42 Best Peek a Boo Highlights Ideas To Try This Year

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: June 17, 2024

When it comes to reinventing your hair color, highlights are typically a great choice. But is there another option if you don’t want to go with “full-on” highlights?

There is – and they’re called peekaboo highlights.

As the name suggests, these kinds of highlights are uniquely positioned to play peek-a-boo among your tresses, creating an interesting finish. The best part is that no two peekaboo highlight hairstyles are alike. Some styles have a lot of highlights in every direction, while others take a more coy and concealed approach.

Are you thinking about rejuvenating your look with peek-a-boo highlights? You’re going to want to check out these hair colors, girl! We have found everything, from sun-kissed, natural-looking peekaboos to more daring, out-of-the-box color combinations.

Auburn Peekaboo Streaks in Chestnut Hair 1

Auburn and chestnut are two rich and inviting shades that instantly become BFFs, especially when graced on a cutesy shoulder-length cut like this. Add gentle curls toward the bottom to allow these luscious hues to blend.

#2. Vibrant Pink Highlights in Black Hair

Vibrant Pink Highlights in Black Hair

Hot pink is, well, hot, girl. If you’re ready to say sayonara to boring and traditional shades, create the ultimate contrast by throwing in vibrant pink highlights to a jet-black base. This blend is undeniably eye-catching and instantly gives your locks some much-needed pizazz.

#3. Subtle Honey Highlights in Brown Hair

Subtle Honey Highlights in Brown Hair

For some women, the subtle approach is best. Perhaps you’ve been living as a brunette for too long and are ready to liven up your tresses. If that’s the case, a subtle honey shade is an excellent match. It’s delicate and provides just the right amount of brightness to your mane.

#4. Icy Blue Streaks in Platinum Blonde Hair

Icy Blue Streaks in Platinum Blonde Hair

From the front, this might just look like your typical five-star platinum blonde bleach job. From the sides and the back, though, this color is anything but “typical.” Icy blue streaks play peek-a-boo in all the right places, giving this style an ethereal vibe.

#5. Fiery Red Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Fiery Red Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Red hair is always going to be popular and it’s always going to be awe-inspiring. Consider these striking, fiery red highlights if you’re ready to dip your toes into the fiery realm without sacrificing your brunette tresses.

#6. Emerald Green Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Emerald Green Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

When it’s time to bring your woodland fairy dreams to life, look no further than this charming emerald green highlight color. It looks fantastic on any base, but the contrast between this rich emerald green and black hair is nothing short of mesmerizing.

#7. Sun-Kissed Bronze Highlights in Light Brown Hair

Sun Kissed Bronze Highlights in Light Brown Hair

When summer rolls around, it’s time to lighten up those brown roots. But you don’t want to go too far. Instead, opt for sun-kissed bronze highlights on light brown hair, ensuring an all-natural look you can sport at the pool.

#8. Electric Purple Streaks in Ash Blonde Hair

Electric Purple Streaks in Ash Blonde Hair

Sure, lavender and ash blonde hair is a winning combination, but if you want to kick things up a notch, go for electric purple instead. Electric purple is, well, electrifying, and it will add some much-needed spunk to your ash-blonde tresses.

#9. Rose Gold Highlights in Chocolate Brown Hair

Rose Gold Highlights in Chocolate Brown Hair

Let’s face it – rose gold hair color is having a moment. It’s seen everywhere, from celebrities to IG models and everyone in between. Dip your ends into the rose gold bucket to try your hands at this color without diving in whole-heartedly (and whole-headedly, for that matter).

#10. Midnight Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Jet Black Hair

Midnight Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Jet Black Hair

Creating an air of mystery with your appearance doesn’t have to be complicated. If you choose to start with a jet-black base and add pops of midnight blue in all the right places, you can quickly become an enchanting and mystifying woman.

#11. Silver Lowlights in White Blonde Hair

Silver Lowlights in White Blonde Hair

White blonde hair is always incredible – there’s no denying it. But it can lack dimension. If your white-blonde locks crave more depth and movement, tossing in some silver lowlights is the answer.

#12. Copper Streaks in Auburn Hair

Copper Streaks in Auburn Hair

Mixing and matching different shades of red is always a good idea – and this hair color proves it. Strategically placed copper streaks add brightness and flare to this autumn-worthy auburn base.

#13. Neon Yellow Highlights in Light Blonde Hair

Neon Yellow Highlights in Light Blonde

Black and yellow may be the most traditional way to sport neon yellow highlights, but why should you settle for the “norm?” Shake things up by adding neon yellow highlights to light blonde hair, and watch everyone want to copy your new look.

#14. Burgundy Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Burgundy Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

If you’re not planning to add a natural color to your black mane but want to keep things tamer and captivating, burgundy is an excellent choice. The blend is truly majestic and looks absolutely stunning when designed into show-stopping ringlets.

#15. Coral Pink Streaks in Golden Blonde Hair

Coral Pink Streaks in Golden Blonde Hair

I heard you were looking for peek-a-boo highlights that give off some serious summer vibes. I found your perfect look, queen! Coral pink streaks in golden blonde hair are a combo that would grace the most beautiful mermaids, including you!

#16. Lavender Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Lavender Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Lavender and dark brown hair – did someone say a match made in heaven? Lavender is a sweet and delicate shade that is idyllically enhanced when painted onto a darker base, such as dark brown. 

#17. Turquoise Peekaboo Highlights in Light Brown Hair

Turquoise Peekaboo Highlights in Light Brown Hair

Turquoise is one of those unnatural hair colors everyone’s obsessed with, but don’t think you have to start with a contrasting base like bright blonde or black. Light brown hair easily blends with turquoise, giving it a boost of oceanic charm you’d never see comin’.

#18. Ruby Red Streaks in Black Hair

Ruby Red Streaks in Black Hair

Whether you’re a member of the goth community or not, there’s no denying the striking (and someone freaky – in the best way possible) allure of ruby-red streaks in black hair. It’s dark, mysterious, and certainly eye-catching, especially when paired with darker makeup.

#19. Champagne Highlights in Honey Blonde Hair

Champagne Highlights in Honey Blonde Hair

Peek-a-boo highlights are typically deemed playful, but they can also be elegant and refined. Don’t believe me? Simply take one look at this honey-blonde hair with stunning champagne highlights, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

#20. Sapphire Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Dark Hair

Sapphire Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Dark Hair

While the sapphire blue peekaboo highlights undoubtedly take center stage on this dark mane, we can’t help but love the way she tosses in a few surprising bright blonde streaks. Together, this creates one interesting and complex style that would be hard to copy.

#21. Golden Highlights in Caramel Brown Hair

Golden Highlights in Caramel Brown Hair

If you’re looking to recreate the alluring brown swirl of your favorite coffee in your hair, this is the way to do it. Start with caramel brown hair, then throw in some golden highlights. It’s so pretty you almost want to eat it.

#22. Pastel Pink Streaks in Blonde Hair

Pastel Pink Streaks in Blonde Hair

Sure, this might be a combination you’d find on pop princesses from the 90s and 00s (we’re looking at you, P!NK and Britney Spears), but who’s complaining? It’s still a hypnotic and spunky blend you can wear today and look fabulous and preppy doing so.

#23. Teal Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Teal Highlights in Dark Brown Hair

Being turquoise’s color cousin, it’s easy to see why teal is another one of those unnatural hues that the hair biz is obsessed with. So, the next time you’re wondering how to create an oceanic twist, add teal highlights to your dark brown hair and call it a day.

#24. Chocolate Lowlights in Light Blonde Hair

Chocolate Lowlights in Light Blonde Hair

Woah, there – talk about dimension, darlin’! Usually, when we discuss striking contrast, we choose bolder colors. Yet, there’s no denying the absolute vibrancy that chocolate lowlights and light blonde hair create. However, there’s still an essence of refinement that we adore.

#25. Charcoal Grey Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Charcoal Grey Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

So, you’re asking for a modern take on peekaboo highlights? Alright, baby girl – I got you covered (as per the usual). Let’s talk about it: charcoal gray peekaboo highlights in black hair. It’s undeniably stylish, vogue, and trendy – you know, all the things you want from your hairstyle.

#26. Olive Green Streaks in Dark Brown Hair

Olive Green Streaks in Dark Brown Hair

Not enough women opt to get earthy tones in their hair; honestly, it’s a style that should get more attention! Don’t overlook the beauty of earthy tones on dark brown hair, especially olive green. Slightly sensual yet down to earth, it’s a hair color designed to turn heads.

#27. Peach Highlights in Blonde Hair

Peach Highlights in Blonde Hair

Feelin’ peachy keen? With this hair color, you definitely will! Start with light blonde hair. Then, add peach highlights. From there, spend the rest of your summer looking like you’re ready to splash in the pool at the drop of a hat.

#28. Indigo Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Indigo Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Can’t decide between blue or purple highlights? Yeah, I’m sure you’re not the only one! Why not have the best of both worlds? Indigo is the perfect in-between, with hues of purple and blue underneath. It looks especially nice when paired with black hair.

#29. Strawberry Blonde Highlights in Light Brown Hair

Strawberry Blonde Highlights in Light Brown Hair

If you want your hair to look better automatically, there’s no other color to turn to than red. But if the thought of bright or fiery red scares you, don’t worry – there’s another option. It’s strawberry, a softer red shade with speckles of pink, and it looks fabulous with light brown tresses.

#30. Tangerine Streaks in Dark Blonde Hair

Tangerine Streaks in Dark Blonde Hair

For my zesty girlfriends who really want to reinvent their look with something enticing and exciting, think about tangerine streaks on your dark blonde hair. There’s no denying that tangerine is a vibrant and unique shade you don’t typically see, making it an awesome choice.

#31. Platinum Peekaboo Highlights in Brown Hair

Platinum Peekaboo Highlights in Brown Hair

Metallic? Check. Voguish? Check. Modern? Double check. If these are three things you desire from your hair color, ask your stylist to toss in some bright platinum blonde highlights in your brown hair. Hidden in all the right spots, they’ll immediately transform your look with every step.

#32. Forest Green Highlights in Black Hair

Forest Green Highlights in Black Hair

Nature-loving queens who don’t want to go too bright with their peekaboo highlights will appreciate forest green’s deep, mysterious, and earthy tone. It blends particularly well with black roots.

#33. Mocha Lowlights in Blonde Hair

Mocha Lowlights in Blonde Hair

When fall and winter roll around, you might want to make your blonde locks a pinch darker without abandoning your blondeness entirely. What’s a good decision? Mocha lowlights, of course! They’ll provide just the right amount of richness for those chillier months.

#34. Bright Pink Streaks in Brown Hair

Bright Pink Streaks in Brown Hair

Any brown-haired babe who wants to add some fun to their aesthetic will love these bright pink streaks! A little goes a long way with this shade, so don’t worry if you’re only gracing your mane with a few of these pink beauties.

#35. Deep Violet Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Deep Violet Peekaboo Highlights in Black Hair

Sure, pink streaks are fun, but what if you want something more elegant? Deep violet is an option if you wish for a refined appearance but don’t want to opt for natural colors. This hue depicts royalty and class and is the ideal match for black hair.

#36. Lemon Yellow Highlights in Light Blonde Hair

Lemon Yellow Highlights in Light Blonde Hair

Give your light blonde hair a burst of energy with lemon-yellow highlights! Keep them near the ends of your hair on the back, but don’t forget to add this shade around the face. It will make you appear more youthful and bright in an instant.

#37. Ash Grey Streaks in Dark Hair

Ash Grey Streaks in Dark Hair

Ash gray streaks in dark hair create a cool, urban look that many women will enjoy. This is an especially good option for the winter months, as it almost looks as if snow has fallen on your darker roots.

#38. Cherry Red Highlights in Black Hair

Cherry Red Highlights in Black Hair

A few pops of cherry red highlights in black hair are all that’s needed to redefine your style. Although these highlights are barely there, they immediately create a statement designed to turn heads.

#39. Ocean Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Blonde Hair

Ocean Blue Peekaboo Highlights in Blonde Hair

Although Poseidon may be the king of the sea, you can easily become the queen of the sea by opting for this incredible hair color. Ocean blue peekaboo highlights in blonde hair evoke the beauty of the ocean in the most majestic way possible.

#40. Caramel Swirls in Chocolate Brown Hair

Caramel Swirls in Chocolate Brown Hair

Want to liven up those lush chocolate brown locks? Don’t do anything too crazy, ladies. Simply intermingle some gorgeous caramel swirls into your base and enjoy a lightened, livened-up style that’s still unmistakably rich and sexy.

#41. Mint Green Streaks in Light Brown Hair

Mint Green Streaks in Light Brown Hair

If you want to step out from the sea of peekaboo highlights with something wholly unique and exciting, go with mint green streaks. Mint green is definitely not a color you see in hair colors frequently, but it never disappoints.

#42. Rich Mahogany Highlights in Black Hair

Rich Mahogany Highlights in Black Hair

Mahogany and black hair go together like milk and cookies. There is something so alluring about these two shades, ensuring a captivating finish you’ll enjoy wearing throughout the year. 


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