Highlights aren’t just coming back for the ladies, nope! Guys, we’re talking to you on this one. Highlights have always come and gone in men’s hair trends throughout the years and this year they’re back. The past year has been a full 90’s revival and it’s made its way into men’s hair styles with the rise of the highlights. Most of us remember highlights in the late 90’s and while trends always come back a bit different, we’re all about the resurfacing of this trend for the guys. There are some really unique and trendy ways to embrace the highlight trends to express your personal style. We’re dishing on what’s new in men’s hair highlights to keep you on trend, and give you a little inspiration if you’re looking to change up your look this season.
Add Just to the Top Layer of Hair
Highlights don’t all need to be the same, in fact, we’ve noticed one of the popular highlight trends for men right now is to add the highlight hair color just to the top layer of your hair. This typically looks best when the top of your hair is longer in length, as it shows the difference between the highlight color and darker color more definitively. This is a great way to try highlights if you’re looking to add a lot more lightness to your overall look, but still want that darker, natural hair color to shine through.
This is the highlight trend that many of us remember from the late 90’s, the piece-y highlights. Adding highlights in a more, well piece-y way gives you the look of highlights and when done properly looks quite natural. This type of highlighting trend can be incorporated into your hair style regardless of your hair’s length and overall cut. Similarly, it can be done as dramatic or subtle as you like. It’s really about choosing a technique that suits your personal style in the best way possible.
Just a Chunk of a Highlight
It may seem odd, but adding a highlight color to just one chunk of your hair is a new way to embrace the highlight trend for men. It adds some edge to your look, and doesn’t require a whole lot of care or upkeep because it’s often applied to create almost an ‘undone’ type of look and feel to your hair style. While we’ve seen this highlighting technique applied to guys who have longer hair on the top of their head, we think it can be incorporated into a variety of different haircuts and styles.
Who knew there were so many new ways to embrace highlights, right guys? Of course, anytime you’re thinking about adding highlights to your hair we always stress how important it is to see a professional colorist to have this done. A professional will be able to walk you through the highlighting process and help you to create a highlighting hair look that suits you and your style the best.