2021 Hair-Color Trend: Reverse Highlights
This is one you've probably seen 10 times over on TikTok, but reverse highlights — or glorified chunky highlights, as some people call them — aren't going anywhere in 2021. "The reverse highlight has been making a grand appearance," said Hillier. "This has been quite the trend, a mix between a superchunky lowlight and extremely thick highlight. For extreme contrast, this look has even been featuring the darkened bottom half of the hair from the ears down, not the tips."
She added that "this is something from the '90s," so the key to bringing it from 1991 to 2021 is to take it down a notch, weaving in subtle hits of color that look chunky — but natural. If you're digging that bolder contrast, opt for fewer strategic streaks smattered across the head; if you want something subtle, choose a hue closer to your base color.