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Skunk stripe hair trend is making a comeback in 2022

As early Y2K trends continue to return in the 2020s, the skunk stripe hair trend is a classic that’s powering through now. It-girls like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid, as well as a slew of Instagram influencers and TikTok E-girls, have been spotted donning the trend. Skunk stripes should be your next emotive hairstyle! 

Skunk Stripe hairstyle is the next big trend of 2022

Skunk Stripe hair
Image: Courtesy Instagram/@idkimhaz

The skunk stripe is the next generation of chunky highlights, a popular hairstyle started by ladies in the late 90s and the early noughties. The skunk stripe is easily achieved by dyeing a strand (or strands) of black or coloured hair in a contrasting light or bright hue. Choose to colour two layered strands, curtain bangs (a mainstay of e-girl style), paralleled areas of the contrasting hue, a peek-a-boo style in the back, or a single standout streak to lie amid a dark canvas of hair.

Why is it called Skunk hair?

One glance at a skunk, the adorable black and white animal, and you’ll understand how skunk stripe hair got its name. The style is usually finished with a fantasy colour such as hair orange, red, or platinum blonde. It’s all about colour with a large impact.

How to maintain Skunk Stripe hair?

Skunk dyed hair, like any other colour, requires some maintenance. To freshen your colour at the roots, tone, and brighten, plan a touch-up appointment every six to ten weeks. You could also include some nourishing products in your routine. Begin with a shampoo and conditioner combination designed particularly for colour-treated hair.

Check out some inspirations on how to style your own Skunk Stripe hair:

Hero Image: Courtesy Instagram/@kehlani; Featured Image: Courtesy Instagram/@dualipa

Anushka Narula
Anushka likes to write about fashion, beauty, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she likes to make her Pinterest boards come to life.
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