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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We hope you have been inspired by these highlighted hairstyles!