Whether you dye your hair at home or at the hair salon, blonde highlights are back in the front. Read all the information about the hair trend face framing here.
Blonde strands in the front are back in fashion – but best in the “money piece hair” look
With so-called face-framing, also known as the "money piece hair" style, only the two front strands are lightened instead of the entire hair. So one strand each to the right and left of the crown. The two blonde strands in front frame the face and give the whole look a fresh touch. Brown hair is often lightened with blonde strands, but it is also possible, for example, to emphasize the front part of dark blonde hair with ash blonde strands.
The name "Money Piece Hair" derives from the cheap price of this type of strand. Since you don't have your hair colored completely in the hairdressing salon, but only have two blonde strands set, the costs are kept within limits. In a figurative sense, you could say that you only have to pay a few money pieces for the trendy look.
With "face framing" the face is framed by fine, blond strands. The hair not only looks freshly lightened from summer vacation, but the light front part also flatters the facial contours. By contrast, the lighter strands add depth and tension to the rest of the darker hair color.
Stars also love the "face framing" trend. Beyoncé or Miranda Kerr are already wearing it:
This is what "Chunky Highlights" look like
In contrast to the natural-looking lighting in face framing, thick block strands are used for so-called chunky highlights. Blonde strands are also set in the front here, framing the face, but the contrast is harder due to the width and the stronger color difference:
Styling tip after face framing: The hair color trend also comes into its own with tied hair. It is best to pin the darker hair back and only let the two lighter strands hang out in front.
If the hair is only to be lightened a few shades, you can also make blonde strands yourself, especially with blonde to medium brown hair. Ready-made hair coloring kits are available in drugstores, for example. As a rule, bleaching is applied to the hair with a brush or comb.
You should pay attention to this when you make strands yourself:
Since "money piece hair" usually has blonde strands on brown hair, you should have the lightening done in a professional hairdressing salon if the original color is very dark. There, experienced experts can avoid hair damage and yellow or green tinges in the front part.
Hairdressers can also dye the trendy face-framing look into their hair using the balayage technique. Here, the hair is lightened freehand with bleaching, the blonde strands at the front look particularly natural in this way. For this method, however, you should really trust the skills of experts. If you want, you can also use the balayage technique to add highlights to the rest of your hair. For a successful "money piece" look, however, you should make sure that the main hair is only lightened at the tips and that the bleaching is applied to the two front strands up to the roots.
For hair salon highlights, the cost starts at around $50. The price for the balayage technique on half a head is around 85 USD, but it can differ regionally and according to the effort involved.