Copper Highlights: 20 Looks That Work for Any Hair Color

Alyssa François | 06 November 2017

One color fits all. 

Copper highlights are one of the most luxurious looking hair colors. The rich reddish-orange tone gives your hair a gorgeous brightening effect while looking natural. These looks ahead prove that no matter your hair color, the tone just works. From copper on dark-colored hair to orangey tones, scroll through this gallery for the latest and best ways to wear the highlights this season:

20 Copper Highlights Ideas for any Hair Color

copper highlights: afro hair
Beautiful copper curls.

1. Copper Highlights on Afro

Looking for a simple update on your curlicues. Dip dye your ends to create a subtle, yet striking new look.

copper highlights copper curls
Get the shiny effect with a shine serum.

2. Shiny Copper Curls

Create a striking look with copper highlights with a super shiny finish. To maintain the shine, incorporate shine-enhancing products like serums into your hair styling routine. Try TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to give your highlights a glistening effect.

copper highlights: red hair
The two hues complement each other.

3. Red and Copper

It may not seem like copper highlights would work well on red heads as the colors tend to be so similar. This look is proof that anything is possible.

copper highlights: healthy hair
Keep your color vibrant and your hair healthy.

4. Copper Tones on Healthy Hair

There’s nothing like a fresh set of highlights on healthy looking hair.

copper highlights: espresso hair
The perfect mix.

5. Espresso and Copper

Use copper tones to lighten up espresso-hued hair colors.

copper highlights: dark wavy hair
Deep tones with hints of copper.

6. Copper Ribbons

The reddish hue of these copper highlights lends a warm feeling to this chocolatey base.

copper highlights: dark brown hair
A few hints of copper tones to update your dark hair color.

7. Copper Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

These copper highlights on dark brown hair creates the illusion of the perfect caramel shade.

copper highlights: copper ends
Add a few highlights to make your curls pop.

8. Curly Copper Hair

Keep it simple with a touch of copper lights at the ends of your curls.

copper highlights: dark brown hair
Add a chunk of copper to brighten up your dark base.

9. Chunky Wave

Add a chunk of copper lights to long dark brown hair. The color blends in nicely styled in wavy looks.

copper highlights: chocolate hair
Add dimension to chocolate hair with strips of copper lights.

10. Copper Ends on Chocolate Hair

On dark shades experiment with a few ribbons of copper highlights.

copper highlights: curly hair orange
Mix a sun kissed orangey hue with subtle hints of copper and blonde.

11. Copper and Orange

Blended with blonde highlights, this look sure creates a standout effect.

copper highlights blonde hair
Mix it up with blonde highlights.

12. Blonde and Copper

Make your curlicues pop with fresh strips of copper and blonde highlights.

copper highlights: balayage
Natural-looking and stunning.

13. Copper Balayage

This balayage effect makes this copper job look natural.

copper highlights autumnal hues
Perfect look for the fall season.

14. Autumnal Inspired Hues

Looking for a hair color that complements a particular season? Try highlights of copper shades that mimic autumnal hues like red and orange for the fall season.

copper highlights: auburn hair
Make your auburn hue stand out.

15. Auburn and Copper

Mix highlights of copper tones with an auburn base to lighten up the look.

copper highlights: ash tones
Tone it down with an ashy finish.

16. Ash Copper Tones

Experiment with ashy tones of copper highlights to update your look.

face framing copper highlights
Copper highlights to frame your face.

17. Face-framing Copper Lights

These copper highlights on dark brown hair creates the illusion of the perfect caramel shade.

copper highlights: ebony hair
A splash of copper to create visual interest at the back of your hair.

18. Copper on Black Hair

A splash of copper mixed in with tones of buttery blondes stands out against a dark-colored base.

copper highlights reddish tones
Beautiful just like the reddish tones from the sunset.

19. Sun-kissed Copper Tones

Try the ombré technique to create sun-kissed ends.

copper highlights ombre
A mixture of buttery and reddish tones.

20. Copper Ombré

Add a few hints of copper tones is enough to give your hair a stylish update.

Want more highlight ideas? Here are our most favorite hairstyles with blonde highlights