10 Curly Hair with Highlights Looks this Season and Beyond

You can't go wrong with this combo.

Thinking of switching up your style this season 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 streaks using a creative color. There are so many highlight options that half the fun is looking at lots of inspo photos to find your perfect hue!

Highlight Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Here are 10 ways to wear curly hair with highlights in 2024:

1. Copper Highlights on Brown Hair

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Blonde on blonde on brown; how chic!

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. Speak to your stylist about which highlight colors will bring a glow out in your complexion.

2. Heavy Highlights

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

Want all-over curly hair with highlights? Ask 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.

3. Ash Blonde and Platinum Highlights

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Blonde on blonde on brown; how chic!

Try two shades of blonde: one lighter than the other on brown hair. Make sure to use SheaMoisture Purple Rice Strength & Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner to prevent blonde shades from turning brassy. This duo will ensure your color stays as vibrant as the day you leave the salon.

4. Rose Gold Ombré

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Rose gold adds rosy tones to any skin tone.

Turn heads with rose gold ombré highlights. This beautiful blend of blonde and pink hues will highlight your curls and make them pop. The great thing about a color pattern like this is how easily it grows out. You can space your salon appointments out and visit a few times a year for touch-ups!

5. Red Highlights

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Add warmth to your hair with red highlights.

Instead of blonde, try red highlights with brown hair. This combination is a beautiful and subtle contrast that really makes your curls stand out.

6. Caramel Highlights

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Add a touch of caramel to your strands.

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

7. Face-Framing Highlights

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Try partial face-framing highlights.

Using either the balayage or foil method, add some light highlights to frame your face. Opting for just face-framing highlights is a huge trend for 2023! These strategically placed highlights will brighten up your face instantly.

8. Blonde Ombre Highlights

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Opt for highlights that will draw more attention to your waves. Photo Credit: Craig Alexander

Mix warm caramel and blonde hues to your curls with ombre highlights. This soft blend of colors works well with a range of skin tones and will soften up your entire look!

9. Caramel Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

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A burnt-sienna version complements a bronzy glow. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Brighten up dark brown hair with caramel tresses. Opt for an ombré technique that ensures your color upkeep will be as low maintenance as it gets.

10. Subtle Blonde Highlights

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Try more of a contrast in your partial highlights.

Lighten up your overall look with soft blonde highlights. This will help give darker hair a sun-kissed glow. This style also allows you to maintain your dark base and focus the color shift on the ends of your hair!

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!


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