Make Way for Hair Contouring - A Hair Trend with a Fresh New Take on Money Piece Highlights

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Money piece highlights took 2021 by storm, but now a fresh take of this trend is turning heads this year. Meet hair contouring - a new coloring trend that’s perfect for all.

Hailey Bieber - Instagram: @haileybieber

Money piece versus Hair Contouring: What’s the Difference?

Although both trends may look similar at first glance, there’s actually a purposeful difference between the two. Money piece highlights actually stem from a 90’s trend that consists of light chunky highlights that frame the face. Local and international celebrities such as MayMay Entrata, Bella Hadid, and Beyonce to name a few were actually spotted sporting this trend.

Money Piece Highlights on Maymay Entrata - Instagram: @maymay

Now, when it comes to hair contouring, this takes into account blending in highlights with the rest of your hair - and not just those pieces around your face! Hair contouring colors are also recommended to be only one to two shades lighter than your hair color, keeping your overall appearance more natural than with the bright contrast of money piece highlights. This leaves you with a softer look, fully deepening your facial features for that sculpted, contoured look. 

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I’ve got the look! Now what?

As with any hair coloring routine, there is a certain level of maintenance and aftercare that must be done to ensure the vibrancy of your new hair color as well as to prevent brassiness. Brassiness usually occurs as your hair color pigments fade and your hair returns to its natural yellow-red state. This is where purple and blue toning products come in.

To neutralize these bright shades, purple and blue toning products apply the theory of color. In the color wheel, purple is the direct opposite of yellow while blue is that for orange. These complementary colors combined lead to an overall countered and neutralized grayish tone. Specifically, using purple shampoo and conditioner on blonde or yellow hair makes it ashy instead of brassy.

Hence, if your hair contoured highlights are more on the blonde side, purple toning products such as Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo: With Purple Toning Pigment ₱ 1,050 are sure to not just banish brassiness, but also to help refresh, detangle and control hair frizz. 

Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo: With Purple Toning Pigment ₱ 1,050

A full set of products, like that of Kérastase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Ritual ₱ 6,850 also helps to perfect cool tones through deep ultraviolet neutralizers, all while hydrating and fortifying the hair fiber - illuminating hair from within.

Kérastase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Ritual ₱ 6,850 

The same goes for blue shampoo and conditioner on orange-hued hair. For those with hair contour highlights leaning more towards the orange side, blue and silver toning products such as Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo & Conditioner ₱ 2,900 allow for a quick home touch up of hair color to illuminate natural or cosmetic hair color.

Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo & Conditioner ₱ 2,900

Since they also enhance silver notes and tones, blue conditioners like that of AVEDA Blue Malva Color Conditioner 250ml ₱ 1,500 also adds a silvery brightness to gray hair as well as neutralizes brassy tones in all shades. Its blue malva and coneflower formula also helps impart wanted moisture and brightness

AVEDA Blue Malva Color Conditioner 250ml ₱ 1,500

If you would like to cop the hair contouring trend, you can book an appointment and visit the NEW HairMNL Studio at Unit 204, The Vantage at Kapitolyo in Pasig. 

Whether you want to try hair contouring or a whole different kind of blonde highlights, care for your colored hair with the right pro-hair care products. For more purple and blue toning product recommendations, click here. You can also send us a message for a free consultation with our HairMNL experts.

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