Ready to add some color to your hair? Check out this inspiring collection of hair streaks–featuring looks that are subtle to dramatic.
Looking to switch up your color but not digging a dramatic change? Or maybe you want something bold that’ll really have your hair ‘pop’ this year. We feel you that’s why we are all about hair streaks that can allow to try anything from a subtle look to something bold. To help you figure out what streaks to get, we’ve rounded up a collection that covers both of those color interests.
Trendy Hair Streaks to Try
1. Blue Hair Streaks
Blue hair is one of our favorite color trends. But, if you’re not into dyeing all of your hair blue, streaks can be a fun alternative. Just make sure that, like you do with any fun temporary color, you try to work an extra day or two in between washing your hair. The extra time will make sure your color stays vibrant and highly pigmented. Use a dry shampoo like the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo to refresh your hair on those in-between days.
2. Thick Strawberry Blonde Highlights
If you want to spice up light brown hair or a blonde shade, try thick strawberry blonde streaks a.k.a blorange. We’re loving this shade because it’s not quite auburn, or rose gold, or even ginger. Instead, this orangey hue adds warmth and tons of dimension to your hair. Be sure to seek out a colorist when you’re opting for this vibrant hue.
3. Blended Highlights and Lowlights
For a more natural look, try a combination of both highlights and lowlights. This gives you a multi-dimensional effect no matter what color you choose. We suggest using this gorgeous effect if you have a hair color that is totally different than your natural tone. It will help to replicate the dimension your color may be missing.
4. Caramel Chunky Highlights
Dream combination right here: warm brown hair and bright caramel highlights. The thicker the better for this chunky highlight look. Just make sure the top of your highlights are nicely blended if they don’t go straight to the root.
5. Funky Multi-Colored Streaks
How cool is this multi-colored look? With a focus on darker shades, like dark brown, green, lilac, this look is perfect for those that are willing to go for someone who wants a bold, eye-popping combo of hues For color this high maintenance, make sure you’re using a hydrating (a.k.a damage soothing) and color-protecting leave-in conditioner, like Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner.
6. Peekaboo Blonde Highlights
If you want to go for just a few select highlights, we suggest trying out peekaboo highlights! They’re clustered around your face, but they only pop out when you wear your hair in certain ways. Like other subtle highlight styles, we think it’s extra important to feather the top of the bleach to frame your face.
7. Colorful Box Braid Streaks
For box braid wearers, you have all the color options in the world! We’re obsessed with this look that combines both black braid extensions and just a few bright, cobalt blue braid extensions. Opt to cover several braids, or just add in a few.
8. Thick Blonde Bangs
Bangs are in for 2017, so why not wear them thick and chunky! This style is a bit less streaky and more like a color-block hairstyle. Making sure to add blonde streaks throughout will help to create an overall more blended look.
9. Clip-In Fun Pink Streaks
For those wanting something way more temporary, you can still get the look of hair streaks without having to bleach or dye your hair! You can get the same effect with clip-in extensions where you can opt for skinnier individual extensions or get a whole chunk of hair dyed in the color that you like!
10. Subtle Chocolate Mauve Hair
How pretty (yet subtle) are these chocolate mauve streaks? We had a real heart eye-emoji moment with chocolate mauve hair last year, and we’re feeling it again right now! Be sure to visit your colorist to get the right shade.
11. Tiny Multi-Colored Streaks
How sweet are these mini streaks? Just because you don’t have long hair doesn’t mean you can’t get a big look with hair dye. These mini streaks are the perfect shade of coral-pink that can really bring out the depth of your pixie cut and all of its cool layers.
12. Sea Green Streaky Ombre
This look is giving us some serious mermaid hair goals that combine beachy curls and sea green streaks. If you’ve got a gorgeous color like this, you’ll really want to protect it when you do head to the beach! Spritz down your hair with the Bed Head by TIGI Beach Bound Protection Spray before you head out for some fun in the sun.
13. Hidden Rainbow Hair
If you have a job that frowns upon fun colored hair (boo!) try out this sneaky trend. Hidden rainbow hair is exactly what it sounds like. It’s basically a combination of various colorful highlights that are hidden in the back of your hair. Your half-up style will surely turn heads after you rock this look!
14. Auburn Lowlights
We’re big fans of red hair! Although we’re believers that natural redheads shouldn’t mess with their color too much (it’s SO hard to get back) there’s nothing wrong with adding some dimension to your hair via lowlights. A darker red-toned brown is the just the thing to add a little flavor to red hair.
15. Silver Brown Lowlights
As cool as we think silver hair is, it can be a little one-dimensional. This is where silver brown lowlights come in! Instead of getting one full color of silver, a silver brown color weaved in helps to get a varied look. Keeping up with this trend can be tricky — and damaging. Use the Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment to soothe your hair, making it shiny and frizz-free.
16. Ombre Highlights
You don’t need to bleach all of your ends to get in on the ombre hair trend. We love this look of carefully-placed highlights that will beautifully accentuate your hair and face.
Need more inspirational hair streaks? Check out the best lowlights and highlights to try.