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The industry of hair highlighting methods has grown in such way that it has brought forth innovative techniques which cost less than conventional ones. Peek-a-boo, a new highlighting method, offers more than what customers expect.


In contrast with normal highlighting methods, peek-a-boo doesn’t need bleaches. Peek-a-boo highlights are applied randomly to the hair with a freehand painting technique. In some cases, the hair is folded before the mixture is applied. In other cases, folding is not necessary, since it’s not an essential step. Peek-a-boo highlights generate stunning effects on the hair, making a look as if the locks were “peeking” out, hence the name.


There are no limits when it comes to styling with peek-a-boo. The client can choose any color that might suit her hairstyle, and may play with the range of possibilities. Furthermore, since peek-a-boo highlights can be strategically applied in any one hair zone, the user can apply as many colors as she desires to create a colorful hairdo.

Avoid Disharmony

When women have a full hair dye, as time passes, the original color starts to appear again, creating disharmony between the original color and the dye color. However, with peek-a-boo highlights, the user isn’t dying her entire hair, so she won’t have to worry about exposing her original hair color. That way, she can avoid color disharmony.


With peek-a-boo highlights, the number of possible hairstyles is immense. Adding peek-a-boo color in the surface of under-layers is a suitable technique for those with a bi-level cut. Coloring the front bangs which peek out through the fringe draws people’s attention to the face. Normally, light-haired people, like blondes or light brunettes, choose hair lowlight shades to create contrast between darker peek-a-boo hair and light natural hair.


There isn't any need for additional, expensive shampoos or periodic treatments. Using a hair conditioner at home just once a week is enough.

About the Author

Manuel Paucar

Manuel Páucar (Lima, 1978), is the author of "Chronicles of the Exile," a popular column in the Hispanic market. In his 18 years as a writer, he's published four books and received several awards, including a special recognition from the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Páucar attended the Andes Chef School in 1999, and studied theater arts at CTL Institute in 1998.