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Why You Need a Money Piece

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

This is one of the hottest trends in hair right now! Nearly every celebrity you see is rocking a money piece. A money piece highlight is a face-framing color technique that dyes the front strands of hair lighter than the rest. This look works well for any hair color, type, or texture.

Step up your color game with this show-stopping trend! This look from the '90s has come back around, and we're all going crazy over this. Since it's totally customizable, the possibilities are endless!

Instant Facial Makeover

This amazing addition to your hairstyle gives your face an instant little upgrade. It brightens your complexion, softens and accentuates your facial features, all while enhancing your skin tone and eye color. It's like an instant makeover, and we're totally here for it!

It's like a contour for your hair that will put the finishing touches on your already amazing style. It brings focus to the eyes and becomes the focal point of your look. Whether you're looking for one that's chunky or thin, there's nothing better than to add a money piece to give yourself a naturally sun-kissed glow that may even knock out a couple of steps in your makeup routine!

About Money Pieces

A money piece is a sister to the balayage technique, painting the highlights to frame your face to create either a lived-in look or a bold statement piece. They often boost your natural shade to create a natural looking glow. It's recommended that the color chosen is 3-4 shades brighter to achieve the full impact.

Money pieces are most noticeable when hair is worn straight, but look slightly less bold with wavy or curly hairstyles. The way you part your hair also affects the dramatics of the money piece. Side parts will make it feel bolder. This way, you can have whatever look you'd like!

Benefits & Tips for Money Pieces

This low-maintenance style is not only easy to keep up with between visits, it's also easy on your wallet, so you don't have to dip into that savings account to get that enviable style!

Opting for a bold pastel or neon color is sure to turn heads and invite plenty of compliments. It even adds a great pop of color to a rooted ombré, too! The money piece adds dimension and really brightens up the whole look.

It's also great for people trying to decide if they want to go blonde. You can do a little tester without the full commitment. It'll give you a little peek inside to see how you feel about it.

Choosing the Right Money Piece for You

Since the sky is the limit when picking a money piece, it's definitely a good idea to do some research and come in with an idea of what you're looking to achieve. Don't forget to think of how thick or thin you'd like it to be, and it isn't a bad idea to bring an inspiration photo for your stylist. It makes success a sure thing!

If you're looking for a bit of a natural-looking money piece, choose a color that is close to your all-over color. Brunettes typically choose something a little more realistic and effortless, very much like the color the hair would be if it were lightened by the sun, while others go with a bolder statement piece. Most blondes, especially those that rock a balayage, opt for a bolder, icy color to add a dramatic pop to the look.

A Little Advice

Make sure to use color-safe shampoo and conditioner to keep that money piece looking as good as it did when you left the salon. Don't forget to use heat protectant if you need to use hot tools. The more heat you use, the faster your money piece will fade, so try to use as little heat as possible. We love Redken Extreme Play Safe. It's the perfect heat protectant for when heat is necessary to get the look you're wanting.

Finally, leave lightening to the professionals. When bleaching your hair, you can never be too careful. One slip up can leave you with damaged hair and could easily end up being the wrong color. Since it's fast and affordable, it's an easy decision.

Now that you've got the scoop on money pieces, you're sure to have an awesome experience with yours! Join the likes of Bella Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, and J Lo with a statement piece that turns heads. Don't miss out on this amazing trend. After all, it isn't often that a trend comes around that gives your face an instant upgrade. You can't go wrong rocking a money piece. Create your own look and enjoy all the compliments!

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