Pammella Rose
Published on June 02, 2022

Underlayer hair color, also known as the peekaboo or color blocking trend, is the perfect way to have that pop of fun color without the full commitment. These combos can be as subtle or as in your face as you want through using different placements and color palettes.

There is no end to the amount of creativity that can go into these hairstyles! Here are 20 different fun under layer hair color looks that are guaranteed to catch everyone’s eye.

1. Candy Apple Red

Spicing up natural brown tones with a thick underlayer of bright red is a fun way to completely change your look. With this vibrancy you’ll be sure to turn heads your way!

2. The Best of Both Worlds

Dark hair with this gorgeous glowing icy white blonde popping underneath can give you the best of both worlds without the trouble of high maintenance. No need to worry about roots when they’re hiding underneath!

Blonde Underneath Black Hair

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3. Mermaid Peekaboo

Adding multiple colors is such an exciting way to bring out your creative side. These different hues combined create the perfect color melt to show off under any hair color.

4. Spooking Vibes

This dark and orange combo keeps me in spooky season all year long. This black color contrasts perfectly with orange. A perfect way to stand out!

Black and Orange Peekaboo Hair

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5. Purple Rockstar

Purple is the perfect starter color for anyone wanting to dip their toes in the vivid hair color world. Goes perfectly with any natural color and with a placement like this, it looks awesome in a braided style.

Purple Underlayer on Natural Hair Color

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6. Subtle Statement

This subtle piece of hair dyed canary yellow really makes this awesome haircut even more awesome. An edgy cut is always paired best with an edgy color.

Subtle Yellow Color Block on Short Hair

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7. Ice Queen

Cool tones and an icy blonde always complement each other. This light blue can turn any icy babe into an ice queen.

Blue Highlights on Light Blonde Hair

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8. Curly Pop

There is nothing more beautiful than a head of natural curls. This underlayer halo placement of color can make your curls pop even more.

Dark Hair with Blue Dyed Strands

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9. Rainbow Road

There is nothing more fun than rainbow hair. This technique of mid layer color can even look almost iridescent when you see the pops of rainbow coming through your natural base color.

Bright Colors on Blonde Hair

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10. Emerald Green

This rich green color pairs so well with a dark brown color. This color peeking through is such a refreshing and bold accent.

Green Half Dyed Hair Underneath Brown Hair

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11. Silver & Black

Silver and black are such a satisfying pairing. Another example of the halo technique was used, where the silver color was applied around the hair line to ensure it pops from the top and underneath.

12. Fire & Ice

Opposites attract in this look with this bright red and white blonde combo.

Bleached Strands under Dark Red Hair

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13. Jewel Tones

These layers of different colors are a new take at an underlayer hair style. Multiple layers of colors keep everyone surprised with each look.

Different Shades Underneath Blonde Strands

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14. Slime Time

Neon green against black is so nice to look at. These colors side by side give such a refreshing contrast.

Neon Green Hair Dye

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15. Undercut

This look features the most exposed underlayer yet. This piecey pixie cut with a short buzzed undercut gives the boldest pop of color.

Vibrant Hue of Purple

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16. Yellow Line

Not only do these colors complement each other so well, but this placement is so different from the norm. The bold line of yellow on the ends is such a way to express creativity.

17. Money Piece

A money piece is a bold pop of color in the front perfect for someone feeling a little brave but still not looking to fully commit to a color. This look is using two tones of color in the hairline to give a layered effect.

Pastel Pink Peekaboo Hair with Money Piece

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18. Short Layers

For those short cuts that want a fun added color, this trend is perfect. In this look, the pop of color was placed under short layers and will always be visible no matter the style.

Green Hair Color Ideas

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19. Pastel

Everyone loves a soft pastel color. This blonde look with an underlayer of pastels gives the softest pretty style.

Pastel Pink Peekaboo Highlights

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20. Watermelon

These watermelon colors look awesome on a textured cut. Lots of layers and a fun placement like this go great together.

Green and Pink Highlights

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This fun assortment of underlayer hair styles offers awesome ways to change up you or your client’s look. Stepping aside from a solid hair color and adding a pop of something bright and bold can take any head of hair to the next level.

Have fun with it and never stray from letting your creative side shine through. Hopefully, I can inspire some exciting new looks in the future on my Instagram vanity_byrose. I am fortunate enough to have awesome clients that give me the gift of creating hair art every day. Come check me out, I can’t wait to see all your fun and exciting new looks.

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