Bold highlight ideas for black hair

Treat your black hair like a blank canvas. Experiment with these highlight ideas for black hair and elicit “oohs” and “aahs” from your friends.

When we think of beautiful black hair, what often comes to mind are the beauty queens whose ebony locks sparkled together with their crowns. If you want to jazz it up even more, any color seems suitable. We suggest going for black hair highlights instead of dyeing your hair entirely. This way, your gorgeous, ebony mane won’t be covered; instead, it will only be complemented by interesting colors. These colors are great, and here are more highlight ideas for black hair that you can choose from.

Try these highlight ideas for black hair

Highlight ideas for black hair: Pastels
Pastel streaks beautifully contrast with gorgeous black hair. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Pastels

Light streaks will be instantly noticeable because of the striking contrast with your black hair. If you want this effect, try pastel highlights. These colors bring out bubbly personalities. They can also add a playful touch to your everyday look. You can also try unicorn highlights. Don’t worry, you won’t look like you just came out of a candy store with these highlight ideas for black hair.

Editor’s tip: Bleaching and dyeing your hair to achieve light colors can make your locks dry and dull. Protect your hair by washing it with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner.

Highlight ideas for black hair: Color your hair green
Look like a goddess with deep green highlights. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Green

This is probably one of the strangest highlight ideas for black hair that you’ve encountered. After all, you don’t see a lot of women with green hair walking around. Choose a medium shade of green so it looks elegant—even ethereal—against your black mane. With this, you will stand out for the right reasons.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color vibrant while protecting your tresses from dryness by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner in every wash.

Highlight ideas for black hair: Blue hair
Unleash your artsy side with blue highlights. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Blue

This is another unconventional color choice, but if you’re up for it, feel free to dye your hair blue. You can choose to put your blue highlights on the lower half of your hair. You can also ask your hairstylist to space your highlights far from each other so the color won’t be overbearing. You’ll be amazed at the results especially when the light hits your hair.

Editor’s tip: When you dye your hair, your hair cuticles gets lifted, making your hair dry and damaged. Treat your locks with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Treatment Mask to revitalize your hair strands and deposit lost moisture. 

Highlight ideas for black hair: Red streaks
Red streaks can make you look fierce and confident. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Red

If you’re scared to try red for your hair because you’re worried it may look too strong, don’t worry! You can choose from a variety of shades and pick one that you’re most comfortable in. When applied correctly, red can make you look chic and modern, just like a woman who’s on top of her game.

Editor’s tip: Repair damaged hair by applying TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask onto wet hair. Leave it for three to five minutes to let it penetrate your hair strands, then rinse afterwards.

To order the products you need to maintain colored hair, please use these links:
TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner
Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner
TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask

Now, are you ready to try these highlight ideas for black hair? Take a deep breath and pick a color.  The most important thing, though, is to choose which color suits your skin tone and which one you’re comfortable wearing. After all, it’s your hair, and it should reflect your own style and personality.

Next read: Wanna go the DIY route in dyeing your hair? Read this guide first so you know what to prepare.