Blonde and brown hair: 7 ways to wear the two hues in perfect unison

These Instagrammers prove that blonde and brown hair are the perfect colour combo!  

Hair colour feeling a bit dull? Whether you’re looking to update your existing hue or are yearning for a complete style overhaul, you need to check out our round up of the most stunning blonde and brown hair hues before you make your final decision.

From subtle variations to jaw-dropping styles, these Instagrammers are currently wearing their blonde and brown hair in some seriously fab styles! Find your perfect colour match, below.

Blonde and brown hair: The perfect colour combination you need to try


mid length to long brown hair with blonde highlights framing the face
This blonde and brown hair shade is a match made in heaven. Credit:

1. Face framing highlights

Not sure what face framing highlights are? Just think of it as hair contouring. And just like face contouring, they help to highlight and accentuate your best facial features, as well softening stronger ones.

Simply by adding more blonde highlights around the front of her light brown hair, this Instagrammer draws attention to all the right places. Credit: @chelseahaircutters

Editor’s tip: As with any dyed hair look, you’ll need to switch your wash and care system to one that’s formulated especially for coloured tresses. We love the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner for it’s Vibrant Colour Lock formula, which will help your hue last longer.

Sunkissed brown hair with light blonde ombre finish on mid length long wavy hair
Ombre hair goals. Credit:

2. Sun-kissed ombre

If you like an all over colour, but think root touch ups are just a little too high maintenance, then ombre styles will be right up your street. Why? Because having a darker root is exactly what this style is all about!

This blonde babe has left her naturally dark roots uncoloured for a sun-kissed ombre finish, perfectly suited to her glowing complexion and dazzling eye colour. Credit: @nataliestal

natural medium toned brown hair with soft highlights on long haired model
This subtle finish is oh so natural and incredibly flattering. Credit:

3. Natural highlights

Looking for blonde and brown hair hues that have a natural finish? Then we suggest going for a super soft finish, like this brown-haired beauty.

By adding a blonde hue that is close to her light brown shade, this Instagrammer gives the look a subtle finish, while still getting the benefits of added dimension and fluidity to the hair. Not to mention that it is equally as breathtaking as any bold colour transition! Credit: @dianashin

model with very long hair with brown to blonde ombre finish in poker straight style
Ombre perfection. Credit:

4. Ombre perfection

How flawless does this brown to blonde ombre look? Ombre styles are a fantastic way to try out some really cool colours, enabling you to blend shades from one to another with ease.

However, if you’re sticking to a blonde and brown hair colour combo, be inspired by this striking flow of colour and we guarantee all your friends will be green with envy. Credit: @sancoiffure_byserhat

long bob graduated bob haircut with brown to blonde balayage hair with wavy finish
This multi-toned balayage finish is flawless. Credit:

5. Multi-toned balayage

Unlike dip-dye styles, balayage has the advantage of playing around with multiple colours and application techniques.

Choose between natural sun-kissed finishes or up your mane game by opting for varying tones, like this Instagrammer – either way, balayage gives the wearer less noticeable regrowth lines (bonus!). Credit: @eraybeler

Editor’s tip: If you love a wavy style, try applying the Toni&Guy Wave Memorising Balm through the lengths of towel-dried hair. The wave recall technology will help to enhance and define your curls, for the very best results!

long dark brown haired model with blonde highlights framing the face while wearing logo jumper
A little bit of face framing highlights never hurt anyone. Credit:

6. Contrasting babylights

We love how blonde highlights can still help transform even dark brown hair. Take these babylights for example: by adding superfine strands of blonde to dark hair, you’ll effortlessly bring out the best in your mane. Credit: @sophiamiacova

shoulder length ash brown hair with blonde toned chunky highlights swept across the face
Chunky highlights have been given a modern makeover. Credit:

7. Chunky highlights

We love how chunky highlights have been modernised. Gone are the symmetrical stripes and in are the cleverly placed blends of colour. Teaming her ash brown hair with a mix of soft brown and ice blonde hues, this lovely lady gives this look a seriously fresh feel. Credit: @missmary_79


Has this left you wanting an extra dose of brown hair inspiration? If so, head on over to our Brown Hair page for all the best celebrity transformations and A-list styles in town!

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