23 Examples of Hair Highlights to Bring to Your Hair Dresser

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If you have been looking in the mirror at your hair lately and feel like it looks dull, drab and boring, then we are coming to your rescue! One way you could fix your hair problem is with hair highlights. Highlights are a stylish way to try a new color, are easier to maintain than all-over color and the new color will brighten up your hair. To give you some inspiration, we have found 23 of the most beautiful hair highlights ideas. You will find highlights for dark hair, light hair and there are some vibrant colors too.

1. Beautiful Blonde Highlights

First up we have this beautiful blonde hairstyle to show you. The color underneath the highlights is quite dark and the light blonde color has been added on the top. Even though the blonde is light, it matches the darker shade and this results in a natural looking hairstyle. Hair like this would be perfect for the summer as you will get a sun-kissed look.

Beautiful Blonde Highlights

Source: @stylesbymaddy

2. Purple Hair Idea

If you are feeling bold and want a complete hair transformation, then you should consider vibrant highlights like these. Here we have dark hair with added purple tones. As you can see, the purple highlights look stunning and really make the hair stand out. Dark purple like this is best suited to hair colors like black or brown. Other hair colors should go for a lighter shade.

Purple Highlights Idea

Source: @hairbybrii__

3. Chic Brown Highlights

Next, we have chic and more subtle idea. For this look, the hair is very dark and light brown highlights have been added to the hair. Highlights like these would be great for tired hair that just needs a lift. This is a great hairstyle for the ladies who want hair that is stylish and easy to wear.

Chic Brown Highlights

Source: @hairbybrii__

4. Warm Copper Highlights

Spice up your hair by adding warm highlights like these. The hair underneath the highlights is a beautiful brown shade and the actual highlights are a dark coppery tone. This is a gorgeous hair idea and the color would be perfect for the fall and winter. Highlights like these will suit brown and red hair colors.

Warm Copper Highlights

Source: @stylesbymaddy

5. Trendy Highlighted Bob

Our next hair idea features a trendy cut and color. Here we have a short dark bob with added blonde highlights. There are not that many highlights so the blonde color is quite subtle, if you want a bolder look then just add more blonde. This is beautiful hairstyle and both the cut and color will be perfect for the summer. You can of course try a bob like this with any hair and highlight color.

6. Bright Copper Highlights

The next hairstyle we have to show you is fiery and bold. For this look, the hair is a dark red shade and it is highlighted with a copper color. The copper shade used is quite bright so the hair does make a statement. It is a gorgeous color combination and highlights like these are perfect for the ladies with red or ginger hair.

Bright Copper Highlights

Source: @hairbyamyz

7. Light Blonde Highlights Idea

If you have wanted to try blonde but don’t want to dye all of your hair, then highlights are perfect for you. Here we have dark hair with added blonde highlights. The blonde will brighten up your hair but you still have your natural color underneath. Plus, if you decide that the blonde is not for you, then it will grow out.

Light Blonde Highlights Idea

Source: @hairbybrii__

8. Stylish Light Brown Highlights

Next, we have another light brown look. This hairstyle features dark hair at the root and light brown highlights have been added further down the hair. As both the natural hair and highlights are brown, they compliment each other perfectly and give the hair a natural look. This method works with any hair color except for black. So, whatever your natural hair color is, try and choose highlights that are only a few shades lighter.

9. Pink and Orange Highlights Idea

Maybe all the natural looking hairstyles are not for you and you want your hair to be more unique? If this sounds like you, then you need to check out this next hairstyle. For this look, pink, purple and orange highlights have been added to the hair. We love this bright color combination and it will suit anyone. You can recreate this look or choose different colors. Opt for just one shade if this is too bold for your taste.

Pink and Orange Highlights Idea

Source: @stylesbymaddy

10. Bright Blonde Highlights

Give your hair a summery and beachy look with highlights like these. The natural hair is quite dark and very bright blonde highlights have been added. As you can see, the blonde color looks amazing with the textured waves. This is a stylish and easy to wear hair idea and you can of course try it with straight hair too.

Bright Blonde Highlights

Source: @jmalonehair

11. Trendy Dark Copper Highlights

If you love the coppery highlights, then you need to check out this next idea. For this look, the hair is dark brown with vibrant and fiery copper highlights. We love this hair idea because it shows how gorgeous red tones like this can look with darker hair colors. A warm hairstyle like this would be perfect for the fall and winter.

Trendy Dark Copper Highlights

Source: @monarchhairco

12. Highlights for Brunettes

Next, we have a beautiful hair idea for the brunettes. The hair has a very dark natural color and a stunning lighter brown shade has been used for the highlights. We love this because the highlights are subtle and they really lift the hair and give it new life. Highlights like these are perfect for those who do not want a dramatic change but think their hair is looking a little dull and tired.

13. Soft Pink Highlights

Another trendy color that you should consider trying is light pink! Now, we know that some of you may think that pink is too bold, but with highlights you can try it in a subtler way! Here we have a gorgeous hairstyle with very light pink highlights. As you can see, the hair looks super stylish and it is not over the top. You can try light pink and if you don’t like it, then the highlights will easily grow out. Recreate this look or you can add less pink for a more low-key hairstyle.

14. Subtle and Stylish Highlights

Our next idea is chic and stylish. For this look, the hair is dark brown and subtle highlights have been added into the hair. This is another highlight idea that is perfect for just giving the hair a lift. As the highlights are light, your hair will also have a sun-kissed look too, so it would be perfect for the summer. Recreate the curls or you can try any trendy style.

Subtle and Stylish Highlights

Source: @jmalonehair

15. Warm Highlights for Dark Hair

Love the hair ideas with the warm highlights? If so, this is perfect for you. The hair is a beautiful brown shade and dark honey highlights have been added to it. We love this honey shade because it compliments the brown hair perfectly. There are different shades of honey available and these are best suited to brown and blonde hair.

Warm Highlights for Dark Hair

Source: @hairbyamyz

16. Summery Blonde Highlights

Next, we have another summery hairstyle to show you. The hair is already blonde but lighter blonde highlights have been added. By using blonde on blonde, a multi tone look is created so the colored hair looks natural and sun-kissed. Hair like this is perfect for the summer and it will look amazing with beach waves.

17. Glam Hair Idea

Glam up your look with a hairstyle like this one. The hair is dark with added light brown highlights. We also love the actual style because it is so wavy and beautiful. Hair like this is chic, stylish and will suit everyone. A wavy style will look amazing with highlighted hair in any color.

Glam Hair Color Idea

Source: @hairbybrii__

18. Bold Highlights for Short Hair

Looking for a bolder and more statement making hairstyle? If so, you need to check out this next hair idea. Here we have a trendy short cut with added red highlights. The dark and rich red is just stunning and it will make you stand out from the crowd. Recreate the cut and color or try the highlights on longer hair. Either way, it will look gorgeous.

Bold Highlights for Short Hair

Source: @monarchhairco

19. Subtle Highlights for Dark Hair

It can be difficult to give hair colors like black a lift. Every color will stand out in contrast to the hair so the colors will be bold. We have a solution. If your hair is in need of a lift, then you can try highlights like these. The hair looks black and it is highlighted with a light brown shade. As the brown is not much lighter than the black, the hair is low-key and super stylish. Hair like this will look amazing on anyone.

Subtle Highlights for Dark Hair

Source: @hairbybrii__

20. Chic Highlights

Our next hair idea is so chic and beautiful. The hair is a gorgeous brown shade and light highlights have been added. It is an easy to wear and stylish hair idea. Hair like this will suit everyone and the color combination will look amazing on any hair cut. Similar highlights will look stunning on blonde hair too.

21. Colorful Highlights Idea

Next, we have a stunning hairstyle that is bold and unique. For this look, the hair is colored in a light pink shade and is highlighted with red and orange. The color combination is gorgeous and trendy. Hair like this is perfect for the ladies who want to give their hair a makeover and it is great for those who like to make a statement. Recreate the look or try pink and just one of the other colors.

Colorful Highlights Idea

Source: @hairbykacie1

22. Beachy Highlights

If you love the beachy hairstyles, then you need to see this next look. Two different blonde shades have been used for the highlights on this hair. This creates a multi tone blonde and it makes the highlights look natural and summery. The hair is also styled into textured waves too. This is an amazing hairstyle and it is a must-have for the summer.

Beachy Blonde Highlights

Source: @jmalonehair

23. Light Brown Highlights

The last hair idea we have to show you is beautiful and stylish. Here we have black hair with light brown highlights. The brown highlights compliment the black hair perfectly. We love this color combination and know that it will suit everyone. Hair like this will never go out of style and it will keep you looking chic for any occasion.

Light Brown Highlights

Source: @hairbykacie1

We hope you have been inspired by these highlighted hairstyles!