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This 'Hair Contouring' Trend Will Take Your Looks To A Whole New Level (Photos)

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By now we've seen everything from the classic contouring techniques to more creative methods like clown and henna contouring.

In fact, you can pretty much contour your entire body. A while back we even showed you how to enhance your lady lumps with a few brush strokes of bronzer and highlighter.

If you thought you mastered every contouring trick imaginable, you'll be glad to know there's a new form of shading and highlighting out there you can try.

That's right, hair contouring is actually a real thing, and now you can use strategically placed highlights throughout your gorgeous locks to get those killer cheekbones sans makeup.

Nick Penna, a colorist from Boston, reportedly told Allure,

Hair contouring uses freehand coloring and highlighting to enhance face shapes. Highlighting and shading certain parts of the hair can create the illusion of a different face shape, depending on what you want to accentuate. Just like the makeup technique, light shades are for highlighting and darker shades are for creating a shadow effect.

In a way, this new technique is basically a variation of balayage, a freehand method of applying highlights that puts color in specific places throughout your hair to flatter the shape of your face and bring out your best features.

Take a look at the pictures below to see this awesome new way to color your hair.

If you thought contouring your face could only be achieved with makeup...

...you clearly haven't seen the newest beauty craze taking salons by storm.

Hair contouring is now a real thing...

...and lots of ladies are using their locks to achieve flawless faces.

This new method is basically the same thing as contouring with makeup.

However, instead of strategically placing highlighter and bronzer on your face...

Hair contouring strategically frames the face in highlights and lowlights...

...to achieve the same face-flattering effect.

Thanks to this new technique, you can really contour yourself from head to toe now.

Citations: You Can Now Contour Your Hair. Yes, Really. (Cosmopolitan)