Two-toned hair has been taking the beauty world by storm lately, and that’s brought about the resurfacing of a beloved hair color trend: hair streaks. If you’ve ever wanted to add a different hue to your mane without an all-over commitment, hair streaks just might be the answer to your hair color reservations. While you may be picturing bold, vibrant strands in the midst of an otherwise plain Jane mane, there are quite a few ways to rock streaks of color as part of your ‘do. Need some inspo? Below, we’re sharing 18 stylish options for adding streaks to your hair!
HAIR STREAK IDEA #1: MONEY PIECE
If you want your hair streak of choice to be front and center, the money piece placement is a great option. This highlighting technique involves painting face-framing highlights that brighten your overall look. You can opt for a neutral color like blonde or brunette or something bolder like lilac or rose gold. Just remember, a money piece should be two to three shades lighter than your base color to create the perfect amount of contrast!
HAIR STREAK IDEA #2: GREY
Long gone are the days of stressing over gray hair. In fact, a grey streak happens to be one of the trendiest ways to give the hair streak craze a try. This shade looks seriously fashion-forward when used to create a bit of contrast against cool, dark brown locks or black hair. While there are plenty of placement options, we love a grey money piece streak. To DIY a version of the look you can test drive, try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Silver.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #3: TINY STREAKS
For an option that’s thoroughly blended with your base color, look no further than tiny streaks. These thin, strategically placed bits of color add dimension to any mane. For a natural appearance, have your colorist add tiny gold streaks to a chocolate base. Prefer something more noticeable? Lace tiny red streaks throughout an espresso base.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #4: TURQUOISE
Want to make a mane statement? Turquoise hair streaks are certainly a good way to do so. This vibrant blue hue adds mermaid vibes to any head of hair. We particularly love turquoise hair streaks against a rich brown hair color, but those with blonde and black hair can totally rock the color, too! To give it a try for yourself, add some streaks with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Turquoise.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #5: STAND-ALONE STREAK
Speaking of making a statement, you know how the saying goes—less is more! While there are plenty of options for adding streaks of color throughout your hair, sometimes a single, stand-alone streak is all you need. Generally, this single streak should be placed near the front of your mane to draw attention to it and your beautiful face.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #6: PLATINUM
We aren’t done with standout streak suggestions just yet! Adding bright, platinum hair streaks to your mane is the ultimate way to go bold with this hair color trend. If you have a light hair color, this option isn’t for you, as you’ll need dark strands to create a beautiful yet stark contrast against your platinum pieces.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #7: RED
It’s safe to say red is one of the boldest, most confident colors out there—why wouldn’t you want to add it to your mane? Red hair streaks are an option that looks stunning against a dark base, particularly when using a vibrant, ruby red.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #8: BANGS STREAK
Oh yes, adding a streak of color to your bangs is a thing, and we’re totally here for it. Whether you choose to color your entire bang or only a few strands, creating contrast between your bangs and base color is a power move for 2020. Our favorite way to rock this placement is with a platinum blonde streak.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #9: PEEK-A-BOO STREAK
Want to keep your hair streak under wraps? That’s where the peek-a-boo streak comes into place. This placement involves a hidden streak on the underlayer of your hair, meaning you can show it off or keep it a secret whenever you choose. Pretty cool, huh?
HAIR STREAK IDEA #10: PASTEL BLUE
Pastel hair is here to stay, and a pastel blue hair streak is the perfect way to embrace this soft yet fun color option if you ask us. The pale shade is flattering on blondes, brunettes, and everything in between! To DIY your own pastel blue strands, pick up the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Blue.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #11: NEON GREEN
Ever wished your hair could glow in the dark? If not—we bet you do now! As it turns out, glowing neon green hair is trending, so it’s only fitting that neon green hair streaks have a place on our list. Don’t worry, we know this bold hue can be a bit daunting. Rather than committing to permanent neon green hair streaks from the get-go, use temporary hair makeup to color your mane instead. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Neon Green, which glows in the dark, will do the trick, as it washes out in just one shampoo.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #12: BOX BRAID STREAKS
Want to upgrade your box braids with color? You’ll be happy to know that box braid hair streaks, where select braids are a different hue, are having a moment. Shades of red and auburn are our favorite—you can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorsita Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in BronzeAuburn to color your strands yourself. Can’t decide between which shade you like best? Give multicolored streaks a go! Speaking of…
HAIR STREAK IDEA #13: MULTICOLORED STREAKS
Who says you need to pick one color for your hair streaks? If you love too many shades or simply want to take your colorful mane to the next level, multicolored streaks are the option for you. Pick coordinating shades, like gold and royal purple, to bring your strands to life.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #14: MOONSTONE
Haven’t you heard? Holographic hues are the color of 2020! Give shade-shifting moonstone hair streaks a try for an iridescent mane. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Moonstone for a temporary color change.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #15: INDIGO
Looking to add life to your black hair? We’re partial to doing so with indigo hair streaks. This deep blue shade will leave your mane resembling a star-filled midnight sky. All you need is the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo to try it for yourself.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #16: CHUNKY STREAKS
There's no reason you have to keep your hair streaks thin and subtle. If tiny streaks aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d like something a bit bolder: chunky streaks! Done correctly, chunky streaks are the perfect option for a trendsetting mane. Rather than placing them all over, opt for two face-framing chunky hair streaks for just the right amount of contrast.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #17: CLIP-IN STREAKS
Ok, so you don’t think you can commit to hair streaks full-time, but you also don’t want to have to apply temporary hair color every time you want to add some to your mane. That’s where clip-in streaks come into play. Exactly as they sound, these clip-in hair extensions can be used to let you rock the hair streak trend—or not—in only a moment’s time.
HAIR STREAK IDEA #18: CARAMEL BLONDE
Calling all brunettes, we know a stunning option just for you. If you have a warm brown base, we can’t think of a hue more perfect than caramel blonde for your hair streaks. Just take a minute to picture the creamy, chocolate-meets-caramel combo, and you’ll understand why we say that.