Consider trying balayage; an awesome way to highlight that is growing in popularity.
So what's so special about balayage that should make you want to get these highlights right now? Glad you asked. There are two thing in particular.
First of all, the little grow out is absolutely amazing. I had balayage done in early October and then made an appointment to go back in 6 weeks, which is usually when I start looking like I don't own a mirror. When I sat in the chair Anna, my stylist at Trashy Roots Salon & Spa, commented that my color still looked really good and I could wait longer to get it touched up. And what made her say this? No grow out! No joke. The words came out of her mouth.
Second, it's amazingly natural. I like to have the color to enhance my curls, but by no means do I want to walk out a blonde with perfectly even highlights. When I was getting regular highlights from my salon in Dallas I would leave with very uniform color that started in place A and ended in place B every time. That happened because of one thing: foil. When stylists use foil, the color is stacked and systematically put throughout your hair. It's nothing against any stylists, that's how everyone does it. I always wanted to leave the salon with something more natural looking instead of so uniform. With balayage each curl is individually colored so it is scattered throughout the curls instead of an even line all the way across your head. Your curls look like they were naturally blessed with variety because the highlight isn't perfectly placed.
After getting Balayage done twice I do not see myself ever going back to regular highlights. I love how natural they look, and I especially love not having to get them done once every six weeks. There's nothing like a good money saver!
One thing to keep in mind when looking for someone to color your hair is to remember that not everyone is trained to color curls. When color is done poorly it can make your curls look dull and even frizzy, but if the highlights are done correctly you will have an added definition to your curls. Balayage takes a little longer than regular highlights because they stylist is basically hand-painting each curl, but it is well worth the extra time.