Face-framing highlights, money piece, or face line colour. Whatever you know it as this recognisable hair trend is sure to have popped up on your radar. These face-framing hair colours help to bring out your facial features and add a bold twist to your look. Whether it’s a stark contrast to your natural hair colour or a subtle colour option, both add more depth and dimension to the face.
The best way to figure out which colour option suits you best is to visit a hairstylist. But meanwhile, we’ve put together a list of options for you to sift through. From stand out blonde shades, natural brunette tones, to auburn hues. Take a look at our picks here.
Sleek and strong, we love the contrast of blonde and the jet black shades. Curl them slightly for more texture or leave it straight for a chic style.
If you prefer a hair colour that’s a little more subtle in the gradient, then you can consider dyeing your hair with cool blonde waves. Make sure that the front pieces of the hair stand out so as to help frame your face better.
For those with a warmer skin tone, you might want to try sticking to honey and bronzey tones to bring out your skin colour. We love how the front pieces of this style are lighter compared to the rest of the hair, and it frames the face beautifully.
For those who want to go more cool-toned, go with platinum to contrast with your natural hair colour.
We love how Beyoncé’s light brown highlights contrast the bronzey waves from the rest of her hair. If you want the highlights to really frame the face better, go with waves or curls in your styling to help.
If you’re wary of trying the face-framing highlights trend, then you can always stick with a thinner portion of the highlights. That way it can come across more subtle as it blends into the rest of your hair colour.
Of course, if you really want to keep the illusion subtle, ask your hairstylist for a balayage colouring option. The colour will blend seamlessly with the rest of your hair while the front highlights the face.
Keep it natural looking with these warm brown tones that beautifully complement the rich brunette shade.
If you want to try a creative colour while keeping it work-friendly, we love this salt and pepper duo that uses greys and blue-tinted black hues to bring out the hair.
Blonde and pink play well with each other and we love how seamless the two looks even though there’s no balayage involved.
Switch it up the other way around and accent your face with baby pink highlights, we love how it looks both feminine and edgy.
If you’re drawn towards auburn tones that range from orange to red, then this hairstyle and colouring option might be right for you. We love how the front colours almost look blonde, but they blend with the same colour tones as the red and brownish hair behind.
Take a page from the K-pop stars and go for something more colour-forward. We love how the rose-pink seamlessly weaves between the brunette tones.
Stylish yet subtle. This dark lilac highlighted along the face with a light ash brown base helps create a classy contrast that gives the illusion of more volume at the crown.
This article was first published in Women’s Weekly.