With a partial foil, foils are typically placed along the crown and the front hairline that frames your face, creating a subtle effect. The main difference between partial and full highlights is the number of highlights placed throughout your hair. That being said, the two techniques also differ in the results they create. Partial highlights can give you natural dimension and subtle lightening by choosing a shade two levels lighter than your natural shade, but you can also go bold and dimensional by going for a much lighter shade. If you’re real goal is to have an all-over lightened look, then full highlights are for you; when it comes to cost, partial highlights are less expensive then full highlights. An advantage to partials are that your hair will be less damaged than a full highlight, and they tend to be very low maintenance, as new growth is less visible.