20 Best Hair Color Ideas in the World of Chunky Highlights

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Chunky highlights can certainly vary greatly, resulting in a kaleidoscope of different colors and shades. Choosing your look is a very personal process, so check out all these new styles before deciding which one to try first. Any season is a great season for highlights!

Will Chunky Highlights Flatter You?

Whether to choose more impressive wide contrasting highlights or thin subtle babylights is a matter of preference and the idea of the look you want to achieve. But there are also some recommendations in regards to your appearance. Thin highlights work better to complement small delicate features. While chunky highlights will flatter more the faces with big eyes and lips, i.e. expressive and not small facial features.

#1: Red Headed Wonder Woman

This fall hair has all the flavor of Pumpkin AND Apple Spice, and everything nice! These highlights are as bright as a maple just before it drops its leaves, and you’ll look downright fabulous!

#2: Salt and Pepper Streaks

Ash blonde shade, raven black or sandy tone? If you still can`t decide and choose just one of them, combine all three! In this chunky highlights scheme every shade has its own place and is equally important.

#3: Modern Day Grecian Curls With Golden and Brown Highlights

Brown hair is so versatile. Here is a great example of blonde highlights used to accentuate the shades of the light brown base. Large curls meet at a point in the back, angling just so and showing off an assortment of color underneath. Finish off with a decorative clip, and you’ll be ready to head out!

#4: Blonde Layers with Auburn Highlights

If you are looking for new chunky highlights idea, consider this combination of blonde, chocolate and copper shades. And don`t forget about layering, it will add some movement and volume to your hairstyle.

#5: Pinstripe Annie Blonde Highlights

This shoulder length cut with a side part is our #1 favorite. Chunky highlights in blonde shades open the eye toward the inner layer of strands, creating a beautiful glowall around your face. Wear with a smile and literally any outfit!

#6: Honey Gold Sun Splash

Brown hair takes a bit of work to highlight, but with the correct developer and timing, you too can have this bright stack of golden stripes! A set of dusted bangs give a stronger sense of self, and wisped ends finish off the bottom with a tiny flourish!

#7: Auburn and Amber Stripes

For a highly contrasting look platinum highlights make even more sense if you have dark or auburn hair. So, why not to enhance your natural or dyed locks to make a statement of your own? This classy style combines auburn and amber stripes beautifully. See a Redken Certified Hair Colorist to become Redken Ready today. Because when you go out, your highlights should be the envy of all!

#8: Curled Waves of Gold

Wanna flaunt what your Mama gave ya? This is the style for you! Beige-blonde highlights cover most of the honey, with just a peek or two around the top layer of strands. Chunky blonde highlights make a bolder statement, especially when paired with super wide curls at the bottom, giving texture, depth, and a more elegant set of curls that can carry themselves through the night!

#9: Understated Sally Do-Right

Highlights for short hair = FUN! New hair cuts and color correction ideas can come in many forms. This textured lob is a great example. Need to fix your ends as they grow out? Consider this as an alternative to the never ending cycle of chop, grow, and re-chop. Instead, disguise them cleverly, and wait!

#10: Striped Bob

Highlights for blonde hair and blonde highlights themselves are a bit trickier, but you can totally achieve this look with a bleach or super light blonde color. Chunks of highlights at your crown will give you a bolder sense of volume, while brightening up your skin tones and accenting all your favorite outfits. Hair styled with Paul Mitchell products and new techniques will create new visions for the future of hair fashion!

#11: Ashes to Ashes Loose Curls

Platinum blonde is a popular color amongst those in the modern styling world, with a ton of celebrities and fans now opting for shades of a more mature nature. This is, of course, totally ok, because we’re all here to explore the fun world of color together! Hair art is a great way to express yourself, and these chunky blonde highlights are a fun way to be YOU-nique!

#12: Spring in Your Step Curls

These spirals are made with a wider curling iron and sewn in to ensure their ability to both move and stay in place, so you can dance the night away! Wear with a “ready to turn heads” dress, and you’re guaranteed a dancing partner for the night! Dark brown hair boots the lighter shades of the curls and ensures you can see each curve.

#13: Blooming Tiger Stripes

The decision to adopt chunky highlights is personal, and sometimes you just want to express your wild side a little (and mix it up)! Straight, darker hair can be striped with an amber or honey blonde, giving the appearance of a tiger on the prowl. Dress your stripes up or down, because this haircolor combination of highlights really sets a fun tone!

#14: Jungle Cat Curls

Here, highlights and lowlights accent the darker base, both in auburn and blonde hair colors. A row of streaked highlights across the part adds flair, which ends in small curls dancing with each step, adding height, and lengthening the look of your hair!

#15: Red and Gold Feathered Highlights

Pictures can show some pretty great details when it comes to hair! So, if you want to look your best and have a multi-toned combination, this is the look for you! Gold, red, and honey highlights pop in this haircut styling. Each hair color is a true stand out against the darker base. Curls feather back, sweeping the cheekbones upward and showing off that radiant smile!

#16: Silver Fox

When seeking eye-catching styles for blonde hair, look no further than this foxy, layered cut! Dark strands peek out from the bottom, and make a guest appearance at the top in an understated way. Long bangs make a youthful impression, and the platinum top layer is simply elegant!

#17: Tucked Away Curls

These chunky highlights open up a new world of possibilities! At every turn, you see multicolored highlights of both blonde and brown. The sweeping curls set to the side and pinned are elegant, pairing well with an evening gown or cocktail dress. Grab the perfect necklace and earrings, and you’re all ready for the next mixer!

#18: Siren’s Stripes

Red hair is an attention-grabber! These platinum and red highlights grab the eye and shout ‘Look at me!’ A shorter bob style and side part make the perfect hairstyle to compliment glasses. Chunky bits of light caramel float atop the sea of deep red, enhancing the voluminous beauty!

#19: Teal Surprise

As a spunky teen or thriving artist, you won’t even think twice about teal highlights! But for those more ordinary folks, teal might be a step outside your comfort zone. Combine with golden blonde and auburn streaks, finish with some loose curls, and you’ll fall in love with these chunky highlights!

#20: Angled Bob with Triple Threat

It`s a pity, but chunky highlights are a right choice not for every woman. If your face is long or your facial features are fine, this coloring scheme is not for you, sorry… On the contrary, if you need to elongate your face or conceal full cheeks, be sure to experiment with both your haircut and your hair color!

Let your imagination run wild with chunky highlights! Spend some time thinking about how you want to earn your stripes, and then get ready to indulge yourself. Whether you want blonde, brown, red, black, silver, teal, or any other shade, the sky is truly the limit!

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