Brown hair with blonde highlights is a hair lightening technique that paints blonde on strands of a brown base. Adding pretty shades of blonde highlights lightens medium to dark brown hair and creates more dimension and depth.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best examples of blonde highlights on brown hair:
#1: Beige Highlights
Beige highlights are a great option for a brunette trying out highlights for the first time. If you are considering dyeing your hair be sure to consult with a professional on what shade of highlight will work best with your skin tone. If you wear your hair up, be sure to ask for a full highlight so you can see the highlights in the back with your hair up. Maintenance will depend on how light you go, if you are wanting more low-maintenance, you can ask for your root to be shadowed back in to erase any lines.
#2: Dark Brown Waves with Dark Blonde Highlights
If you need to give your blonde hair a rest, consider a color melt with a darker base and bronzed toner. The more dryness your hair has when going dark, the more fade you’ll tend to see. I always explain to my clients that dryer hair tends to take color darker. But, remember that it releases the color just as fast do uneven porosity levels. Try Olaplex 3 in between appointments. Pay attention to how much better your color holds after continued use of the treatment.
#3: The Perfect Blowout Style
Show off your multi-dimensional color with the perfect blowout style. Beautiful loose waves show a display of warm inviting blonde and brown tones. Use a curling iron to get glamorous Hollywood waves and be ready to take on the day.
#4: Sexy Highlighted Short Hair
Go for natural-looking locks with sexy highlighted short hair. Having dark and light shades in your hair gives the illusion of depth and dimension. Try to avoid over-highlighting so you can keep maintenance low and your hair healthy. The best-looking hair is healthy hair no matter the shade.
#5: Natural Brown Hair with Golden Blonde Highlights
Work your long beach waves and natural light brown hair with golden blonde highlights in brown hair. These streaks of blonde look like the California sunshine beach blonde style everyone wants right now. If you’re considering going a shade of blonde all through your hair, these golden highlights are a great first step on your natural hair.
#6: Golden Brown and Blonde Highlights for Older Women
Golden brown and blonde highlights for older women are the perfect choice for women wanting to spice things up a bit. A stunning color combination will have heads turning. Tapping the root with a gloss will also make the grow-out more seamless.
#7: Brown Hair with Blonde Ombre Hair
Brown hair with blonde ombre hair is a great option for women who want a low-maintenance color. Adding a few babylights around the front and sides can complement the look to make it even more natural for a “lived-in look”
#8: Brown Hair with Blonde and Red Burgundy Pieces
Brown hair with blonde and red burgundy pieces is well-suited for those who are looking forward to adding some spice to their hair. The burgundy pieces help create contrast and vibrancy to your overall appearance.
#9: Dark Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights and Lowlights
Dark brown hair with blonde highlights and lowlights is perfect for women who crave dimension and more pops of brightness. Lowlights help soften the amount of blonde in the hair by having a colorist match closest to the natural hair color.
#10: Chunky Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
Chunky blonde highlights on brown hair go hand in hand when tones are similar. Bolder blond pieces create optimal brightness for women who want more ribbon-like effects on their hair.
#11: Dark Brown with Beach Blonde
A dark brown with beach blonde highlights is perfect for women with a naturally darker base than normal blondes. It gives a natural but contrasted result that looks bright with loads of dimension. Style with waves for beautiful reflection as light hits the hair.
#12: Icy Mocha Brown Hair for Women Over 50
Icy mocha brown hair for women over 50 compliments those looking to show off their grey and have a little depth added in. You’ll want to add a lowlight to your color and maybe a few highlights as well. Tone your highlights with an ice toner like Schwarzkopf blonde me “ice”.
#13: Medium Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights for Women Over 60
Medium brown hair with blonde highlights for women over 60 offers a youthful vibe. If you’re looking to have brown hair as you age, then you’ll want to pick a shade that is soft and warm. Adding highlights give it dimension and brightness. You can do highlights every other touch-up so you don’t get over blonde. Touch-ups will be every 3-5 weeks depending on your natural grow-out color.
#14: Dark Brown Hair with Platinum Blonde Highlights
If you want to know how to lighten hair, adding platinum highlights on long wavy hair looks stunning!
Dark brown hair with blonde highlights is a gorgeous bombshell combination.
These hair colors are highly requested because it’s the perfect mixture of brown and blonde and has a ton of dimension!
#15: Ashy Brown Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights
Adding honey blonde highlights on ashy brown hair is a cute way to add a subtle visual change. If you were born with a natural blonde hair color, then it’s easier to add brown tones to the hair. Ask your stylist for a money piece in the front for extra oomph!
#16: Very Dark Brown with Platinum Blonde Highlights
Very dark brown hair with platinum blonde highlights is a gorgeous way to have highlighted hair.
Naturally brown hair highlighted with blonde is the best way to get more depth and dimension from your haircut.
When it comes to platinum highlights, consider the best example for women who have mid-length brown hair.
#17: Curly Brown Hair with Blonde Streaks
Brunette locks and blonde streaks offer the best of both worlds!
Stylist Thalia put a mix of brown and blonde hues with textured hair that breathes life into the curls.
#18: Medium Chocolate Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Highlights
Long brown hair painted with sweet caramel blonde hues in a smooth transition is always flattering on a fair to neutral skin tone.
It’s quite important to consider a dark hair color as the base to match the caramel highlights that will complement your complexion.
#19: Deep Brown with Chestnut Blonde Highlights
Coloring brown blonde highlights in brown hair can result in a unique glow.
Deep brown with chestnut blonde highlights is a stylish look if you’re hair is mostly brown.
#20: Auburn Brown Hair with Red and Blonde Highlights
Adding blonde hair highlights for brown hair that’s almost auburn brown is a subtle way to enhance your natural color.
Using blonde highlights has a dimensional effect on auburn hair that gives it a copper hue. To stand out even more, ask your colorist for chunky highlights.
#21: Medium Brown with Rose Gold Highlights
Medium-brown hair with blonde highlights looks incredible when they have a red tint that gives it more of a rose gold hue.
If you keep your naturally brown roots, then adding hair highlights like blonde will make the grow-out phase more flattering.
A trendy shade of brown hair highlights warm skin tones.
#22: Dark Espresso Brown with Strawberry Blonde Highlights
Women who are going from having hair that’s just brown to blonde highlights have been adding more strawberry blonde highlights.
Blonde highlights and brunette hair go perfectly together.
If you have naturally dark brown hair, then a darker hue will be the perfect transition color with lower maintenance.
#23: Light Brown Hair with Light Blonde Highlights
Opting for light brown hair with light blonde highlights is one way to go vibrant and fab! If the hair is naturally dark brown, it’s a smart option to lighten it without going full blonde.
With enough blonde highlights on lighter brown hair, it makes a sun-kissed dimension. For a low-maintenance finish, ask the stylist for dark roots.
#24: Mahogany Brown Hair with Beige Blonde Highlights
Rather than dye your hair completely blonde, first try out having mahogany brown hair with beige blonde highlights.
A set of brown and blonde highlights will add a bit of fun and depth to your hair.
#25: Ash Brown Hair with Silvery-Blonde Highlights
An ash shade of brown pairs well with silver-blonde highlights to add more texture for women with thin hair.
These are almost icy blonde highlights that can go well with all shades of brown hair.
#26: Sandy Brown Hair with Sun-Kissed Blonde Highlights
Give a sandy brown hair with sun-kissed blonde highlights a shot now! It radiates a glowing transformation for ladies who are ready to go lighter from a medium brown mane.
The perfect distribution of highlights and lowlights makes the flawless dimension. Ask the colorist for a little depth on the root area to really pop out the warm blonde tones.
#27: Short Brown Hair with Butter Blonde Highlights
Dark, short hair with blonde highlights is a beautiful way to lighten up your dark brown hair.
#28: Shoulder-Length Brown Hair with Ash Blonde Highlights
Add some pop to your brown base with ash blonde highlights. Ash-blonde highlights for brunettes give shoulder-length hair the perfect amount of contrast and depth. Opt for curly ends for an extra cool factor!
#29: Brunette Hair with Light Blonde Highlights
Brunette hair with light blonde highlights and soft waves brings out a chic result! The stunning golden blonde highlights with multiple tones offer a bright, sun-kissed dimension. Brunette hair and a light blonde shade work well together. The combination is sure to benefit women with olive skin.
#30: Chocolate Brown with Almond Blonde Highlights
When your natural color is brown, then for these highlights, the blonde tone gives off an almond hue with these highlights.
A balayage brown hair color and blonde highlights is a high-impact way to lighten up your strands of hair.
#31: Mocha Brown Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights
Dark blonde highlights on brown hair are a more subtle way to transition to a brighter blonde.
If you have beautiful rich, mocha brown hair color naturally but wanted to brighten things up for summer, painting artful caramel blonde balayage highlights! Blonde highlights on dark brown hair are achievable!
The blonde balayage hair coloring technique is done by hand. It’s a newer alternative approach to highlighting hair blonde. See more blonde balayage highlights.
#32: Medium-Length Toffee Brown Hair with Butter Blonde Highlights
Toffee brown hair with highlights has buttery tones that are warm and golden, which creates the appearance of naturally beautiful medium-length hair.
The blonde highlights also go well with walnut brown hair if that’s what you have.
#33: Chestnut Brown Hair with Soft Blonde Highlights
Chestnut brown hair with soft blonde highlights creates a dimensional balayage trend. It’s a chic way to give tresses instant shine and warmth. The set of the brighter, softer blonde streaks go very well with the richness of the chestnut brown color. Women who have thick and wavy hair—it’s the one you must try!
#34: Dark Chocolate Brown with Creamy Blonde Highlights
What a seamless blend of dark chocolate brown hair with blonde highlights!
Blonde and brown hair has always been the perfect base for creamy hue.
#35: Light Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
Pair the light brown hair with blonde highlights for a natural-looking shine! Notice how the streaks of caramel blonde color add warmth to the brown locks. Long hair ideas for brown hair and blonde highlights are a lot. Even a short chop can enhance the light brown hair with blonde highlights.
#36: Straight Cappuccino Brown Hair with Subtle Blonde Highlights
ThiAs straight cappuccino brown hair with subtle blonde highlights is for morena beauties! The blonde highlights on cappuccino brown hair may be subtle, but the result is striking. They create a shiny effect and a dimension that adds life to tresses. Both blondes and brunettes will love straight hair with highlights!