Bring a bit of sunshine in your hair and go for some blonde hair highlights. To help you do so, we’ve compiled a list of stunning highlights looks so you can easily find your inspiration.
Use either subtle blonde shades or chunky blonde lowlights and highlights to create a variety of beautiful looks. Add depth and luminosity to your hairstyle or enhance your hair color using a variety of shades of blonde.
1. Blonde Highlights and Chocolate Highlights on Wavy Hair
Ash blonde and spicy chocolate highlights meet in a perfect balayage. It is also an inspiring hairstyle for anyone that loves sporting summer-ready wavy tresses all year round.
2. Blonde Ombre Highlights
The deep dark color of the roots fans out in a subtle blonde ombre. This is a great look for cool toned ladies as well as those with medium or slightly tanned skin tones.
3. Short Pixie Hair with Highlights
If a well-trimmed pixie cut isn’t edgy enough for you, spice it up with a touch of golden blonde. A truly inspiring hairstyle for women of all ages that can be easily adapted to fit all tastes and personalities.
4. Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
Threads of blonde add shine and depth to this delicious caramel hair color base. Wear your springy locks in a carefully studied mess and make sure to let loose some face-framing highlights too.
5. Thick Light Blonde Hair with Blonde Balayage Highlights
Dirty blonde, baby blonde, sun-kissed blonde, ashy blonde, platinum blonde. You can find all of these blonde shades in this perfectly executed balayage.
6. Caramel Blonde Highlights on Curly Hair
Add an extra dose of spice to an already daring look. These caramel blonde highlights make for the perfect look on this curly hair. Moreover, the color blend is quite flattering for this particular bronze skin tone.
7. Dark Brown Hair with Highlights
Soft highlights fanning out from the overgrown dark roots make for a particularly fetching look. Especially when the base haircut is a symmetric deep-angled bob on luscious straight hair.
8. Dark Brown to Blonde Balayage
Chunky blonde highlights on a note of dark chocolate brown look stunning and fit for a laid-back, rock’n’roll look – but one with a twist!
9. Silver Blonde Highlights on Short Blonde Hair
Who said blonde hair color doesn’t pair well with a blonde base and highlights? We love this sweet feminine look in which the silver-blonde highlights help add a fairytale note to the look.
10. Blonde Hair Color Ideas: Blonde Lowlights and Highlights
Another exquisite example of how blonde lowlights ideally complement blonde highlights on a brown hair base. We love the wavy and messy look of it too.
11. Feathered Pixie Cut with Blonde Ends
Bring depth and luminosity to your short style with some blonde hair highlights. These streaks of sandy blonde on the short feathered pixie cut are like tiny sparks of light.
12. Blonde Red Hair Highlights
Blonde shades blend well with all other hair colors, cherry red or auburn red included. This blend of red and blonde tones is an ideal way to bring out fair skin tones or light colored eyes.
13.Brown Hair with Sweet Highlights
Wispy streaks of blonde on brown hair will add even more warmth and depth to an already warm base. Notice how the blonde tones soften the look and create structure as well.
14. Blonde Highlighted Bangs
This sophisticated hairstyle is based on an outgrown pixie cut. The front-swept bangs, highlighted in subtle shades of blonde add an extra elegant note.
15. Sweet Outgrown Pixie Cut with Highlights
Yet another one of the many pictures that goes to show just how incredibly versatile a pixie cut, even an outgrown one can be. The hairstyle above can be both edgy and romantic and just look how well it accentuates the shaved sides too!
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16. Curly Dark Hair with Blonde Highlights
If you thought the typical African American hair can’t be mixed with enticing shades of blonde, here’s one of the many pics to prove that it actually can!
The almost copper blonde shade goes amazingly well with this natural hair color. Not to mention that it creates a stunning visual effect on those tight curls.
17. Honey Highlights on Medium Length Hair
Honey is one of the darling colors of both blonde and brown hair and it will work wonders on enhancing the natural beauty of this dark blonde shade. Such medium-length honey blonde tresses are a great laid-back summer look but can also be worn just as well in the other seasons too!
18. Brown Hair with Blonde Overtone Highlights
We can’t say that the blonde hair color was used sparsely in this example. Nonetheless, it doesn’t overwhelm the darker hair color base. Instead, the blonde hair highlights help bring out the chocolate color.
19. Red Hair with Blonde Highlights in Ombre
This is a truly dramatic look that combines two strong hair colors for a stunning look. A fiery red transitions into copper and then goes into sunlit blonde for a truly daring style. It reminds us a bit of Halloween or either of fall colors or a heady summer day.
20. Blonde Hair with Platinum Blonde Highlights
There’s a refined elegance to platinum blonde whether we look at highlights or at s uniform hair color. With its icy shimmering, platinum blonde can be the ideal fit for a style-forward lady who wants a unique look. Moreover, it’s a hair color that complements all skin tones and hair lengths.
21. Rihanna with Short Hair and Blonde Bangs
Yes, that is another one of Rihanna’s looks. We must hand it to her: she knows how to rock every hairstyle and hair color she ever struts – blonde highlighted bangs included.
22. Light Brown Layered Hair with Highlights
Soften the natural brown color of your hair with a mild sand blonde. We love the way these blonde streaks frame the face while also flattering the bronze skin tone and the dark-ish base color.
23. Ash Brown Hair with Dirty Blonde Highlights
A great way to add more structure and texture to a layered hairstyle is to apply highlights. When the base color is a lovely ash brown with soft blonde hues, dirty blonde highlights couldn’t be fitter for the job. It’s also an easy to maintain look that you can refresh whenever you feel the need to do so.
24. Cute Blonde Subtle Highlights on Outgrown Pixie Cut
Reveal the natural beauty of that rich and heavy albeit short hair with a luminous hair color. Even if you’re sporting a short haircut like this pixie cut, the hair’s texture will stand out in all its glory.
25. Dark Black Hair with Highlights
We never thought such a subtle and elegant hair color could be achieved by combining blond and jet black. Yet, it seems that with a serious set of skills and barely noticeable streaks of gold, it can be done. Refined and stylish!
26. Blonde and Caramel Highlights on Light Brown Hair
When all you’re after is to refresh your hair color, try a multitude of highlights in different tones! The roots will still be visible but, if you let them grow out, it won’t look like a poorly done dye job but like shadow roots instead.
27. Blonde Inspiration: Highlights on Dark Auburn Hair
Every shade of red hair from strawberry to auburn can be thrown in a successful mix with blonde. In this case, auburn meets blonde and the result is an explosive color blend that’s bound to get you noticed.
28. Blonde Hair with Highlights
Light Honey highlights and delicious caramel lowlights flowing from the root to the base make for an exquisite look in the image above. For extra oomph! style your hair in effortlessly flowing waves.
29. Short Lob Cut with Bangs and Highlights
Lob cuts are synonymous with a toned-down, refined elegance. Nonetheless, spice things up a bit with dirty blonde streaks just a couple of shades lighter than your natural hair color.
30. Gorgeous Blonde Balayage Highlights
Just a touch of blonde can reveal a wealth of colors that your natural hair color is hiding. Simply adding some subtle gold lights up the hair for a beautiful display of colors will be enough. So try on this gorgeous balayage!
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31. Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
Bands of blonde never fall short of delivering the expected results: they will add a boost of radiance to any hairstyle or hair color. This is why blonde is the top-recommended color when it comes to refreshing your style. You won’t have to bleach your hair, just trust a good hairstylist!
32. Twist out Curls with Caramel Highlights
Curls, curls, curls, and caramel blonde streaks. A stunning natural look donning all the right hair colors.
33. Tangerine Red Hair with Highlights
This hot look combines two gorgeous hair colors. While the blonde shades don’t play the leading role in this one, they do an amazing job in their role as a color enhancer. Thanks to the blonde lights, the tangerine hair color looks even brighter too!
34. Blonde Hair with Brown Highlights
This lovely look is truly timeless. In addition, it flatters all skin tones, all hair types, and all hair styles. Wear it with confidence and put its versatility to the test!
35. Light Brown Hair with Blonde Shade Highlights
For thinner hair, the first step that’s recommended is getting a layered haircut. After completing this, try adding some blonde highlights for additional depth, structure, and luminosity.
36. Balayage Ideas with Braided Crown and Highlights
These beautiful blonde locks on a copper base color are super sweet and it’s all thanks to balayage! We also love the very pretty braided crown that goes to perfectly complement the wavy and free locks. What we most love about it is the natural transition between colors and the subtle hints of blonde.
37. Chunky Red with Highlights
A blend of hair colors reminiscent of autumn – auburn and chunky blonde highlights – will flatter both fair skin tones and blue or green eyes. A sophisticated and dramatic look, and a stunning one too!
38. Soft Brown Hair Color with Blonde Highlights
These honey-hued tresses weave through subtle chestnut lowlights for a colorful, pretty look. The highlighted hair makes for a deep, more vivid hair color.
39. Faded Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
Redheads or brunettes can try this different look. A subtle ombre helps reveal the natural hair color up until chin-length only to fan out in a wealth of strawberry blonde from shoulder length.
40. Blonde Hair with Subtle Red Highlights
Heavy, thick locks like these simply ask for highlighting for a deep, gorgeous color. Blonde is ideally complemented by burgundy or maroon highlights, provided they aren’t too chunky or dramatic.
41. Ash Blonde and Ash Brown Highlights Idea
It’s more difficult to use blonde as a low and highlight idea when it comes to a brunette. Nonetheless, this is a stunning example of how it can work out. Ash blonde in almost caramel tones will look amazing on a darker base.
42. Cute Side Bangs and Blonde Highlights Idea
Get creative with your hair colors: instead of following the more conventional blonde highlights ideas, try this on for size. The side-swept bangs continue into layered tresses, all of them highlighted in blonde.
43. Honey Blonde Highlights on Chocolate Hair
Honey-hued bands in chocolate-colored hair will look flattering for al medium skin tone beauties as they’re warm and bring out the bronze reflections.
44. Red and Blonde Highlights
Red, almost brownish lowlights mixed with warm blonde highlights are ideal for covering up gray hairs. They will offer a natural feel even after the color washes out a bit.
45. Blonde Highlights Idea for Brown Hair
Yes, ombre can be reversed. Instead of the darker hue being more prominent, the blonde will take over. However, keep in mind that it’s also more high maintenance.
45. Honey Highlights and Pink Tips
A little pink never hurt, especially when combined with a sublime set of honey gold highlights. This hairstyle idea stands out through the pastel pink tips which melt from warm blonde streaks at the top. It’s a chic look that any gal will love wearing!
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46. All Pale Blonde: Base, Highlights and Lowlights
Yet another spectacular way to mix highlights and lowlights is to make them pale blonde. The base of this hairstyle is a deep, dirty blonde, and the lighting technique truly makes the look come to life. We recommend lighter tones, but you can adapt the idea to your favorite shades of blonde.
47. Black Hair and Wispy Blonde Highlights
Not all highlights are chunky or in your face. Quite the contrary, a well-applied handful of wispy highlights can be the perfect discrete touch for your hairstyle. Pair them with a jet black base and get an eye-catching hairstyle indeed!
48. Frontal Blonde Highlights
What if you want to accentuate just some specific parts of your hair? Adding some platinum blonde highlights to the front does an exceptional job of framing your face. The technique will look even more flattering on women with bob haircuts.
49. Light Brown Lowlights, Platinum Highlights
Why not play around with browns and blondes? To boost the contrast of this idea, go for a light brown shade for your lowlights and keep the highlights in platinum. The outcome is a gorgeous choice for summer hair, but it works just as well during any other time of the year too!
50. Platinum Blonde and Ash Blonde Mix
The way ash blonde and platinum blonde are harmoniously melted into this balayage with highlights is genuinely impressive. The primary technique used is balayage, but the additional highlights truly make the transition from one shade to the other a beauty to behold.
Ready to Change Your Look?
All in all, blonde hair highlights are a cute and chic way of bringing any classic hairstyle to life.
We’re thrilled that they’re so versatile and can be applied on any type of hair while still looking glamorous. All textures and lengths shine with some blonde streaks, regardless if they’re wispy or chunky.
But what’s your take on this evergreen trend? What kind of warm highlights would you get? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
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Richard is fascinated by everything that has to do with styling techniques and how technology can play an important part in the industry’s development. He started out his career as a barber, and later found his passion for both men and women’s hairstyles. Richard now works as a writer for fashion magazines, blogs, and is actively taking steps toward launching his own online platform!
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