35 Stunning Brown Hair with Highlights Trending This Year

Stunning brown hair with highlights

Brown hair with highlights is an iconic trend that has existed for a long time, known for the mesmerizing contrast that results from blending lighter hues against a rich brunette base.

Combining Brown Hair With Highlights

This striking combination can bring out certain hair features such as texture, volume, and even length, depending on the placement of the highlights, ultimately giving your hair beautiful dimension! Highlights can add warmth to your hair and give you that wonderful sun-kissed effect which every girl is wanting right now, and it can also be a fashionable way to contour your features by painting ribbons of lighter hues around the face.

Most of the time, this easy technique is done simply to update a brown mane that needs a minor change. It really is a very convenient way of stepping-up your hairstyle with the promise of a natural and effortless fix! Get ready to join the trend with one of these totally top-notch brown hair with highlights!

Rose Gold Highlights On Brown Hair

Rose Gold Highlights On Brown Hair
Instagram @she_runs_withscissors

We’re drooling over those hints of strawberry intertwined with a rich chocolate base! This pretty and refreshing style gives its wearer a pop of uniqueness and edge.

Dark Brunette with Red Highlights

Dark Brunette with Red Highlights
Instagram @laurynality

This features a quirky and bright hairstyle that creates dimension without effort. Reds can spice up dark-toned manes and give contrast and depth.

Dark Hair with Blonde Streaks

Dark Hair with Blonde Streaks
Instagram @roadjanee

Give off a modest yet sexy vibe with these lovely locks curled at the ends. Take note of how beautifully a balayage can highlight your waves!

Silver Highlights

Silver Highlights
Instagram @glitterblur_glam

Add some flashes of lightning on your brunette mane for a livelier look! This is a very stylish technique to add brightness to your style.

Medium Brown Hair with Blonde Shades

Medium Brown Hair with Blonde Shades
Instagram @hair_by_becky_s

If there’s one thing to love about this season, it’s this fall-inspired wavy medium-length mane that’s painted fantastically medium brown. The transition from dark to light plus the honey balayage make this one a real top-notch hairstyle.

Chestnut Hair with Blue Highlights

Chestnut Hair with Blue Highlights
Instagram @stephaniekempsell

A cool way to wear ashy brunette hair is to pair it with electrifying mermaid azure streaks! This one’s an absolute unique hairstyle that will surely drop everyone’s jaws.

Reddish Hair With Blonde Highlights

Reddish Hair With Blonde Highlights
Instagram @chrissycalderonuy

Amp up your bob with a combination of vibrant and dimensional colors! Wine red hair brightened by blonde highlights produce a totally amazing dimension on straight hair.

Caramel And Blonde Highlights

Caramel And Blonde Highlights
Instagram @annabiancahair

Super light honey streaks create a really marvelous contrast against a dark brunette base. This style allows its wearer to have a lived-in low maintenance long mane that’s so beautiful for fall.

Red Highlighted Hair

Red Highlighted Hair
Instagram @ambersworldof

Become all ready for fall with this cute hairstyle! Stylist Amber did a half head low light with some reds to break up the lightness in her warm-toned mane.

Mahogany Hair with Red Tones

Mahogany Hair with Red Tones
Instagram @allisonnlogan

Why not add some vibrant crimson pieces all around your mane for spicy look?! This technique can save you the upkeep of having solid red hair and still offer you a hot and sexy hairstyle.

Purple Highlights in Brown Hair

Purple Highlights in Brown Hair
Instagram @salonjadewi

Create an amazing contrast of warm brunette and cool violet tones swirled together in an envy-inducing hairstyle like this! It adds fun and dimension to any hair in a whole new level.

Pink Streaked Hair

Pink Streaked Hair
Instagram @alexx_does_it

Kick it up a notch without major commitment! If you want to do fun color but can’t make it to the salon all the time, the best thing to do is add some funky streaks of roses to your mane!

Dark Cocoa with Auburn Highlighting

Dark Hair with Auburn Highlighting
Instagram @hair.styles.by.ann

Transition your hair into this dark choco color with hints and vibrancy of reds that looks stunning on simple straight hair. Ideal when you want a super stylish look with just enough maintenance needed.

Light Brown Hair with Highlights

Light Brown Hair with Highlights
Instagram @yourstylistaj

A gorgeous color on a layered tousled lob – the use of face-framing blonde pieces around the face can make your skin look bright and lively!

Platinum Blonde Highlights On Brown Base

Platinum Blonde Highlights On Brown Base
Instagram @jessicahaircreations

Get an insane transformation when you opt for a full balayage of brunette and icy streaks. This cute style can rock it on any hair length.

Platinum Highlights On Brown Hair

Platinum Highlights On Brown Hair
Instagram @jessicahaircreations

Update your chocolate hair with warm vanilla streaks for more dimension. This color is surely marvelous on medium to long wavy hair.

Gray Highlights in Brown Hair

Gray Highlights in Brown Hair
Instagram @stylesbyalexis.gs

This one’s a really smart and gorgeous hairstyle to try on natural dark hair without requiring too much maintenance. A silver balayage plus soft waves make for a unique and gorgeous look!

Lob Haircut

Set your eyes on this fall-inspired golden butter balayage that’s so perfect for a shoulder-length lob cut. You can opt to put in some layers for added dimension.

Q&A with style creator, Danny Babayev
Stylist @ Elegance Salon in Rye, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is a soft natural balayage, perfect for brunettes. The thing I love most about this color is how it transitions beautifully from dark to light, without any harsh lines. I also love warmer tones on brown hair, but I think it’s important to avoid brassiness.

This buttery golden blonde is the perfect shade for her base color. We consulted on what type of style she would have to make sure the color placement was ideal for her cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this color technique is perfect for someone who doesn’t want a lot of maintenance. I would also recommend balayage to any brunette who likes warmth in their hair. As far as the cut, shoulder-length hair is definitely trending right now. This lightly layered lob is a great way to ease into a shorter look. At Elegance Salon, we love lose waved tousled hair which looks great on most face shapes.

Caramel Highlighted Hair

Caramel Highlighted Hair
Instagram @sarah_cee_hair

We can’t get our eyes off of this tousled wavy toffee lob! Its softness and volume will definitely get you the attention.

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Crandall
Stylist @ Monogram Salon in Jackson, MI


How would you describe this look?

Being a brunette, this to me is the perfect example of a caramel dimension. It features beautiful golden strand lights to give brunettes that pop of brightness and still maintain their rich brunette color!

Any advice for someone considering it?

First, always have realistic expectations. Lighter colors on brunettes can be tricky considering previous color history. Secondly, this style is perfect for any face and lifestyle! The longer bob, shoulder length, hair is one of my favorite cuts. I usually curl my clients with a 1 1/4″ curling iron and alternate directions with each section. My favorite product to hold this wavy style is Kenra’s 13 hairspray. The right amount of hold with flexibility!

Foilayage and Babylights

Foilayage and Babylights
Instagram @thebeautyxpert

Q&A with style creator, Mandee Kozar
Stylist / Owner @ BX Studio in Monongahela, PA


How would you describe this look?

This client is naturally very dark, so in order to get a maximum lift, I used a combination of foilayage (balayage in foils) and babylights to create a more lived-in look. I also smudged the root to break up any harsh lines and to achieve a beautiful blend. This combo technique is my go-to for dark brunettes looking to achieve a “bronde” effect with minimal upkeep.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client with a level 5 or darker comes in wanting to have bright blonde highlights, I educate them that it could be a few appointments and quite expensive before we are able to get them to their desired result. It is always best to start slow in order to maintain the integrity of the hair.

After every appointment, it’s important to take care of your hair at home to make sure it’s in its best condition possible for the next lightening appointment. I recommend deep conditioning once a week, using a heat protectant, and always using color safe shampoo and conditioner.

Long story short, if you are naturally dark brown and want to have blonde in your hair, it requires time, patience, and quite an investment in your appointments and home care.

Copper Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Kira Jackson
Balayage Specialist @ Mane Tribe Salon in Thousand Oaks, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look was done on a young woman taking on the fashion world in New York. I achieved this chic, yet sophisticated color by using a warm copper-brown base with pops of copper throughout.

I love the copper look because almost anyone can work it, and it’s highly achievable for many types of hair. Warmth is something that happens almost every time you lighten someone’s hair, so why not work with it instead of against it?

Any advice for someone considering it?

As well all know, red tones fade fast! Invest in a truly sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. We have this client using a color enhancing shampoo as well, to help maintain color by slowing down the fading process. (She is currently using oVertone “Vibrant Orange”)

As for hair type or face shape, I feel that this color rocks on just about anyone who can embrace the warmth! I have quite a few copper clients, all of which are of different ethnicities!

This color can be bold, so be ready to be bold!

Ash Blonde Hair Coloring

Q&A with style creator, Belen De Jesus
Hairstylist / Licensed Barber @ Picasso’s Colour Studio in Riverside, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a balayage style. I’s low maintenance on the regrowth and perfect for anybody who doesn’t want to be in the salon too often. You can also choose to refresh the toner once it washes out. Clients can have fun and have the same look but a different shade of it throughout the seasons. This lob style haircut is great for somebody who wants short hair but still wants to wear up in a ponytail.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The lighter you choose for your color the higher the maintenance and also expect a price increase. Using the right products for your hair will help with achieving your hair goals if you plan on doing any color services doing a deep conditioning treatment before hair appointments are always helpful to help keep hair as healthy as possible.

One of the best things you can do for your hair after doing any color services is invested in color safe or sulfate free shampoo, a moisturizing conditioner, and/or some type of leave-in serum/conditioner. Your hair will love you and be easier to manage!

Be patient! Sometimes certain colors can take multiple sessions but enjoy each stage for a different look each time.

Blunt Bob

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Gray
Hairstylist @ J Thompson Salons in Woodlands, TX


How would you describe this look?

This blunt bob, in particular, is a statement hairstyle with the naturally blended highlights and lowlights and short above the shoulder length. I love how the color cut and style all complement each other!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle is pretty low maintenance and is great for working women and busy supermoms!

This style can be worn straight or curly and is beautiful either way. The curls will show off more of the dimension in the hair and make your hair seem fuller.

For this hairstyle (depending on your hair type) you’re probably gonna need some anti-humidity hairspray, and I always always always suggest using a good heat protectant! Even if you’re not going to heat style your hair you still need a heat protectant because the sun alone can damage your hair!

I would suggest this haircut for ladies with any hair type, but mainly finer hair! This cut can work for everyone if done right!

With bobs you can always ask for more or less of an angle depending on your preference, and how long you’re wanting to keep the hair around your face!

Chocolate Brown Hair

Q&A with style creator, Carly Kinsella
Creative Technical Director @ Charisma Salon in Friendswood, TX


How would you describe this look?

This look is a long, tousled bob with rich chocolate, honey, and caramel tones. I specialize in color only, so I did not cut the hair but I did color and style!

The cutest thing about this look is all of the fall nuances I incorporated into the color. The client was looking for rich, warm tones to not only go with the autumn season but to complement her olive skin and brown eyes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This work definitely works best for oval faces with straight and/or wavy hair. It’s fun, sassy and modern, but also down to earth and easy to maintain. This works for the busiest or not so busy woman.

For my wash and go clients, I always recommend a bit of mousses (I use Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse) on dry hair finished with a bit of texture spray for volume and added definition (Surfrider Texture Spray by Sexy Hair).

For my clients who want a more polished look or that heat style daily, I recommend a volumizing spray on damp hair (Kevin Murphy Body Mass) before blow drying, followed by curling the topmost layers of the hair and then loosening the curls with their fingers or wide tooth comb after the curls have cooled.

Both styles can be set with a bit of spray for extra hold if desired. The extra volume achieved by either of these styles keeps the elongated job from pulling slim, oval faces down too much!

White Highlights

White Highlights
Instagram @hair_bynay

Q&A with style creator, Naomi Derhy
Hairstylist @ Cole’s Salon in Apple Valley, MN


How would you describe this look?

This look is a hair painting or balayage as that is what I did to achieve it! It’s a fun dimensional but different way of highlighting hair that I prefer. The cut with long layers creates a lot of movement and only adds to the color! Curls always help with a style like this as well, it makes the colors pop and really shows the contrast between the dark and light!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My best advice when considering a look like this is being truly realistic. This color took multiple sessions costing $150-200 each time. It’s an investment but worth it! Going slower to get this blonde is the best way then to trying to do it all at once – that can be very damaging and nearly impossible to come back from.

This particular guest had rather fine hair, which makes the lifting process much easier than someone with very dark and coarse hair, so keep in mind what hair type and texture you have. If you aren’t sure, consult with a professional to find out what your process might look like to achieve the desired color.

Colors like this are nice for a lower maintenance lifestyle – a lot of my guests only come in every 2-4 months! They sometimes come in monthly for a glossing treatment and strengthening treatment in between that time.

Using the correct products will only help your color stay nice and bright (sulfate free, purple shampoos, moisturizing conditioners, etc). Why spend money on your hair just to ruin it with drugstore products – your hair is an investment, so invest in products that will protect that beautiful color you spent time and money on!

Balayage Ombre Cut

Balayage Ombre Cut
Instagram @katiefro

Q&A with style creator, Katie Fro
Hairstylist @ Studio Trio Hair Salon in Lindenhurst, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a balayage ombre cut into an A-line, triangular bob. I created a smokey, deep lavender using OYA Wilds, a semi-permanent color line. I love how seamless the blend is from her natural hair color. By using my flat iron, I smoothed her hair texture to accent the cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This bob haircut is ideal for an oval face shape. It can be worn both curly and straight. For smoother styles, I recommend an oil or shine serum. For curly hair types, I recommend a curl cream or whip. A balayage or ombre style looks great as it grows out. There are no harsh lines of demarcation. However, the vivid purple color will only last 4-6 weeks.

Using a sulfate and sodium chloride free shampoo and a color depositing conditioner will keep the color looking it’s best for longer. As it fades, it will turn into a pastel lavender and then eventually back to blonde. The best part is getting a new look as it fades!

Soft Undercut Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sasha Ehrenberg
Hairstylist @ Abbot Kinney Marin Hair Salon in San Rafael, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a bob with a soft undercut. It allows the haircut to show the clean line of the bob without being too edgy or dramatic. It’s a softer look! I really love everything about this look but the color is my favorite. It screams fall, warmth, softness, & fun! I used some warm brunette lowlights intermixed with honey highlights.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Being able to have a stylist who knows how to properly undercut is key. A curling iron to add waves is a great look with this cut. I always use a texturizing/salt spray to add texture & softness to all my bob styles. I think anyone can wear a bob as long as your stylist can make it work with your face shape & hair type.

Honey Blonde Lob

Honey Blonde Lob
Instagram @hair_by_keciaparker

Q&A with style creator, Kecia Parker
Hairstylist @ Do or Dye TX in Houston, TX


How would you describe this look?

Definitely, my favorite thing about this look is the richness of the color! I always love a nice honey tone with a rich brown base color. It shows contrast and depth while still looking natural and is a perfect transition to fall tones from that brighter summer blonde.

I would describe her cut as a “LOB”, a little longer than the traditional bob, layered just at the ends to give her hair lots of movement and body. It’s great for any hair type and can be styled straight, wavy, or curly!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect for someone who is wanting something trendy and stylish while still being low maintenance! The honey-toned highlights are placed in such a way that she will not need to have them retouched for 3-5 months and with good hair products, will still maintain its shine.

Also, this cut is so easy to style! If your hair is straight, you can wear it smooth and sleek or add a little wave with a curling wand as I did in this photo (I prefer 1.25-inch barrel). If you have curly hair, I would add your favorite curl cream or spray and air dry or diffuse (it will not get that pyramid effect since the weight has been taken out through the ends).

As far as products go, I personally prefer Kevin Murphy. I use the anti-gravity spray on almost every person for added lift at the root and a lightweight hold through the mid-lengths (can also be used as a curl setting spray) and then finish off with the Bedroom Hair Spray for pliable hold, texture, and pieciness on straight, wavy, or curly finishes. This look is so versatile, is flattering with any face shape, and would look so cute with a scarf or hat for fall!

Subtle Hair Colors

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Moreno
Hairstylist @ HQ Salon Spa in Sherwood Park, AB


How would you describe this look?

This look is all about simplicity – natural, effortless everyday hair. This client comes in every 5 weeks because she has grey hair. We touch up her roots and add fine foils for a seamless natural blend. You would never know, but she has really thick hair. When it comes to the cut, I like to razor cut it. Because her texture is so coarse, the razor really softens the hair, and I can really control and eliminate weight removal.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is for that everyday woman, who wants a wear and go style. It’s soft, it’s trendy and easy to maintain. To me, it’s the perfect shade of brown. You have so many options for future colors. You can easily lighten it up or make it darker. Lots of room to play with! But this tone always seems to flatter everyone’s skin tone. It’s so universal.

Chocolate Brown Hair

Chocolate Brown Hair
Instagram @emdoesmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Emily Alderson
Hairstylist / Master Colorist @ Emily Alderson Hair Design in Winnipeg, MB


How would you describe this look?

This is a more current take on the angled bob that was hugely in style 10 years ago. I still get so many clients asking for the angled bob, but to keep them looking current, I always recommend we only create the angle forward, starting from in front of the ear. It’s just more in line with the straight blunt cuts we are seeing a lot of these days, and it also reduces the triangle look when it grows out.

When it comes to color, I’m very much influenced by hair that has been naturally kissed by the sun. When I highlight brunettes, I’m not going for a real bleached out look. It has to look natural, and seamless, the way young kids get highlights from playing outside all summer. The tones are kept warm to compliment the deep colored base.

When it comes to styling, I always love a ‘lived in’ wavy look like this, because it shows off the dimensional color well.

The best thing about this cut and color is it looks fantastic both straight or curly, and the color doesn’t require much maintenance unless the client has grey.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For clients considering this look, I would recommend requesting a thorough consultation with your stylist. There are so many variations of a highlighted angled bob, so be specific and bring pictures.

This cut wears well on any face shape. The length in the front is very flattering on round and oval face shapes. For those with a more oblong shape, simply reduce the degree of the angle for a more flattering look. It works well on both thick or fine hair, but for those with very fine hair, I would avoid any kind of layering, as it will leave the ends looking too wispy – ask for the same cut but with no layers.

This cut is definitely a go-to for my busier clients who don’t like to fuss too much with their hair. If you are in the gym a lot, the front is still long enough, that it can be pinned back, or pulled back into a low ponytail.

To style as shown in the picture, apply a small amount of mousse to towel dried hair and do a rough blow dry. Once the hair is completely dry, use a 1″ – 1 1/4″ curling iron to create some lived in texture. Pick up random sections, and create deconstructed waves by doing just one rotation of the iron and then letting the curl drop. Create looser waves around the face by taking larger sections. To finish, spray with a dry wax and scrunch.

Strawberry Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Cortney Pinion
Hairdresser / Color Specialist / Owner @ Style Haus in Salem, OR


How would you describe this look?

I created this look for one of my regular redheads. Amanda was a natural redhead as a child and, as she’s aged, her red had become drabber. She comes to see me because she wants her red back. Typically, I keep Amanda on the natural side of red, meaning a copper-based, not violet-based tone. With redheads, the trick is to keep the tones believable, which means tons of dimension. This time I opted for some lighter strawberry-blonde (again, a copper-based tone) highlights snuck into her “Emma Stone Auburn”. That way she felt lighter for the spring transition, but still retained her redhead identity.

Amanda is in the process of growing out an A-line shape, so I’ve continued to refine her layers at every appointment. Her hair is naturally straight, so it’s important to create well-blended layers so that her look is gorgeous when worn with either texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Amanda’s color would be considered lower maintenance. The highlighted areas are strategically placed and blended so that roots will never be an issue. Plus, because this is a brown-based copper red that is close in level to Amanda’s natural color, the fade as it grows out will be subtle.

This look would be ideal for someone who has wavy/curly hair and is looking for a low-maintenance style. Amanda is both a banking executive as well as the CEO of her own artisanal furniture refinishing company. She needs a haircut that she can style and look polished, but can also be worn in a pony when she’s working on projects! Mid-length layers look best on folks who have medium-to-thick hair of any texture. Amanda has thick, ultra-fine strands, so a look with volume but lots of movement would be perfect for her. This style is great for oval face shapes but would also work with rounder faces (being sure to keep the shortest layers below the chin) as well as hear-shaped faces (starting the layers around the mouth to bring proportion to the face).

This style was created with Big Sexy Root Pump Plus on the damp scalp with Design.Me PowerDry.Me on the lengths. The combo created volume at the scalp and heat protection on the length and ends. This featured look was styled with a 1.25″curling iron, which I believe to be the best universal barrel size for most hair lengths. After the curls cooled they were brushed out and sprayed with Sexy Hair Rose Elixir Oil for additional hydration and reflective shine.

Golden Highlights

Golden Highlights
Instagram @hairbyjessical

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Lim
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Creative Salon & Spa in Centreville, VA


How would you describe this look?

This look is called “honey balayage for brunette hair.” I like this look because it looks so natural but still can see the dimension of color, and it’s really low maintenance since the highlights just blended well. Also, her hair will grow without a line of demarcation.

I didn’t put too many layers for a haircut but did a lot of dry texture cut to create soft ends. To style her hair, I used 1 1/4″ curling iron and created loose curls for a natural look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this color & style to people who have a dark natural color and want low maintenance. Usually, I keep the client’s root/natural color so my balayage clients come to get a touch up around 3-9 months (depends on clients). Also, balayage highlight is a great way to introduce highlights to people who never got highlights before or who want a natural look.

Long hair without too many layers allows easy styling for people doesn’t have much time for styling hair. Without tons of layers, clients still can see the movement of hair because of textured soft ends.

Whenever I curl hair, I always use a texturizing spray to finish. It gives volumes and holds style a lot better. For texturizing spray, I love “full effect” from Eufora for medium to coarse hair and “bedroom hair” from Kevin Murphy for fine hair.

This color and style are great for people who have a busy lifestyle (moms, students, working moms, etc).

Burgundy Streaks

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Maloney
Owner @ Karma Salon & Spa in Liverpool, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a blended burgundy/violet balayage with a deep brown base. Some teasylights (teased foil highlights) through the top help to break up what could otherwise be a harsh base color.

The best thing about this look is that this style of balayage makes a very bold violet red look much more natural and approachable. It is a great option for clients who are looking to add some bold colors to their look but want to remain classy and professional. This burgundy is brought to life in natural light, but can also look very subtle in other light.

This client is working on growing out her hair and is transitioning from a bob. Once the length gets past the shoulders, adding some long cascading layers through the front helps to get rid if the bluntness of a bob and makes for an easier transition to long hair. The loose wave that we styled with adding a lot of softness to the cut and bring out the dimension in the color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any client considering this look needs to have or be open to having a very dark base color. This type of dimension with a burgundy balayage can only be achieved on a dark base. You must also be prepared for color maintenance. This means that color safe shampoos and color protecting conditioners and styling products should always be used. While the placement of the balayage highlights only needs to be done occasionally (about 3 times per year) the burgundy color should be maintained with a demi-permanent glaze every 4-6 weeks.

This color and style is very flattering for any hair type or faces shape. One of the best things about any red toned balayage is that the hair does not need to be lifted very light, so it is easier to maintain the health of the hair as compared to doing a blonde balayage. This is also a great way to transition a lighter balayage into a fall and winter look.

Red and Blonde Highlighting

Q&A with style creator, Katie Haase
Hairstylist @ ProStyles Salon & Spa in Greenwood, IN


How would you describe this look?

I did do the color, haircut, and style. It was a big color correction. I would describe this look as “Fire”. The beautiful lows of a rich red and the highs of a natural blonde is very eye-catching! When I was thinking of how to title this picture, “fire” was the first thing that came to mind with the mixture of colors.

In person, the red is even richer, and a very natural looking. The loveliest thing is the resulting outlook of a natural red, a blunt cut, and the beach waves. Very trendy and completely fun to style! It is bold but still classy!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My process was coloring her completely red and adding in blonde highlights. To anyone who is considering this style, they must be prepared to have their roots needing to be done in between 4-6 weeks. I would not recommend the color for anyone whose face is naturally very red. The color would only accent that. As for someone wearing this color, it is slightly more on the bold side, yet I don’t think it’s too bold inasmuch it wouldn’t be worn by many people in general.

As far as face shape, the overall style is perfect for a more rounder face, for it does not have much volume through the middle. With the haircut being one-length, it lays flatter to the head, counteracting a round face. The haircut is a great length because it can still be pulled into a ponytail if needed. This is a good balance between a person being willing to style their hair or wishing to easily pull it back. This style requires any kind of root volumizing product, because of there being no layers to allow the hair to spring up, and a good hairspray and texture spray to accentuate the beach waves.

Caramel and Chocolate Hair Colors

Q&A with style creator, Holly Andrew
Owner and Head Stylist @ Lush Hair Salon Saddleworth in Manchester, UK


How would you describe this look?

This look is a combination of caramel and chocolate colors! I blended together gorgeous caramel highlights into her naturally brown hair using Wella Koleston products with a dark chocolate brown in between. I also mix Olaplex into all my colors to keep the hair healthy and shiny!

My client was brunette when she first came to me, but we wanted to spice her color up with a few different natural tones. My client’s hair was quite long and we wanted to give her more of a stylish look with a choppy lob. The cut shows off her colors perfectly making them pop! The loveliest part of this look is the stunning colors.

Any advice for someone considering it?

On this particular look, my client worked for the police so we needed to make sure it looked professional and smart but still keeping her stylish for outside of work. The lob enables you to still have the option of tying your hair up but look super stylish when down.

I recommend keeping your hair looking healthy with hair treatments, such as Olaplex! This keeps your colors looking amazing but also protects your hair from damage and breakage. I would say this style is perfect for someone wanting a modern cut with a busy life and this style is suitable for all face shapes. I love this look so much that after recently getting married, I cut my hair off into a lob shape! It is super thick and chic!

Curly Hair with Golden Highlights

Curly Hair with Golden Highlights
Instagram @bonita_1216

Q&A with style creator, Bonita Padro
Owner / Senior Stylist @ LYNX Hair Lounge in Hillsborough, NJ


How would you describe this look?

I would call this all natural beachy wavy, curly tousled mane. This style is very effortless and wears for well over a week without having to wash it. This clients name is Jessica, and she is a mother of 6 kids and also the manager of my salon Lynx Hair Lounge.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle is perfect for a multitasking working mom on the go! This brunette is a warm golden toned balayage – she does a root touch up color every 5 weeks and she does a balayage every 3 months. This is a very easy maintainable hairstyle and color. She lets her hair air dry, and she starts with a leave-in conditioner “It’s A 10”.

Then she applies Paul Mitchell strong hold gel and PaulMitchelll root lifter spray. She clips the top crown area of head and lets her curls air dry to maintain her curls she sprays Marula Shine Spray by Paul Mitchell, and on her roots she sprays a dry shampoo Invisible Wear also by Paul Mitchell – she fixes her curls daily with a Paul Mitchell wand and adds on top to set it a product called Neon Sugar Dry Conditioner Spray by Paul Mitchell.