If you want to add some oomph to your drab brown locks, you may want to get hair highlights. Professional colorist Emily Alderson suggests getting lighter, caramel-colored highlights. These shades are both easy to manage and trendy, but they can also be a bit more dramatic, especially if you have dark brown hair. To get the perfect highlights, you should consult a stylist thoroughly, showing them pictures of the highlights you want.
To add dimension and contrast to that, try adding some cool-toned highlights. This look is best for brunettes who don’t want drastic changes. It uses cool-toned dye to create a gradient effect on the hair. However, you should use conditioner and shampoo to preserve the color. The last step is to wash your locks before highlighting them. Then, apply a hairspray with a violet hue.