Brunette Highlights

Brunette hair is beautiful, but sometimes a person just wants to mix things up. If you are feeling bored with your hair, try adding highlights or lowlights.  To get multi-tonal hair colors, you can use both lowlights and highlights. Women with dark hair may want to keep things fairly natural and within one or two shades of their natural color.

Highlights can be subtle or they can be bold. Here are some ideas of brunette highlights and how to choosing the proper highlights for you :


A dramatic and eye-catching idea for brunettes is blond highlights. Medium to light blond hair next to dark locks is not for someone who is afraid of attention. This looks wild on long hair. There are a few ways to add blond highlights into brunette hair. One way that is flattering is to streak them throughout the top mostly, with a few blond streaks in front. If you need to ease into the bright blond color, start with dark blond highlights. Add them just around the face with two or three thin highlights on top of the hair. Once you decide that blond works for you, take the plunge and go for light blond highlights.


Honey highlights in dark brown hair are ideal for summer. The honey highlights will brighten up the face and add volume to the hair. Pair honey highlights with medium-brown lowlights to add depth to your hair color. To make it an everyday look, the highlights should be subtle and weaved throughout the hair. Thicker, chunky highlights look less than natural. For a modern look, add honey highlights to only the bottom layer of the hair. When you wear your hair down, the honey highlights will show in a subtle way.


Light auburn highlights peeking out from brunette locks is unexpected. Adding light auburn highlights on the bottom layer of the hair, instead of the top layer of the hair is subtle. The highlights are more evident when you put your hair in an updo or pull it up in a ponytail. Dark auburn highlights are a bit more subtle on brunette hair. They blend in more, but are flattering.

How  to choosing?

  • Younger brunettes may decide to color their hair in wild and vibrant shades, such as red and blond. Cool highlights include drastic shades such as pink, purple or blue. These are some great options for highlights for black hair. However, such wild shades also depend on the profession one may be in. For instance, a brunette in media will perhaps be able to do more justice to blue highlights than a brunette who is a lawyer. Hairstyles are another factor that decide the shade you may choose. Such vibrant colors look better on short or choppy hair rather than wavy locks or curly hair, and give it an exceptional, sassy look.
  • Those younger brunettes who prefer more subtle highlights, could try shades such as honey blond or auburn. Such shades work well for those who have a hair length that goes beyond the shoulders, and also for lighter, as well as darker shades of brunette hair. These highlights would look good on layered hairstyles, as these give the highlights a whole new appeal, thereby making them more prominent.
  • Depending on the age and profession, a brunette may choose to highlight her hair in subtle tones such as caramel for dark brown hair, which provides an underlying yet noticeable contrast to the hair. Another way to attain natural highlights is to comb lemon juice through the hair regularly, and then expose the hair to sunlight. Over time, the lemon juice will act as a natural bleach, and begin to highlight the hair in a manner that is subtle yet visible.

The Example Styles of Brunette Highlights

Once a color for has been decided, it is important to keep in mind the thickness of each hair section to be highlighted. These should not exceed half an inch, else it fails to look natural and the entire look will appear patchy. Opting for such a procedure in a salon is ideal, rather than doing it oneself, as any mistake can easily be repaired in a salon. In addistion, consider and understand your category of skin tones and select the appropriate shade of highlights to avoid any bad coloring hazards.  Brunette highlights is one of the most preferred highlights by many women, and with proper care it can be one of the most stunning as well.




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