This Is How Hair Experts Are Coloring Cool Girls' Hair Right Now

FYI: Brown hair with highlights is trending. In fact, there are so many gorgeous renditions depending on hair texture, natural color, and of course, the precise shade of highlight, we just couldn't resist putting together a special ode to the color phenomenon that's currently sweeping our Instagram feeds. Courtesy of some of our favorite industry hair colorists and salons, here lies a savory sampling of every version of highlighted brown hair a color-thirsty heart could possibly desire.

From ultra-subtle inklings of auburn and copper to significantly more blatant swipes of bleach blonde, it doesn't matter what shade of brown hair you start with, the possibilities for a gorgeous set of fresh highlights are infinite. Just keep scrolling for proof! Ahead, 29 of the best examples of brown hair with highlights we currently have saved on our camera rolls. 

Brown Hair with Brown Highlights

For those with brown hair who want to add some dimension and interest to their current hair color—without being too drastic about it—opting for tonal brunette highlights is a sure-fire bet for success. You can veer reddish, blonde-ish, or just a touch different than your natural color, but the effect will still enhance your brown base color and add an extra dose of cool-girl freshness. 

Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

So many people we talk to are intimidated by going blonde, but as the below examples of brown hair with blonde highlights prove, it need not be so intimidating, and the look can be completely customized depending on to what degree you want to lighten and brighten your locks. The below range runs from subtle to sun-bleached, and we're very much here for every single one. Pick your poison.

Brown Hair with Red Highlights

When we think of red hair, many of us immediately think of taking the full plunge to shades of copper, ruby, or auburn all in one go. That said, if you're interested in dabbling with the striking shade but don't feel like going completely headfirst just yet, why not try highlights? Those who have any shade of brown hair—from near black to almost blonde—can try the highlighted trend out for size.