Light brown hair looks exquisite when enhanced with highlights in shades like blonde, golden, and caramel. These hues look incredible on straight, wavy, and curly locks alike! Use ashen highlights to accent brown tones, or opt for a beachy summer vibe with lighter tawny shades. This balayage technique adds dimension without creating harsh lines as your roots grow.
If you want to add dimension and change your brunette look without going full blonde, try opting for a light ash-brown shade with cool undertones. This shade gives your locks a gorgeous shine while adding dimension. Add warm-weather flair with rosy or peach highlights in your ash brown locks for an eye-catching summertime look. These hues blend perfectly with the neutral tones of the waves while complementing natural skin tones perfectly.
The balayage technique involves freehand painting of highlights or dye over the entire scalp to achieve a seamless color transition from dark roots to lighter ends. This creates an appealing sun-kissed look without root growth concerns or frequent trips to the salon. This cute bob features stunning blonde balayage tones at the crown, which fade into a soft honey-brown ombre fade in the middle for an eye-catching combination.
Caramel highlights on light brown hair provide a warm glow that adds dimension and vibrancy. To achieve this look, soft caramel balayage with honey streaks into a more golden brown base color can achieve this look perfectly. Alternatively, opt for freehand highlights two to three shades brighter than your natural color for maximum contrast between lighter and darker tones.
If you need more time to embrace the whole ombre trend, add subtle golden highlights for an added Californian beachy vibe. Ribbons of golden blonde create beachy, California-girl chic in your brown locks. If the idea of balayage seems high maintenance, consider asking your stylist to apply some face-framing strands instead. This technique gives a similar effect as ombre but requires much less care and looks more natural than traditional methods.
Highlights and lowlights add dimension and create a more natural appearance in your hair color as they add depth. Highlights can be applied all over or more locally, such as at the crown towards bangs, while lowlights typically go from roots to fringe. Honey highlights can give your locks an ageless glow that complements any skin tone beautifully. If you’re searching for an eye-catching transformation, add mocha brown lowlights to your natural light brown shade for an eye-catching addition that flatters most complexions and works well with any hairstyle. This hue has become increasingly popular over recent years.