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Peekaboo Highlights: The Perfect Way to Zest up Your Tresses

The rules of traditional hair coloring have been breaking down over the last few years. We’re seeing a lot more creative interpretations, from bright and vivid shades to soft pastel colors all over, and from dip-dyed ends to peekaboo placements.

Even the peekaboo is being re-vamped. We used to see only a pop or two of color peeking out from beneath our strands. Nowadays, anything goes! Give your hair a shot of adrenaline and inspiration with fun ideas for peekaboo highlights!

  • HINT OF CHOCOLATE

    Change up your blonde with this dash of chocolate brown fringe for a high contrast look.

    Peekaboo HighlightsBlonde Hairstyle with Chocolate Brown Fringe Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The golden tones of this blonde and brunette combo suit a golden/olive complexion. Light golden hair (level 7) works best with this look

    Tip:

    Create a glam style to really show off these colors with a 20’s wet finger wave hairstyle.

  • RUBY DREAMS

    Vibrant ruby red slices contrast this deep cool-toned brunette for a look that means business!

    Ruby Highlights on Brunette HaircolorRuby Highlights on Brunette Haircolor Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The deep/warm tones of this red and brunette combo best suit a deep golden/olive complexion. Medium brunette hair (level 5) works best with this color scheme.

    Tip:

    Gather ends into a low side bun for a perfect formal style.

  • ROYAL BLUES

    Show off your true blues with these fringe-grazing slices set against a rounded bob silhouette.

    Blue Highlights on Fringed BobBlue Highlights on Fringed Bob Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The cool blue and warm brunette tones of this combo best suit a deep golden/olive complexion. Medium brunette hair (level 5) works best with this color combination.

    Tip:

    Create a deep side part to dramatize the asymmetry of the fringe and make the peekaboo highlights really pop.

  • PINK-A-BOO

    These perfectly placed hot pink strands create a great focal point against a deep, golden brown base with an adorable braid accent.

    Hot Pink Highlights on Golden Brown ColorHot Pink Highlights on Golden Brown Color Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The cool pink and warm brunette tones of this combo suit any complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) wears this color well.

    Tip:

    A playful half up half down look is the perfect way to show off the interplay of these tones.

  • ADELE-LICIOUS

    Add that Adele-inspired sultry vibe to your look with golden brown streaks adorning your blonde bouffant hair dreams.

    Golden Brown Streaks on Blonde Haircolor

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The interplay of warm and cool/blonde and brunette tones suit any complexion. Naturally light brown, fine hair (level 6) works well with this hue.

    Tip:

    Create massive volume and channel your inner songstress with a little backcombing.

  • LUMINOUS LOOK

    Achieve color that shines from within with these light, golden blonde streaks that vary in depth to brighten natural brunette tones.

    Golden Blonde Streaks on BrunetteGolden Blonde Streaks on Brunette Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    These golden blonde and brunette tones best suit a slightly golden/peach complexion. Medium to light brown and fine hair (level 5 – 7) can benefit from this combination.

    Tip:

    Create a crown braid to really show off these pretty peekaboo highlights.

  • BLUE STEEL

    This steely blue hue is a superb way to dramatize naturally dark hair without being obvious.

    Blue Highlights on Dark HairBlue Highlights on Dark Hair Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The deep, cool tones of this blue and brunette combo best suit a slightly yellow/olive/golden complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) works well with this color.

    Tip:

    Play up that texture with a light hold spray wax.

  • GRAY-CEFUL

    Here’s a brilliant way to accent your silver-foxy side. Try a dark and cool brunette gloss treatment for a high-shine finish.

    Silver Highlights on Cool BrunetteSilver Highlights on Cool Brunette Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The deep charcoal tones of this brunette shade play up the shiny silver and really suit any complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 2 – 4) works well with this color.

    Tip:

    Style these colorful strands into a casual chignon for a fancy night out.

  • STRAWBERRY SWIRL

    Creamy, ice cream-inspired hues softly accent this bright white blonde and feature extra pops of dark and light hot pink tones.

    Pink Tones on White Blonde

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    These icy blonde and cool pink tones best suit a slightly yellow/golden complexion. Medium to light brown and fine hair (level 5 – 7) benefits from this combination.

    Tip:

    Boost your conditioner with some color to refresh your tone easily and maintain vibrancy.

  • SMOKEY LAVENDER

    A little lavender goes a long way. Splash it right on that fringe and pair it a statement cut to stand out amongst the masses.

    Lavendar Highlights on Fringe

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The light golden tone of this blonde plays nicely against the smokey lavender and suits a slightly golden/peachy complexion. Medium to light brunette hair (level 5 – 7) works best with this color scheme.

    Tip:

    Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER BUG!

  • TEAL-RRIFIC

    Aqua blue-green streaks dance in the sea of this sandy blonde A-line bob cut.

    Aqua Streaks on Sandy Blonde BobAqua Streaks on Sandy Blonde Bob Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The interplay of sandy blonde and cool blue/green tones best suit a yellow/peachy complexion. Light golden hair (level 7) works best with this look.

    Tip:

    Loosely wrap those ocean-inspired strands around a large barrel curling iron for a soft, wavy look.

  • ORCHID BLOOM

    Purple orchid tones maintain the highest popularity since they flatter every skin tone and are easy on the eyes.

    Purple Tones on Dark HairPurple Tones on Dark Hair Back

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The interplay of cool brunette and warm red/violet tones best suit any complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) wears this color well.

    Tip:

    For extra volume, backcomb the base and interior of hair, leaving the surface smooth.

  • COPPER FLAIR

    In this gorgeous look, radiant copper tone flecks add fun and flair before cascading into a full ombre with dip-dye appeal.

    Copper Ombre Hair ColorCopper Ombre Haircolor Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The deep brunette and rich copper tones of this combo best suit a deep golden complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) wears this color well.

    Tip:

    Create fun curls using a smoothing iron for a sleek finish.

  • ELECTRIC SPARK

    Pair this future-worthy cut with a neon blue streak that can blend or be bold.

    Neon Blue Streaks Haircolor

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The bright rich tones of this blue and brunette combo best suits a slightly yellow/olive/golden complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) works well with this color.

    Tip:

    Pull hair back into a high fashion ponytail to really show off your wild streak.

  • OPPOSITES ATTRACT

    At first glance, this emerald green is nuanced, but the bold red fringe gives it a platform amongst a bed of ginger curls.

    Green and Red Fringe Haircolor

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The complexity of this emerald and ruby combo best suits a golden/peach complexion. Medium to light copper and fine hair (level 5 – 7) benefits from this combination.

    Tip:

    Style these colors into a full top knot for a completely different look.

  • GEOMETRIC RED

    Great creative with placement and brighten up the face with a bright red hue. Create a colorful triangle by drawing an imaginary line from just above the corner of the left eye, and end it on the opposite side behind the right ear.

    Creative Red HighlightsCreative Red Highlights Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The bright rich tones of this red and black combo best suit a fair/pinky/peach complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) works well with this color.

    Tip:

    Gather hair into a messy knot for a fresh look.

  • SUN-SATION

    Create a hidden surprise by highlighting blonde interior layers underneath dimensional, sunset red tones.

    Haircolor with Blonde and Red TonesHaircolor with Blonde and Red Tones Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The red and blonde combo best suits a golden/peach complexion. Medium to light copper-red hair (level 5 – 7) benefits from this combination.

    Tip:

    Accent this style with a feather fascinator!

  • FRINGE-TASTIC

    Add a tiny pop of color to an otherwise all-over deep auburn. Slight golden fringe streaks catch the light just right.

    Golden Streeks on FringeGolden Streeks on Fringe Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The warmth of this deep, red brunette tone best suits a slightly yellow/olive/golden complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) works well with this combination.

    Tip:

    Create a long, textured herringbone braid down one side for a trendy look.

  • CARAMEL CURLS

    Caramel tones warm up this brunette hue with strategic placement that enhances styling versatility.

    Caramel Tones on BrunetteCaramel Tones on Brunette Side

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    These golden blonde and brunette tones best suit a slightly golden/peach complexion. Medium to light brown and fine hair (level 5 – 7) benefits from this combination.

    Tip:

    Gather hair into soft, deconstructed low bun to really show off these swirls.

  • RASPBERRY DELIGHT

    Red on red tones offer multi-dimensional effects with an edgy feel.

    Edgy Red on Red TonesEdgy Red on Red Tones Back

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The warm red and cool brunette tones best suit a slightly yellow/olive complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4 – 7) works well with this mix.

    Tip:

    A playful half up half down look is a perfect way to show off these colors.

    Go ahead and get a little wild and try one of these peekaboo highlighted styles!