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Money Piece Hair: A Must-Try Trend For 2023

Money piece hair, also known as face-framing highlights, is a popular colouring technique where you get the front strands of your hair balayaged a brighter shade (or three), and the finished result leaves you with face-framing ‘money pieces’ that add dimension to your hair and help brighten and lift your complexion.

Unlike chunky, e-girl highlights, this technique is seamless and can look more natural, depending on your preferences. So, why are they called money pieces? This is due to the fact that they make your hair ‘look’ expensive, so it’s no wonder they’re loved by celebs all-over — Beyoncé, Gisele and Kylie Jenner are all fans.

If you’re thinking of cashing in and trying this low-maintenance look for yourself, here are our best money piece hair ideas to inspire you.

Gisele’s Classic Face-Framing Highlights

Gisele Bündchen with dark blonde hair and sandy face-framing highlights
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As mentioned above, money pieces are meant to look seamless and almost natural. For a classic example, look to supermodel Gisele’s beachy hair for inspiration.

Margot Robbie’s Effortless Hair

Margot Robbie with dark roots and golden face-framing highlights
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The best thing about this colouring technique is that you can go as subtle or as strong as you like! You can play around with the width of the front highlights and the placement of the other highlights, towards the back.

Blonde Babylights

Woman with natural blonde long hair with babylights
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Featuring the most subtle babylights, this illuminating look is perfect for reviving natural or faux blonde hair.

A 900ml bottle of TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo front of pack image

Editor’s tip: To maintain your money piece highlights, you need to invest in a coloured-hair shampoo. Our fave? The TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo  — it keeps your hue vibrant while also strengthening your hair.

Face-Framing Babylights

Woman with dark hair styled into a bun with blonde money piece highlights
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Dreaming of lightening up your dark hair? Try these stunning silver-blonde babylights.

Money Piece Balayage on Brown Hair

Woman with blonde money piece highlights on brown hair

Give brown hair the golden touch for summer and winter with these golden blonde highlights.

Light Brunette Hair With Money Piece

Woman with blonde money pieces on ash brown hair

The best thing about this trend? It makes your facial features and hair pop, working the same way a highlighter does to enhance your overall look.

Autumnal Highlights

Woman with copper face-framing highlights

A few strategically positioned copper highlights will add some depth to your hair and give your complexion an autumnal glow.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil Front

Editor’s tip: Give your coloured hair some extra TLC with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil, which is designed to provide frizz control and leave your locks feeling soft and looking super shiny.

Subtle Brown Balayage

Credit:, this isn’t natural? Balayage highlighting dark hair with these glossy chocolate brown ribbons will keep everyone guessing.

Dark Brown Money Piece

Woman with long wavy hair and face framing highlights

Opt for these beachy blonde highlights if you want to refresh dark hair and give it more depth.


Golden Curls

Jennifer Lopez with long curly honey blonde hair in a half-up half-down ponytail

Curly hair? You can’t go wrong with honey-blonde tones, especially if you want to make your curls pop and your face glow.

Short and Sweet Caramel Accents

Caramel brushlights
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If you’ve got medium to short hair, take a style cue from this beauty, who wears her wavy lob with trendy caramel money pieces.

Lived-In Highlights

Woman with dark brown hair and lived in money piece highlights
Credit: Arianna Sharfman

The best thing about money piece highlights? As they grow out, they start to look even more natural and lived-in, making them the best low-maintenance look.

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