“This is a great, low-maintenance way to create a bold look. If you want to add a little rebellious streak to your look, the reverse money piece is a great way to do it without too much fuss,” explains Brownsell. “We're seeing this trend globally. It’s a way to be edgier without crazy colors, so I think it resonates across markets.”
Leave it up to Gen Z to bring back a ‘90s favorite. Plus, the season trends are pointing to warmer, and in some cases darker, colors. Just look at the hottest colors of summer 2023 like warm sunset red, dark honey and cool brunette. We’ve also seen a surge of reverse money pieces on TikTok (not surprising), and let’s not forget celebs like Miley Cryus and Bella Hadid who’ve been teasing the ‘do for quite a while.
OK, What’s the Difference Between a Reverse Money Piece and a Reverse Balayage?
The main difference between a reverse money piece and a reverse balayage is color placement. The money piece focuses on the sections near the hairline while the balayage uses a mix of low and highlights throughout the hair. The reverse component is pretty much the same for both techniques aka applying darker shades to these specific areas for depth and definition. Another distinguishing factor is the reverse balayage tends to take more time and precision, so it’s highly recommended to get it done by a professional at a salon versus a reverse money piece can be achieved at the salon and at home.