Craving A Beauty Makeover? Take Inspo From This Popular Under-Layer Hair Colour Fad

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Jun 23, 2021
The Under-Layer Hair Colour Trend



Jonesing for a hair colour refresh? While classic browns are often the go-to, we urge you to consider the colour-blocking trend that’s making waves in the beauty world. Yes, we are talking about the under-layer colour fad that has become super popular on Instagram. It’s a dual-tone hair trend with contrasting hues ramming right up against each other. 

If you’re looking to shift your overall colour to the next level but you’re not quite ready to go for high-maintenance highlights or all-around blonde, this is the perfect way to make a head-turning statement. So, we undertook the mission to show you exactly how to pull off this stand-out hair trend. Whether your style is more classic, trend-forward, or anything in between- you’ll feel inspired to recreate it ASAP. Scroll down to see the coolest iterations that we’re loving right now.

The Under-Layer Hair Colour Trend Is Going To Be Everywhere And We’re Officially Obsessed

The Prettiest Iteration

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Natural hair looks especially stunning with hints of pastel. If you’re looking for an easy way to elevate your overall look, this iteration of the under-layer hair colour trend might be just the thing for you. If you are a trendsetter who’s always up for trying something new, this one’s for you. It’s effortless, stand-out and a perf hair switch up for those of us who love being the first one to usher in a new beauty trend. 

The Half Of It

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Here’s yet another subtle version to wear the colour-blocking trend. If you are looking for a chic yet standout variation, opt for this half and half pairing. It involves dividing the hair into two sections, the upper half dyed in a natural blend – a colour that’s closer to your natural hair shade with solid-hued unnatural opposite on the lower half. It will also add an Illusion of density and depth to your strands.

The One That’s Bold Yet Chic


If you prefer tying your hair up as a bun most days, consider this half and half variant of the trend. Even a thin layer on the base of your mane can make you go from zero to hero. It will impart a bold sensibility that’s effortlessly understated and playfully chic. It’s an easy version of the wildly popular hair trend and looks oh-so-stylish.

Perf For Minimalist Trend-Setters

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If you are a minimalist who loves indulging in the latest in the beauty world then this might be your favourite way to wear the trend. This one is subtle in its approach and edgy enough to help you make a head-turning statement. It involves dipping the shortest of layers behind your ear in a contrasting shade and can be easily done at home. Pick up your fave hue and get to work ladies.

For Major Cool-Girl Vibe

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When it comes to hair colour, a handful of styles are reigning supreme right now: skunk hair, balayage, all-around blonde being some of them. But if you’re looking to make a statement and show off your creativity in a more subtle way, then this hair colour style is perf for you. The best bits? It works on all hair types, textures and requires little-to-no maintenance. Think bright pink, blonde and blue.

The Kinda Blues We Love

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This back-to-blue colour melt looks especially stunning in a short crop. The curls and asymmetric cut make it especially stunning. Adding a few layers underneath will do the trick for folks with long tresses and it looks undeniable chic, trust us. We’re suckers for bright-hued highlights, so it’s no wonder we’re swooning over this fad.

Thinking about rocking a new hair colour? Bookmark these styles before you go to your trusty stylist!

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