Chunky Highlights are Making a Comeback this Year

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They say what goes around comes around. It’s true for everything, from history, repeating itself all the way to hair trends like chunky highlights. It’s been a while since we’ve seen these perfectly sectioned large highlights. Don’t get us wrong: The chunky highlights of today don’t have that stripey, dated, super high-contrast look of decades past. We’re into those subtle streaks that give your color a new lease on life.

Read on to see if chunky highlights are for you:

1. Alt-Inspired Chunky Highlights

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This alt-inspired hairstyle is a modern way to get in on this trend.

This alt-inspired style offers a high-contrast blend of bleach blonde and dark roots. Ask your stylist to focus your highlights towards the front of your hairline for a flexible style. You can wear your hair pulled back to show off the chunky highlights or wear your strands down for just a subtle hint of color.

2. Silvery Hues

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Play into soft and shimmery silvery hues.

Use this trend as an excuse to have some fun with your hair color. This soft and shimmery hair color is a beautiful blend of shimmery hues. Use a duo like Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner to keep your color vibrant long after you leave the salon.

3. Natural Highlights

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Maybe she’s born with it….or maybe she has a really good colorist.

Not all chunky highlights were created to majorly stand out! Opt for a natural-looking style that looks like you never even stepped foot into a salon. It takes an expert colorist to create such a realistic look so make sure to do your research before you take the plunge.

4. Shades of Blue

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Play with shades of blue.

Play with different shades of blue and use a chunky highlights method to create a look that will really stand out. These shades of blue perfectly complement the base shade of brown hair.

5. High-Contrast

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Play with some dimensions.

If you’re ready to make a real statement, consider a high-contrast look like this one. The bleach-blonde chunky highlights will really pop against darker roots! Fight against frizz by running Dove Defrizz & Define Frizz Control Leave-In Cream through your strands.

Are you thinking about trying out this throwback style? Be sure to grab a picture and share it with us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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