7 Really Cool Brown Colored Highlights You Should Try

Spice up your base with seven brown colored highlight ideas! 

The right highlights help give solid base brunette colors, adding depth and dimension to your hair. So to don’t be afraid to add in some brown colored highlights, like toffee or honey shades to help brighten things up a bit. Whether you opt for warm caramel or deep mahogany highlights, read on to check out seven brown colored highlights that’ll help inspire you to spice things up a bit.

7 Sexy Brown Colored Highlights to Try

honey brown colored highlights
Honey brown highlights give your color a multidimensional effect.

1. Honey Brown Highlights

A fantastic way to show off your layers, honey brown and toffee-toned highlights can help warm up neutral brunette bases easily. These highlights tend to look best on longer lengths, so try wearing your hair curly or wavy to showcase your fun multidimensional color.

mocha and toffee brown colored highlights
Tones of mocha and caramel gives your brunette a sexy twist.

2. Brown Multidimensional Highlights

If you wear your hair long with a middle part, it never hurts to add some caramel, mocha or honey brown highlights to your hair. However, if longer and straighter styles are a norm for you, you’ll want to add a good hair serum into your routine for styling and to help avoid breakage. For a serum that’s safe to use on color-treated hair, use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum that’ll help you to easily achieve a variety of sleek and sexy styles.

subtle brown brown colored highlights
Subtle brown highlights gives your color a more natural finish.

3. Subtle Highlights

Giving off a peek-a-boo finish, subtle highlights are ideal for the brunette who wants a more low-maintenance look. But even if your color requires fewer salon visits, it’s still important to care for your color properly at home. To keep your caramel or mocha highlights from going brassy, use Suave Moroccan Infusion Color Care Shampoo and the Suave Moroccan Infusion Color Care Conditioner to keep your color in good standing.

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Go natural with sexy caramel highlights.

4. Caramel Brown Highlights

Looking sharp on long curls and waves, caramel brown colored highlights instantly gives mousey and lighter brunette bases a natural yet brightening pop of color. Whether you wear your hair short or long, you’ll definitely want your highlights to be the focus of your look. To show off your highlights, use the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to achieve a loose, undone look.

red brown colored highlights
Adding in some warm brown neutral pieces helps perk up your complexion.

5. Berry Brown Highlights

Perfect for brunettes who tend to be on the darker side, adding in some warm brown neutral pieces helps perk up your complexion, while giving your base a beautiful berry effect. While this color looks divine on longer lengths, these highlights also look equally stunning on shorter lengths. To make sure your shorter cut accentuates your highlights, use the TRESemmé Make Waves Defining Cream to give your style some free-flowing texture.

ombre brown colored highlights
To get the perfect ombre look, make sure your highlights look completely natural.

6. Brown Ombre Highlights

Ombre is one look that doesn’t seem to go away anytime soon. However, the trick to achieving the style correctly comes with selecting the right highlights. It’s always best to go for a natural look, so be sure to add in some mahogany and blonde-brown highlights to get that seamless, cascading look.  

black light brown colored highlights
Black highlights can unexpected and undeniably sexy.

7. Black Light Highlights

But if you want something moody and vampy, adding in some dramatic black highlights can take your brunette to the next level. To get this look, ask your colorist for darker highlights that defines your face. 

Want some more ideas for brown colored highlights? Check out our feature on why we love chestnut brown hair.