Do you ever feel like you can’t get enough of a single hair color? Or do you quickly get bored with your hair and want to try new looks? You must’ve heard of the skunk stripe hair look then.
Thanks to Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and many other celebrities, we have a new hairdo trending on social media called the skunk stripe look!
Now I know what you might be thinking, skunk stripe doesn’t sound very appealing, but it’s a new bold, edgy way of giving your hair a pop of color. So if you want to grab everyone’s attention upon entering a room, grab some hair dye, and let’s get started.
What Is The Skunk Stripe Hair Look?
Someone somewhere must have looked at a skunk and thought, “hmm, I wonder if I can pull that off”. Precisely, that’s what a skunk stripe hairdo is. Originally the look was to have jet black hair with a streak of white or blond hair, usually at the front, framing the face. But now you can have any color you want.
However, it would look a lot better if the colors were contrasted with each other. You can do half and half, colored tips or roots, or even a peekaboo streak. Sounds exciting, right? Lucky for us, this hairdo doesn’t stink at all!
If you think you’re not ready for such a big commitment but still don’t want to miss out on the trend, then you can use hair chalks, temporary hair dye, and even hair extensions to see if you like it on yourself.
You can go in with the permanent hair dye later if you want it.
Following are some popular and stylish ways to wear this hairdo. Go through this article to find your style, and get ready to rock that skunky look!
1- Front Chunky Strands
This style allows you to have a bold-colored face-framing piece. The most common colors for this style are pink and blond, but you’re not confined to these colors only. You can choose any color you like.
For this hairdo, section your front hair pieces and separate them from the rest. If you already have the desired hair color for the rest of your hair, you only need to work on the solo pieces. Otherwise, you can dye them separately.
You must use bleach if you have dark hair and want to dye it a lighter color. Be careful with it, as it can get everywhere. Apply the hair dye to your hair and wait till the required time, which is mentioned in the instructions. After that, wash it off with shampoo and conditioner and style it however you want.
2- Half and Half
If you need more color, you can opt for this look. It gives you a more edgy but not-so-crazy look.
- First, pick out the two colors you want to dye your hair. Look up a color chart to see which colors are contrasting. Also, make sure the selected colors suit your appearance.
- After that, divide your hair down the middle towards the back. You must make sure the partition is straight and not wobbly.
- You can dye both sides simultaneously or be more cautious by doing one side at a time.
- Start by applying the dye to your hair and ensure it does not get mixed up with the other side.
- Wash it off after the required time; voila, your half and half skunk stripe hair are ready.
There is another way of doing the half and half style.
- Divide your hair as you would in half up half down hairstyle and tie them separately.
- Apply the hair dye and let it do its magic.
- Your hair will look a single color when down, but when you lift it, that’s a whole different color! Talk about a dramatic look.
3- Coloured Ends/Roots
We are familiar with the dip dye hair trend, and it looks like it has returned. It is self-explanatory; you dye your hair’s roots or ends a strikingly bright color. Only Billie Eilish comes to mind whenever we think about dyed neon green roots. Thanks to her, this hair look has become very popular.
Remember, you should not diffuse the color like in ombre effects. Instead, it should be chunky and skunky! Decide where you want the pop of color to be, and get started.
4- Skunk Stripe Hair
The craziest way to wear a skunk stripe is to pair it with a mohawk; it screams fierceness and boldness.
You can have a streak of a lighter color running through your mohawk and a darker shade for the sides. This style gives you the perfect edgy emo vibe.
It might be challenging to pull off independently, so you should get professional help. Just tell your hairdresser you need a skunk stripe mohawk, and they will know what to do precisely. It does not have to be the classic blond and black duo; get some inspiration from Pinterest and let your creativity do the rest.
5- Contrasting Highlights
If you want a more tame look but do not want to miss out on the trend, then you can go for this look. It involves highlighting your hair with thin streaks of light color on top. This look has been in the mainstream for a while now.
It gives you a fresh look without making any serious commitments. If you feel quirky, you can also go for bright colored streaks like neon pink or green highlights! The sky’s the limit, my friend. Let your imagination go wild.
#tiktokmademedoit We’ve all been there, am I right? We completely understand the hype around this look and are here for it. You can get as trendy and stylish as you want with this hairstyle; remember, you are the boss. The randomness of this trend makes it a lot more fun! You do what makes you happy!