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Twilighting: 2020’s Latest Hair Trend

New trends come in thick and fast these days. In the world of hair and fashion, this can make it tricky to keep up to date with the latest styles. However, 2020’s latest pick is one that’s not to be missed. Known as twilighting, this new hair design has the potential to seriously catch on and take off in the coming year. Never heard of it? That’s why we’re here! We’ll take you through exactly what twilighting is, who it suits, how to do it and how to look after this gorgeous, subtle style.


What is twilighting and who is it suited for?

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Twilighting: Combining your favorite highlighting techniques

A combination of two different highlighting methods, twilighting involves the balayage and babylights highlighting techniques. These are merged together, to create a natural, multi-layered look. The balayage method is used on the lengths and ends of the hair, while the babylights tackle the area around the hairline. Twilighting hair is perfect for all those brunettes out there. It emphasizes the classic warm undertones of brown hair, and adds beautiful glimmering streaks and shimmering tones throughout. It also gives your hair some added depth and volume, while retaining brightness around your face. It’s simple but seriously effective. A real head-turner.

Here’s how to get twilight hair

So, you’re looking to add a stylish twist to your brunette locks? Well, the easiest way to do this is by heading to the salon! A good hair stylist will know exactly where the highlights should go and how to mix the two highlighting techniques effectively. Take some inspiration pictures with you so that your stylist has a good idea of what you want the end result to look like. If you’re still looking for more depth after your hair has been twilighted then we recommend using göt®2b Volumaniac Bodifying Spray Mousse. It’s an easy way to add some extra depth and volume to your style.


It is also possible to DIY this style. Finesse is key, so take your time and be patient when planning out which highlights should go where. For beginners, we’d recommend using a temporary spray on the first attempt. That way, any mistakes can be washed away easily with shampoo. However for those feeling a little more adventurous, try using the göt2b® Color Lightened Heavenly Blonde. This is ideal for those with light brown hair and it will really give you a stand out glow. 

How to care for twilighted hair

Once the actual twilighting hair stage is over, it’s important to keep the look fresh by caring for your newly styled locks. Once of the best things about twilighted hair is that it’s quite low-maintenance compared to other hairstyles. However, there are a few important tips to remember here:

Hair care the right way

Yes, it’s certainly important to care for your new twilighted hair, but what’s equally important is that you do this using the correct hair care products. Make sure that you have shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically designed for use on color-treated hair


It’s really worth using some special hair treatments products every now and then to hold back that frizz. The göt2b® Be Twisted Air Dry Curl Foam for example, is great for those with natural curls that they want to hold in place. Even for those without curls though, this product is great for preventing any unwanted frizz, to leave your hair silky smooth and fresh for longer. 

Low maintenance but not no maintenance

Yes, twilighting doesn’t require you to constantly be going back and touching up or re-adjusting your highlighted hair. However, you might need to go back to it every now and then to keep the look fresh, especially as your roots start to come back. Twilighting usually requires adjustment around every 12 to 16 weeks.