11 Beautiful & Brunette-Blonde Balayage Hair Colors to Try Now

Blonde highlights are not a new trend nor a new hair color that everyone is swooning over. They’ve been in style for many years and are further enhanced with the modern coloring techniques.

There are highlights, lowlights, balayage, and ombre… and there’s a mix of all those too! Here are blonde highlights hair inspirations for you.

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Here are gorgeous Brown Hairstyles with Blonde Highlights you’ll love to try.

Can be found in these gorgeous brown hair with blonde highlights ideas. We’ve got the options: short and long, light and dark, traditional highlights and balayage, and everything in between.

Get ready to slide one of these looks over to the hair stylist during your next appointment.


1. Dark Brown Hair w/ Blonde Highlights

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This look injects some life into dark chocolate brown locks using thin, very subtle blonde highlights. The touches of blonde catch light in a way flat brown hair can’t.


2. Short Brown Hair w/ Blonde Highlights

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Short hair doesn’t mean boring! And this cool-toned brown bob got some cool-toned blonde to match, making it a perfect sandy color.


3. Sandy Brown Hair w/ Blonde Highlights

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It’s hard to go wrong with sandy brown hair unless you’re leaving it flat in color. Inject some personality into the beige tone with blonde highlights that match the neutrality of the sandiness.


4. Brown to Blonde Ombre | Blonde Highlights w/ Brown Hairbalayage hair color

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The ombre hair color still wows us with many different but beautiful colors. For brown hair, changing it to a blonde ombre looks seamless than changing it from brown to red.

If you don’t want a big transition, you can try this ombre style. I suggest that you combine the blonde highlights with the blonde ombre. For a more flowy effect, the highlights should start with the brown roots and go down into the gradient color.


5. Balayage Bob | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair

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Do you sport a bob? If you do, are you not switching hairstyles anytime soon? If you agree to both, then this blonde balayage is the perfect color for your bob!

Please do not believe people who tell you that highlights do not look great on short hair. Truth is, highlights look great on any hair as long as they’re done right!

For ladies with a bob haircut and brown hair, tell your stylist to create blonde streak highlights on a brown base. This hair color will also add dimension to a short sleek bob and will definitely look great in both straight and curly hairstyles.


6. Platinum Blonde | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair

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Platinum blonde is an intimidating color to wear especially if you have dark brown hair. At first glance, platinum blonde on dark hair feels like it’s too loud or too attention-seeking. But for hair experts, you have to use this contrast to your advantage.

If you’re feeling courageous and want to try platinum blonde highlights, do a mix of ash and platinum highlights instead. The beautiful contrast will be there and the combination of colors will mesh better in each passing day.


7. Frontal Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Black Hair

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We all know that highlights add to the dimension of any hair and they give “oomph” to any hair color. But do you know how frontal highlights can impact your overall look?

I know frontal highlights aren’t for everyone because they’re a bit daring to pull off. But, if your stylist is familiar with your face and its features, he/she can create frontal highlights to accentuate your facial features! And, with blonde frontal highlights, your face will light up!


8. Chunky Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

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I don’t know about you, but when I get highlights, I like them really thin. I feel like thinner highlights work better when blending in with the other colors.

But since we’re speaking of contrast, I’m also thinking of trying out chunky blonde highlights as well! This is a bold move, but if you’re looking for greater contrast, chunky highlights are the way to go. They’re also good for covering gray hair (if you already have tons of them).


9. Blonde and Rose Gold | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown HairThanks for reading! Do you believe the hype? Sound off in the comments Please subscribe and follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Check out more from Viva La Vibes: 12 Signs You're Dating a "Player" 10 Celebrity Bob-hairstyles To Copy 15 Facts About Weed (You Never Knew) Concealer Mistakes you Didn't Know you Were Making 13 Celebs Who Look Like Completely Different People Now

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If going the red route is too bold for you, then may I interest you in a blonde and rose gold combo instead? Well, it’s not literally the metallic kind of rose gold so no need to worry there.

But this hair color will definitely add a pink touch to your blonde highlights and brown hair. Some would also call this hair color strawberry blonde and it’s trending right now too! Trust me ladies, the splash of pink on those dirty blonde highlights will definitely stand out! And who doesn’t love pink anyway?


10. Irish Cream | Blonde Highlights w/ Brown Hair

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How do you like Bailey’s Irish Cream? A whole lot? You can turn your brown hair into a caramel decadent!

Everything is working well together and I can’t wait to try this one (maybe after my new hair color fades). Well, it’s not really for everyone, but if you have a boho side to you, you’ll enjoy this! It’s great for wavy hair too!


11. Blonde and Pastel | Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair

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Your hair is an extension of your personality. So if you have a colorful and vivid personality, your hair should too! I’ve seen dark brown hair with rainbow ombre.

While it’s trendy, I think pastel colors are better when mixed with blonde highlights in particular. It doesn’t have to be full-blown colors, just color accents here and there. For blonde highlights, pastel blue, purple, pink, and green will look beautiful!

Constant coloring can lead to dry and damaged hair. Make your own DIY hair mask to keep your hair well-conditioned and nourished. Here’s how from beautyklove:

Whether you have brown or dark hair, blonde highlights can give your hair life! Actually, when you look for blonde highlights hair ideas online, you’d see a lot that look very similar to one another. I guess, at the end of the day, it’s between you and your stylist—what suits your hairstyle, your skin tone, and your personality. That’s what’s going to make your hair special!

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