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Trendy Hairstyle Peek-A-Boo Highlights
The top section of your hair is a solid color while the bottom section is highlighted which creates a multidimensional effect right around your neckline. This hair trend can be worn in practically any color and it’s an excellent technique for adding bold colors like blue, pink, or purple without going overboard.
Peek-a-boo highlights look best in layered styles. The best thing about this style is that maintenance is minimal as it will take a very long time to notice growth on the bottom layers. If you are considering getting peek-a-boo hair highlights here are some things to keep in mind to keep your hair looking it’s best:
It is ok to get highlights that create an extreme contrast against your base color, but shades that are only a few levels apart will look more natural. If you want a noticeable color variation gradually lighten the highlights so you can pick the color that works best for you.
Avoid getting platinum highlights with a very dark base especially if you are getting thicker peek-a-boo highlights as this can create a “skunk-like” effect. Chunky peek-a-boo highlights can look great but be mindful of the colors you choose.
Also, some people opt to put a single streak of color over top of the upper layer of their hair. Make sure you are careful of the placement if you decide to add highlights to the upper section as it can throw the color off balance. Choosing a section towards the very front or midway through the side is best.
Color paneling is another hair color trend that is popping up. Instead of placing highlights throughout your hair, you carefully color large sections of hair. Color paneling helps create a very different look with varying styles because the placement of color is very structured. Unlike peek-a-boo highlights this style looks best with very drastic color choices. This an ideal technique for bright colors and it works well with platinum hair or extremely dark hair. Hair does not have to be layered with color paneling for colors to show through.
Color paneling is a little more difficult to achieve than peek-a-boo highlights. Some people attempt to do color blocking at home, but results will turn out better if you go to a professional stylist at a salon. First of all, the colors need to be carefully placed so it is best to have someone who can see what they are doing all around. Secondly, if you are using two colors it is important to not let one color seep into the color next to it for even color. Maintenance will be a little more extensive on this style technique as roots will need to be touched up.
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