If you’re looking for the perfect hair statement to pair with those chunky soled boots that Alexander Wang showed for fall, look no further. The style of highlights known as “chunking” is back from the ‘90s and having a moment. Also called splay highlights, the stripy look can be seen currently on everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Gigi Hadid.
J.Lo and Gigi Hadid make splay highlights look modern. Photo: Getty Images
Chunky highlights are basically the anti-ombré — they aren’t meant to look like the hair’s been naturally sunkissed, but rather to give a more deliberate effect.
According to Kitty Nadel, Color Director for Ted Gibson Beauty, “The nice thing about this trend is that it can be as dramatic as the client wants.”