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Blonde highlights are always popular during the summer. Although some are blessed to have natural highlights as soon as the sun hits their strands, others need to fake it with a little help from their hair stylist. When it comes to blonde highlights, you are not limited to sun-kissed tresses. You can get chunky pieces put in or even blonde pieces that peek out of strands.
Chunky Monkey: Chunky Highlights
Chunky highlights create wide sections of color throughout your hair. You can mix a few colors to create an extreme look or just add one or two shades for some serious contrast. Think of stars like Kelly Clarkson who used up to three different colors for her chunky highlight look. Typically chunky highlights are only done on the top portion of your hair and can be done on long and short hair.
See the Brighter Side: Sun-Kissed Streaks
Natural looking, sun-kissed streaks are always in style. Because of their subtle nature, these highlights are perfect for those looking to brighten up their current color without the commitment of changing the color completely. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Gisele Bundchen have made these highlights famous. Sun-kissed highlights are typically foiled into hair just on the top of the hair and around the face (where the sun would lighten your hair naturally).
I See You: Peek-A-Boo Highlights
Peek-a-boo highlights are placed within the hair so that the hair is styled over the highlights. These highlights are placed away from partings and hairlines so that the peek-a-boo color can only be seen when the hair moves. The fun part about peek-a-boo highlights is that the sky is the limit when it comes to colors and placement and how much color you want to see.
Get Down Low: Lowlights
Lowlights are actually the opposite of highlights. Lowlights mean you color strands of your hair with darker shades than the current color. Ashley Tisdale is one star you know that has tried lowlights. Lowlights can add dimension and depth to blonde or light colored hair. For the best lowlights, add in color that is three shades lighter than your current hue.