No matter whether your brown locks are straight or wavy, adding highlights is an easy way to elevate their style and add dimension.
Copper highlights will bring flair or caramel balayage for an organic sun-streaked effect.
Subtle Highlighted Features
If you prefer subtly highlighted features, have your stylist paint thin ribbons of lighter color around your face.
For a bolder effect, ask him/her to focus thicker blonde streaks on bangs and cheekbones for maximum impact.
Dark Brown Balayage with Barely-There Highlights
Dark brown hair with caramel-hued balayage highlights is an elegant way to give yourself a summertime look that’s both gorgeous and subdued.
Naturally Sunkissed Glow
Have your stylist add caramel highlights in the front section for a naturally sunkissed glow.
Impressive Mahogany Hue
Show off your beauty in all its glory with an impressive mahogany hue on your mane. This rich color adds depth and mystery, making big blow-dried curls look gorgeous.
Dark Brown Balayage with Chestnut Highlights
Request light chestnut highlights throughout your locks for a sun-kissed effect to give your natural dark brown locks a sunkissed sleepover. This combination will add shine and dimension.
Warm-Toned Highlights with Balayage
A balayage technique is ideal for adding warm-toned highlights to brown hair. You can have this done throughout or just around your face; it works well when combined with deep side parts and box braids.
Dark Brown Balayage with Golden Blonde Highlights
Suppose you prefer a low-maintenance brown hair color with blonde highlights. In that case, balayage is an effective and non-damaging technique that blends beautifully into natural strands without the same level of damage as traditional highlights.
Cool-Toned Ash Brown with Blonde Highlights
Soft, cool-toned ash brown is another stunning shade to pair with blonde highlights. Consider adding golden-blonde balayage into the ends of your strands to highlight eyes and cheekbones.
High-Contrast Hair Color with Caramel Blonde Balayage
Add bolder flair with chunky caramel blonde balayage added to dark brown locks for a stunning high-contrast hair color! It works exceptionally well on thick strands with curly or wavy textures.
Feminine Balayage with Peach-Pink Highlights
Add a feminine touch to your natural brown hair color with this feminine balayage shade featuring subtle pieces of peach and pink that combine seamlessly into each strand to produce a slightly rosy hue.
Cool-Toned Brown Balayage with Caramel Blonde Highlights
Ask your stylist for this cool-toned brown balayage with caramel blonde highlights for an appealing sunkissed glow that makes your tresses appear full and healthy. The warm neutral shades will give your locks an eye-catching sunkissed glow and a stunning, rich appearance.
Mahogany and Auburn Sombre
This mahogany and auburn somber is an eye-catching way to add dimension to brown hair. The ombre highlights fade into a lighter brown, almost gold, creating an eye-catching contrast against your natural hue.
Dark Brown Balayage with Light Blonde Highlights
Dark brown hair with balayage is an exquisite combination, from tortoiseshell brown to more unexpected hues like smoky ash blonde. There are numerous ways to lighten up brunette locks through this technique.
Warm, Rich Look with Ashy Dark-as-Coal Brown
For a warm, rich look, combine ashy dark-as-coal brown with golden and honey-blonde highlights for an eye-catching caramel-hued style. This combination works exceptionally well when framing facial features.
Caramel Balayage on Curly Locks
Caramel balayage looks stunning on any hair texture but incredibly attractive on curly locks. Wella Digital Ambassador James Earnshaw created this gorgeous bob with its chocolatey highlights that truly shine through.
Brunette Balayage with Red Highlights
This brunette balayage style features a rich, deep burgundy shade at the roots that transitions seamlessly to a fiery lava red hue at the ends for an eye-catching and captivating appearance that will surely catch the eyes.
Understated Brown Hue with Highlights
For an understated brown hue with highlights, look to celebrity colorist Johnny Ramirez’s sandy blonde balayage shade, as shown here. The cool-toned highlights work particularly well for brunettes with warm skin tones as they fade gradually without creating an obvious line between highlights and base color.
Dark Balayage with Glistening Chocolate Ribbons
Dark balayage can be an elegant solution for anyone with long hair, especially when combined with the appropriate colors. Glistening chocolate ribbons add dimension and work perfectly with natural light brown highlights for an eye-catching effect that will turn heads.
Soft Caramel Balayage on Medium Length Hair
Soft caramel balayage can transform dull locks into eye-catching waves with ease. Ideal for medium-length hair and best worn wavy, this vibrant hue makes a statement about you and your unique style.
Cool-Toned Balayage for Dark Brunettes
If you’re a dark brunette who wants to explore their options without going full blonde, try opting for this cool-toned balayage style. Light ash brown and blonde highlights blend naturally into this chocolate brown base for added dimension without appearing bleached.
Medium Haircut with Honey and Golden Blonde Balayage
Pair a medium haircut with honey and golden blonde balayage for an effortless, natural-looking style. This combination is particularly flattering on beachy waves or straight locks.
Ash-Blonde Trend with Dark Brunette Roots
If you want to experiment with the popular ash-blonde trend but love your dark brunette roots, a Kim Kardashian-approved look could be needed to transition. Keep a few golden streaks around the face to match your skin tone while layering silvery highlights throughout your locks for an attractive result.