T-section Highlights and Lowlights

Highlighting hair
Q: My hair is a medium brown color and I've been looking at different types of highlighting / lowlighting. As it will be my first time, it has been suggested that I should get t-section highlights or lowlights.
I was wondering what that is exactly and whether it will make a lot of difference to my hair (I was thinking of getting reddish lowlights). Thank you for taking the time to read my question!

A: T-section highlights are highlights that highlight the hairs in approximately 1/4th of the head, specifically in the top and crown area.
This is generally advised for those who don't want to overdo it with the highlighting, who have highlights but simply want to cover the new growth, or who simply want to add a little spark and pizzazz to their hair for special occasions.
The amount of impact this type of highlighting will have depends largely on the stylist performing the process and how thick the slices he or she chooses to color. Many people opt for t-section highlights because it is generally less expensive than full-head or half-head highlighting.
Discuss matters with your stylist before you have the highlights applied and make sure that t-section highlights will give you the kind of results you want. If you're unsure, err on the side of caution. Remember, it's easier to add more highlighting than it is to remove them.
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See also:
What are peek-a-boo highlights?
What are shoe shine highlights?