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51 Pink Highlights in Brown Hair Styles to Snap Up

by Sherri Owens

Light and dark colors, underlights, ombre - there are so many different shades and styles to choose from with pink highlights in brown hair!

This is where I come in. I have been a colorist for many years and have had the opportunity to give numerous brunettes pink streaks.

In this post I will show you all the different ways that you can make these contrasting colors work for you.

The Best Brown Hair with Pink Highlights Looks

Here are brown hair and pink highlights you should consider:

Dark Brown Hair with Dark Pink Highlights

If you want traditional pink highlights for your dark hair, this is an excellent option. As you can see, the strands are gently woven through brown hair.

dark brown hair with a pink highlight

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hazel brown hair with pink highlights

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pink highlights on dark short hair

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pink highlights on straight hair

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pink balayage highlights

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pink highlights on curled brown hair

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This is such a bold look but it also looks natural at the same time. This has to do with the fact that the pink streaks are very close in color to the hair. Due to this, they blend in more naturally with the hair color.

hot pink highlights

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If you are all about making a statement, then check out these hot pink highlights with dark brown hair. To prevent a look like this from coming off as too loud, choose the position of the pink streaks strategically.

As you can see here, only certain sections of the front, sides, and middle are dyed. This helps to balance out the style.

pink streaks on brown hair

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In case you want more pink than brown, here are the styles you should get:

pink highlights on wavy hair

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pink highlights on short straight hair

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Light Brown Hair with Dark Pink Highlights

Pastel pink highlights in lighter brown hair isn't as common. This is because the darker shades of pink hair highlights can overpower the natural tones in your hair.

However, when you throw caution to the wind and decide to go bold, you get awesome results like these:

dark pink highlights on short hair

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pink highlights on light brown hair

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pink highlights on short light brown hair

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pink and rose gold hair

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In this case, lighter shades of pink highlights have been worked in with the darker bright pink. This allows the brown hair to still be quite prominent.

pink highlights on auburn hair

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pink highlights on a young girl

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light brown hair with pink highlights

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Here the bold pink streaks have been softened - they start out dark and then slowly lighten towards the bottom of the hair shaft.

pink highlights and beachy waves

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Having blonde streaks in brown hair can make the pink highlights work even better:

blonde and pink streaks

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Dark Brown Hair with Light Pink Highlights

If you are looking for subtle pink streaks in your brown hair, these are wonderful styles to copy. The stylist has chosen powdery pink streaks - they have also been painted on narrower strands so that they can be easily entwined with the rest of the hair.