Curly Hair with Highlights: 12 Looks that Help You Lighten Up with Style

PJ Gach | 14 November 2018
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We love this knockout combo.

Thinking of switching up your style with a hint of color? Curly hair with highlights is a great way to get a subtle sun-kissed look, as well as make a statement with chunky or ombré highlights using creative color. There are so many highlight options that half the fun of picking one that works for you is looking at lots of inspo photos.



Get Inspired: 12 Ideas for Curly Hair with Highlights



Before we go any further, remember: Curly hair is drier than straight hair. To keep the highlights in curly hair looking more #iwokeuplikethis than #girlproblems, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Shampoo and Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Conditioner to help keep curls bouncy and while protecting your color at the same time.

DOVE NUTRITIVE SOLUTIONS COLOR CARE SHAMPOO
DOVE NUTRITIVE SOLUTIONS COLOR CARE CONDITIONER
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Add a dash of spice to your style.

1. Copper Highlights on Brown Hair

The old, “Oh, I just sat in the sun” natural-looking look of copper highlights on brown hair is achieved with balayage. Individual strands are hand-painted with color for an all-over glow of highlights.

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Spotlight your curls.

2. Blonde Highlights on Red Hair

Red-headed cuties can opt for blond highlights scattered throughout their locks.

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Getting tonal.

3. Brown on Brown Highlights

Have warm chestnut hair? Go for a lighter, warmer shade of brown highlights in curly hair.

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Heavy foil highlights make you look like you’ve completely changed your color.

4. Heavy Highlights

Want all over curly hair with highlights? Get your stylist to use the foil method to create highlights. Hair is sectioned all over; the more foils your stylist uses, the more intense the highlights are.

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Blonde on blonde on brown; how chic!

5. Ash Blonde and Platinum Highlights

Try two shades of blonde: one lighter than the other on brown hair. Make sure to use Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo to prevent blonde shades from turning brassy.

BED HEAD by TIGI NEW DUMB BLONDE SHAMPOO
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Rose gold adds rosy tones to any skin tone.

6. Rose Gold Ombré

Turn heads with rose gold ombré highlights. Keep your style fresh looking with Nexxus Keraphix Dry Shampoo. Made for damaged hair, this dry shampoo effectively absorbs oil while not over-starching your strands.

NEXXUS KERAPHIX DRY SHAMPOO
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Add warmth to your hair with red highlights.

7. Red Highlights

Instead of blonde, try red highlights with brown hair.

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Caramel without calories.

8. Caramel Highlights

Pale and medium shades of caramel make for a soft, subtle curly hair with highlights style. Add shine without weight with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum. Frizz goes bye-bye, and curls will still be bouncy.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH COLOR SMOOTHING SERUM
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Face-framing highlights: the perfect excuse for a selfie.

9. Face-Framing Highlights

Using either the balayage or foil method, add some light highlights to frame your face.

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Caramel and Blonde sounds so tasty.

10. Caramel and Blonde Ombre Highlights

Mix warm caramel and blonde hues to your curls with ombre highlights.

curly hair with highlights copper highlights on dark brown hair.
Glowingly good.

11. Caramel Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Brighten up dark brown hair with caramel tresses.

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Highlights can start anywhere.

12. Half-Head Highlights

Starting by your ear, have heavy foil highlights added to long, curly hair. Before picking up a heat tool, spritz Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist, let dry and then style. The mist creates a protective barrier against heat damage, and hair stays soft and silky.

NEXXUS PROMEND HEAT PROTECTING MIST

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