Although chunky highlights had their heyday, we’re glad to report the trend is likely not coming back anytime soon. Mazzei says clients are rarely asking for chunky highlights that are in stark contrast to their base color these days.
Perkins agrees, with the only exception being the money piece. “I think thicker, chunkier highlights are probably gone for the foreseeable future,” says Perkins. “This look has been a bit contrived, and it’s more upkeep than most of us are looking for.” For those looking to make a bold statement, Perkins says it’s “happening throughout the mid-lengths and ends with ombre and balayage approaches, but not coming directly from the root.”