14 ways to wear copper highlights

Copper highlights are red highlights which can be added to any hair colour to add warmth to your look. Whether you’re blonde, brunette or a natural redhead, copper highlights make for the perfect transitional style which just so happens to look pretty fantastic on all hair colours. Not sure if it’s the right hue for you? From the brightest reds to subtler strawberry blonde shades, have a look at our gallery and see what works for you.

 

Sun-kissed copper tones

Sun kissed copper tones
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An easy way to give your hair a boost is by weaving through ribbons of a lighter colour for a sun-kissed effect.

 

Accent highlights

Accent highlights
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If you’re worried about breakage or are just scared to commit to a whole new colour just yet, a few strategically positioned copper highlights can still have a big impact.

 

Editor’s tip: To fight hair breakage, use Toni & Guy Damage Repair Intensive Mask to take control of brittle hair.

 

Rich copper brown

Rich copper brown hair
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Inject some life into thin brown hair with copper highlights for a warm glow.

 

Copper curls

Copper curls
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These golden copper curls are perfect for women with natural curls and keeping the roots dark stops the colour from washing you out.

 

Copper blends

copper blends
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Natural red hair is hard to recreate. The secret is to blend a mixture of red tones with more pink and orange shades to give a more multi-dimensional finish.

 

Copper ombre

Copper ombre
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Fading from a brown base shade to lighter copper tips gives dimension and depth, even on short hair. Wear it wavy to really make the graduated effect pop.

 

Strawberry blonde

Strawberry blonde hair
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It’s not just brunettes who can benefit from copper highlights. Adding a warm tint to blondes is a way to effortlessly switch up your shade between seasons without departing too much from your regular colour.

 

Copper melt

Copper melt
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Set hearts aglow with this softly blended copper colour melt. Colour melting creates softly blended highlights without any harsh lines for an oh so natural look.

 

True copper

True copper tones
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Thought you couldn’t have copper highlights if you already have red hair? Think again. This bright copper combination will breathe life into your tresses for a stunning and fresh look.

Editor’s Tip: Keep your colour true with a wash care system that is specifically designed for colour treated hair. We love the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner for this.

 

Subtle strands

Subtle strands
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Remember when we told you that copper highlights work for all hair colours? Add deep copper hues through dark tresses for an instant colour refresh any time of the year.

 

Rose gold

Rose bold hair
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Rose gold isn’t found in jewellery alone. This dreamy colour has a beautiful effect on anything. Rose gold hair is just one more way to keep heads turning in your direction.

Editor’s tip: To keep your colour vibrant, use Dove Nutritive Solutions Colour Care Shampoo. 

 

High contrast highlights

High contrast highlights
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We all know that bobs and bangs have become one of the most buzzed-about haircuts of the year. What better way to give the cut a touch of individuality than teaming it with bold copper highlights?

 

Copper blonde

Copper blonde
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We know it’s hard to resist jumping on board all the latest hair colour trends for blondes – opal, pearl, ashy…the possibilities are endless! But if those hues are just a little too out there for your taste, these soft copper highlights are the best for a subtle yet noticeable colour update.

 

Copper wine

Copper wine
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Wine-coloured tresses are always a big hit in the winter months, but when it comes to spring and summer there is no need to ditch the colour altogether. We suggest adding copper highlights throughout your hair, paying particular attention to the front, for a sweet summer refresh.

 

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