Just hearing the phrase "chunky highlights" is enough to give us flashbacks to the early 2000s, but even though the style has made its way back to the mainstream in the last year, it's been given a modern upgrade.
"I don't mean Kelly Clarkson '90s stripes, but rather taking balayage and dialing it up," colorist and Matrix ambassador George Papanikolas said. "To keep the look current, stylists should blend them seamlessly. The best way to achieve this is by doing the highlights more delicate at the roots, gradually getting thicker and heavier toward the ends."
Last March, Jennifer Lopez debuted caramel-blond highlights on her brown hair, and other celebrities like Kaia Gerber, Bella Thorne, and Dua Lipa quickly followed.