Highlighting your hair is now all the rage. It is the perfect compromise if you don’t want to commit to dying all of your hair. It is also the perfect way to spruce up your hair colour, ensuring that it doesn’t look flat. Depending on your hair colour and what you are looking for, having inspiration for how you want to highlight your hair is always great. We’ve done our research on what types of hair highlights we are loving, so here are our top picks!
1. The Blonde
Perfect for those who have dark hair, bleaching your entire head of hair to become blonde is probably not what you are looking for, and having such a dark hair colour makes it easy to look flat. Opt for some wisps of blonde highlight through your hair for some beautiful dimension without a terrifying bleach job that will turn out extremely brassy. Go for more highlights or less depending on how light you want your hair, but for a light wash and some incredible dimension, blonde highlights are the way to go.
2. The Rose Gold
A more adventurous colour for all my light haired people out there, what’s more fun than some rose gold highlights? Again, without having to commit entirely to one bright colour for your entire head of hair, pops of rose gold in highlights is just as effective, and more stylish. The rose gold delicately weaved through your hair with highlights is flirty, girly, and absolutely gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want to add some dimension to their hair with some regal rose gold? This is one of our favourite types of hair highlights!
3. The Purple
For my dark haired people out there, purple highlights can be your best friend. Often times, dark hair is impossible to dye bright colours without bleaching first, but purple can be the exception. The rich dark purple tones perfectly compliments dark coloured hair, and promises a regal, stylish, and edgy look.
4. The Burnt Orange
Instead of dying your hair a bright fiery red, try this more wearable burnt orange colour. Not only is it more skin-tone friendly, it is also easier to wear day to day. This beautiful warm toned wash is beautiful, stylish, and fiery all the same. Suitable for both dark hair, light hair, and all the colour in between, this one is definitely one we are loving. This is one of the types of hair highlights that we love!
5. The Caramel
This hair colour is made for the brunettes out there bored of their flat hair colour. For some dimension and some honey tones, adding caramel highlights is the way to go. Some caramel coloured highlights to your hair immediately lights up the hair and makes it look editorial worthy. Great for all seasons, and suitable for all occasions, highlighting your hair this way is an easy, low-commitment way of making a change and livening up your locks.
6. The Multicolour
Unicorn everything is all the rage at the moment, and unicorn hair is not different. This skilful highlight job at the hair salon will make you look like a multicoloured pastel princess after you are done. Definitely for those who want to be more adventurous, this colour highlight job is definitely the one for you. Whimsical pops of beautiful pastel shades weaved throughout the hair is flirtatious, lively, and definitely magic! Worry not if you can’t decide on just one colour, just get them all!
7. The Silver
Silver hair has taken the internet by storm, and for great reason. We are all swooning over how the metallic silver hair looks. But it is a difficult commitment to make dying all your hair silver with all the bleaching you have to put your hair through. But opting for a silver highlight option is the perfect way to sae your hair, and have beautiful silver locks. Stylish, edgy, sleek, and absolutely gorgeous, silver hair is a great one to try.
8. The Fiery
For all my bombshells out there, this one has your name written all over it. This beautiful burgundy is also a perfect match with dark hair. If you want a warm toned touch of colour, this beautiful burgundy is is perfect. Without being overwhelming in colour, the deep burgundy is subtle but stylish.
What are your favourite types of hair highlights? Let us know in the comments!
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