Brown hair with highlights is making a huge comeback this year. While brunettes were pushed aside for blonde locks over the years, brown hair is becoming quite trendy. Especially with all the new coloring and styling techniques.
Brown hair no longer has to be dull and mousy. With options like highlights, lowlights, ombre, balayage tones and color blocking, the possibilities are endless for the modern brunette!
While brown hair with blonde highlights is perfect for those who want a soft and subtle look, there are more vibrant options for those who have more of an edge! Sexy balayage tones and colorful ombre offer a fun and playful vibe for the otherwise ordinary brunette!
Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights
If you have dirty blonde or light brown hair, you might want to try this look for brown hair with blonde highlights. It’s a very subtle yet sophisticated look. And it looks pretty on any type of hair cut or style, especially on bob haircuts such as the one pictured here. If you love the straight and sleek look, all you need to do is blow dry your hair straight with a round brush and smooth it out with a flat iron for a look that’s polished and professional and can easily go from work to play.
Dark Brown Hair With Highlights
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If you have naturally dark brown hair, adding some pretty highlights can really give your hair some definition. These light auburn highlights give your hair a look that is both elegant and stylish. If you have wavy tresses, highlights are a great way to add volume and depth to your tresses. Start with a dark brown base and ask your stylist for honey brown or light auburn highlights to add some sexy flair to your everyday hair. Dark brown hair with highlights is fab, especially if you have one of the layered haircuts.
Long Dark Brown Hair With Caramel Highlights
Sexy beach waves are all the rage right now. And if you add in some creamy caramel hues, you’ll have a win-win combination. Layered haircuts with highlights have so much texture and warmth. Dark brown hair with caramel highlights is so chic and sexy. The caramel tones will glisten like gold in the sunlight and will look even more stunning if you sport your hair in a fancy updo. But we think it’s quite pretty with these cute beach waves!
Dark Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights
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If you want a look that’s super sexy, why not opt for dark brown hair with blonde highlights? This look is sultry yet sophisticated with its bouncy waves and multiple hues.
For textured hair, add some dark blonde streaks to your chestnut brown tresses. Do sexy bouncy waves with a large barreled curling iron at chin length for long flowy curls to add a sense of romance and mystery to this sultry style.
Medium Brown Color Hair With Blonde Highlights
If your hair is sort of an in-between brown, you can add some blonde hues to give it more depth and texture. Medium brown hair with blonde highlights is a very glamorous and youthful style for either wavy or straight hair. If you do have straight hair and want to add some volume and bounce, you can use a medium barrel curling iron or your flat iron to add some soft waves at the bottom of your hair. For extra dimension, ask your stylist for varying shades of brown and blonde such as caramel and chestnut brown and honey and platinum blonde for a look that will turn heads wherever you go.
Short Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights
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If you dare to go short, why not go for a funky pixie cut? Pixies are very popular now among women of all ages as they give off a youthful and fun vibe. Do you have the confidence to rock a trendy asymmetrical pixie like the one shown here?
To add some pop to your pixie, why not start with a dark base and add some blonde hues throughout for more texture? Short brown hair with blonde highlights is super sexy and will give this edgy pixie an extra boost of sass!
Blonde Highlights On Light Brown Hair
Have you always wanted to go blonde but don’t want to go full-on platinum blonde? Why not try blonde highlights on brown hair? This straight hair look is very pretty as it is a balayage blend of dark and medium brown with soft buttery blonde that fades to a blend of blonde hues at the base.
This look screams of depth and dimension, not to mention glamour and sophistication. Who says you have to go totally blonde to have fun? This look is classy, chic and sexy all in one!
Brown Hair With Red Highlights
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If you have more of a daring side and are ready to embrace a bold new look, why not go for a bright burst of color? These cherry red streaks can add some zing to your basic brown tresses with side bangs.
Brown hair with red highlights is super trendy and so much fun. Rock those sexy locks with some attitude! Start off with a chocolate brown base and add in some cherry cola red highlights perfectly blended through for a look that shows you are fierce and young at heart!
Light Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights
Have you always wanted light brown hair with blonde highlights? Even if you have darker brown hair naturally, you can ask your stylist to tone it down to a softer shade of brown like warm honey brown. Then add in some soft blonde highlights for a look that’s so shiny and sexy. It will look like your natural color! Then if you prefer a wavy hairstyle, you can add some soft beach waves or bouncy curls to give your hair added sass and style!
Brown Hair With Purple Highlights
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Another look with an edgy flair is this brown hair with purple highlights. Who says you have to stick with natural hues? Start with a pretty brown base and add some lavender or lilac hues throughout for more depth and a fun pop of color that will make you stand out from the crowd. This look works for any length, but we think it’s very stunning on wavy shoulder length hair as it gives it a multidimensional flair that shows you have a funky side!
Black and Purple Tresses
With its deep purple highlights on a dark caramel base, this look is for the bold and brave. The gorgeous violet highlights will add volume and texture to your brown locks.
Caramel Chocolate Brown
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These creamy caramel highlights on a dark brown base are subtle yet striking, especially in the sunlight!
Long Brown Hair with Copper Balayage
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With its darker roots that fade into a subtle ombre balayage, these soft copper highlights that brush the ends of this gorgeous long hairstyle are elegant yet playful.
If you love pink but didn’t think you can pull it off as a brunette, you’re dead wrong! We love those deep rose hues on these gorgeous brown ringlets!
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Ombre tones are always fun. And we think this stunning combo of gold, pink, and red tones that perfectly contrast the dark brown reminds us of a sunset on a warm summer evening.
Sun Kissed Curls
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These sun-kissed curls are the perfect blend of golden brown and copper highlights!
These sexy cinnamon curls are a stunning combo of auburn and brown hues!
Blonde And Dark Brown Ombre
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This sombre effect of dark brown and golden blonde is sassy and chic!
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This sexy bold look is achieved by adding bold tangerine highlights on a dark burgundy brown base!
Walnut Brown with Aubergine and Platinum Blonde Tones
This stunning walnut brown with thin streaks of platinum blonde and aubergine is exquisite and playful!
White and Dark Chocolate
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If you want a fun fresh look, try these dark brown highlights with white blonde streaks for a show stopping effect!
Red and Brown Ombre
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If you want red hair but aren’t ready to make that step of a commitment just yet, why not try these gorgeous red ombre highlights on a dark brown base? The slow fade from chocolate brown to red puts off a sweet yet sultry vibe!
Loose Curls With Highlighted Fringe
If you love bangs, opt for some light golden highlights in your bangs and then subtly throughout the rest of your hair to add depth and volume to your dark curly tresses.
Spicy Copper Tones
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If you are fair skinned but want to add some highlights to your brown locks, try these copper tones to add a bit of shimmer and shine!
Chunky Blonde Streaks
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If you want to go blonde but aren’t quite ready to make the plunge, try these chunky blonde highlights on your brown tresses for a fun and flirty vibe!
Gray hair is all the rage this year. Why not add some silvery streaks to your dark locks for a sexy, vampy look that will set you apart from the rest of the crowd?
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If you can’t choose just one shade then go for the gusto! Take your brown color up a notch with a blend of colorful highlights and lowlights for a glistening rainbow effect!
Strawberry Fields Forever
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We think these strawberry blonde streaks on this warm brown base are absolutely chic and charming!
Soft and Subtle
If you want a change, but are not ready to do anything too drastic to your beautiful natural brown color, why not add some highlights that are just a shade or two lighter than your natural color? It will look especially stunning in the sunlight!
Brunette with Red Glazed Tips
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This look is perfect if you want to make a statement without going red all over. These fiery red tips on an almost black base look like they were artfully dipped in candy apple red paint.
Chocolate Mauve Color
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If you like unusual looks, try to slightly encolor your natural chocolate brown hair with these soft mauve tones.
Classic Natural Blonde Ombre
Ombre remains trendy. Ask your stylist to lighten the ends of your blonde hair. You will get the perfect and stylish look.
Chocolate and Golden Blonde Ombre
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Try this unusual combination of chocolate and gold. Your appearance will be really awesome.
How To Choose The Best Look
If you are unsure of what you want to do with your brown locks, consult a hair colorist. However, the first thing you need to do is decide what look you are going for. Do you want soft brown hair with highlights? A dark brown color with lowlights? A subtle two-tone balayage effect? What about bold highlights such as copper, purple, platinum blonde or red?
Remember to take factors such as your skin tone into consideration. Bronze, deep reds, and copper shades look nice on those with a darker complexion, while those with a medium skin tone look best with a more intense brown or toffee shade. If you have a fair complexion, opt for blonde shades, caramel hues, and ashy tones. However, as everyone has their own unique look, it is best to seek the expert advice to find out what shades and hues will work best for you!
So, are you ready to add some color to your natural brown locks? We are sure that you’ll find the courage to try one of these fun looks for brown hair with highlights. Why not go ahead and take a chance?