All About the "Money Piece"



A "money piece" is a strategically placed highlight that brightens the face. It's usually one or more shades lighter than the rest of the hair and placed where the sun would naturally hit your face. Money pieces are versatile and can be customized to complement any skin tone or hair color. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about money pieces, including how to get one in the salon and who they're best suited for.



How to Get a Money Piece in the Salon

Asking your colorist for a money piece is easy! When you're in the chair, simply tell your stylist that you want a few bolder or more concentrated highlights around your face. They'll be able to assess your hair color and skin tone to determine which shade will look best on you.


Once they've decided on a shade, they'll place foil packets around individual sections of hair and carefully paint on the dye. After it's been given enough time to process, your colorist will remove the foil packets and rinse out your hair. The entire process usually takes about an hour, depending on how much hair you have and how many foils are used.



Who is a Money Piece Best Suited For?

Anyone can benefit from a money piece! If you have dark hair and want to add some dimension or if you have lighter hair and are looking for a way to brighten up your complexion, highlights (a couple shades lighter than your natural hair color) are a great option. No matter what your natural hair color is, there's a money piece that's perfect for you.


Do You Need a Money Piece?

A money piece is not necessary, but it is a great way to enhance your features and add interest to your hairstyle. If you're unhappy with the way your hair looks or are looking for a change, adding a money piece is an easy way to achieve it!



A money piece is a great way to enhance any hairstyle while adding interest and dimension to your face. If you're considering getting one, be sure to talk to your stylist about which shade will complement your natural coloring best. Whether you're looking for a way to brighten up your complexion or add some dimension to dark hair, there's a money piece that's perfect for you.