35 Brilliant Dark Brown Hair With Highlights

Dark brown hair with highlights is a popular style of hair now mainly because, in the past, only those who had blonde hair or lighter colored hair were able to get highlights that stood out. However, that has all changed now.

With modern technology and the ability to produce just about anything the human mind can imagine, we can now give something to women (and men if their heart desires it) that used to be a “what if.”

No, it’s not endless money or jewelry but it is the ability to produce stunning highlights in dark hair. You see, years ago, the only people you saw with highlights (that weren’t red, pink, or white) were those with lighter colored hair.

Now those of you that have dark brown hair or black hair can benefit from the beauty of well done highlights.

Want to see what your options are? Well, that’s good because we’ve put together a list of 35 brilliant dark brown hair with highlights pictures for your viewing pleasure. Odds are, you’ll find something that you absolutely must have! So, what are you waiting for?

Take a look at the list below to get started. You can thank us later.

Copper Blonde Highlights

Blonde, copper and purple highlights on black hair.

Copper Blonde Highlights

Copper Blonde Highlights

Red Highlights

Red and blonde highlights on the lower tips of black hair.

Red Highlights

Red Highlights

Natural Blonde Highlight

Straight hair with highlights of a blonde hair color that are mixing well with brown hair color.

Natural Blonde Hihlight

Natural Blonde Highlight

Ash Brown Highlights

Brown highlights on the front hair that fall below the shoulder with slight curls.

Ash Brown Highlights

Ash Brown Highlights

Violet Highlights

Violet highlights on black hair with perfect straight hair.

Violet Highlights

Violet Highlights

Reddish Patch

red color used for highlighting the top most layer of the hair.

Reddish Patch

Reddish Patch

Brown Hair And Highlights

Light brown highlights on brown color hair with slight curls.

Brown Hair And Highlights

Brown Hair And Highlights

Smooth Dark Streaks

Dark red streaks to highlight the smooth straight hair with a fringe.

Smooth Dark Streaks

Smooth Dark Streaks

Dark Purple Streaks

Purple streaks to highlighten the brown hair adding a lot of shine.

Dark Purple Streaks

Dark Purple Streaks

Lower Aubum Highlights

Golden brown highlightes on the dark silky hair with slight curls.

Lower Aubum Highlights

Lower Aubum Highlights

Reddish Brown Highlighs

Reddish brown highlights done on the front side fringe.

Reddish Brown Highlighs

Reddish Brown Highlighs

Dual Blonde Highlights

A mix of blonde and copper highlights on smoothly falling hair.

Dual Blonde Highlights

Dual Blonde Highlights

Awesome Highlights

Cool blonde hair color used to highlight the slightly curly hair.

Awesome Highlights

Awesome Highlights

Reddish Round Highlights

Red color to highlight the line of cut surrounding the head.

Reddish Round Highlights

Reddish Round Highlights

New Hot Pink Highlights

Hot pink color used for highlighting the back hair.

New Hot Pink Highlights

New Hot Pink Highlights

Dark Brown Hair With Highlight

Golden brown streaks used as highlight on the dark brown hair.

Dark Brown Hair With Highlight

Dark Brown Hair With Highlight

My highlights are Red, Blue, Purple, and Pink

A mix of blue, purple and pink for highlighting the brown hair.

My highlights are Red, Blue, Purple, and Pink

My highlights are Red, Blue, Purple, and Pink

Undercut Red Front Highlights

The front fringe highlighted with bright red color.

Undercut Red Front Highlights

Undercut Red Front Highlights

Rainbow Hair Highlights

Feather cut hair highlighted with blonde hair color.

Rainbow Hair Highlights

Rainbow Hair Highlights

Brown Eyes And Blue Hair

Different shades of blue used to highlight the hair that is originally black.

Brown Eyes And Blue Hair

Brown Eyes And Blue Hair

Side And Front Blue Streaks

Light blue streaks to highlight the front and the side.

Side And Front Blue Streaks

Side And Front Blue Streaks

Purple And Red Highlights

`Purple and red color highlights all over the hair make the hair look amazing.

Purple And Red Highlights

Purple And Red Highlights

Top Reddish Highlights

Red streaks on brown hair highlighting the side fringe.

Top Reddish Highlights

Top Reddish Highlights

Dual Color Highlights

Purple, blue and pink streaks highlighting the brown hair.

Dual Color Highlights

Dual Color Highlights

Red Peek Streaks

Red streaks on black smooth hair making the hair look very beautiful.

Red Peek Streaks

Red Peek Streaks

Outer Purple Highlights

Purple highlights on the outer most layer of the smooth hair.

Outer Purple Highlights

Outer Purple Highlights

Rich Peacock Highlights

Green and blue highlights on smooth brown hair.

Rich Peacock Highlights

Rich Peacock Highlights

Prom Hair Highlights

Copper streaks on the front side to highlighten the hair.

Prom Hair Highlights

Prom Hair Highlights

Whoo Highlights

Good black and copper hair highlighting the straight hair.

Whoo Highlights

Whoo Highlights

Lighter Purples With The Blurples Highlights

Light and dark purple hairlights on the short feather cut hair.

Lighter Purples With The Blurples Highlights

Lighter Purples With The Blurples Highlights

Lower Blonde Streaks

Blonde and copper streaks on the lower end of the hair.

Lower Blonde Streaks

Lower Blonde Streaks

The Purpley Cool Highlights

Copper and red hair color highlighting the hair.

The Purpley Cool Highlights

The Purpley Cool Highlights

Maximum Reddish Highlights

Red highlights on the wedding hairstyle with a side fringe.

Maximum Reddish Highlights

Maximum Reddish Highlights

Mixed color Highlights

Copper and blonde streaks on neatly side parted hairstyle.

Mixed color Highlights

Mixed color Highlights

Gorgeous Blonde Highlights

Blonde and white streaks on the hair that is very nicely tied in a pony.

Gorgeous Blonde Highlights

Gorgeous Blonde Highlights

So, there you have it. This concludes our list of pictures of dark brown hair with highlights. We hope you’ve been able to find something that you truly love and look forward to seeing the pictures you send us of your new look!

Did we miss something though? If so, let us know in the comments below.

You can bet that we read each and every comment. We may even respond. Better yet, we may even feature your hair on an upcoming list sometime in the future. There’s only one way to find out though. Comment and share below. Thanks a million!

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Cute Hairstyles For Medium HairHairstyles For Medium Length HairShort Haircuts For Curly Hair & Hair Color Ideas For Brunettes.

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  • Joseph

    These are cool highlights although the girl in the Dual Color Highlights images looks totally funny and lost

    • Karen

      Your right Joseph they are so so cool but she looks like she is high.

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Light highlights are really looking cool. I too applied light brown highlight an year ago. The blonde highlights really attracts the look.

  • Sarah

    you spelled “blonde” wrong just so you know. and i like the ideas

  • Betty

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have been looking for hours on the internet trying to find a hairstyle with highlights that could look good on me. I think that the rainbow hair highlights will be perfect for me and I love the hairstyle. Thanks I really needed this article.

  • tina

    I don’t understand this trend of putting blue or bright colors into ones hair i think it looks weird and not attractive whatsoever. I guess if your goal is to look like a space cadet this is the way to go.
    Also the high contrast between dark/light looks stupid and way too obvious…..subtle is they key to get a beautiful look without changing the entire color.
    I believe in sticking to your natural shade too black or blonde looks cheap ad tacky unless its your natural color to begin with.

    • Gracie

      Everyone is so glad you commented. I’m going to run out and dye my hair the way you like it :) I don’t mind your rude opinions (stated like proven, reviewed facts) because now I know the RIGHT way to live :) Thanks!

  • Angel

    I have long dark brown curly hair with dark brown eyes and mixed skin. I was wondering what color highlights I should get. I was thinking a blonde, caramel, or a burgundy. I don’t know which one would be best or if you could recommend any other color you think would look good on me. Thanks :)

    • gina

      I would use a mix of caramel and a violet sort of red color. Its not really purple but a pretty shade of red, its also subtle!

    • Andie

      Angel,
      I am getting highlights for my birthday and I also have dark brown hair and eyes. I asked for many suggestions and people told me copper, blonde, light brown, caramel, and red. I hope some of those colors help.

  • Sandra

    I have short dark brown hair with a bit of grey I have had blonde highlights before but now I do a lot of swimming and I am afraid of having them again encase they go green with the chloride can you suggest another color i could have . thank you

  • Noelle

    I have shoulder length brown hair, ahat color should i get for highlights?

    • Nancy

      purple is nice with brown hair

  • Prabha

    Gorgeous Blonde Highlights is the good one.

  • Jai

    The Rainbow Hair Highlights is one high lighted hair style in this collection that really looks nice. The rest are good. Great collection!

  • gracey

    hi guys!i have a cool skin tone/mixed(half-filipina half spanish)my hair color is dark brown to begin with but i changed it to brown-blond, im thinking to give it a blue higlights (w/a brown-blond hair color as a base) or should i color it dark brown before i put on blue highlights?

    guys help :’(

  • kailey

    okay im 12 years old and i asked my mom if i could get my highlights in my hair and she said yes i have kind of hair that is dark brown but isnt to dark . i want to know a good color that i could use for my hair i want it to look natural .

    • brittnay

      Bronze highlights when I had my long dark brown hair I put bronze in it, it looked martial and amazing . I’m sure I’m late on replying and u already prob figured out the color but maybe u can try it n future :) good luck to u :)

  • Nancy

    Some of the highlights are nice, some are a little too much and some of the girls should work on getting their complexion under control and not bring more attention to their facial appearance.