Peekaboo highlights are like normal highlights, but they’re cleverly placed underneath the top layers of your hair instead, so you don’t see them. And, when you style your hair into a braid, a half-up updo, or even beachy waves, they peek through.
Peekaboo highlights are the perfect way to add colour to your hair (without dyeing your entire head!), and everyone can give them a go. And, if you need any more convincing, keep on scrolling…
1. Rainbow peekaboo highlights
2. Rose gold peekaboo highlights
Many people assume that peekaboo highlights can only work for certain hair colours or hair types, but you’ll be happy to know they’re universally wearable. This beauty’s dark hair with hidden rose gold highlights is a serious case in point. Credit: @jeaniez_25
Editor’s tip: Thinking about getting peekaboo highlights? Remember to use a wash and care system specifically formulated for dyed hair.
3. Peekaboo hairstyle
To really let your peekaboo highlights shine, style your hair into a messy half-up, half-down updo. And for bonus points, lightly curl the ends of your hair for a casual, beachy vibe. Credit: @hairby_milly_mermaid
4. Peekaboo streaks
5. Peekaboo lowlights
Lowlights are a super fun colouring technique you can also experiment with! If you ask your stylist to place them underneath your tresses, like this, you’ll create a cool peekaboo effect.
6. Silver blonde peekaboo highlights
We predicted silver blonde hair would be the It hair trend for 2019. Turns out, we were right! Just look at how this beauty cleverly works silver highlights into her hair, you may have to look closer as they are so well hidden. Credit:@rachelpesh
7. Playful peekaboo highlights
For those ladies with short hair looking for a showstopping way to ease their way into this trend, try opting for a striking mix of pinks, purples and reds to make your hair pop. Credit:@bobbedhaircuts
8. Pink hidden highlights
You know peekaboo highlights are done correctly if you can’t see your chosen shade. However, if you want to give your look a dramatic upgrade, you should pick a vivid hue like this fierce one. Credit:@mtshair
9. Sea blue peekaboo hair
10. Dyed hair with hidden highlights
Just because you’ve already got a cool hair colour, doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with peekaboo highlights. Keep things interesting and edgy by combining both cool and warm colours, like this. Credit: @gerilynghaisarzadeh
11. Afro with peekaboo highlights
Didn’t think hidden highlights could work on natural hair types? In short, they can. With all that wonderful texture and seriously striking shades (look to the picture above for an example), you’re bound to get noticed. Credit: @leysahairandmakeup
Editor’s tip: With the Love Beauty And Planet Blooming Strength & Shine 2 Minute Magic Masque in your life, you can help strengthen, moisturise your coloured hair and also boost its shine.
12. Peekaboo updo
13. Sunset hidden highlights
Love looking at the sunset? Well, you’ll adore it even more if you copy this picture-perfect peekaboo hairstyle. Credit: @beautyboxstudioinc
14. Galaxy-coloured peekaboo highlights
Truth be told, we’re kind of obsessed with this galaxy-inspired ‘do, which combines a mixture of blues and lilacs for super cool, futuristic vibes.
However, peekaboo highlights don’t just have to be painted on to the middle layer of your hair; they can be the placed on the bottom layer, too, for an even more subtle outcome. Credit: @alui.salon
15. Peek-a-blue highlights
Live for more vivid shades, but don’t want to commit to a complete colour change? Then peek-a-blue highlights are a perfect choice.
If you have naturally dark hair, opt for an electric blue hue to create a striking contrast with your hue. Credit: @rachelpesh
16. Blue hidden highlights on blonde hair
We’ll take these loose, long waves and peek-a-blue accents any day. How about you? Credit: @stephanienallshair
17. Pastel purple peekaboo highlights
This Instagrammer’s soft lavender highlights look stunning paired with her blonde hair. And seeing as pastel hair is everywhere, what better time than now to opt for baby blue or candyfloss pink? Credit: @yourhairsbestfriend
18. Braided peekaboo highlights
As if we needed another reason to try rainbow hair! We’re betting more ladies would try peekaboo hair if they knew how dreamy it would look when styled like this. Credit: @rubydevine
19. Sleek peekaboo hair
20. Red peekaboo highlights