6. DARK TO CARAMEL TO BLONDE OMBRE
This is a look that won’t be easy to achieve at home, especially if you’re not really a professional when it comes to dyeing your own hair. Gather as many pictures as you can to show a hairstylist what kind of finish you want. The more pictures you have of the kind of blonde highlights for dark hair that you want, the more you can convey that image to her / him. Also: the higher the chance you’ll walk out of the salon with a killer look that everyone will be impressed with.
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7. SUN KISSED HAIR
If you have length on your side, this sun kissed hair is perfect for you. The aim of the game is to have the lighter tones hand-painted onto your hair, but only in the places where the sun would naturally hit it. These lighter tones will be mostly around the top layers of the hair, going back to the old-school way of highlighting. Forget the lowlights, and if you don’t want to forget them, keep them relatively dark. You’re meant to be shadowing and mimicking light and dark, remember?
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8. BLONDE OMBRE
This is a really soft affair, and it’s been made effortlessly glam with the help of those big rolling waves. A large round brush will help you to nail those, styling your hair as you dry it, using your hair dryer to boost volume. You’ll also find a good volume-adding mousse will work wonders, especially if you want your hair to have staying power too.
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9. HIGHLIGHTED LOB
If you’re currently growing out a bob, a lob is definitely the way forward. A lob is basically a long-bob … the name gives it away a little, don’t you think? Add some beautiful blonde highlights to the occasion, lighter towards the centre and more intense towards the ends. This is the look you’ll be left with.
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10. GOLDEN RIBBONS OF BLONDE
If you want something stunning yet simple, little peekaboo highlights popping out from the lengths of your naturally dark hair is a good way forward. There are also some slight red tinges in this look. As we mentioned before, there’s so many ways of adding blonde highlights for dark hair, there’s always going to be something that works really well for your hair and skin type.
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