Highlights are one of the best ways to change your hair color for the better. Even if you want to get an all over dye, its better to get heavy highlights to break up the color, spare your hairs health and it’s easier to grow out. The trendiest hair colors this year are those natural looking colors like brown and even better when it s given depth with subtle highlights or lowlights.
Brown to Bronde Ombre
The ombre trend has stuck around for a while and we are not complaining. Ombre is a great way to kick up your brown hair a notch without it looking too fake or going too far from your natural hair color. Regardless of how dark your brown color is you can find a lighter color that will lighten up your color without turning brassy or look unnatural. Best of all, its super low maintenance, especially if you have it completed with balayage.
Honey Blonde Highlights in Brown Hair
We adore this summer hair color trend. This color is perfect for those ladies that have warmer undertones (or green eyes). It will warm your color up and make it stand out even after weather damage. Ladies with lighter and cool skin tones should be cautious with this color because it can give you a washed out look.
If you’re looking for a color that you know will look good then you can’t go wrong with highlights that create a gorgeous chestnut brown color. Start with a dark brown base and ask for caramel and auburn highlights. The red is key to this gorgeous brown look.
Butter Blonde Highlights
If you have lighter brown hair then you can play with a lot of shades of blonde and also how heavy you’d like them. You can become a real blondie with all over highlights or just add a few throughout the ends and blended through the length. This butterscotch blonde color is a gorgeous option.
Finally, red lowlights are great ways to kick up your natural brown hair color a notch without going blonde. Subtle burgundy blended highlights throughout your brown hair will look great on just about everyone with a natural brown shade. You can even blend a beautiful golden red with a warm cocoa brown color (photo: left) to get plenty of dimension. You can check out some celebrities with red highlights here.