#30: Sassy Balayage Caramel Babylights
This look was created with babylight foils and a balayage. My favorite thing about the look is its subtlety of it. It brings dimension and pops of caramel color to your hair without you feeling like they are blonde. These low-maintenance caramel highlights are perfect for someone who isn’t regular with appointments. I would also recommend it to someone shy about going lighter.
Any face shape could pull off this look. If you pull your hair back often, I recommend placing foils around your hairline. This look was created on someone with fine hair. I used a flat iron to curl the top sections, added Air Control by Aveda, then shook out the curls.
#31: Sweet Dark Chocolate with Caramel Foilayage
This look is a caramel foilayage on a dark chocolate base. What I love about caramel highlights is that they can add natural warmth and brightness to a dark base color while maintaining color harmony. What I love about the foilayage technique is that it allows you to lift through naturally dark brown locks (or even previously colored) hair more quickly than open-air balayage. Yet, it creates the same natural-looking, rooty highlights that make balayage so low maintenance.
These highlights are a great choice for anyone who wants to add depth and dimension to medium or dark hair. However, they are not for someone who doesn’t like warmth in their hair. Achieving highlights using the foilayage or balayage technique is great for clients who want a low-maintenance hair color that looks natural and grows beautifully.
#32: Stunning Natural Brown with Caramel Highlights
This look is an enhanced natural color. I used warm and natural caramel tones to complement her natural hair. My favorite thing about this look is that you can’t tell she has been artificially colored. This could be a natural head of hair.
I recommend this caramel hair color to someone who wants to change their look but still wants to feel like their natural self. This look is best suited for someone with a warm skin tone. Long hair works best to show off all the different tones.
#33: Bolder Caramel Highlights
This look is a bolder highlight versus a subtle caramel highlight. This could be a great “round two” for someone who has had carmel highlights before but is looking to take the next step! I love all the dimensions it has with the different tones against the depth of her natural base. It all melts together so beautifully!
Caramel highlights are friendly to most clients because they are easier to achieve and maintain than lighter ones. This look will require a longer service due to the density and length of the hair and because it’s a full balayage, and a lowlight with a gloss is required. If your client has compromised hair or wants to keep it healthy, I recommend using a bonding system like the Redken PH bonder or Olaplex.
#34: Cool Caramel Highlighted Lob
This is a long bob haircut or lob with caramel highlights on dark brown hair. Lobs are cut so that your hair falls between the chin and the collarbone, essentially creating a look that is quirky, cool, and neither too short nor too long. This effortless cut works with almost every face shape and hair texture, so it’s perfect for anyone who wants to switch up their look in a flash.
Any client considering caramel highlights must think about her way of life by imagining herself with this look and her everyday wear. A cut like this requires maintenance and a little TLC. By TLC, I mean caring for your new haircut and color with proper product use.
#35: Gorgeous Long Hair with Caramel Highlights
This is warm-colored hair with a few sunkissed babylights touched with a caramel hue, all done with the balayage technique. The caramel highlights help to lighten up the warm base color and bring out the wonderful tones and shine.
I used Affinage lite powder with 20vol for the babylights and foils. I then applied Matrix Socolor 5m with 20vol to the hair left out of the foils (the base tone). We processed for about 35 minutes after finishing with the base color. I topped it off with Matrix Socolor 6w for the babylights. I used Olaplex (my favorite) with the entire process. My model took home Joico Keratin shampoo and conditioner, Techitaly Lumina shampoo (purple shampoo), and #3 Olaplex treatment. This look requires regular trims every 2 months and a retouch every 4 to 6 weeks.
#36: Charming Caramel Blonde
These are caramel ombre highlights. I used a foilayage technique to achieve the light blonde tones throughout her ends. This shade of caramel was quite the transformation and took about 3 hours from start to finish, but I love the way the color melts from start to finish and how the light and hues of dark brown sugars compliment her haircut.
The ombre look is easy to maintain and can be refreshed whenever you’re ready! A rounded or square face is the best face shape for a look like this. From the front, the color’s vertical placement helps draw your eyes and create the illusion of elongating the face. It’s always recommended that blondes keep up with regular deep conditioning treatments at home as your hair tends to be more porous and fragile after lightening services.
#37: Mature Black Hair with Caramel Highlights
A delectable treat for your naturally dark hair, these sugary caramel highlights can make any type of hair appear dimensional because of their excellent contrast.
#38: Beautiful Light Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
This look is lived-in caramel highlights in brown hair. With the colors and placement, it gives clients 12-18 weeks before needing to return to the salon. I melted the highlights and smudged the root, giving a classic “I’ve-spent-all-summer-at-the-beach-getting-natural-sun-highlights” look.
For clients with lower hair density, I give a halo layered cut to give some movement, volume, and definition to their hair. I blend shorter layers into longer layers to achieve that and use a curling iron without using the clamp, as a wand gives the perfect boho beachy curl, which looks effortless.
#39: Fresh Honey Caramel Highlights
Sexy, delicate, and luscious, these soft waves are brightened up and defined more by these perfectly-placed accents on honey caramel highlights on dark brunette hair.
#40: Candy Apple on Dark Hair
This incredible look was created by adding caramel balayage highlights to virgin hair and finishing it with a long layer cut. My lovely client wanted to go lighter and still have something that would grow out well without looking too bold on her naturally dark hair.
The blend of these freehand highlights is my favorite part of this look. With such a seamless blend, my client won’t have to rush back into the salon at four to six weeks because she sees a strong line of demarcation (grow out). This amazing blend allows her to choose when she comes for her next color service, depending on if she wants to maintain or go even lighter. These caramel highlights are amazing for just about every hair type. With the balayage growing out so seamlessly, it can be very budget-friendly. The biggest thing you need to be aware of when considering caramel balayage highlights is that your highlights will have some warmth in them.
#41: Sandy Beige Caramel Highlights
Bring warmth everywhere you go by adding warm pieces on darker shades of caramel. Combining caramel and blonde highlights and waves on long hair will add a more sultry look.
#42: Toffee Hues for Short Hair
Brunette hair doesn’t have to look boring. Adding these soft brown and caramel highlights gives a kick to your brunette hair and turns it up a notch! What I love about this look is how depth and lightness come into play with the layers and warm tones seamlessly blending in. Any basic hair color will pop out more if you get caramel highlights.
Adding some wispy layers at the back and contouring the face frame allows your hair to move freely and not weigh it down. The final touch is a good blowout with a round brush; remember to work at the roots for some lift and at the ends for a sleek, smooth look!
#43: Chocolate Brown Hair with Light Golden Caramel Highlights
Featuring a rich chocolate brown base with caramel highlights that are ideal with any hair length and texture. This caramel balayage on brown hair has warm and bright shades that always work so well to brighten any hair type and add depth, especially when with waves.
#44: Easy Dark Caramel Highlights
Warm lighter shades can give a dark base the depth and dimension it needs. These dark caramel tresses also allow the texture of your hair to be in the spotlight, letting you style this dye job with ease. Get a seductive appearance by toning your balayage hair caramel now!
#45: Amazing Golden Caramel Highlights
Golden highlights are one glamorous way to secure radiance in long, wavy locks. Its caramel shade that goes well with the darker hue leaves a dimension that’s hard not to fall in love with.
#46: Cute Caramel Brown Highlights
To brighten up your mid-length hair, some cute caramel brown highlights will do the job. It’s a brown hue that gives warmth and brightness to your dark base. Wear it even on a typical day, and you’ll be gold! A chestnut brown or maple brown base color blends well with this shade of caramel highlight.
#47: Medium Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
These pieces of soft caramel on medium-brown hair are ready to dazzle! The balayage highlights shine best under the sun like a legit gem. Finish it with some texture, making it look more charming than ever.
I love doing this for women with darker hair looking for a soft lighter hue or color without going blonde, staying in the brunette world. Caramel highlights include a wide range of colors, from the lightest brown to the darkest blonde shades. Caramel, toffee, and honey are so many pretty tones in between. You can brighten up anyone’s hair that wants some lighter dimension for a pretty sun-kissed look.
#48: Classic Blonde and Caramel Highlights
Balayage and classy waves on long hair spell out effortlessness and eye-catching charm on every occasion.
#49: Bold Caramel and Red Highlights
Here’s a captivating hair color consisting of caramel and red highlights! With strokes of blonde tint, it also creates a dimension effect. Wear your mid-length, straight locks now with this look for a stunning makeover.
#50: Effortless Caramel Highlights on Mid-Length Hair
Soft waves are great for adding character to medium-length hairstyles. Paired with the right accents, it can also bring out your edginess and spunk.