When most people think of coloring their hair, they tend to think of it as a drastic change. However, it doesn’t have to be. This is where peekaboo hair color comes in. Peekaboo hair color refers to coloring just sections of your hair in subtle and unique ways so that you can experiment with new colors without the permanence of all-over color. Not to mention, peekaboo color is great for working bold, unnatural colors (such as bright purples and pinks) into your hair without being scolded by your work’s HR department.
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few of our favorite uses of peekaboo color.
Feathered Peekaboo Highlights
If you have shorter hair or even a bob, feathered peekaboo highlights are a great option to consider. By coloring just the feathered ends of your hair, you can achieve a nice pop of color without doing anything too drastic. As your hair grows out, you can simply trim off the colored ends (if you grow bored of the look) without losing a lot of length in the process.
Layered Peekaboo Highlights
If you have layered hair, consider adding fun peekaboo highlights just to the bottom layer. When your hair is styled, you’ll see some nice pops of color that aren’t too obvious or drastic. Plus, as your hair grows out, you won’t have to worry about the roots showing since the color will be on your hair’s bottom layer. This is a great option for those who want to try a new color but are too worried about upkeep.
Blonde Peekaboos on Brunettes/Redheads
Natural brunettes and redheads alike should also consider a few little peekaboo blonde highlights throughout. This is a great way to add dimension and do something a little different than your typical colors. Keep in mind that you will need to lighten or bleach the sections that you’re coloring blonde, however, so be careful not to over-process or run the risk of damaging your hair.
Black Peekaboo Lowlights
On the other hand, if blonde isn’t quite your thing, how about some bold black peekaboo highlights throughout your brown or red hair? The nice thing about black color is that it covers just about any color of hair nicely without the need for any kind of bleach or other potentially harmful hair lightening treatments. Just keep in mind that the black will fade over time, so you’ll either need to put some effort into keeping up with the style or be prepared to strip the black once it starts to fade.
Bold, Chunky Peekaboo Highlights
Finally, if you’re looking to do something a little more bold without necessarily coloring your entire head of hair, why not consider some chunky peekaboo highlights? Most peekaboo highlights tend to be smaller and wispier in their size, but you can easily do chunkier ones for a bolder look and color that will be more noticeable. Some of our favorite colors for this bold look include dark blues, purples, and pinks.
These are just a few of our favorite ideas when it comes to peekaboo hair colors and styles. If you’ve been wanting to experiment with some different color ideas, consider doing them as peekaboo highlights or lowlights first. From there, you’ll be able to get a better idea as to what’s best for your desired look.