Close

Color

25 Money Pieces Worth Their Weight in Gold

by Mary Kaleta | March 6, 2018
This look from @denizprocksch is the defintion of fierce.
This look from @denizprocksch is the defintion of fierce.
Silky smooth or wonderful waves? Either way, the money piece is ON POINT, @zhenya_colourist.
Silky smooth or wonderful waves? Either way, the money piece is ON POINT, @zhenya_colourist.
Ah that contrast between the rest of the roots and the money piece in this look by @bernardohairco is SO killer.
Ah that contrast between the rest of the roots and the money piece in this look by @bernardohairco is SO killer.
The romantic curls in this style from @hair_by_lofrost really brought out with those highlights.
The romantic curls in this style from @hair_by_lofrost really brought out with those highlights.
Ribbon of light by @kristen.lumiere, who says she always sections out the front hairline, tones the rest of the hair and lets it process before bringing in the hairline for toning.
Ribbon of light by @kristen.lumiere, who says she always sections out the front hairline, tones the rest of the hair and lets it process before bringing in the hairline for toning.
@tressesbytress proves a platinum money piece can be the perfect choice.
@tressesbytress proves a platinum money piece can be the perfect choice.
Bam! That money piece is just popping so well. @juliamcdow makes her clients look like angels.
Bam! That money piece is just popping so well. @juliamcdow makes her clients look like angels.
Serving up money-piece realness with this style by @glayda because OF COURSE.
Serving up money-piece realness with this style by @glayda because OF COURSE.
We're dead. This style by @nicolecustomssalon is on a whole new level of cool.
We're dead. This style by @nicolecustomssalon is on a whole new level of cool.
Bold wave. Bold Highlight. Love it, @amburgerofhair.
Bold wave. Bold Highlight. Love it, @amburgerofhair.
Once again, @hairerik slays with this breath-taking style and money piece.
Once again, @hairerik slays with this breath-taking style and money piece.
All the feels for this big blonde mane by @evandro_gocalves1.
All the feels for this big blonde mane by @evandro_gocalves1.
A flawless money piece from every angle, @sami_debs.
A flawless money piece from every angle, @sami_debs.
@romeufelipe knows how to crown a queen with perfect highlights.
@romeufelipe knows how to crown a queen with perfect highlights.
Va-va-volume and a money piece for the win @presleypoe.
Va-va-volume and a money piece for the win @presleypoe.
Sunny sunny blonde from @onceuponahair pushes all the clouds away.
Sunny sunny blonde from @onceuponahair pushes all the clouds away.
One vanilla dream, please! This lob by @justhairobsession is just TOO perfect.
One vanilla dream, please! This lob by @justhairobsession is just TOO perfect.
Rachel Green in 2018. @julianaspinuzzi knows how to bring it.
Rachel Green in 2018. @julianaspinuzzi knows how to bring it.
Soft glam hair with a leather jacket? Stunning, @jayjaylo_hair. That blonde money piece instantly makes this chic.
Soft glam hair with a leather jacket? Stunning, @jayjaylo_hair. That blonde money piece instantly makes this chic.
Golden waves all day in this style by @hairbyjosh_u.
Golden waves all day in this style by @hairbyjosh_u.
So effortlessly cute and happy. @hairbyhm_ nailed it!
So effortlessly cute and happy. @hairbyhm_ nailed it!
Yay! Some brunette action up in here by @evandro_goclaves1.
Yay! Some brunette action up in here by @evandro_goclaves1.
Simple and sweet face-framing highlights by @claytonwheelerhair.
Simple and sweet face-framing highlights by @claytonwheelerhair.
@buddywporter shows what's easily a go-to look to impress most clients.
@buddywporter shows what's easily a go-to look to impress most clients.
Such a perfect flip at the end to really highlight (pun intended) that money piece by @alecia_theblvd.
Such a perfect flip at the end to really highlight (pun intended) that money piece by @alecia_theblvd.
1/26
 
View all
1/26
 
Slider
This look from @denizprocksch is the defintion of fierce.
2/26
 
Slider
This look from @denizprocksch is the defintion of fierce.
Silky smooth or wonderful waves? Either way, the money piece is ON POINT, @zhenya_colourist.
3/26
 
Slider
Silky smooth or wonderful waves? Either way, the money piece is ON POINT, @zhenya_colourist.
Ah that contrast between the rest of the roots and the money piece in this look by @bernardohairco is SO killer.
4/26
 
Slider
Ah that contrast between the rest of the roots and the money piece in this look by @bernardohairco is SO killer.
The romantic curls in this style from @hair_by_lofrost really brought out with those highlights.
5/26
 
Slider
The romantic curls in this style from @hair_by_lofrost really brought out with those highlights.
Ribbon of light by @kristen.lumiere, who says she always sections out the front hairline, tones the rest of the hair and lets it process before bringing in the hairline for toning.
6/26
 
Slider
Ribbon of light by @kristen.lumiere, who says she always sections out the front hairline, tones the rest of the hair and lets it process before bringing in the hairline for toning.
@tressesbytress proves a platinum money piece can be the perfect choice.
7/26
 
Slider
@tressesbytress proves a platinum money piece can be the perfect choice.
Bam! That money piece is just popping so well. @juliamcdow makes her clients look like angels.
8/26
 
Slider
Bam! That money piece is just popping so well. @juliamcdow makes her clients look like angels.
Serving up money-piece realness with this style by @glayda because OF COURSE.
9/26
 
Slider
Serving up money-piece realness with this style by @glayda because OF COURSE.
We're dead. This style by @nicolecustomssalon is on a whole new level of cool.
10/26
 
Slider
We're dead. This style by @nicolecustomssalon is on a whole new level of cool.
Bold wave. Bold Highlight. Love it, @amburgerofhair.
11/26
 
Slider
Bold wave. Bold Highlight. Love it, @amburgerofhair.
Once again, @hairerik slays with this breath-taking style and money piece.
12/26
 
Slider
Once again, @hairerik slays with this breath-taking style and money piece.
All the feels for this big blonde mane by @evandro_gocalves1.
13/26
 
Slider
All the feels for this big blonde mane by @evandro_gocalves1.
A flawless money piece from every angle, @sami_debs.
14/26
 
Slider
A flawless money piece from every angle, @sami_debs.
@romeufelipe knows how to crown a queen with perfect highlights.
15/26
 
Slider
@romeufelipe knows how to crown a queen with perfect highlights.
Va-va-volume and a money piece for the win @presleypoe.
16/26
 
Slider
Va-va-volume and a money piece for the win @presleypoe.
Sunny sunny blonde from @onceuponahair pushes all the clouds away.
17/26
 
Slider
Sunny sunny blonde from @onceuponahair pushes all the clouds away.
One vanilla dream, please! This lob by @justhairobsession is just TOO perfect.
18/26
 
Slider
One vanilla dream, please! This lob by @justhairobsession is just TOO perfect.
Rachel Green in 2018. @julianaspinuzzi knows how to bring it.
19/26
 
Slider
Rachel Green in 2018. @julianaspinuzzi knows how to bring it.
Soft glam hair with a leather jacket? Stunning, @jayjaylo_hair. That blonde money piece instantly makes this chic.
20/26
 
Slider
Soft glam hair with a leather jacket? Stunning, @jayjaylo_hair. That blonde money piece instantly makes this chic.
Golden waves all day in this style by @hairbyjosh_u.
21/26
 
Slider
Golden waves all day in this style by @hairbyjosh_u.
So effortlessly cute and happy. @hairbyhm_ nailed it!
22/26
 
Slider
So effortlessly cute and happy. @hairbyhm_ nailed it!
Yay! Some brunette action up in here by @evandro_goclaves1.
23/26
 
Slider
Yay! Some brunette action up in here by @evandro_goclaves1.
Simple and sweet face-framing highlights by @claytonwheelerhair.
24/26
 
Slider
Simple and sweet face-framing highlights by @claytonwheelerhair.
@buddywporter shows what's easily a go-to look to impress most clients.
25/26
 
Slider
@buddywporter shows what's easily a go-to look to impress most clients.
Such a perfect flip at the end to really highlight (pun intended) that money piece by @alecia_theblvd.
26/26
 
Slider
Such a perfect flip at the end to really highlight (pun intended) that money piece by @alecia_theblvd.

They say money can't buy happiness, but an absolutely gorgeous money piece sure can. By mastering this look, you'll be able to give your clients more bang for their buck, a look that's right on the money ... you get the idea.

The money piece is a term used to describe face-framing highlights in balayage that start at the root and continue to the ends of the hair. MODERN has chosen 25 looks from Instagram to inspire you to try out this trend or help clients visualize its power. Think you can give them a run for their money pieces? Share your work by tagging #modernsalon.

This season’s trend in natural hair color--like this dimensional golden blonde—is to take...

Hair Color How-To: Warm Honey Blonde

by Staff

Make sure your natural-looking highlighting and lowlighting skills and formulations are on point! Learn how to use the new Paul Mitchell the Color XG Permanent Hair Color New Naturals to create a warm honey blonde.

Videos

In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More