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Chunky Highlights Are Back, Baby

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We want to be seen. And we want our hair color to be, too. After what seems like forever of trying to find the best colorist for imperceptible babylights and balayage, we have done a 180 and are now after bolder and bigger looks. If we're going to shell out our hard-earned money, we want it to look like something has been done to our hair, right? And we definitely want a makeover to read on Zoom.

This year, there has been a lot of experimenting with statement makeup looks so why should hair be left out? The 2000s have slowly been trickling into beauty thanks to barrettes, crimping and zigzag parts, and chunky highlights are the next thing.

Ahead, see the celebrity-approved ways on how to rock chunky highlights in this decade. Butterfly clips are optional.

Image via @chrisappleton1

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Black and Blonde
Consider this the modern version of Christina Aguilera's Dirrty-era streaks. Dua Lipa was one of the first to embrace in-your-face stripy highlights and helped ignite the trend.

Image via @dualipa

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Thick Stripes
Jennifer Lopez was our hair inspiration in the 2000s and her chunky highlights are just as covetable now.

Image via @jlo

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Honeyed Highlights
Leave it to Queen Bey to strike the perfect mix between throwback style and modern with her gorgeous golden waves.

Image via @beyonce

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Beyond Blonde
You don't need to choose between a rainbow mane and throwback streaks. Rina Sawayama's gorgeous tangerine highlights combine the best of both worlds. Additionally, the look demonstrates how to embrace 2000s-era hair color with bangs.

Image via @rinasonline

BY HEATHER CICHOWSKI | DEC 15, 2020 | SHARES
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