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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.
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.
2. Blonde Highlights on Red Hair
Red-headed cuties can opt for blond highlights scattered throughout their locks.
3. Brown on Brown Highlights
Have warm chestnut hair? Go for a lighter, warmer shade of brown highlights in curly hair.
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.
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.
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.
7. Red Highlights
Instead of blonde, try red highlights with brown hair.
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.
9. Face-Framing Highlights
Using either the balayage or foil method, add some light highlights to frame your face.
10. Caramel and Blonde Ombre Highlights
Mix warm caramel and blonde hues to your curls with ombre highlights.
11. Caramel Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
Brighten up dark brown hair with caramel tresses.
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.