10 Curly Hair with Highlights Looks

Thinking of switching up your style this season with a hint of colour? 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 colour. There are so many highlight options that half the fun is looking at lots of inspo photos to find your perfect hue!


1. Copper Highlights on Brown Hair

Copper highlights on curly hair
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The old, “Oh, I just sat in the sun” natural-looking copper highlights on brown hair can be achieved with balayage. Individual strands are hand-painted with colour throughout the hair – this helps it to blend and look natural. Speak to your stylist about which highlight colours will bring a glow to your complexion.


2. Heavy Highlights

Heavy blonde highlights
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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

Ash blonde and platinum highlights
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Try two shades of blonde: one lighter than the other on brown hair.

Make sure to use Dove Nutritive Solutions Colour Care Shampoo & Conditioner to prevent blonde shades from turning brassy. This duo will ensure your colour stays as vibrant as the day you left the salon.


4. Rose Gold Ombré

Curly hair with rose gold
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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 colour pattern like this is how easily it grows out. You can space your salon appointments out and visit only a few times a year for touch-ups!


5. Red Highlights

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


6. Caramel Highlights

Caramel hair highlights
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Pale and medium shades of caramel make for a soft, subtle highlights for curly hair.

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7. Face-Framing Highlights

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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 this year.


8. Blonde Ombre Highlights

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


9. Caramel Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

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


10. Subtle Blonde Highlights

Subtle blonde on curl hair
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Lighten up your overall look with soft blonde highlights. This will help give darker hair a sun-kissed glow.

Take care of your lighter highlights and keep your strands strong by using the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Mask at least once a week.


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