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50 Marvelous Examples of Light Brown Hair with Highlights

3. Light Brown Hair with Honey Highlights. We love a good wavy, textured look, and with some honey highlights, it’s super chic!

If you are a lady with brown hair, switching to lighter hair colors may scare you a bit. But what if you really want to try something new this season? Try to enrich your light brown hair with highlights! There are so many shades of light brown that you will find your perfect color no sweat! You can add highlights for depth to create a style that flatters your skin tone if you don’t want to dye your whole head.

Here’s a list of light brown hairstyles that will have you thinking about going lighter this season.

1. Light Brown Hair Color with Blonde Highlights. Here we see a perfect combination consisting of face-framing highlights, chocolate lowlights, and soft feminine waves.

2. Beige Blonde Highlights. Having light brown hair with highlights of a slightly paler shade will result in a natural-looking style, such as this one. Delivering a minimalist look, the beige bronde hair color is truly a feast for the eyes.

3. Light Brown Hair with Honey Highlights. We love a good wavy, textured look, and with some honey highlights, it’s super chic!

4. Brown Hair with Blonde and Platinum Highlights. Blending a few shades of blonde and brown into your hair can give an unexpectedly cool effect!

5. Light Brown Hair with Blonde and Beige Highlights. Women always ask, what color highlights look good with light brown hair. Of course, blonde! But for a bolder look, we recommend having different shades of blonde. This trick adds depth to your hairstyle.

6. Light Brown Hair with Beige Highlights. Brunettes, if you are trying to go a bit lighter but still want that summer/beachy look, check this style!

7. Brown Bob with Caramel Blonde Highlights. Effortlessly chic highlights for a straight choppy style!

8. Light Chestnut Brown Hair with Balayage Highlights. For a seamless transition between your natural hair color and your highlight color, try the balayage approach!

9. Short Light Brown Hair with Highlights and Lowlights. Lowlights are the darker pieces of hair, and they can be useful when you want to add extra depth to your short style. Especially if combined with dimensional highlights.

10. Sunny Blonde Highlights for Brown Hair. The light brown hair with blonde highlights looks chic and romantic. Besides, it is perfect for those who want to feel like a Hollywood diva, even on a regular day. Add subtle waves for your hair to flow beautifully and have amplified glow.

11. Ashy Brown Hair with Honey Highlights. Having highlights more intense through the lower half of your hair is a great way to test out if lighter hair is for you. Add waves or curls for texture and volume.

12. Neutral Light Brown Hair with Highlights. You can’t go wrong with neutral browns since these shades have a little bit of ash and gold to suit various complexions, and adding several streaks of beige blonde around the face and throughout the perimeter won’t spoil the fun.

13. Toasted Waves. A perfect example of highlights and lowlights working together to create a beautiful style. The best highlight colors for light brown hair are blonder/bronze colors. They bring out the undertone of your natural hair color while giving you the depth in shades.

14. Light Brown Waves with Thick Blonde Highlights. People might think that you’ve got a blonde ombre, but it’s actually thick highlights they see. The waves with the thicker highlights add a bunch of texture.

15. Chocolate Brown with Copper Highlights. Girls with fair skin can create a beautiful contrast to spotlight the face by asking for deeper and more coppery shades of light brown hair with highlights, especially if they have golden tones in their complexion.

16. Auburn Hair with Peek-a-Boo Highlights. Barely there highlights are so fun and effortless to style!

17. Nutty Light Brown Balayage. This seamless color job infuses the natural brown hair with a bunch of light-reflecting pieces which enhance shine and movement in the locks while giving some warmth to the face.

18. Straight Light Brown Hair with Highlights. The beautiful transition between her darker color and bronde balayage highlights is perfect!

19. Light Chocolate Brown Hair with Highlights. In terms of chocolate, this is milk chocolate with caramel inside. We can’t get enough!

20. Warm Light Brown Hair with Barely-There Highlights. This chestnut brown style comes with almost invisible light brown bits of hair scattered here and there to fill the look with subtle dimension, and it will be a great pick for ladies with pale skin and peachy undertones.

21. Light Brown Balayage. Light brown highlights give you space to experiment and find what fits your personality best, which is amazing! After all, there are so many hues to choose from: caramel, ash, sandy, honey, cinnamon, gold, copper – the list goes on.

22. Light Brown with Blonde Highlights and Root Melt. This color palette includes muted golden shades throughout the mid-shaft to land a naturally sun-kissed feel and neutral brown lowlights around the roots to create depth and provide low maintenance as the hair grows out.

23. Light Brown Highlights for Cappuccino Hair. If you have a medium complexion with warm undertones, cappuccino brown hair with a rich yummy base and creamy golden highlights all around will flatter your skin tone really handsomely.

24. Ash Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights. Mixing ash brown hair with a cool blonde gives you a surfer, beachy texture.

25. Long Brown Hair with Balayage Highlights. Add texture to this look by curling the bottom half of your hair – the longer you curl your hair, the tighter the curls will be.

26. Blonde Highlights All Over. Lighter hair can be hard to manage when it comes to your roots, so an easy way is to leave your roots with your natural color and do highlights all over your head.

27. Brown Hair with Thin Blonde Highlights. If you are nervous about changing your color, try super thin highlights first to see if you like the look!

28. Streaky Light Brown with Blonde Highlights. Although this lovely bronde is made with ribbons of high-contrast blonde, it doesn’t appear overly dramatic, thanks to the finest sections of hair used for highlighting.

29. Light Mocha Waves with Honey Highlights. Honey and mocha? A match made in hair heaven.

30. Light Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights. Dimensional and creamy gold or honey-toned highlights set against a warm or neutral brown base is a go-to option for brunettes with brown or hazel eyes and warm or neutral undertones in their complexion.

31. Walnut Brown Highlights. Refresh your brunette hair drawing inspiration from the nature and its gifts.

32. Light Sandy Brown Hair Color with Face Framing. Cool skin undertones go well with ashy shades, but it doesn’t mean that platinum highlights are your only option, as this sandy blonde color scheme can complement pink tones and balance out redness.

33. Mocha Waves with Beige Highlights. Go for this color if you want an effortless cool-toned color update for your mocha locks.

34. Bronze and Beige Highlights with Ash Brown Hair Underneath. Layering highlights on top of your natural color is a different approach to highlights! Curl your hair loosely in order to see bits of your natural hair through the highlights.

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35. Sleek Caramel Highlights. Having different shades of caramel throughout your light brown hair will add depth and make your hair look super thick and full.

36. Deep Brunette Hair with Highlights. This catchy combination of a rich chocolate brown base and soft golden blonde highlights creates stunning depth and oozes delicate warmth without leaning toward red at all.

37. Rich Brunette Waves with Light Brown Highlights. Keeping the highlights subtle and thin show off an effortless color transition.

38. Cool Balayage. Don’t be scared about going lighter with your highlights if your hair is already light brown. To add visual interest you can create loose waves by holding your hair around the curling iron for about 10 seconds.

39. Mid-Length Light Brown Hair with Honey Highlights. Just because you don’t have a ton of length doesn’t mean you can’t play around with balayage highlights. Flipped ends here look gorgeous!

40. Beachy Waves with Bright Blonde Highlights. Talk about TEXTURE – the curls combined with the bright blonde color at the bottom of your hair will turn heads.

41. Muted Golden Balayage for Light Brown Hair. This delicate color job adds just a few brighter touches to the natural light brown base for some face illumination and better light reflection across the waves.

42. Honey-Tinted Light Brown with Babylights. Babylights are your prime technique if you want to have lighter pieces infused into your base truly seamlessly, as this method implies using very thin sections of hair for totally invisible transitions.

43. Shoulder-Length Beachy Blonde Waves. Achieve the ultimate beachy look with this cool blonde highlight color. The key is to make sure the transition between your natural color and the highlight color is smooth.

44. Toasted Blonde Balayage. A side fringe can instantly frame your cheekbones and jawline, while the toasted blonde highlights add a fresh take to your brown hair.

45. Cool-Tone Brunette with Light Brown Highlights. High-contrast color palettes are giving way to soft dimensional highlights this year, so if you are a true fashionista with a cool complexion, switch to walnut brown hair with several strands 1-2 tones lighter ASAP.

46. Wavy Babylights. Shorter layers make it a bit harder to show the transition between a highlight color and your natural color, but babylights can work fine in this case! It’s a specific technique where a color is delicately painted on to create a subtle change in hair color.

47. Light Ash Brown Hair with Platinum Highlights. Having platinum blonde pieces towards the face immediately brightens up your entire look. A super-trendy example of non-banal highlights.

Face-Framing Platinum Highlights for Brown Hair
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48. Glazed Waves. The light brown waves set off by darker roots and brightened by a shiny finish are a feast to the eyes!

49. Short Brown Hair with Thin Highlights. If your work life has restrictions on hair colors, try peek-a-boo highlights for a subtle change.

50. Shiny Honey Highlights. Try a warm, darker shade of blonde to get a toasty effect.

To refresh your current look, consider going for a light brown hair color with highlights. A customized solution will brighten your complexion while giving you a new reason to share tons of pictures! Try different shades of blonde to get your perfect shade.

by Victoria Morales
Victoria is a freelance writer living in NYC. She loves writing about lifestyle, skin care and all things hair. She's always open to sharing ideas on new trendy hair colors, haircuts and hairstyles.