Highlights for dark hair to add drama to your mane

It's time for a new look! Try these highlights for dark hair and add color to your crowning glory. 

Coloring your hair is one way to change your look. A new hair color can me you look fresh or make you see the glow on your skin that you don’t see before. If you want to add color in small doses, though, try getting highlights. It’s like dipping your toe in world of hair color, a peek on what it can do to your look. Check out these highlights for dark hair that can help give you a mini makeover and bring out your personality.

Highlights for dark hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with bob with purple highlights wearing a spaghetti-strapped top indoors
Don’t be afraid to try unconventional hair colors. You might be pleasantly surprised at the results. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Purple

Break away from the mold and try this bold color. Purple has a wide range of light, medium, and dark shades that you can try. Light shades like lavender and lilac create a quirky contrast with your naturally dark hair. Meanwhile, if you want a rich, sophisticated color that blends seamlessly with your dark hair, go for eggplant or plum hues.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color vibrant with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. This product also prevents dryness and dullness, keeping your hair soft, smooth, and shiny.  

Highlights for dark hair: Closeup shot of a woman with short black hair and teal high lights wearing a red printed dress outdoors
Ooze with style and confidence by getting teal highlights. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Teal

Make black hair look luminescent with teal highlights. Teal suits women with pale or fair complexion with a cool undertone. To know this, take a look at the veins in your inner arm under natural light. If the veins are bluish or purple, you got a cool undertone, so you can go get teal highlights. You might want to get a bob with blunt bangs as well—an edgy haircut to go with your equally edgy hair color.

Editor’s tip: When blow drying blunt bangs, don’t forget to spray TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist on your hair to prevent heat damage. 

Highlights for dark hair: Closeup shot of a woman with long dark wavy hair with blonde highlights wearing a black sleeveless top
Blonde highlights on brown hair? Awesome. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Light blonde

Add blonde in small doses by getting blonde highlights. You can choose from a variety of blonde shades—from cool platinum blonde to a warmer shade like honey blonde. Just remember: bleaching opens up the hair cuticles, making your hair dry and brittle. Use conditioner and hair masks liberally to replenish lost moisture and minimize hair damage.

Editor’s tip: Revive damaged, salon-treated hair with a weekly application of TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask. It’s like giving your beloved hair a spa treatment! 

Highlights for dark hair: Closeup shot
If you can’t decide between two colors, get them both. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Mixed highlights

You can dye your hair with two (or more!) colors if you’re feeling adventurous. Choose colors from the same color family, like blue and violet or brown and orange. You can also choose two entirely different colors as long as they’re complementary. You wouldn’t want a mishmash of random colors on your head, would you?

Editor’s tip: Got extremely damaged hair due to frequent styling and coloring? Use TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo to help reinforce your hair’s natural protective barrier and guard it against future damage. 

Get the hair products you need by using the following links:
Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner
TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist
TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask
TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo

Add drama to your tresses with these highlights for dark hair. Sometimes, a bit of color is all you need to revamp your look and say hello to a new you.

Next read: Take a break from your dark mane. Try something new. Here are hair colors for long hair that will let your personality shine. 

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