The Best Lowlights and Highlights: 9 Spring-Ready Looks

Rev up your color with some spring-appropriate streaks.

The best lowlights and highlights definitely enhance any color look, as they give your hair shade some extra depth and dimension. Given the options available out there, it’s understandable to get a bit overwhelmed and stuck with a serious case of analysis paralysis. If you find yourself totally stumped on what kind of highlighted look to try, we put together several looks that we’re predicting will be all the rage this coming season. Read on for nine best lowlights looks you should consider for the spring season:

The Best Lowlights for Spring: 9 Fresh Looks to Try

the best lowlights can help your blonde color look pop
Blonde lowlights help your color look pop. Photo credit: Dvora

1. Blonde Lowlights

If you want to give your blonde base a more multidimensional effect, adding in some darker (or ashier) blonde lowlights helps your color look full of life. To get the look, be sure to ask your colorist to use balayage highlighting technique to create a look with contrasting blonde tones.

the best lowlights and highlights Include honey blonde color
Honey-blonde highlights pep up your brunette base color. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Honey-Blonde Highlights

When you want your brown base color to pop, adding in some honey blonde or golden highlights easily helps brighten up any complexion. To get the look, ask your colorist to carefully create warm balayage highlights all over your hair. This helps your brown and blonde tones blend together with ease.

the best lowlights for the season include funky blorange color
Blorange highlights are unexpected and fun. Photo credit: Instagram.com/jaclynlacyhair

3. Blorange Highlights

Great for those with blonde or light brown bases, adding in some blorange highlights gives your hair a cool ombré-like effect. However, maintaining your vibrant color look for this one is work in itself, so you’ll want to use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner such as TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and TRESemmé Color Revitalize Conditioner to keep your shade vibrant.

the best lowlights and highlights include chunky streaks
Chunky lowlights look dramatic and chic.

4. Chunky Lowlights

The best lowlights are all about dramatic contrast, so don’t be afraid to experiment with chunkier lowlights in order to help your overall color stand out.

the best lowlights like an auburn balayage
Red lowlights help spice up brunette tones.

5. Red Lowlights

To give brunette tones some added spice, try adding in some cherry red, auburn or red-plum lowlights in order to shake things up.

the best lowlights and highlights include vivid pink streaks
Bright pink highlights are always exciting (and really on-trend!)

6. Blonde-Pink Highlights

Dressing up your blonde with some playful pink highlights always makes for a fun spring look. But while pink highlights definitely are exciting, you’ll want to wash your hair less, as these fun colors tend to fade pretty fast. To avoid the unwanted color fade associated with pastel tones, try using Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo to keep your hair fresh and matte whenever you don’t shampoo.

the best lowlights and highlights include dramatic silver tones
Silver highlights bring on the edge. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Silver Highlights

To spike up your blonde color, ask your colorist to create dramatic silver highlights throughout your hair. However, to keep your hair away from brassiness, be sure to use a violet color mask at home or rinse with a purple shampoo, like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo, once or twice a week in order to keep any icky orange and yellow tones at bay.

the best lowlights and highlights include mauve lowlights
Chocomauve lowlights are mysterious and sexy. Photo credit: Hannah Edelman

8. Mauve Underlights

When you want your color looks to bold and dramatic, opting for alluring mauve lowlights keeps your look mysterious and unpredictable. However, it’s important to note that this is a look best left to a professional, as it may be too complicated to try on your own at home.

The best lowlights and highlights include pastel blue highlights.
Pastel-blue highlights are totally playful.

9. Pastel-Blue Highlights

Perfect for spring break, playing around with pastel blue highlights helps perk up blonde tones in a heartbeat.

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