Hair & hairstyles

Black hair, but what highlights? Here are the best highlight colors

Black hair with brown highlights, natural curls and volume Ciara

Highlights are always a great way to give hair a fresh and lighter look. If you have dark brown or black hair, it is particularly important to find the right shade of highlights. Because blonde strands in black hair look unnatural. Today we are going to show you some nice strand color ideas that are great for black hair.

Black hair with brown streaks

Black hair with brown highlights Sandra Bullok

The shade of the strands should be matched to your natural hair color. To avoid extreme contrasts and get beautiful, natural-looking highlights, choose 1 to 2 shades lighter than your hair color. Shades of brown that are ideal for dark hair include:

– Cognac

– copper

– Chocolate

– Coffee / mocha

– Ash brown

– Caramel

Lighten black hair with brown highlights example Pryanka Chopra

The right shade also depends on your skin color. If you have skin with a yellowish undertone, all warm shades of brown like copper or caramel will fit. If your skin has a cool bluish undertone, you should go for cool highlights like ash brown or a cool mocha shade.

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Black hair with blue or purple streaks

black hair with blue and purple highlights by katy perry

Black-haired people can wear pops wonderfully. If you love unusual ideas and bright colors, opt for color accents in blue, pink, purple or green. Katy Perry already had them all!

Black hair with green streaks

Black hair with green highlights Kylie Jenner

The fresh emerald green also goes perfectly with black. It is better to avoid light green tones or neon strands, as they could look fake and already quite punk.

Black hair with red streaks

Black hair with intense red highlights, ruby ​​red, strong color contrast

Red highlights on dark hair create a breathtaking, intense color contrast. If the strands stand out, ruby ​​red is the right shade for you. If you want the red highlights to look subtle but also very attractive, conjure up wine-red strands in your hair.

Black hair with red highlights, dark, inconspicuous

Black hair with gray streaks

Coloring black hair with gray highlights lighten long hair

Gray strands with bluish-silver undertones go perfectly with black hair. Plus, they look so natural and subtle that you almost don’t even notice they’re there.

For more ideas on how to add highlights on dark hair, check out this article

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black hair with green highlights balayage curls

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Black hair with red and purple highlights

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short dark hair pixie on top brown highlights

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Black hair with light brown hazelnut highlights around the face

Black hair with dark brown highlights, mocha coffee tone

Black hair with brown streaks inconspicuous Nicole Scherzinger

Black hair with brown highlights, layered cut of course Lilly Aldridge

Black hair with brown highlights, layered cut with long hair Mila Kunis

Black hair with brown highlights chocolate layered cut

Black hair with brown highlights Pryanka Chopra plait on the side

Black hair with brown highlights in the middle parted

Black hair of medium length with brown highlights

Black hair with brown highlights bob center parting Jenna Dewan

dark hair with brown caramel strands middle parting Nicole Scherzinger

dark hair with caramel strands shoulder-length bob with side parting PRAISE

Black hair with balayage brown highlights Nicole Scherzinger

Wavy bob with middle parting ombre makeup turquoise and brown

Winter type dark hair and blue eyes balayage brown shoulder length

Layered cut Medium length black hair with chocolate brown highlights

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Long black hair with a layered cut and middle parting brown highlights

dark hair with brown highlights chocolate brown Megan Fox