What Color Highlights Are Recommended for Brown Hair?


Quick Answer

Ashy blonde highlights work well with light brown hair, while caramel highlights work well for dark brown hair. Highlights also look better when the wearer chooses a color tone that matches her skin.

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Ashy blonde highlights add depth to light brown hair. The wearer can choose an even look or focus on bringing attention to a specific section of hair, such as the lower half.

Since caramel highlights aren't that much lighter than dark brown, they create a subtle difference in the hair. For the most natural look, the wearer should have the highlights start off the scalp and use multiple tones to blend the highlights into the hair.

Colors are either warm, such as gold, or cool, such as silver. To find out which color tone fits her skin, the wearer should hold up a swatch of each color next to her face. Whichever color complements her skin more is the correct tone.

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