Coin highlights were everywhere. Even Queen Bee has put her stamp on the hair trend. But if you don’t like high-contrast strands, muted coin highlights might be more your vibe.
As a refresher for the uninitiated, coin highlights involve incorporating light, face-framing highlights around the front layers of your hairline to lift complexion, create contrast, and contour the hair, drawing attention to the face.
So if you want to refresh your hair color but keep it understated, muted coin highlights are the prettiest way to add extra dimension to the face.
Here are 7 of our favorite ways to wear muted coin highlights…
This article originally appeared on glamourmagazine.co.uk
#1 Gold and brunette coin highlights
Much like most of the beauty trends we’ve seen on TikTok, it’s inspired by nostalgia, as the revamped ’90s hit has been given a cool, modern refresh. “The main inspiration for this retro trend is probably Geri Halliwell from the ’90s era,” says Natalia Romaniuc, colorist at Windle London. “It’s just gotten a little more refined and softer.”
#2 Blended Caramel steamed coin highlights
But with minimal makeup and clean aesthetics, the hair trend has entered a new phase that retains its personality but softens the color even further.
#3 Shiny gold and bronzed muted coin highlights
Live True London salon experts have summer and fall color technique on your radar. They describe it as “a soft blend of colors in the front part of the hair that’s more subtle than the bold blonde streaks previously seen on the likes of Dua Lipa.”
#4 Coin highlights with muted blonde gradient
“It’s achieved by incorporating a light balayage to frame the hair falling around the face, creating a summery yet sensual look that can enhance all hair colors,” they say. But as with any color treatment, it’s a good idea to introduce some bond repair technology to keep your color looking as fresh and healthy as possible.
#5 Brunette and Auburn Muted Coin Highlights
#6 Sunshine Blonde Muted Coin Highlights
#7 Butterscotch Brunette Muted Coin Highlights