by BR Amelia
Chatting with a friend over a picnic in the park recently, she mentioned how when she would finally get to see her hairdresser she was going to ask for 'money hair'. To which I replied, my tongue firmly in my cheek, 'don't we already pay enough to see a hairdresser? Do we really need to ask for it to be more expensive?'. We laughed, because both of us have gorgeous, affordable hairdressers and don't see a world where we would happily drop $300+ on a colour and cut. However, I was intrigued.
Money hair? I'd never heard of it. What did that even mean? Into the interwebs I went...
What is money hair?
The term is technically 'money piece hair', which, let's be honest, isn't the most memorable name in the world. What it is is a technique derived from balayage that lightens the locks that frame your face. Done right it's not chunky, or obvious, but a delightfully simple way to elevate your style.
What is the point of it?
Money piece hair can enhance your overall hair colour while adding dimension and bringing attention to your face. While it is intended to give that natural, kissed by the sun look, it can also take a bold turn if that's your style. If anything, it's another great way to express who you are.
Even better... it's a great way to update a look on a more affordable level if you can't afford, or don't want to get, a whole head of highlights, AND it doesn't look terrible as it grows out.
Is it for everyone?
Do you have hair? Black? Brown? Red? Blonde? Bright? Then money piece hair can work for you! Want to keep things natural? Lighten up by a little! Or, if you've blonde hair, you can embrace platinum locks up front, or go for a pastel shade of pretty! Raven haired? Make it pop with emerald green or royal blue framing.
The sky really is the limit with this technique. The key though is to make sure it's not an obvious chunk of colour, and to ensure that your hair stylist - or you, if you try this at home - work with where you part your hair in order for the placement to be correct.
There you have it! Money piece hair... I can see why people would want a piece of that.
So, would you try money piece hair? Have you already tried it? What were your thoughts? Chat below!