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Highlighting Brown Hair

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Plain brown hair is so boring. And the thing that gets me the most is that no matter how intricate a hairstyle you do with it, it doesn’t really show up as much as it would on lighter-toned hair. So, what’s the solution to this problem, you ask? It’s quite simple, really. All you need are highlights! Highlighting your hair basically involves coloring select sections of your hair in a lighter shade to add some dimension and texture to your hair. The effect this creates is breathtaking, to say the least. And if you braid or do any hairstyle with highlighted hair, what you end up with is a visual masterpiece. The lighter highlights blend into your naturally brown hair to make it look almost alive.
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Highlighting Brown Hair

1 Of 28 RibbonedFor naturally wavy types, one of the biggest trends for this year are ribbon highlights that spiral down the hair with streaks of color. You could go the pastel route and add a streak of bright color, or add blonde tones, like Alba’s caramel highlights. Getty 2 Of 28 Ribboned Olivia Wilde brightens up her brunette waves with some honey-colored ribbons. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 28 RibbonedAllison Williams goes the subtle route with subtle strands of gold woven into her light brown hair. Getty 4 Of 28 LowlightsBasically the dark opposite to highlights, lowlights add dimension to hair by blending in strands of darker color. They’re meant to recreate the effects of the sun, which means strands at the top of your head tend to be lighter, while the ones at the nape of the neck are darker. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 28 LowlightsAdele’s blende of blonde and brown highlights/lowlights add something extra to Adele’s signature bouffant. Getty 6 Of 28 Lowlights J.Lo (AKA anti-aging superhuman) adds some texture to her locks with dark, chunky lowlights. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 28 FrostedFrosted highlights involve bleaching individual strands of hair to achieve a multi-colored light-and-dark blonde effect. The look tends to go hand-in-hand with shorter hairstyles, and you can see how the variation adds a playful look to pixie cuts like J.Law’s. Getty 8 Of 28 FrostedCharlize Theron’s pixie cut contrasts dark visible roots with platinum tips. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 28 Frosted You can really see the salt-and-pepper effect in Carey Mulligan’s cropped ‘do, which creates a cool full-headed blend. Getty 10 Of 28 BalayageBalayage, AKA hair painting, is a technique in which the colorist places color where the sun would hit for a natural-looking effect—like Jessica Biel’s. Next Gallery 16 “Bronde” Hair Colors You Should Consider All about this edgy-but-sophisticated “bronde” look. By Lori Keong and Alanna Greco GIF Of 28 Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Presented by Created by Created by Marie Claire for From Marie Claire for
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Highlighting Brown Hair

1 Of 28 RibbonedFor naturally wavy types, one of the biggest trends for this year are ribbon highlights that spiral down the hair with streaks of color. You could go the pastel route and add a streak of bright color, or add blonde tones, like Alba’s caramel highlights. Getty 2 Of 28 Ribboned Olivia Wilde brightens up her brunette waves with some honey-colored ribbons. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 28 RibbonedAllison Williams goes the subtle route with subtle strands of gold woven into her light brown hair. Getty 4 Of 28 LowlightsBasically the dark opposite to highlights, lowlights add dimension to hair by blending in strands of darker color. They’re meant to recreate the effects of the sun, which means strands at the top of your head tend to be lighter, while the ones at the nape of the neck are darker. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 28 LowlightsAdele’s blende of blonde and brown highlights/lowlights add something extra to Adele’s signature bouffant. Getty 6 Of 28 Lowlights J.Lo (AKA anti-aging superhuman) adds some texture to her locks with dark, chunky lowlights. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 28 FrostedFrosted highlights involve bleaching individual strands of hair to achieve a multi-colored light-and-dark blonde effect. The look tends to go hand-in-hand with shorter hairstyles, and you can see how the variation adds a playful look to pixie cuts like J.Law’s. Getty 8 Of 28 FrostedCharlize Theron’s pixie cut contrasts dark visible roots with platinum tips. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 28 Frosted You can really see the salt-and-pepper effect in Carey Mulligan’s cropped ‘do, which creates a cool full-headed blend. Getty 10 Of 28 BalayageBalayage, AKA hair painting, is a technique in which the colorist places color where the sun would hit for a natural-looking effect—like Jessica Biel’s. Next Gallery 16 “Bronde” Hair Colors You Should Consider All about this edgy-but-sophisticated “bronde” look. By Lori Keong and Alanna Greco
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Highlighting Brown Hair

1 Of 28 RibbonedFor naturally wavy types, one of the biggest trends for this year are ribbon highlights that spiral down the hair with streaks of color. You could go the pastel route and add a streak of bright color, or add blonde tones, like Alba’s caramel highlights. Getty 2 Of 28 Ribboned Olivia Wilde brightens up her brunette waves with some honey-colored ribbons. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 28 RibbonedAllison Williams goes the subtle route with subtle strands of gold woven into her light brown hair. Getty 4 Of 28 LowlightsBasically the dark opposite to highlights, lowlights add dimension to hair by blending in strands of darker color. They’re meant to recreate the effects of the sun, which means strands at the top of your head tend to be lighter, while the ones at the nape of the neck are darker. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 28 LowlightsAdele’s blende of blonde and brown highlights/lowlights add something extra to Adele’s signature bouffant. Getty 6 Of 28 Lowlights J.Lo (AKA anti-aging superhuman) adds some texture to her locks with dark, chunky lowlights. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 28 FrostedFrosted highlights involve bleaching individual strands of hair to achieve a multi-colored light-and-dark blonde effect. The look tends to go hand-in-hand with shorter hairstyles, and you can see how the variation adds a playful look to pixie cuts like J.Law’s. Getty 8 Of 28 FrostedCharlize Theron’s pixie cut contrasts dark visible roots with platinum tips. GettyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 28 Frosted You can really see the salt-and-pepper effect in Carey Mulligan’s cropped ‘do, which creates a cool full-headed blend. Getty 10 Of 28 BalayageBalayage, AKA hair painting, is a technique in which the colorist places color where the sun would hit for a natural-looking effect—like Jessica Biel’s.
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Highlighting Brown Hair

Brown hair with highlights is something you cannot go wrong with. There is a multitude of different options to play around with, like caramel hair in the balayage technique, sun-kissed pieces for brown hair, subtle honey brown highlights that give special natural-looking glow to your locks, and many others. Well, you can also start off with your natural base then add some golden brunette highlights like in the photo.
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Highlighting Brown Hair

Beautiful, dark brown hair can be stunningly beautiful, shiny and rich. Although dark brown has a ton of depth on its own, adding a pop of color with subtle or even bold highlights can turn your one dimensional brunette hair into a multi-dimensional masterpiece. Check out these fabulous ideas for dark brown hair with highlights and get color inspired!
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Highlighting Brown Hair

Subtle or bright, bold highlights on dark brown hair are a fun way to change up your style a bit. Whether it be a small change or a drastic re-vamp, be sure to consult your stylist and take their personal opinion into consideration. They likely have a lot of experience and know what’s best for you and your hair. Happy highlighting!
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Highlighting Brown Hair

All over caramel color can breathe new life into hair that tends to be that “halfway” shade between brown and blonde. Although, it often seems too common on women, adding a punch of this delicious honey brown hue to your natural light brown or dishwater blonde hair will really liven things up.
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Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colored highlights as opposed to picking just one! If you can’t choose between shades for your hair highlights, add blonde, brown, and other colors to your locks. For a non-traditional look, dominate your brown hair with red highlights or try a fade of color with highlights and lowlights.
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The warm caramel tones shown above are a perfect complement to dark brown hair. Long, medium or short hair of any texture will be an ideal canvas for this look. If you like the look shown here, use your 1¼-inch curling iron to curl hair in sections.
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Adding red and copper tones to your dark brown hair can turn it into an auburn masterpiece! If you have natural, never been colored hair, this look will be much easier for your stylist to create. It is possible to create on previously colored hair, it may just take multiple processes, so be patient with your stylist! If you have blue or green eyes these tones will create a stunning contrast and really make them pop. The look shown here was created using a curling iron.
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Less is more. And this adage couldn’t hold truer in a highlighted hair look that is subtle, yet gorgeous. The cool toned ashy highlights run subtly throughout the dark brown hair, making sure they blend in instead of standing out. The straight hair look works perfectly to showcase the highlights in all their splendor.

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