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Are you ready to shake up your hairstyle this fall with some playful and creative colors? Allow us to introduce you to one of the latest hair coloring trends making its way across social media, peek-a-boo highlights. It’s time to put your imagination to the test and finally try out that vibrant color you’ve been debating for the past couple of seasons! Good news for you, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit have professional insight into the latest color trend and have detailed everything you need to know about peek-a-boo highlights below.
Peek-a-boo highlights recently earned their name because of their strategic hair coloring technique that places highlights to make the underneath hair color dramatically pop out from the bottom layer of hair. Unless you style your hair a particular way to reveal and emphasize the underneath hues, these vibrant highlights will not be seen! When attending your first color appointment, your stylist will apply the color freehand in an almost random yet purposeful pattern to created added dimension and contrast. Because this coloring technique causes less damage to the health of your hair, minor amounts of bleach will be brushed onto small hair sections to lighten them before they are wrapped in foil. Depending on the width of the highlighted areas, the color can be intensified or made more subtle to fit your preferences.
No matter your personal beauty preferences or outgoing personality, there’s an endless amount of color possibilities with peek-a-boo highlights. They come in all shades and colors and can vary from a drastic neon blue color peeking out of platinum blonde locks or can consist of a light warm brown shade contrasting against a deep brunette. With some imagination and collaboration from an experienced stylist, anything is possible with these highlights. Think neons and pastels mixed with rich shades of brunette and luminous blondes. Remember, though; placement is key to pulling off this adventurous yet work-appropriate look, so the majority of stylists will recommend stopping the underneath color an inch or so below where your natural part is for maximum effect. For added contrast, paint the tint into your bangs, on one side around the ear, or as an undertone in the back to give you a deeper and more mysterious style. Not only is this a great, sneaky way to spice up your regular hair color while maintaining its natural and healthy shine, but it doesn’t require bleach to be applied across your roots and causes no additional damage or split ends.
At the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit, we are partial to color! That’s why our stylists have provided some of our favorite style inspiration for your next appointment. If you’re not sold on these universal color combinations, we encourage you to reach out to one of our stylists for a color consultation today so that we can find a style that works for you!
Platinum Purple—You can never go wrong with purple. This universally flattering color is a favorable option for all styles and colors. Consider feathering in some purple hues to compliment your dark brunette locks or create a bold contrast when paired with platinum blonde. Forget about having the same style as all your friends; this look will remain a fun and colorful way to express yourself without being over the top!
Auburn Blonde—If you’re nervous about taking the full plunge to neon blue peek-a-boo highlights, opt for something more natural-looking. May we suggest adding blonde highlights underneath naturally auburn-colored hair? Not only will this keep your hair looking fresh and subtle, but you can experience the best of both worlds as a redhead and a secret blonde. What’s not to love?
Classic Ombre—When you’re playing around with a peek-a-boo style, don’t feel obligated to stick with a single color. You can easily incorporate a gradual ombre or a tapered design to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece unique to you. If you have darker hair, just remember to choose more saturated hues, and if you are struggling with thinning hair, choose a darker shade for your bottom color to give the appearance of thicker hair.
Aside from their unlimited color possibilities and opportunity for experimentation, there are many added benefits to peek-a-boo highlights. Check them out below:
Cost-Effective—Unlike other more expensive coloring services, this technique won’t break the bank. While it may seem complex, all it takes is for your stylist to add a hint of color under the top layer of your hair. If you don’t incorporate the color up to your roots, you can forget about the added cost of constant touch-ups and frequent salon visits.
Low-Maintenance—Say goodbye to high-maintenance highlights and hair coloring, as these highlights are insanely easy and low-maintenance. They are actually one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make your hair stand out. Just remember to use a color-safe shampoo and a rich, hydrating conditioner to keep your hair vibrant for a long time!
While it may seem obvious, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit do not recommend trying to achieve this look at home. No matter how many Youtube videos you’ve watched, this hair coloring technique is not something we would suggest trying to DIY! If you are interested in experimenting with peek-a-boo highlights, our students, under the supervision of licensed professionals, can perform customized peek-a-boo highlights at an affordable price at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school. Book an appointment at one of our student salons today!
Whether you would like to visit our student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit or are interested in pursuing a career in hair, we want to talk to you! Contact our cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit or one of our three other locations. We look forward to speaking with you!
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