Chunky highlights were a classic beauty look during the early 2000s. Everyone from high-schoolers to soccer moms had them, and they graced the heads of some of the most buzzed-about celebrities. Lindsey Lohan was known for her mix of red and blonde highlights. Kelly Clarkson was known for her blonde zebra stripes on layered dark brown hair. Jessica Simpson had chunky blonde highlights, and Kelly Rowland rocked bright red stripes on a flipped bob haircut. The bold beauty look was all the rage.The look has since fallen out of favor, and sun-kissed highlights and natural ombres took over. In the last decade, thin highlights that blended in with the hair became popular, and the color was more about adding dimension to locks rather than making a bold statement. But now that there has been a resurgence of early-2000s fashion — from baguette bags to baby tops — the chunky highlight look is back. If you want to feel nostalgic and recreate the look today, ahead is some chunky highlight hair inspo. Whether you're going to DIY or turn to a professional hairstylist, make sure you know exactly what type of look you're going for. And if you do opt for a stylist, make sure you choose one who knows what they're doing. NYC-based colorist Stephanie Brown, for example, told Refinery29 about her process: "You want the color to look even from root to tip. Which is why in the salon, we use foils as opposed to balayage. Even if you have a little bit of a root growth, it's still going to look cool and purposeful."See how you can wear the thick highlights in a more contemporary way, all while revisiting the hairstyle of your youth. If you really want to get nostalgic, you can also pair the look with the aforementioned baguette bag. From sun-speckled highlights to a blend of colors and face-framing layers, it's time to make a statement with your hair again! Which hairstyle do you prefer?We've included some products you might enjoy, and just so you know StyleBistro may collect a share of sales from the links.
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