Brown locks are a gift from heaven, whether it’s your natural hair color or not. What makes it more interesting is that it can be a base for other hair colors. Brown hair with highlights is also a look that suits almost everyone—from your favorite celebrities to your girl friends in the neighborhood.
If you’re wondering where and how to start sporting this look, we’re here to show you different styles that you can choose from. Here’s a roundup of chic ways on how to rock your brown hair with highlights.
1. Brown on brown
Go for an all-brown hair with highlights if you want to keep things subtle and natural-looking. But, don’t get us wrong with subtle. This highlights style will definitely switch things up for you. Just choose any shade of brown lighter than yours like caramel, and you’ve got that sweet charming look!
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2. Brown balayage hair
This look takes it a bit further from simple highlights. With its graduated highlights that looks hand-painted, balayage allows your hair colors to fade at the right spots for a more natural effect. You can choose from shades of brown or with bits of blonde thrown in.
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3. Blonde on brown hair
You can also make blonde shades more prominent on a brown hair color base. If you want a more unique look, you can color your hair brown while going blonde on your bangs. It’s bold and experimental—perfect for a hair makeover!
Editor’s Tip: Getting your hair colored can make your strands dry and dull. Prevent this by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner to make sure your hair stays moisturized while keeping your color vibrant.
4. Brown ombre hair
Unlike balayage, the ombre style has its highlights shift more distinct. Usually, the locks are darker at the roots then gradually gets lighter to the tips. This brown hair with highlights style is the easiest to maintain. You don’t have to rush to the salon for re-coloring when your hair starts growing.
5. Brown with bold hues
If you really want to take it further, consider the brown hair with bold highlights. Go for vibrant hair colors like red, pink, magenta, blue—the list goes on! Just be mindful of the commitment this loud look entails, which is proper and thorough care to keep your hair nourished and vibrant.
6. Mahogany hair
Another color that you can combine with brown is mahogany. With its deep reddish brown hue, mahogany can add warmth to your face, no matter your skin tone. It’s also dark enough to make your hair color subtle but with enough radiance to give you a unique look.
7. Brown hair with copper highlights
If you want a metallic twist to your brown-on-brown combo, get copper highlights. They stand out against a chocolate brown or even mahogany base, giving your hair a bit of glow even without sunlight.
8. Honey ombre hair
Honey hair color can also give you a beautiful contrast and a dramatic transition from your brown roots. It’s perfect if you want to exude a sun-kissed glow as though you just came from the beach.
Tweaking your hair color doesn’t mean you love your brown locks any less. It’s a tough decision to make, especially when you have hundreds of color styles and combinations to choose from. We hope by narrowing down your list to these 8 basic ways, you’re one step closer to your ultimate brown hair with highlights look.
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