Regardless of the length or pattern, dark brown hair always looks amazing. Adding highlights to your dark brown hair gives it class and style.
Most people with dark brown hair prefer blonde highlights because it adds color in a subtle way. But if you would like to go the fun way, you can use bright colored highlights on your hair. My favorite bright color highlights are pink, grey, or lemon green highlights for a statement-making look.
Regardless of your preference, there is a hairstyle here for you. Get your phone charged, and get ready to screenshot because you are sure to be blown away by these amazing highlights for dark brown hair.
Adding light-colored highlights to your dark brown hair is the best way to brighten up your look in a subtle manner. Here, small streaks of copper highlights are added to dark brown hair in different parts, giving it a nice shine regardless of the position you see it from.
The front part of this hairstyle has more copper blonde than other parts of the hair, which frames the face in a pretty way.
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This has tiny copper streaks throughout that give it an amazing shine.
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The copper and brunette blend in this charming bob hairdo is so well-done that you won't know where the brown hair ends or where the copper highlights begin. The blend is seamless, creating a look that has a nice shine to it.
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The dark brown undertone is brightened up with the nice streaks of copper blonde highlights added. I love the space between the highlights which allows the blonde creates a nice shine at different corners of the hair.
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Straight hair with highlights; this blend is loaded with personality. Show the world you are a fun-loving individual by getting this dark brown hair look with highlights.
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Espresso brown hair makes a statement due to how classy it looks. Light brown balayage sweeps the hair slightly, creating a shine that will go almost unnoticed but still create a nice glow nevertheless.
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With just the perfect length, the light brown hue on the espresso brown hair is sure to give you that subtle shine.
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Straight hair has a way of creating a boss babe vibe. The color does a lot to help since it looks refined and classy.
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The hair is completely dark brown with subtle light brown highlights at the front to switch up the look a bit.
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Summertime? There is no better time to get a dark brown and gold ombre hair color than during summer. The golden blonde highlights give the hair a sun-kissed appearance that will make you look like you spent most of your summer basking in the sunlight.
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Hey, let's face it, having a single hair color for ages can get tiring. If you're not sure about adding highlights yet, no big deal.
You can try it out by getting a few highlights to get you started. When you get more comfortable (you sure will), you can add more colors.
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Dark brown undertones with auburn highlights. There's no better-looking combination than this. The auburn tones are more prominent at the tips, creating depth and a nice glow that you can't help but be drawn to.
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This hair color is beautiful, to say the least. The dark brown undertone is almost completely covered by the ash brown highlights.
The dark hair peeks from the ashy brown, creating a perfectly blended contrast.
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Dark brown hair at the base slowly blends into caramel brown and ends as a nice cinnamon spice color at the tips. Blonde highlights are added at the front of the hair framing the face in a way that exudes pure class.
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I can see this hairstyle becoming trendy in no time. The hair colors are almost completely natural dark brown hair with bright colored tips. The hairstyle is depicted with yellow highlights, pink highlights, purple and orange tones at the tip.
This shows you that you can't go wrong with this hairstyle regardless of the color you choose to use at the tips.
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This hair has a pretty waterfall of colors that is absolutely gorgeous. The honey blonde and golden highlights are used alternatively to create depth and effect on the hairdo.
This hair color is a great option to add a little spice to your work appearance without making the boss call you into the office for a little tune-it-down chat.
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Need the most subtle highlights out there? Well, here you go. This is sure to keep people wondering why you have a nice glow without being able to figure out what the difference is.
The hair has nice soft waves but this would also look great on straight hair.
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The tiny strands of blonde highlights added to this brunette hair look stunning. The magical waves of the hair give a classy look that sets you apart in the crowd. This is another perfect hair color for work or any formal event.
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Brunettes and blondes get noticed, but redheads are never forgotten. The bold highlights here feature red on one part of the hair.
The hair color pattern looks fun and adventurous. It's a great option if you're craving something different.
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If you've got a thick mane, consider giving this hair color a try. The dark brown hair is almost completely covered by the blonde highlights, especially at the tips.
The length and color blending of the hair is just perfect.
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Mahogany hair is a staple with plenty of celebrities, but the actress whose mahogany hair has the most tongues wagging is the stunning Black Widow.
Regardless of the styling, you are sure to turn up looking like a star with your brown hair with mahogany highlights.
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This hairdo has a subtle kick of color. The undertone of the hair is dark brown, with brunette highlights spread across the top of the hair.
The brunette's hair ends in gorgeous golden highlights at the tips.
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From the wavy hair to the nice contrasting blend of dark brown and caramel, this style is simply charming. The caramel is spread in soft highlights giving the hairstyle a rich finish.
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Add extra warmth to your brown hair with magenta highlights. The lovely hairstyle has large curls and brushes of magenta hair color in the middle part of the hair.
The hair color goes back to the naturally dark brown hair as it reaches the tips.
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Dark brown hair can be made to appear darker by adding black. Darker hair tones like this suit people with cool-toned skin. It totally transforms their look and adds dimension to the hairdo.
If you want to make your hair darker but are not sure about using black, you can try a deep purple tone to achieve the same effect.
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I can't think of a better blend than brown with auburn highlights. The two colors mix in a great way to create a nice shade that will look amazing on anyone, regardless of their skin tone.
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If you're an adventurous person, this short dark brown hair with highlights is a perfect match for you. The dark hair has perfect swirls that are almost indistinct from the brown. hair.
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Went a little too far with blonde highlights? No problem. Just add brown lowlights to tone down the blonde highlights.
The brown lowlights added here help to create a trifecta of perfection.
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A combination of red and brown screams passion. The hair color is sure to help you express your passionate personality. You can add more red highlights to your hair to make it a tad bit daring.
Or just add hints of red if you're not used to the spotlight red hair puts one into just yet.
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This is probably the most awesome balayage highlight I've come across. The section of the hair with the honey blonde highlights is placed in large curls atop the dark brown hair.
The curls give space for the dark brown hair to shine while its own curls are found below the honey blonde curly locks.
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This chocolate blend is simply stunning. I love the subtle effect of the hair color. The hairdo has the perfect balance of dark brown and light brown which makes it suitable for both formal and informal events.
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Blondes have the most fun, so no judgment here if you want to go heavy on the blonde highlights. The dark brown roots blends into a glossy blonde a few centimeters away from the root. The blonde gets lighter as the strands descend with the brightest at the tips.
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Don't you just love the pattern of this highlights for dark brown hair? The caramel balayage is done only at the front of hair forming splendid face-framing highlights that are sure to keep you sparkling wherever you go.
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The dark chocolate brown hair is covered in most parts by lilac highlights that give it an awesome shine. This is a bold, fun look for someone who likes to keep heads turning.
The color is so mesmerizing that you are sure to be basking in compliments wherever you go.
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The dark brown hair is modified by a beautiful gradient effect. It features light brown highlights and auburn highlights mixed in a seamless way.
You can decide to make your hair several shades lighter or darker, depending on your skin tone. My favorite thing about this hair is how convenient it would be to carry due to the nice length.
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This brown and silver hair has natural vibes. To transform your brown hair to this color, you'll need to go heavy on the silver highlights.
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Want to get a color that will have you looking like you stepped right out of a fairy tale? Well, here you go. The length and color combination of rose brown, copper, and deep brown hair is just magical.
The rose brown highlights are concentrated in the front, helping her facial features stand out and shine.
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This is the definition of sun-kissed. Grey highlights at the front of the hair completely transform the look. The bright face-framing highlights are sure to help your brown eyes sparkle.
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With its soft waves, this hair is quite easy to achieve. You can DIY by applying the rose-gold color freehand.
After you've washed it out, use your flat iron to give it a nice straight look. To achieve the slight waves, roll your hair around the flat iron when you get close to the tips.
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Skip this if you're not a daring baddie. This baddie hair features dark brown base color with royal blue at the tips.
The gap between the brown hair and blue tips is bridged by black hair giving it a smooth transition.
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One look at the cute highlights on this hair and you can be sure that you'll get tons of compliments. Bright pink highlights are at the front and tips with rose brown hair at the middle part of the back.
This hairstyle looks like it was done by a hairstylist who is also an artist, thus the magical blend of colors.
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Is it just me or does this hairdo have a high-class babe vibe? The long hair with dark brown base and auburn tips fall in pretty waves across the back. I haven't seen anything this stylish in a while.
The hair will suit bright monochrome outfits perfectly due to its great blend of colors.
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This hair color makes me miss fall more than I already do. The dark brunette slowly becomes rose brown towards the bottom.
To allow the highlights to achieve its full glow, pair it with a dark monochrome outfit like a dark evening gown or dark sweatpants for a more casual look as you go about your day.
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Step out looking like a knockout as you rock your dark brown hair with highlights. The lighter tones are found at the sides of the hair with more of the ombre highlights and balayage concentrated in the middle.
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Are you ready for summer? If you haven't done your summer hair yet, you're in luck. This brown hair with pink tips is such that will keep you looking like you just stepped out of the salon.
Pink is a fun color and I can't think of a better color combination to get you ready to enjoy a fun-filled summer.
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Why do I always think about Katy Perry whenever I see mahogany hair? The brunette hair falls into the mahogany tips in a perfect way.
If you have cool skin tone, you should consider getting this done because mahogany hair color looks stunning on people with cool-toned skin.
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If you've got very dark brown hair, using chocolate highlights is a subtle way to brighten things up. If you want to make your lob look brighter, you can use copper or caramel highlights in place of the chocolate brown hair used here.
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Aren't you tired of plain old brown hair with blonde highlights? Try a pop of color. Who knows, it might bring out a part of you that was hidden all along.
Lilac is such a stunning color and will look great regardless of your hair length (whether short or long) or hair type ( straight or curly).
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Go back to work looking like you spent most of your time basking in summer's sunlight. The hair has cool undertones covered by sandy blonde highlights.
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This is not your usual highlights for dark brown hair. There is a combination of red, brown, and dark brunette colors. The red highlights are in chunks on different parts of the hair.
What I love most about the look is the heavy curls at the tips that elevate the fun level of the whole look.
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Bright colors have an uplifting effect on both your appearance and mood. This dark brown hair has light brown highlights that bridge the gap between the brown and orange tips of the hair.
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Switching hair colors is something you've probably thought of doing. Don't dive right in yet. You can start small and proceed from there as seen in this image.
The dark hair has been almost completely changed to ash but some brown hair is left at the front with subtle highlights of ash for a more uniform look.
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The glow of this dark hair with highlights has an Egyptian goddess vibe. I love the thickness and how subtle highlights of light brown are added in the middle of the hair.
What elevates the whole look are the shiny bronze highlights at the tip.
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I can't seem to get enough of rose brown highlights for dark brown hair. This has light brown highlights with some rose brown added to give it depth and brightness.
If you've got fair skin with green eyes, you should try this color to accentuate your facial features.
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Long dark brown hair, blonde highlights, and pink streaks: this is a simple and creative blend of colors. The striking contrast between the pink and blonde highlights looks playful.
You might want to reconsider getting this hairstyle if you're rather shy because the eye-catching color is sure to draw attention to your face.
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This hairdo screams luxury. It looks great with mocha flowing over the dark brown hair. This dark hair is perfect if you've been invited to a wedding and want to show up looking stunning.
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Love Billie Eilish? Well, you'll have no problem rocking this hairdo inspired by her. The dark hair has lemon green highlights at the front which augments her appearance in the best way possible.
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If you have a fiery personality, you might like these subtle highlights that look like flames. The dark hair has auburn balayage highlights at the end and tips. If you need low-maintenance highlights for dark brown hair, you should consider getting this done.
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Are you a fan of Storm from X-men? If yes, then you are probably glad you came across this hair with mocha blonde chunks on the sides of the hair.
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Honey brown and caramel are a combination to die for. The soft caramel highlights are added only at the top of the hair leaving the undertones dark and shiny.
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The highlights that look the most elegant and add depth to dark brown hair are blonde, mocha, golden blonde, rose brown, honey blonde, and ash brown highlights.
All highlights go well with brown hair. What matters when choosing highlights for your brown hair is to select a color you like or that expresses your personality best.
You can spice up your dark brown hair by adding highlights. If you want to take things up a step or two, you can add different color highlights for more fun appearance.
Blonde highlights are the most popular for dark brown hair. This is because blonde goes well with dark brown hair to create a subtle sparkle. It doesn't create a dramatic change to your appearance but works well in switching it up a bit.