Skunk stripe hairstyles are eye-catching dual-tone high-contrast looks that feature a dark hue next to an ultra-light shade (like blonde or pastels)– just like the skunk’s fur! This is a Y2K hairstyle but is now being repopularized by various celebs like Bella Hadid, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa.
If you want to join the bandwagon, check out some of the best ideas for the skunk hairstyles that we’ve compiled below.
Versatile Skunk Hairstyles to Try
Here are some of the most creative ways to rock the skunk hairstyle:
1. Black + White with Bangs
Embody Cruella de Vil’s badass hairstyle but with a modern twist! With its unique look, this black hair with blonde skunk sreipe will certainly turn heads. Add in the high pigtails and you get a look that’s both fun and trendy.
2. Brown + Blonde Bob
If black and blonde combo is too high contrast for your taste, go for a duo that’s only a few shades lighter from one another. This golden blonde and light brown combination is what we recommend since it still gives off that contrast but in a more subtle way.
3. Bronde Highlights + High Ponytail
Do you want to show off your skunk hairstyle in the best way possible? Pull it into a high ponytail. Not only is this hairstyle classy and sleek, but it also showcases the full contrast between the two colors, making your hair stand out even more.
Pro Tip: Loosen up a few hair strands at the front for a more relaxed vibe.
4. Neon Green Layers with Curtain Bangs
Why go with blonde when you can enjoy a more colorful option? In Billie Eilish’s case, it’s neon green! This is certainly an unusual combination but you can pull it off if you have the carefree and badass attitude like Billie.
5. Pink Stripes with Full bangs
And let’s take the bright color option to a whole new level by giving it a more feminine spin– fuchsia pink! This color is definitely a head-turner and is not for the faint of heart. If you’re the type who loves to express herself creatively, this is the must-try shade for you.
6. Dark Brown + Blonde Layered Hair
Are you more into the emo/ goth vibe but you find the black and blonde hairstyle too boring? We recommend that you try the next best combination– brown and blonde. While they are still a few shades apart, the colors have the same base so they complement each other pretty well.
7. Platinum Money Pieces
Skunk stripe hairstyles used to feature two different shades side-by-side. Now, you can mix them up by experimenting with the shades’ placement.
A recent favorite is having the lighter shade front and center (much like money piece highlights) to slim down the face and highlight its best features.
8. Black + Silver Spikes
Admit it, spiky short hair looks edgy already, but you can make it even more fashion-forward by adding silver hair color to certain parts of your hair. To be honest, this is one of the trendiest skunk hair out there, and we wouldn’t change anything about it.
9. Chunky Platinum and Golden Stripes
Why go for only two colors when you can have three? If you’re not satisfied with a black + blonde or black + platinum combination, you can incorporate all three colors in one hairstyle! Having both cool and warm blonde shades adds more depth and definition to your look.
10. Black Long Hair + Silver Curtains
Here’s another great way to add both icy and warm blonde shades to your hair. Instead of placing them all around the hair, focus on just the front part so it can frame your face beautifully and brighten your complexion at the same time.
11. Black + Sandy Blonde Updo
If you don’t like the idea of mixing both lighter shades, you can go for sandy blonde. This beige-ish blonde shade is a blend of both icy and warm shades which gives it a stunning color that works well for both pale and fair skin tones.
12. Black Wavy Hair + Peekaboo Highlights
While skunk stripe is increasingly becoming popular, this attention-catching hairstyle might not be suitable for work. If that is the case, you can go for the subtle yet equally stunning peekaboo skunk.
In this hairstyle, the lighter shade is applied generally on the lower part of your hair underneath the top layer. When worn down, you have dark hair. Flip your hair and you get a peek of the beautiful light shade.
13. Skunk Wavy Bangs
You don’t have to color the full length of your hair a lighter shade just to sport this trendy hairstyle. If you want to keep things subtle and simple, you can just focus on the bangs. This simple move add dimension to your look and accentuates your best features.
14. Silver Skunk on Black Asymmetrical Hair
If you’ve always fancied Storm’s hair but don’t have the courage to go all-out silver, settle for the next best thing– silver and black combination. The black shade gives the silver hair a dark backdrop that allows it to shine brighter.
15. Double-twist Ponytail
Show off your skunk hair in the most elegant way possible– with a double-twist ponytail! This hairdo is a classy way to keep hair away from your face and exhibit the deep contrast of your hair colors at the same time.
16. Burgundy + Light Pink Wavy Lob
Can’t choose between burgundy and pastel pink? You don’t have to! Color your entire hair a vivid burgundy shade and leave the front part pastel pink. The pastel shade will make your skin glow and give your cheeks a pop of color.
17. Bronde Wavy Mullet
Waves and mullet are the perfect combinations, but you can do more with it when you add a touch of blonde shade at the front. This lighter color emphasizes the waves in the front and gives the mullet a thicker texture.
18. Fuchsia Pink Stripes with Bangs
Pink is fun, flirty, and, above all, extremely feminine. But pair it with a dark brown hair shade, and you get a look that will make you look like a femme fatale. If you want to give pink hair a try, this is a unique way to do so.
19. Leopard Print
If you want a fierce and bold look, you shouldn’t just play with colors. You need to step up and experiment with hair designs as well. A case in point is this leopard print hair design which definitely shows off your wild side.
20. Burgundy + Blonde Wavy Hair
Burgundy is a beautiful purple shade that looks oh-so-amazing against fair skin tone. But if you’re looking for a way to brighten your complexion and make your rosy cheeks come to life, adding these chunky blonde stripes is the way to go.
21. Chocolate Brown Bob + Golden Blonde Stripes
Straight hair doesn’t have to be boring, especially since you have all the freedom to experiment with your hair color. Adding a golden blonde shade to your rich chocolate-brown hair will certainly do the job.
22. Brown + Blonde Curls
Do you know who has more fun than blondes? Curly girls, of course! Luckily, you can be both with this hair color. The contrast between the brown and bronde colors gives the hair a playful touch and suits fair skin the best.
23. Brown + Blonde Split Hair
The micro bob is a low-maintenance yet ultra-sexy hairdo that would go well with just about any face shape.
But while the jet-black version looks out-of-this-world, dyeing the half portion a platinum blonde shade will make it look more unique and fashion-forward.
24. Light Brown Waves + Blonde Steaks
Here’s a look that’s perfect for the summer season. It’s breezy, fun, and most of all, packed with warm shades that give your hair a sunkissed look.
25. Dark Base + White Skunk
Make your waves come to life with the addition of lighter streaks. Not only will it brighten up your look, the lighter shades will also add great contrast against your dark hair, making it look healthier and shinier.
Skunk hairstyles offer you the best of both worlds. Not only are they trendy, but they are also extremely flattering as well. As if that’s not enough, this hairstyle is also quite versatile and gives you enough room to creatively express yourself.