55 Fashionable And Cool Hair Contouring Ideas

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If you are looking for subtle and not too much in your face ways to spruce up your hair, hair contouring might be the way. This is basically money piece done in a more modern and up-to-date way. This is one of the hottest trends in hair coloring today, and we are going to share everything you need to know about it and show some inspiring examples of how to apply it to your hair.

What Is Hair Contouring?

Hair contouring is inspired by the famous technique known as “makeup contouring,” which adds dimension and highlights certain facial features by producing light and shade effects. With hair contouring, a similar philosophy as makeup contouring is applied to the hair in order to create a soft and ultra-trendy coloring technique that perfectly frames the face. Instead of creating highlights in clusters, this technique paints around the client’s face using a lighter shade with a softer overall contrast. Hair color contouring plays with light shades and lengthens by reflecting light and dark shades. This creates shading and helps accentuate the shape of the person’s face in a subtle and flattering way.

The best thing about hair contouring? It’s super low-maintenance because it doesn’t require a full head of highlights and won’t require frequent touch-up appointments.

a long bob in mousy brown, with curtain bangs and blonde contouring, with some ombre is amazing

a long bob in mousy brown, with curtain bangs and blonde contouring, with some ombre is amazing

a lovely mousy brown chin-length bob with blonde cotouring and curled ends is a chic idea to accent the face

a lovely mousy brown chin-length bob with blonde cotouring and curled ends is a chic idea to accent the face

a midi brown bob with blonde contouring and ombre touches is a cool and catchy idea to rock

a midi brown bob with blonde contouring and ombre touches is a cool and catchy idea to rock

a perfect brunette midi bob with very subtle caramel contouring and curled ends is amazing and never goes out of style

a perfect brunette midi bob with very subtle caramel contouring and curled ends is amazing and never goes out of style

an asymmetrical brunette bob with blonde contouring and some waves is a cool idea to try right now

an asymmetrical brunette bob with blonde contouring and some waves is a cool idea to try right now

beautiful medium brown hair with blonde contouring to frame the face and a subtle balayage

beautiful medium brown hair with blonde contouring to frame the face and a subtle balayage

black medium-length hair with platinum blonde contouring and waves is a cool and catchy idea

black medium-length hair with platinum blonde contouring and waves is a cool and catchy idea

dark brunette medium-length hair with caramel contouring and some more touches plus messy waves

dark brunette medium-length hair with caramel contouring and some more touches plus messy waves

fab long dark brunette hair with slight caramel contouring and volume and waves looks jaw-dropping

fab long dark brunette hair with slight caramel contouring and volume and waves looks jaw-dropping

gorgeous long black hair accented with caramle contouring and waves looks adorable and brings ultimate style

gorgeous long black hair accented with caramle contouring and waves looks adorable and brings ultimate style

gorgeous long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and waves is a lovely idea, it looks chic and eye-catchy

gorgeous long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and waves is a lovely idea, it looks chic and eye-catchy

gorgeous long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and waves look awesome, and highlights accent the face features

gorgeous long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and waves look awesome, and highlights accent the face features

gorgeous long light brunette hair with blonde contouring and some ribbon balayage to support the look

gorgeous long light brunette hair with blonde contouring and some ribbon balayage to support the look

long black hair with golden blonde contouring and some lowlights, volume and waves is a chic and catchy idea

long black hair with golden blonde contouring and some lowlights, volume and waves is a chic and catchy idea

long brunette hair done with blonde contouring and ombre for a bold and eye-catchy look that wows

long brunette hair done with blonde contouring and ombre for a bold and eye-catchy look that wows

long brunette hair with caramel contouring created to accent the face features, with waves and volume

long brunette hair with caramel contouring created to accent the face features, with waves and volume

long brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves plus volume is a chic and cool idea to rock

long brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves plus volume is a chic and cool idea to rock

long dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and mssy waves is amazing and it looks super cool and chic

long dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and mssy waves is amazing and it looks super cool and chic

long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and layers is a cool way to accent the face

long dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and layers is a cool way to accent the face

long dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves looks very summer-inspired and cool

long dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves looks very summer-inspired and cool

long dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves to highlight the face at its best

long dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves to highlight the face at its best

long dark brunette, almost black hair, with caramel contouring and waves is a cool solution to try

long dark brunette, almost black hair, with caramel contouring and waves is a cool solution to try

long light brunette hair with blonde contouring and some waves looks fantastic and inspires to try the same

long light brunette hair with blonde contouring and some waves looks fantastic and inspires to try the same

long mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and some more touches to support the look is amazing

long mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and some more touches to support the look is amazing

long mousy brown hair with extra long curtain bangs and blonde contouring looks delicate and chic

long mousy brown hair with extra long curtain bangs and blonde contouring looks delicate and chic

Does Hair Contouring Work For Anyone?

Hair contouring works for anyone, but it is best for the types who wear their hair away from their face because the contrast provides face-framing that someone with bangs might already have from their cut. This is a great technique for those who flip their hair over or push their hair back away from the face, as the softer contrast between hair color and skin tone lifts and brightens the face. Ask your hairstylist for a soft contrast panel of color painted around your hairline that is a shade or two lighter than the rest of your hair color. It’s widely considered the most flattering hair color trend ever.

long mousy grey hair done with a butterfly haircut, with blonde contouring and curled ends looks chic and cool

long mousy grey hair done with a butterfly haircut, with blonde contouring and curled ends looks chic and cool

long mousy grey hair with blonde contouring and some messy waves is a cool idea to look nice

long mousy grey hair with blonde contouring and some messy waves is a cool idea to look nice

lovely dark brunette shoulder-length hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is a chic idea to rock

lovely dark brunette shoulder-length hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is a chic idea to rock

lovely medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and blonde ombre, volume and slight waves is a cool idea

lovely medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and blonde ombre, volume and slight waves is a cool idea

medium dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some lowlights to create a bold contrast

medium dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some lowlights to create a bold contrast

medium-length brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and a lot of volume is adorable

medium-length brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and a lot of volume is adorable

medium-length dark brown hair with caramel contouring and some subtle lowlights plus waves is wow

medium-length dark brown hair with caramel contouring and some subtle lowlights plus waves is wow

medium-length dark brunette hair accented with blonde contouring and some lowlights and messy waves looks chic

medium-length dark brunette hair accented with blonde contouring and some lowlights and messy waves looks chic

medium-length dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some ombre touches plus waves looks cool

medium-length dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some ombre touches plus waves looks cool

medium-length dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some waves is a chic and cool idea to rock

medium-length dark brunette hair with blonde contouring and some waves is a chic and cool idea to rock

medium-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is an adorable idea to rock

medium-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is an adorable idea to rock

medium-length dark brunette hair with sunkissed contouring and waves is a cool and catchy solution

medium-length dark brunette hair with sunkissed contouring and waves is a cool and catchy solution

medium-length light brunette hair with blonde contouring and messy waves is a cool and chic idea

medium-length light brunette hair with blonde contouring and messy waves is a cool and chic idea

medium-length light brunette hair with very subtle contouring and waves is a chic and cool idea to rock

medium-length light brunette hair with very subtle contouring and waves is a chic and cool idea to rock

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and some lowlights plus messy waves is cool

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and some lowlights plus messy waves is cool

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and waves is a cool and relaxed way to highlight the face

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and waves is a cool and relaxed way to highlight the face

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring is a cool way to illuminate the face features

medium-length mousy brown hair with blonde contouring is a cool way to illuminate the face features

mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and lowlights, with messy waves for a cool and relaxed look

mousy brown hair with blonde contouring and lowlights, with messy waves for a cool and relaxed look

mousy brown medium-length hair with blonde contouring, layers and waves is amazing

mousy brown medium-length hair with blonde contouring, layers and waves is amazing

mousy grey medium-length hair done with a butterfly haircut, with blonde contouring to accent the face

mousy grey medium-length hair done with a butterfly haircut, with blonde contouring to accent the face

Rosy Huntington-Whiteley rocking mousy brown long hair and blonde contouring to accent the face and look wow

Rosy Huntington-Whiteley rocking mousy brown long hair and blonde contouring to accent the face and look wow

shoulder-length black hair with chestnut contouring and some more touches plus waves is adroable

shoulder-length black hair with chestnut contouring and some more touches plus waves is adroable

shoulder-length brunette hair with caramel contouring and some ombre, with layers and waves, looks very relaxed and cool

shoulder-length brunette hair with caramel contouring and some ombre, with layers and waves, looks very relaxed and cool

shoulder-length brunette hair with caramel contouring and some ribbon balayage and waves looks catchy and cool

shoulder-length brunette hair with caramel contouring and some ribbon balayage and waves looks catchy and cool

shoulder-length dark brown hair with caramel contouring and some lowlights and messy waves is a cool and lovely idea

shoulder-length dark brown hair with caramel contouring and some lowlights and messy waves is a cool and lovely idea

shoulder-length dark brown, lamost black hair, with blonde contouring and some highlights plus waves is cool

shoulder-length dark brown, lamost black hair, with blonde contouring and some highlights plus waves is cool

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and messy waves is a cool and catchy idea

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with caramel contouring and messy waves is a cool and catchy idea

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and some additional highlights plus waves

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and some additional highlights plus waves

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is a cool and catchy idea

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with golden blonde contouring and waves is a cool and catchy idea

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with subtle caramel contouring, straight and with curled ends is chic

shoulder-length dark brunette hair with subtle caramel contouring, straight and with curled ends is chic