With the end of the circuit-breaker, the hairdo that the cool Gen Z crowd has been repping what has been dubbed the ‘money piece’. Why that moniker, you ask? Because the balayage highlighting technique on the front section of one’s hair helps to frame the face with its light colour and give your tresses a healthy sun-kissed glow.
If the hairstyle looks familiar, that is because it was a cool roguish trend that grew out of ’90s and lasted through the early aughts – besides the wholesome Rachel bob – spotted on the likes of J.Lo, Mary J Blige, Ginger Spice. (Though if you really wind back time, then you would know that American feminist Gloria Steinem has been rocking the bada** style from the ’70s).
The money piece’s revival makes no apologies for its shock factor with streaks coming in eye-popping hues from peroxide blonde to neon orange being some of the most popular colours. Simply cue the champions of the style like Dua Lipa, FKA Twigs, Rina Sawayama and Blackpink‘s Jennie who repped the look in the K-pop group’s How You Like That music video.
While the resurgence of the trend during this time of isolation can be partly attributed to the DIY factor of achieving an easy bleach job with less-than-usual damage on your tresses, it is still wise to get your money piece sorted by a professional at a salon to prevent your colours from looking sloppy.
Above, we highlight three women who have made the money piece a part of their personal style.