18 Ways to Lighten Up Long Hair

Go color-crazy with these fun highlighted styles.

Is your hair color falling a little flat on your long locks? Well, there’s nothing better than adding a fresh pop of color to hair that needs a bit of a revamp. Long hair with highlights is a look that’s popular across the board, as it’s both a trendy and stylish way to refresh your entire hairstyle without committing to a full head of color. It’s also extremely customizable to fit your personal style: Go for bright, bold chunks of vibrant neon and pastel colors, or have subtle neutral tones scattered across.

Whichever you choose, we know you’re going to rock that style effortlessly. If you’re in need of inspiration, check out some of our favorite highlighted styles below:

1. Pastel

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These adorable highlights are perfect for all the quirky girls out there.

Firstly, we have to take note of the pastel trend. This wave of pastel hues has definitely made its mark in the fashion scene, and these highlights are one of the best ways to hop on this hot style.

2. Auburn

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We’re in love with this warm and cozy auburn color.

Auburn highlights are one of our favorite long hair with highlights looks for their toasty warmth and cozy aesthetic that is sure to catch some glances.

3. Chunky Highlights

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The chunkier, the better with these highlights!

This major early 2000s trend is definitely going to make a huge comeback this year. Give your highlighted chunks an extra boost of shine by using Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum after styling.

4. Neon Blue

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This vibrant neon blue is sure to turn heads.

Get electrifying locks with these captivating neon blue highlights.

5. Ash Blonde

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This subtle ash blonde will make a major statement with your hair.

If you want subtle long hair with highlights while still staying ahead of the style game, then ash blonde highlights are your answer.

6. Classic Blonde

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Nothing beats a classic color.

A classic look for a classic girl. Nothing ever beats these classic blonde highlights!

7. Teal

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Want long hair with highlights that make a huge impact? Then try out teal highlights!

Want hair that will really stand out from the crowd? Then try out these teal highlights! They’re so fun and mesmerizing, we can’t get enough of them.

8. Subtle Highlights

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Simple and subtle is the way to go.

Small, subtle highlights on your long locks can make some major changes to your style.

9. Fire Red

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Some fire-red locks will turn the heat up on your locks.

These fire-engine red highlights help rev up any base. Give your long hair a whole new life by adding this striking color to it.

10. Light Blonde

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Some light blonde highlights are a guaranteed way to up your style game.

Another classic long hair with highlights look is the light blonde style! Its always a trendy look, and doesn’t cross the NSFW line, so it’s perfect for any day to day style.

11. Sorbet

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Cure your style cravings with sorbet highlgihts

Transform your hair into major eye candy with sorbet highlights. This concoction of vibrant warm-toned colors like red, orange, and yellow is sure to amp up your daily style game.

12. Sunkissed

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This Cali-surfer style is making a big comeback.

Get the straight-off-the-beach look with these sunkissed highlights. Give your hair some voluminous beach waves by adding some Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip to your locks when styling them.

13. Red Wine

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These red wine highlights are oh-so intoxicating.

This deep, dark red wine color is just as intoxicating as a glass of merlot. It’s a subtle yet striking color that we’ll always be on board with.

14. Straight

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Give your highlights a sleek and glossy look by straightening them.

Give your highlights a glossy, shiny and silky appearance by grabbing your straightener and smoothing out those locks. To prevent damage to your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant, like Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray, before straightening.

15. Multicolored

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Get the coolest hair in the room with multicolored highlights

If you can’t decide on one vibrant color to create long hair with highlights, why not get two or even three? Creating a multicolored highlighted look adds some excitement to your everyday vibe, and give you a unique and fun hairstyle.

16. Curly Hair

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These curls look fabulous with highlights.

Curly hair matched with any type of highlights is a match made in hair heaven! Make sure to tame any frizziness on your curls with some TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel.

17. Rose Gold

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Our motto: You can never have enough rose gold.

Rose gold has been one of the hottest colors around, so why not add this trendy hue into your locks?

18. Platinum Blonde

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These platinum blonde highlights give any color a major upgrade.

Finally, we have platinum blonde hair color. Platinum blonde is an iconic shade that can play up just about any hair color. It’s always a great choice for those of you that want to add a little edge to your everyday look.