Skunk streak hairstyles are an eye-catching, high-contrast two-tone look, featuring a dark shade alongside an extremely light shade (like blonde or pastel) – just like the skunk’s fur! This is a Y2K hairstyle but is now being re-popularized by various celebs like Bella Hadid, Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa.
If you want to join the bandwagon, check out some of the best skunk hairstyles ideas we’ve collected below.
Skunk stripe hairstyles to try
Here are some of the most creative ways to rock the skunk hairstyle:
1. Black + white with bangs
Play Cruella de Vil’s crazy hairstyle but with a modern twist! With its unique look, this black hair with blonde skunk streak will definitely turn heads. Add the high braids and you will get a look that is both fun and trendy.
2. Brown + blonde bob
If a combination of black and blonde is too high a contrast for your taste, go for a pair that is only a few shades lighter than each other. This combination of golden blonde and light brown is what we recommend as it still conveys that contrast but in a more subtle way.
3. Bronda highlights + high ponytail
Do you want to show off your skunk hairstyle in the best way? Pull it into a high ponytail. Not only is this hairstyle sleek and smooth, but it also showcases the full contrast between the two colors, making your hair stand out even more.
Professional tip: Loosen a few strands of hair in the front for a more relaxed vibe.
4. Neon green layers with curtain bangs
Why go with blonde when you can enjoy a more colorful option? In Billie Eilish’s case, it’s neon green! It’s definitely an unusual combination, but you can pull it off if you have the carefree, nasty attitude like Billy.
5. Pink stripes with full bangs
And let’s take the bright color option to a whole new level by giving it a more feminine spin – fuchsia pink! This color definitely turns heads and is not for the faint of heart. If you are the type who likes to express herself creatively, this is the shade you must try for you.
6. Dark brown hair + blonde layers
Are you more into the emo/goth vibe but find the black and blonde hairstyle too boring? We recommend you try the next best combination – brown and blonde. While still a few shades apart, the colors have the same base so they complement each other quite well.
7. Platinum silver pieces
Skunk streak hairstyles used to feature two different shades side by side. Now, you can mix them up by experimenting with the placement of the shades.
A recent favorite is the lighter shade front and center (similar to silver piece highlights) to slim down the face and highlight its best features.
8. Black spikes + silver
Admit it, short spiky hair already looks edgy, but you can make it even more fashionable by adding silver hair color to certain parts of your hair. Honestly, this is one of the trendiest skunk hair out there, and we wouldn’t change a thing about it.
9. Chunky platinum and gold stripes
Why go for only two colors when you can have three? If you are not satisfied with the combination of black + blonde or black + platinum, you can combine all three colors in one hairstyle! Having cool and warm blonde tones adds more depth and definition to your look.
10. Long black hair + silver curtains
Here’s another great way to add icy and warm blonde tones to your hair. Instead of placing them all around your hair, focus on just the front so it can frame your face beautifully and brighten your skin tone at the same time.
11. Black + Sandy Blonde Updo
If you don’t like the idea of combining the two lighter shades, you can go for sandy blonde. This beige blonde shade is a mix of both cool and warm undertones giving it a gorgeous color that works well for both pale and fair skin tones.
12. Black Wavy Hair + Peekaboo Highlights
While a skunk streak is becoming more and more popular, this attention-grabbing hairstyle may not be appropriate for work. If that’s the case, you can go for the subtle yet equally stunning Peekaboo skunk.
In this hairstyle, the lighter shade is usually applied to the lower part of your hair under the top layer. When worn, you have dark hair. Flip your hair and you get a glimpse of the beautiful light shade.
13. Skunk Wavy Bangs
You don’t have to dye the entire length of your hair a lighter shade just to sport this trendy hairstyle. If you want to keep things subtle and simple, you can just focus on bangs. This simple move adds dimension to your look and highlights your best features.
14. Silver skunk on black asymmetrical hair
If you’ve always wanted Storm’s hair but don’t have the guts to go silver, settle for the next best thing – a combination of silver and black. The black shade gives the silver hair a dark background that allows it to shine brighter.
15. Double twist ponytail
Show off your skunk hair in the most elegant way possible – with a double twist ponytail! This hairstyle is a classy way to keep hair away from your face and show off the deep contrast of your hair colors at the same time.
16. Burgundy + light pink wavy hair
Can’t choose between burgundy and pastel pink? You do not have to! Dye all of your hair a bright burgundy shade and leave the front part pastel pink. The pastel shade will make your skin glow and give your life a pop of color.
17. Buri Gali in Ronde
Waves and a mullet are the perfect combinations, but you can do more with it when you add a touch of blonde shade in the front. This light color emphasizes the waves in the front and gives the mullet a thicker texture.
18. Fuchsia pink stripes with bangs
Pink is fun, flirty, and above all extremely feminine. But combine it with a dark brown hair shade, and you’ll get a look that will make you look like a femme fatale. If you want to try pink hair, this is a unique way to do it.
19. Leopard print
If you want an intense and bold look, you don’t have to play only with colors. You should go ahead and experiment with hair styles too. An example of this is a mottled hair design which definitely shows your wild side.
20. Burgundy hair + blonde waves
Burgundy is a beautiful shade of purple that looks so amazing against a fair skin tone. But if you’re looking for a way to brighten up your complexion and bring out your rosy cheeks, adding those plump blonde highlights is the way to go.
21. Chocolate brown bob + golden blonde streaks
Straight hair doesn’t have to be boring, especially since you have all the freedom to experiment with your hair color. Adding a golden blonde shade to your rich chocolate brown hair will definitely do the trick.
22. Brown + blonde curls
You know who has more fun than blondes? Curly girls, of course! Fortunately, you can be both with this hair color. The contrast between the brown and brunette colors gives the hair a playful touch and is best suited to fair skin.
23. Brown hair + split blonde
The micro bob is a low-maintenance but ultra-sexy hairstyle that will suit almost any face shape.
But while the jet black version looks out of this world, painting half of the part a platinum blonde shade will make it look more unique and fashionable.
24. Light brown waves + blonde steaks
Here is a perfect look for the summer season. It’s light, fun, and mostly loaded with warm tones that give your hair a sunken look.
25. Dark base + white skunk
Make your waves come alive with the addition of lighter streaks. Not only will it brighten up your look, the lighter shades will also add a great contrast against your dark hair, making it look healthier and shinier.
Skunk hairstyles offer you the best of both worlds. Not only are they fashionable, but they are also very flattering. As if that wasn’t enough, this hairstyle is also quite versatile and gives you enough room to express yourself creatively.