Everything You Need to Know About Money Pieces and Bold Face Framing

If there’s one trend that is everywhere in 2021, it’s money pieces. No, it’s not actually money – but it’s just as exciting. Money pieces – also known as bold face-framing – are easy to achieve balayage highlights that are a gamechanger for your hair. It’s a throwback ‘90s-look that everyone from Beyonce to Dua Lip is rocking right now.

You can think of money pieces (otherwise known as bold face-framing) as the little sister to the balayage trend. Instead of focusing all over your head, the money piece aims to achieve a sun-kissed glow to your hair. It’s a perfect style if you want to keep your summer look all year long.

At 212 Salon and Day Spa, money pieces are one trend that all of our clients are asking about. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this trending 90s-inspired trend.

What are money pieces?

Money pieces and bold face-framing are like baby highlights. They’re placed to replicate the appearance of sun-kissed hair, focusing on the sections of hair around your hairline. The placement of these highlights allows the color to help brighten your complexion, open your eyes, and make your look ‘pop’. It’s a subtle change that has a major impact – and it’s perfect for experimenting with during summer.

A money piece is a hybrid hairstyle between the always-trending balayage and two-tone hair, which has jumped back into beauty trends in recent months. If you want something more unique than a traditional balayage, without going to the extremes of two-tones, the money piece is the best of both worlds.

If you’ve been looking for an easy and no-fuss way to add color to your hair, money pieces will be right up your street. They can be a seasonal update for your look to help freshen up your hair without committing to a new overall color.

How can I achieve bold face-framing?

At 212 Salon and Day Spa, we’re here to help you achieve your perfect money piece hairstyle. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll help you decide which pieces of your hair to target with the lighter color. We always recommend bringing in photo references if you have a specific look in mind that you want to recreate.

Money pieces rarely look the same. You can keep them simple and subtle or go all out with a dramatic bold streak of color. These hairstyles are usually achieved using the balayage technique or with traditional foils. The beauty of money pieces is that we have the flexibility to choose the technique that will give you the exact style you’re looking for.

We usually adopt a balayage technique for subtle looks but change it up by focusing the placement of the balayage in a way that allows them to frame your face.

For a celebrity-inspired look, it’s best to choose warm-tone colors for your money piece. If you’re a blonde, stick to caramel or honey tones. Brunettes are usually best choosing chocolate and warm brown tones. You’ll usually want to choose a color that is 3 to 4 shades brighter than your natural hair color to make them ‘pop’, while still giving you a sun-kissed glow. While most clients choose to stick to natural colors, you can always experiment with more vibrant shades for your money piece.

The best hair types for money pieces

If you have curly hair, money pieces are your new BFF. This trend will help to frame your face and will show up beautifully on your curls. It’s worth noting that having bangs and your face shape will change how we place the color.

A money piece is a perfect alternative for anyone interested in the balayage style but doesn’t want to commit to a full head of painted highlights. The reality is that the money piece hairstyle is universally flattering.

Whatever your hair texture, length, or colour is, you can experiment with the style this summer. They’re soft and flattering while putting you in control of your look by allowing you to choose the placement and tones. If you’re looking for style inspiration for your money piece, check out the signature look of Ginger Spice (aka Geri Halliwell) in the ‘90s or Beyonce’s take on the hairstyle.

How do I look after my money piece?

One of the reasons that money pieces are so popular is that they’re low-maintenance. You’ll want to keep a purple shampoo on hand to prevent brassiness and use a hydrating conditioner. Your shampoo should be gentle – with natural formulas preferred – to avoid stripping the color from your hair. It’s also worth investing in a haircare routine that is tailored to treated and lightened hair. Your money piece will love you back if you give it a little TLC.

The maintenance of your money piece’s color will depend on your roots. You may need to touch up the wider sections every few weeks, while the balayage sections can be allowed to grow for months without needing a touch-up.

If you want to maintain your money piece long-term, it’s a good idea to invest in gloss treatments every eight weeks to keep your hair healthy. These treatments will allow your hair to maintain its luster, giving it a more natural finish by seamlessly blending the money piece and your other hair.

What we love about the money piece hair trend is how easy it is to achieve. Whether you’re adding color to your hair for the first time or want to change up your look, the money piece is one style we recommend to all our clients. It’s a trend that puts you in control of the look while being low-maintenance and easy to style.

Are you thinking of trying out the money piece hair trend? Make an appointment with 212 Salon and Day Spa for an appointment with one of our specialist hairdressers, who will help you achieve your perfect look. The money piece is the must-have hairstyle that everyone will be rocking this season.