15 Looks That Prove Chunky Highlights Are the Coolest Hair Trend of 20 – Ouielle

15 Looks That Prove Chunky Highlights Are the Coolest Hair Trend of 2021

15 Looks That Prove Chunky Highlights Are the Coolest Hair Trend of 2021

Luckily, there's a new hair colour trend on the block and it's set to spice things up a little. That's right—it's the '90s chunky highlight. But before you start experiencing flashbacks of zebra-like orange stripes courtesy of your favourite box dye, fear not. This time around, the chunky highlight has had a bit of a makeover. Combining the original concept with other techniques such as balayage, babylights or face-framing, the humble chunky highlight is back—and I'm kind of loving it.

Chunky Highlights: @anoukyve


Get the look by mixing two shades. Chardonnay + Mocha

Whether you fancy keeping things chic and warm-toned or lightening everything up with some icy streaks (if so, I highly recommend Redken Blondage Express Anti-Brass Mask,  for keeping yellow tones at bay), there’s a style of chunky highlight for you. Keep scrolling for some serious chunky highlight inspiration…

Alexis Foreman
Chunky Highlights: Alexis Foreman


Get the look by mixing Brondie and Santa Monica 

Subtle but still very effective, Alexis's slightly thicker sections of caramel colour blend perfectly with warmer brown tones to create the ultimate winter 'do. 

Janka Polliani
Chunky Highlights: Janka Polliani


Get the Look by mixing two shades: Creme Brulee + Dirty Martini 

Janka's thick chunks of caramel blonde give off serious cool-girl, beauty vibes.

Kim Kardashian
Chunky Highlights: Kim Kardashian


Get the look by mixing twp shades: Dark Chocolate + Mocha 

Kim's chunky highlights might look subtle, but those light streaks teamed with a choker is the stuff that '90s dreams are made of. 

Symphony Soto
Chunky Highlights: Symphoni Soto


Get the look by mixing two shades: Mocha + Caviar 

Tonal streaks through thick, curly hair can create the illusion of even more volume and texture. I am loving this.

Jennifer Lopez
Chunky Highlights: Jennifer Lopez


Get the look by mixing two shades: Beach Babe + Cinnamon 

Caramel tones in a sleek, straight bob? J.Lo, I salute you.

Chic Ama
Chunky Highlights: Chic Ama


Get the look with Beach babe + Caviar

Chichi's contrasting blonde streaks take the blunt bob to whole new heights. 

Chunky Highlights: Beyoncé


Get the look by mixing three shades: Velvet Teddy + Dark Chocolate + Champagne

Loose beach waves combined with chunky highlights around the face? Beyoncé, you have outdone yourself.

For more colour inspo read our post on Balayage
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