#15: Bronde Highlights for Women with Light Brown Hair
These are the perfect bronde highlights for women with light brown hair! Fused colors also create neutral tones that work best on neutral skin complexions. To achieve versatility, keep the hair longer to look great with either a wavy or a sleek style.
#27: Brown Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights and Lowlights
A brown hairstyle with blonde highlights and lowlights is a dimensional blonde. It was created by hairstylist Nikki Pierce of Athens, GR.
Pierce explains, “You get the brightness of a blonde, but the lowlights add enough darkness for depth. Plus, the lowlights give the illusion of volume within the brown hair coloring.”
A brown and blonde color is low-maintenance. Meet with your stylist every 6-8 weeks to freshen up the highlights and lowlights. Use a purple toning shampoo between salon visits to keep your blonde looking bright.
“Rotate in a color-safe shampoo when you aren’t using the purple shampoo,” she adds. “This will keep your toner and lowlights from fading. Shampoo & conditioner are the most important products to protect your hair color. Think of it as insurance for your hair.”
#28: Light Auburn Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights for Long Hair
These are blonde highlights on light brown, auburn hair, creating a dimensional balayage. They were created by stylist and salon owner Grace Clayton of Western Australia.
“I worked with the client’s natural warmth, and I love how it blends from a softer highlight near the root to a brighter, thicker piece of blonde through the ends,” says Clayton. “Creating a heavier face frame, but keeping it natural near the root, means low maintenance!”
#29: Curly Light Brown with Dark Blonde Highlights
This is a dark blonde with dimensional highlights on long, naturally curly hair created by hairstylist Kim Costa of Bend, OR.
“This guest has an amazing head of thick, naturally curly hair that has begun to turn grey,” explains Costa. “She isn’t ready for the commitment of permanent color and had some old grown-out color that has faded and turned brassy.”
She continues, “We gave her gentle and subtle highlights to blend the lightness of the ends with the top. We then gave her a semi-permanent color gloss to blend the grey coming in, and finally added on a couple of toners to get her hair to a more neutral and less warm/brassy color!”
#30: Honey Blonde Highlights on Light Golden Brown Hair
This dimensional honey blonde balayage radiates summer with a warm glow that will brighten your look.
The best part is that she looks super bright overall but still has a lot of dimensions spread throughout. She isn’t just solid blonde but has a more sun-kissed and natural look.
More often than not, I give golden blondes to women who are about 50% gray and want to blend the silver into their natural base color. The warmer tones give a more youthful glow to the hair. Honey blonde highlights are also lower maintenance compared to super ashy blondes. This is good for women who don’t want to come in often to re-tone their hair or for women with well water and other harsh mineral-filled shower water.
Related: See more honey blonde hair colors.
#31: Light Brown with Chunky Light Blonde Highlights
For light brown hair with chunky blonde highlights, hairstylist Katie Broyles of Canton, GA, did a freehand balayage highlighting technique.
“Women interested in these light blonde highlights on brown locks should decide if they’re comfortable with having some natural root showing or wanting more of classic highlight to the scalp,” says Broyles.
#32: Light Red-Brown Hair with Subtle Blonde Highlights
A light red-brown hair with blonde is a lived-in color created by hairstylist Jessica Shippee of Greenfield, MA.
“I love that when doing a balayage highlight, you can go months, and the color still looks amazing without the regrowth lines of a traditional foil highlight,” says Shippee.
Shippee always suggests playing off their natural colors for women looking for low-maintenance colors. “Keep your root color the same or close to it, and add pops of brightness around the face or ends. ”
#33: Strawberry Blonde Highlights on Sandy Brown Hair
Splashes of strawberry blonde highlights on sandy brown locks create a chic dimension. This gives hair inspiration to any woman with a natural brown shade. The blended colors of strawberry blonde and sandy brown give a flirty vibe that suits a wavy hairstyle.
#34: Balayage Blonde Highlights on Light Chocolate Brown Hair
A rich dimensional lived-in balayage blonde highlights on light brown hair was created by hairstylist Channing Bergey of Fort Worth, TX.
“My favorite thing about it is the richness of the lows against the bright blonde pieces,” says Bergey. “If you no longer want dark hair, this is a great color.”
Bergey says this color is ideal for women with light chocolate brown hair, medium brown hair, or a dark chocolate brown base. “It’s super low-maintenance. It’s also best for women who like to curl their hair because it makes the dimensions pop.”