20 Perfect Examples of Lowlights for Brown Hair (2024 Looks)

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist
Blended lowlights and highlights for natural brunettes
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#1: Blended Lowlights and Highlights for Natural Brunettes

Get the ultimate dimension with blended lowlights and highlights for natural brunettes. Brown hair with blonde highlights and lowlights is the perfect combination for your look. Bright blonde and brown hues give your hair the right amount of pop for beautiful shine and dimension and are surprisingly low-maintenance.

Straight Bob Cut With Lowlights for Brown Hair
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#2: Straight Bob Cut With Lowlights

If you want to add depth and dimension to your brown hairstyle, a straight bob cut could be the perfect option. Adding darker lowlight tones to your hair creates a beautiful contrast with your straight bob. Asking for caramel, chocolate, or burgundy can enhance your natural hair color and add richness. They work well for individuals with brown hair as they bring out different undertones, providing a more vibrant look. Remember, your shade should complement your skin tone and highlight your features.

#3: Face-Framing Lowlights for Older Women

Face-framing lowlights for older women can change your look for the better! Adding some depth to your color can make you look and feel half your age. These different hues will also add texture and volume to your hair. It’s a definite win-win situation!

#4: Mid-Length Wavy Hair with a Money Piece

Brunette lowlights on mid-length wavy hair with a money piece are a great way to tone down your summer blonde. Remember that brown hair can add as much depth as you want! Remember to keep it nice and bright around your face for that money piece to pop.

#5: Espresso-Colored on a Brown Mane

The hair contouring method achieves the espresso-colored low lights on a brown mane. Ladies should consider their age because not every color suits all ages. Moreover, when incorporating these on dark hair, ensure the salon uses high-quality products. It’s important that the product lasts and the dye color doesn’t fade after several washes.

Lowlights for Brown Hair with a Beachy Wave Texture
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#6: Brown Hair with a Beachy Wave Texture

Little beach waves on brown locks go a long way. See for yourself with these subtle lights that make all the difference on your brunette hairdo.

#7: Greying Brown Hair

Get a seriously multi-dimensional look when you see the trend. Combine a natural silver hair color with ashy blonde streaks for an awesome result. This technique can transform a thinning mane into a dense-looking one!

#8: Natural-Looking for Chestnut Brown Hair

Revamp your light hair with tones darker than your natural ones for a really interesting and textured look. With these, you don’t need to worry about your hair losing dimension, as it will never happen!

#9: Light Brown Hair with Mocha Brown

Check out this full head of balayage. With a beautiful, healthy brunette mane like this, a low-maintenance and darker color for fall is what you need for a fresh new look.

#10: Mousy Brown

Marvel at the stunning dimensions of mousy brown straight hair! Stylist Katie did a root melt, a lowlight, and a toner that transformed this color into a subtle, sun-kissed look. With its dimension, this colored hair would flatter most ladies with any skin tone.

#11: Hazelnut Brown

Take your fall-ready hair darker and warmer when you get a beautiful color correction with hazelnut brown lowlights like these! This hair will be recognized anywhere for its simplicity and femininity.

Subtle Lowlights for Reddish Brown Hair
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#12: Subtle for Reddish Brown Hair

Go brighter and more dimensional with these lowlights on absolutely gorgeous balayage hair like hers! You’ll get depth and uniqueness for your look with the right combination of reds, blondes, and a chestnut base.

Honey Brown Hair with Chocolate Brown Lowlights
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#13: Honey Brown Hair with Chocolate Brown

Who wouldn’t fall head over heels with this mocha hazelnut base with chocolate hair on beachy waves?! These lowlights in brown hair are a low-maintenance and stunning technique to liven up your plain brunette mane. The melted roots will allow your natural hair color to grow without regular visits to the salon.

#14: Lowlights for Ash Brown Hair

These lowlights for an ash brown hair color are earthy, cool, and melted with some dimensional sun-kissed pieces. If you’re afraid to go for blonde hair, this is a perfect happy medium color. It’s very lived-in, natural, and can be low-maintenance for both cut and color. I recommend using The Perfect Brunette shampoo and conditioner by Pravana to prolong the color.

Dark Red Lowlights for Dark Brown Hair
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#15: Dark Red for Dark Brown Hair

I would describe this look as light brown hair (level 5) with red/violet lowlights (level 6/7) on dark brown tresses. The best thing about this dark hair is that it’s not too long or short. It’s the perfect length to wear up or down and straight or curled.

#16: Caramel Brown Hair

This is a bob with a slight angle, enhanced with a caramel brown hue and some lowlights. If you’re a natural redhead (like the model in the photo) but want some light and darker balayage hidden pieces, know that it would be a nice blend as it grows out.

Dark Caramel Lowlights for Medium Brown Hair Color
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#17: Dark Caramel Lowlights for Medium Brown Hair Color

This medium brown hair color features dark caramel lowlights in a loose and tousled style. The best thing about this kind of style is the ease of it. The color is a low-maintenance natural look using the natural color as the base so it won’t have any new growth.”

#18: Deep Burgundy Lowlights for Cinnamon Brown Hair

These are dark burgundy lowlights with root shadowing that branches off with golden copper balayage and a twist of raspberry ribbons! Understand that red can fade a little and accept the warm dimension of colors. I would also learn how to use the wand as it will showcase the color better.

#19: Rose Brown Lowlights

This rose brown wavy lob with lowlights is stunning. Heat is the secret thief of color. Always support your hair color with products and guidelines recommended by your stylist!

#20: Red-Violet on Golden Brown Hair

These red-violet on golden brown hair are amazing. I was creative with applying the lowlights. I didn’t saturate the scalp to the ends. I heavily saturated near the scalp and feathered the color as I got to the mid-ends to maintain brightness through the ends.

Lowlights for brown hair are one or two shades darker sections of colors dyed into a brown base color. These streaks are the opposite of the highlights. But what are lowlights in hair for? These add natural-looking volume and dimension to your mane by creating shadows and depth.

Traditional foiling or the modern balayage technique usually does the job for lowlights. Finding the right shade to balance and blend seamlessly into your natural brunette base should be your first mission, and to do this, you’ll need an expert hair colorist to guide you.

Waves partner well with lowlights because of the multi-dimensional effect they create. By leaning into the dark side, you can avoid a monotonous look and boost your hair instantly.

Brunette babes Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, and Sofia Vergara tried this hair color trick, and their locks never looked any sexier!

Before your next hair appointment, get some ideas by checking out these stunning photos of lowlights for brown hair!