reply Michelle Eaton February 19, 2020 at 1:18 am

    This title is ridiculous. And who cares?

  • Reply μ•„μ΄λ¦°μ—„λ§ˆνˆ¬μœ Irenemom45toyou February 19, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Highlighted hair is so natural and beautiful πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ μ΄λ»μš”!

  • Reply LAURA LOPEZ February 19, 2020 at 2:03 am

    β™₯️

  • Reply Troll Bot February 19, 2020 at 2:05 am

    She …. like ……. talks like. .. so ooooooo annoying like omg really??? Lol

  • Reply Wayne Lucas February 19, 2020 at 3:09 am

    Beautiful, subtle, low maintenance, sun-kissed, perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  • Reply shandel vega February 19, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Why is everyone so upset by the way she talks? I don’t mind lol

  • Reply Courtney Jefferson February 19, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Mayonnaise. Everyone on this video is mayonnaise.

  • Reply Gillian Elizabeth February 19, 2020 at 5:12 am

    The color is pretty, but the cut really made it

  • Reply Lisa Messikommer February 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

    She shouldn’t care what her mom says! It’s her head, her hair, her preferences and tastes. Parents rarely like drastic changes when it concerns their kids haha. But I don’t blame her! It’s something a lot of people do. But yeah. Do you and embrace your wishes and ideas! Really liked the artists mini interviews btw!

  • Reply Ash February 19, 2020 at 8:21 am

    She and the colorist are a match made in heaven.

    They both have one look in the entire video it's amazing

  • Reply Emma Franks February 19, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I’m so happy for her ❀️

  • Reply Emily2618 February 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Finally. One of these that actually looks good.

  • Reply Sarah Makarem February 19, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    that colorist knew what she was doing

  • Reply Grace Ansin February 19, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Your fake American accent sound so annoying.

  • Reply victoriaremmons February 19, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    This color looks beautiful with her skin

  • Reply Mickey M February 20, 2020 at 3:17 am

    She's like SO ah-NOYeeeeng like like yeah.

  • Reply a697ag February 20, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Why is her every sentence in the form of a question

  • Reply Cezsmile February 20, 2020 at 6:08 am

    That way she speaks is so annoying…

  • Reply Khardellen February 20, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Her voice/way of talking its SO annoying

  • Reply Jay Johnson February 20, 2020 at 6:43 am

    This girl's vocal fry is actually hurting my ears. Wow.
    Sorry.

  • Reply Sabrina Valenzuela February 20, 2020 at 9:33 am

    ✨ Whomever filmed this video did a phenomenal job. I LOVED the cinematography and the different angles that the camera man/camera people did. The shots of the stylist pouring the liquid into the bowl and Fabio cutting her hair were visually satisfying. Also, she looks gorgeous. You can tell she genuinely loves her new hair color!

  • Reply Chebbi Ven February 20, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I see no difference, except that it's wavy…. Or it is just me?

  • Reply Sulagna Ghosh February 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

    So pretty!!! it fits her face perfectly!! in love with the outcome!! <3

  • Reply MeiLing Yeap February 20, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    barely any difference

  • Reply Billie’s Missing Avocado February 20, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    So my hair lost its virginity πŸ˜‚

  • Reply T P February 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    she’s gorgeous!!

  • Reply Lee M February 20, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Soooooo she’s an immigrant?

  • Reply Monique February 21, 2020 at 12:07 am

    The voice….

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