Money piece highlights have been everywhere. Even Queen Bee gave the hair trend her stamp of approval. But, if you’re not into high contrast strands, muted money piece highlights may be more your vibe.
To refresh for the uninitiated: money piece highlights involve introducing bright face-framing highlights around the front layers of your hairline to lift complexions, create a contrast and contour hair, drawing attention toward the face.
Much like most of the beauty trends we’ve seen blowing up on TikTok, it’s taking its inspo from nostalgia, since the revised ’90s smash hit has been given a cool, modern refresh. “The main inspiration for this throwback trend is probably ‘90s era Geri Halliwell,” says Natalia Romaniuc, colourist at Windle London. “It’s just been a little bit more refined and softened”.
But, with minimal makeup and clean aesthetics taking off, the hair trend has entered a new phase, that keeps its personality but softens the colour even further.
The experts at Live True London salons have pegged muted money piece the colour technique to have on your radar heading through summer and into autumn. They describe it as “a gentle blend of colour in the front section of the hair that’s more subtle than the bold stripes of blonde, previously seen on the likes of Dua Lipa.”