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Updated on October 13, 2021
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Looking for a way to spice up your hair color while maintaining your hair’s healthy shine? Well then, peek a boo highlights are the answer to your prayers. By adding some color without the need of the previous all over bleach, this fun style updates your ‘do, causing no damage or split ends.

The Main Attraction of Peek a Boo Highlights

The color can be applied to the bangs, sides or the back sections, making the possibilities endless. You can choose any color you like, whether natural or unnatural, including pastel and neon hues, you’d never use as a solid hair color. With just a splash of color peeking out to say hello, you’ll be turning heads in no time!

1. Purple Highlights for Blondes

Feather in some purple peek a boo highlights to compliment your platinum blonde hair color. Thin highlights throughout your hair will create a fun look without being to in-your-face. It’s the perfect balance of day and night!

2. Chunky Electric Blue Highlights

Blue is the perfect color to add some edge to your hairdo. Try adding a few bright blue peekaboo highlights in order to achieve this unique look and bring out your inner mermaid!

3. Blonde Highlights for Redheads

Who really has more fun — blondes or redheads? With this look you don’t have to decide, because you can be both! Add some blonde peek-a-boo highlights to your sassy red hair and get the best of both worlds, while hitting the e-girl hair trend too.

4. Two-Toned Layered Hair

Ready for a new you? Simply add some purple peek a boo highlights to the bottom layer of your hair, and you’ll be receiving compliments for your daring new look all day long. This look is the perfect way to show off your fun, choppy layers!

5. Peeking Lowlights for Fair Hair

If you’re looking for a way to add some sass to your fair hair, this is the right hair color idea for you. Add some literal darkness with a few lowlights throughout your layers. It’s a whole new, badass you!

6. Blonde Peekaboo Highlights

Want the fun of being a blonde while still maintaining your dark hair? Incorporate some peekaboo highlights. The foil placement is key here. To get the peekaboo effect, have your stylist start the color around the middle of the head instead of the top.

Black Hair With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @hairbyjaylee

7. Purple Peekaboo Bob

Intense hair colors are all the rage right now. Purple peekaboo highlights allow you to get creative without sacrificing your current color. Pair with a shaggy bob to really show off the contrast.

8. Rainbow Peekaboo Highlights

Just as a rainbow peeks through the sky, these highlights will magically shine through any cut or color. Not for the faint of heart, you’re sure to make a bold statement with such intense varying shades. The benefit of the peekaboo is that it tones down the dramatic style.

Brown Hair With Multi-Colored Highlights

Instagram / @blondieshair

9. Dark Hair with Magenta Highlights

The stylist behind this hair masterpiece refers to it as “chocolate and cherry”. We have to agree that this is a yummy combination of colors. The intense dark brown is made more playful with the addition of magenta peekaboo highlights.

Black Bob With Burgundy Peek-A-Boo Highlights

Instagram / @elissawolfe

10. Purple Lowlights with Silver Hair

Silver hair has become a chic color choice for women of all ages. It is also a great base for adding an array of pastel peekaboo lowlights. The purple tips finish this elegant style with an eye-catching flair.

Gray Hair With Pastel Purple Highlights

Instagram / @bescene

11. Peacock Feather Peekaboo Highlights

When going with a peekaboo style, don’t feel that you are limited to a single color. A gradual ombre or tapered design creates a one of a kind statement piece. Go with whatever inspires you; seemingly a peacock in this particular case.

Purple And Teal Peek-A-Boo Highlights

Instagram / @presleypoe

12. Hidden Pastel Peekaboo Highlights

Hair color can be liberating by announcing to the world your personal style. However, if you prefer to keep your quirky side on the down low, hidden highlights can be kept under wraps or exposed with the right ‘do. A pastel shade blends seamlessly with lighter hair while a more saturated color is a better fit for dark hair.

13. Pink Hair with Blue Lowlights

A peekaboo hair color of your choice can take your classic cut and transform it into an edgy and unique style. If you have a thin texture, go with a darker shade on the bottom to make the hair appear thicker. A blue peekaboo works well with most shades, either natural or altered.

Pastel Pink And Blue Bob

Instagram / @hairbyedwin

14. Peekaboo Panel Highlights

The panel technique is one where the foil is placed in such a way that it gives almost a waterfall look to the color. This type of peekaboo allows the user to be extra creative as the colors can look different depending on how you style each day. Work with your stylist to create a color combination that will really pop against your base color.

Blue And Green Panel Highlights For Brunettes

Instagram / @thehairstandard

15. Chic Bob with Peekaboo Color

A bob haircut is one of the most popular cuts for short hair. To make yours stand out, go with a chic color combination such as platinum with a peekaboo rose gold. This unexpected duo is absolutely gorgeous and will take your style from run of the mill to runway ready.

Platinum And Strawberry Blonde Bob

Instagram / @presleypoe

16. Chocolate and Caramel Peekaboo Hair

Chocolate and caramel go together in all situations, including your hair. The subtle contrast given by the peekaboo highlights creates a wonderful swirled blend. Finish with some curl to really show off the colors.

Brown Hair With Subtle Caramel Highlights

Instagram / @hairdecisions

17. Barely There Purple Highlights

Purple may not be the color that we typically think of as subtle. However, for dark hair the right shade almost comes across as a metallic sheen versus a loud splash of color. To achieve this look, have your stylist put in thin lines that are strategically spaced throughout the hair.

18. Just the Tips Peekaboo Highlights

For layered styles, peekaboo highlights can be used to accentuate the different lengths. In this case, the pink and purple show off the forgotten bottom layers and also add thickness to the hair. Use this technique for some added flair to your layered cut.

Gray Bob With Purple Peek-A-Boos

Instagram / @jaymz.marsters

19. Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights

Blonde peekaboo highlights set off this already gorgeous auburn color. The lighter shade shimmers through at the top of the head and becomes more pronounced at the bottom. Even with a basic single length cut, the contrast makes a bold statement.

20. Blonde with Red Peekaboo Hair

A hairstyle that first appears to be a safe soccer mom choice quickly turns dramatic with a bold red panel exposed underneath. When the hair is worn down, the color is only visible as a true peekaboo. However, when styled half-up the brazen hue stands proudly on display.

Red Peek-A-Boos For Blonde Lob

Instagram / @brits_elizabeth

21. Chunky Blue Peekaboo Highlights

Chunky highlights are wider in diameter and are placed closer together than your standard highlights. They typically offer a less natural vibe especially in a cool color such as tiffany blue. To amp up this playful contrast, use a bright shade against dark hair.

Dark Brown Hair With Blue Highlights

Instagram / @salonkhouri

22. Thin Purple Peekaboo Highlights

Pops of color don’t always have to be attention-grabbing. These wispy highlights are perfect for a more subdued approach to peekaboo hair. Go with whatever shade you prefer, but adjust the intensity to your base color to achieve a low contrast dye job.

23. Short Blonde Hair with Lowlights

Blondes can pretty much get away with any shade of high- or lowlights. Lighter colors will give the hair a playful or even ethereal feel. For a more moody style, contrast blonde with something darker such as the deep pink peekaboo lowlights.

Medium Layered Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @jamie_stylist03

24. Brown Bob with Red Highlights

The maroon shade of red flatters deep brown and black hair immensely. In this example, the middle layers of hair are accented creating a sandwich effect with red in the center. This contrast gives the style added movement and dimension.

Red Peek-A-Boo Highlights For Brunettes

Instagram / @mrshairstylist

25. Subtle Rose Gold Peekaboo Highlights

Rose gold is a trendy toned down version of red peekaboo highlights. The lower placement draws the eye to the ends of the hair which gives the illusion of longer and fuller locks. Go with a low contrast to keep a natural flow.

26. Subtle Purple Highlights

Want to add a splash of color while maintaining a tame look? Simply make your peekaboo highlights thin and subtle, and you can easily achieve this style. It’s the perfect amount of fun!

27. Multi-Colored Plait

Need a way to show off your new highlights? We suggest an intricate braided do like the one pictured here. Not only does it look gorgeous, it shows off the color of your highlights.

28. Canary Yellow Highlights

This look is ideal for ladies with caramel-colored or light brown hair who are looking for a more exciting highlight experience. Add a few bright yellow highlights and you’ll be the boldest blonde at the party.

29. Multi-Colored Highlights

Looking for some fresh new ideas for your hair? Look no further! Adding a mixture of different colored peekaboo highlights (black, blue and red pictured here) is the perfect way to outdo everyone in the hairstyle game. You go, girl!

30. Subtle Highlights for Brunettes

When the highlight placement is done right, peek a boo highlights can also be subtle. Just like the lovely lady in this photo did, you can add a peek of blonde to really make your curls pop! Simple doesn’t have to mean boring, especially when it comes to your hair.

31. Feathered Pixie with Bold Strands

This type of highlights even looks great on short hair! Keep your sassy short haircut on trend by adding a mix of colors. Talk about a boss look. Why be basic when you can be bold?

32. Pink Peek-a-Boo Fringe

Add some pink peek a boo highlights to the front of your hair to frame your face and make your blue or grey eyes pop. What better way to be pretty in pink? Dare we say this look is bangin’?

33. Strawberry Blonde Style

Lighten up your copper red hair color with a streak of strawberry blonde. Show off your highlights by pulling the pieces of color back in a half updo, just like in this photo. Elegant, classy and stunning.

34. Black Peek a Boo Lowlights

This look is stunning and suitable for ladies with dark red hair. The deep tones of your red hair pairs perfectly with a slick, shiny black color. Nobody will be messing with you rocking a mane like this! Watch out, world.

35. Burgundy Highlights for Blonde Hair

Heat things up with some wine red peek a boo highlights at the ends of your bottom layers. This look contrasts well with blonde hair, but the hue would also pair well with brown hair. Add in some light blonde tones (pictured here) for an even wilder look.

brown to blonde ombre with burgundy peekaboo highlights

Instagram/ @femmeakoi

36. Pink Highlights on Dark Hair

Incorporate some bright highlights on dark hair to create an eye-catching contrast. Use your favorite color in its saturated hue for a party on top, business on bottom look. Besides bright pink, electric blue and emerald green would work here just as fine. An updated version of a classic style!

37. A Streak of Purple

Sometimes all you need is one patch of color to really spice things up. Purple is an appealing color for the job! Add some purple highlights in a concentrated area for this daring look.

38. Pink Enchantment on Blonde Locks

Brown blonde is the most popular and widespread hair color now. But when every other girl has it, you want to personalize you look. Include a bright unnatural hue, like flamingo pink or any trendy color from color trend reports for the current (or coming) season.

39. Thin Black and Purple Highlights

Create this rock star look by adding some thin, black and purple highlights throughout your hair. A splash of color peeking out to say hello! Edgy, original and easy.

40. Classy Golden Peek a Boo Highlights

Keep it classy with some warm, caramel peek a boo highlights on dark hair. This look is a smart way to mix things up and keep your brunette locks looking fresh. Who says blondes have to have all the fun?

Like we said, the possibilities with new highlights are endless. So what are you waiting for, go get started on discovering the new you! You’ll have everyone talking about your fun and flirty style. First stop: peek a boo highlights.

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