Do you work in a profession where brightly colored bangs would be a no-no? Then peekaboo coloring is for you!
There is a small part of the hair coloring adventurer in all of us – hair coloring and style have long been part of our creative identity.
But what do you do if you work in an industry where a shock of fluorescent hair would be deemed ‘inappropriate’, or if your desire to dye is strong but you do not wish to damage your hair or risk the scalp irritation common with more commercially available coloring products?
Ladies, I would like to suggest that now is the time for all our inner adventurers to go undercover with peekaboo hair coloring.
1. Blonde Peekaboo Highlights
Short hair with peekaboo highlights is very trendy and will certainly make you look outstanding. Opt for a short pixie cut and a mahogany color. For the bangs and temples, choose a bright, vivid shade of blonde and style the peekaboo highlights.
2. Blue Purple Peekaboo Highlights
Purple hair is electric and an immediate attention-getter. Blue, purple peekaboo hair styled in the nape area will make it look even more outstanding, and the whole hairstyle will look fabulous if you have pale skin. Toss the long bangs on one side. and tousle the hair for a rebel messy look.
3. Pale Pink Peekaboo Highlights
If you adore making your hair look textured and with all sorts of colors that complete each other and beautifully blend, pale pink Peekaboo highlights on brown hair and regular blonde highlights will give you the look of the year.
4. Peekaboo Color Mix Highlights
When craving for a hairstyle that directs all the attention on you, this Peekaboo rainbow hair is certainly mindblowing. Opt for a yellow blonde color and hide some green and pink highlights among those golden strands.
After you dyed the hair, take the top hair and split it into two sections, roll them and tie them up to build a low ponytail.
5. Red Peekaboo Highlights
Opt for blonde hair with peekaboo highlights and you will have an eye-popping look thanks to those brilliant red shades.
Pin a messy bun on top of your head if you want to show off those highlights and pull out a few strands of hair. Easily wave those pieces to get a glamorous elegant look.
6. Blue and Teal Peekaboo Highlights
Blue peekaboo hair is a MUST if you have blonde hair. Opt for teal and blue shades and start blending some highlights between that platinum blonde hair. Style easy waves and curls, and your mane will stand out like never before. Complete the look with a blue shade smokey eyes.
7. Pale Pink Peekaboo Highlights
When you have a gorgeous brown hair, insert a few pale pink peekaboo highlights that will transform your dull hair into a glamorous hairstyle. Go for a bob haircut with bangs that cover the forehead, and you’ll get all the likes.
8. Red Peekaboo Hairstyle
Opt for a stacked bob and some bangs that you can arrange on one side. Also, regular and peekaboo reed highlights will take the hairstyle to a whole new level. Tousle the hair and get ready to brag about your new hairdo.
9. Thin Blonde Peekaboo Highlights
Blonde peekaboo highlights on brown hair give the hair a lot of texture and can transform any fine hair into a gorgeous mane. Get a bob hairstyle with bangs parted in the middle, and any woman will envy the new look.
10. Blonde Peekaboo Highlights on Red Hair
If you love your red hair and just want to make it look more impressive and with a great touch, blonde peekaboo highlights are the real catch. You can adopt this hairstyle if you are fierce and able to handle all the eyes that will be on you.
11. Peekaboo Oil Slick
Originating in the salon of New York-based colorist, Aura Friedman, the ‘oil slick’ as it has come to be known, is the granddaddy of peekaboo coloring. Stunningly effective on black and dark brown hair, a combination of green, purple and blue highlights are applied to the hair to give the impression of fluidity and light.
Suitable for both long and short hairstyles, the oil slick gives greater emphasis to curls and a shiny, opal iridescence to shorter locks.
Due to its adaptability with all types of hair color, magenta highlights are a staple when it comes to peekaboo coloring. Contrasting with dark hair it provides a punky aftershock.
Blended with red hair with a gradation in tone it gives a rich, vibrant warmth. Magenta really comes into its own on fair hair, graduated magenta highlights creating what one Tumblr reader described as ‘Business on top, party down below.’
Until very recently naturally occurring greys were something that needed to be eradicated as swiftly as possible. Now, thankfully, a new trend has emerged on the high street with younger women displaying beautifully conditioned silver locks and women of a certain age, instead of rushing to conceal their greys, embracing them with multi-tonal silvery highlights.
But why stop there? Why not further enhance your color with some lavender peekaboo highlights. A stunning effect on layered curly hair as well as straight, lavender peekaboo coloring gives youth and emphasis to what was once seen as old and aged.
Grey, no longer being a hair color no-no, its potential is also being demonstrated with black hair being given the peekaboo treatment with the addition of grey highlights. Suitable for all styles, grey is a color that particularly suits long layered or curly hair, each curl gave a shimmering emphasis. An addition of ombre creating a touch of warmth.
15. Blonde on Red
Redheads are blessed in that no other natural color is able to generate such natural warmth. The addition of multi-tonal red highlights further enhancing this warmth until it becomes a fiery red. But why stick to the safety of what you know. Why not punctuate the beauty of this natural color with a wave of peekaboo blonde?
Nothing gives extra richness and warmth to chestnut brown hair than a generous splash of vibrant red. Emphasized by gentle waves and layers this is a color combination that comes alive in long hair.
Unless you’re a punk, a goth or a villain from a Batman comic, green is not normally a color to wear in everyday hair, however, peekaboo coloring allows you to do just that. Concealed beneath a layer of natural color hair, its mousey brown during the day and green demon by night.
18. Peekaboo Blue
Of all the peekaboo colors, the vibrancy of this blue blended with subtle purple highlights is sure to create an impression, particularly when contrasted with deep brown hair and a scruffy up-do.
Although a color that lends itself to electrifying effect to most hair colors, the vibrancy of the contrast between wavy black hair and an undercurrent of turquoise creates a stunning effect.
Unless dark hair is bleached the pretty, femininity created by a combination of pastels; yellows, pinks, lavenders, pale blues and light greens, is lost in the sheer depth of color of darker shades but added to blonde hair the effect is ultimately girly. Plant your blonde tresses and you can become your own Disney princess.
Lending itself to any hair style the contrast between black lowlights and ash blonde hair is perfect for those wishing for a more dramatic peekaboo color without making too much of a splash.
22. Electric Blue
Nobody saw this coming. A color usually used on darker hair, the effect created by the revelation of an electric blue undercurrent is guaranteed to be simply shocking.
23. Neon Yellow
Neon yellow peekaboo hair coloring is for those who seek luminosity. Working well with fairer shades, the color blends with fairer roots increasing in vibrancy as it reaches the ends. Peekaboo color covers the whole of the neon spectrum creating endless possibilities.
24. Deep Neons
Want to achieve the glowing luminescence of neon yellow but have darker hair? Neon colors are also available in vibrant deeper shades. Hidden beneath an outer layer of black, the revelation of vibrancy revealed by a simple plait has a wow factor all of its own.
25. The Rainbow
Unable to choose between the pure choice of peekaboo colors? Then why not embrace the rainbow? Suitable for all hair shades and length the vibrancy of color available within the rainbow is bound to put you at the center of attention.
Here are some commonly asked questions regarding peekaboo highlights.
No, Peekaboo hair is a low-maintenance hairstyle. Since the highlights are strategically placed to peek out of your dominant hair color, this style does not require root touch up. If the color fades, that is okay. Peekaboo highlights should be an accent to your main color, not the focal point.
Yes. Peekaboo hair color is usually a highlight. However, if you have blonde hair, you can also use the peekaboo technique to add a few chunky lowlights.
You can add this wherever you would like. For a true peekaboo highlight, you’ll need to part your hair at least an inch away from your natural part.
A common trend is to add peekaboo color to the lower half of your hair. To achieve this look you would part your hair between the halves and apply color to a small section of the lower half of your hair.
No, this hair color is one of the lower-cost hair dye options. Since you are not dying your entire head, the cost of coloring and labor by the stylist is lower. You also do not need to come in every few weeks for a refresh, which cuts down on monthly spending.
You can wash as normal. Follow your stylist’s instructions for color-safe washing as you would with any other full-head hair color treatment. Be sure to use a color-safe hair care regimen to preserve the life of your peekaboo hair color.
This style is great for anyone regardless of hair type, hair color, or hair length. It is the best way to experiment with new and fun colors since you do not have to commit to a full head of one color. If it interests you, go for it.
It works best on lighter hair tones like blondes and reds. Most peekaboo hair colors are vibrant like blues, purples, and pinks. However, some people with dark hair choose to use caramel or blonde as a highlight.
On average, peekaboo highlights take about 30 minutes to an hour. You still have to follow the standard practices of the hair dye process, except you are dying less of your hair.
Peekaboo hair looks great on long or short hair. The length does not matter as much as the color combination you choose. Feel free to experiment!