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Last updated: April 01, 2024

13 ’90s-Inspired Chunky Money Piece Formulas

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  • Lightener

    L'anza Healing Blonde Ultra Blonding Decolorizer + 20-volume developer

  • Money Piece Toner

    L'ANZA LIQUIDS Demi Gloss 10P + LIQUIDS Demi Gloss Clear + LIQUIDS Demi Gloss Activator

  • Dark Base

    3 parts L'ANZA LIQUIDS Demi Gloss 6P + 1 part LIQUIDS Demi Gloss 5N + LIQUIDS Demi Gloss Activator

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In 1997, the Spice Girls once said, “Every boy every girl, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!” and there has never been a better time to revisit those wise words. Trends from the ’90s are BACK and bolder than ever in the form of chunky money pieces, so we rounded up some of our favorite looks and got the formulas for each one. Keep scrolling to get all the deets!


1. Princess Peach by Charmayne Robinson (@charmayne_edwardsandco)


Instagram via @charmayne_edwardsandco


Root Lightener: Redken Flash Lift + 10-volume developer

End Lightener: Flash Lift + 20-volume developer

Base: Redken Shades EQ 6N + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

Money Piece Toner: Shades EQ 10RB + Redken Shades EQ Demi-Permanent Pastel Pink + 1 capful of Shades EQ 6R + Shades EQ Processing Solution


2. Peaches and Cream by Maggie Hancock (@maggiemh)


Instagram via @maggiemh


Base: Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 20g 7-57 + 20g 7-77 + 5g 0-88 + 7-volume developer

Ends:  IGORA ROYAL 30g 9-7 + 10g 7-77 + 3g 0-88 + 7-volume developer

Money Piece: IGORA ROYAL Pastelifier + IGORA ROYAL 9-1 + 7-volume developer



3. Vanilla Fudge Swirl by Matt Swinney (@matt.swinney)


Instagram via @matt.swinney


Lightener: L’ANZA Healing Haircare Ultra Blonding Decolorizer + 20-volume developer 

Toner: L’ANZA Healing Haircare LIQUIDS Demi-Gloss 10P + Clear + LIQUIDS Demi-Gloss Activator

Base: LIQUIDS Demi-Gloss 30g 6P + 10g 5N + LIQUIDS Demi-Gloss Activator


4. Cranberry Pumpkin by Diana Bell (@dbellx22)


Instagram via @dbellx22


Base: Pulp Riot Faction 8 Permanent Color 6-66 + 6-volume developer

Money Piece: Faction 8 Permanent Color 8-4 + -44 Booster + 6-volume developer


5. Mint Chocolate by @glamourby_melissa


Instagram via @glamourby_melissa


Base (chocolate): Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-0 + 7-volume developer


Note: This client was all-over platinum when she came in, so in order to achieve this rich brown Melissa used Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 7-77 to fill the hair first.


Money Piece: PRAVANA ChromaSilk Pastels Mystical Mint + half of a pea sized amount of PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Blue


 6. Vanilla Latte by Chris Weber (@chrisweberhair)


Instagram via @chrisweberhair


Lightener: L’Oréal Professionnel Blonde Studio 9 Lightening Powder + 3o-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Toner: Redken Shades EQ 9NB + 9G + 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution



7. Caramel Ribbons by Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist)


Instagram via @rachelwstylist


Lightener: Aloxxi Blue Lightener + 20-volume developer

Toner: Aloxxi Tones Demi Permanent Color 8NA + 7B + 7-volume developer


8. Strawberry Lilac by James Earnshaw (@jhair_stylist)


Instagram via @jhair_stylist


Base Root: Wella Professionals Color Fresh Create 30ml Vintage Blush + 30ml Nu-dist Pink

Ends Formula 1: Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Permanent Color Cream 20g 10/95 + 5g Koleston Perfect Permanent Color Cream Special Mix 0/65 + 1.9% developer

Ends Formula 2: Illumina Color 20g 9/59 + Illumina Opal-Essence Color 10g Titanium Rose + 1.9% developer

Pro Tip: For a more dimensional look, James freehanded Formula 1 and Formula 2 throughout the ends.


Money Piece (lilac): Illumina Color 20g 9/60 + Illumina Opal-Essence Color 20g Silver Mauve + 1.9% developer


9. Muted Sunset by Larisa Love (@larisadoll)


Instagram via @larisadoll


Lightener: Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

Base: Joico Color Intensity Kelly Green + 1-inch Ruby Red

Money Piece:

  • Root (purple): Color Intensity True Lauv + Titanium + 1-inch Amethyst
  • Midlengths (orange): Color Intensity Bronze + Silver Ice
  • Ends (yellow): Color Intensity Yellow + Clear


Pro Tip: Pre-toning with Color Intensity Silver Ice and Color Intensity Violet Pearl will give vibrant shades a more muted tone.


10. Smoky Peach by Jackie Hovorka (@fullmetaljaxon)


Instagram via@fullmetaljaxon



Base (silver): SPARKS Toner T.11 + T.17 + SPARKS Additive 0.22 + 7-volume developer

Money Piece & Ends (copper): Toner T.16 + SPARKS Additive 0.44 + 7-volume developer



11. Blood Orange Chocolate by Mariah Walraven (@mo_raven)


Instagram via @mo_raven


Lightener: Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME® Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ + 7-volume developer

Money Piece: Pulp Riot Nuclear + Lava 


12. Neon Lights by Yokii Techi (@yokii.san)


Instagram via @yokii.san


Money piece (left side):

  • Root: Pulp Riot Blush + Clear
  • Midlengths: Clear + Nuclear 
  • Ends: Clear + a drop of Nuclear

Money Piece (right side):

  • Root: Pulp Riot Clear + Powder + drop of Nightfall
  • Midlengths: Clear + Powder
  • Ends: Clear + Area 51


13. Electric Lime by Cicely Wagner (@cicelydoesmyhair)


Instagram via @cicelydoesmyhair


Base: Alternating slices of Pulp Riot Powder melted in to Lilac and Pulp Riot Nirvana melted into Blush

Money Piece: Pulp Riot Firefly + Area 51 (3:1 mixing ratio)