DARK hair is one of the hottest trends at the moment. Sexy, alluring and sophisticated, it brightens your eyes, and adds depth and dimension to your overall appearance.
If you want to add a bit of life to your black locks, you should consider getting highlights. There are so many variations that flatter different skin tones, textures and personal styles; it can be tricky to choose just one! Whether you’re trying to add some extra depth, go lighter or inject some colour, these highlight ideas add radiance to your appearance but don’t minimise your beautiful base colour.
- Black hair with blonde highlights
Illuminate your face with buttery blonde highlights, adding an instant glow to your complexion. Blonde is the perfect hue for those who wish to experiment with lighter shades, without the commitment of colouring all of your hair. Brighten your eyes with the highlights, and continue the shade from your eye line.
- Black hair with caramel highlights
Caramel highlights create further dimension, giving your locks instant shine and depth, as well as a youthful glow. Keeping a base colour of black with creamy caramel accents, which add a summery glow to your hair — the contrast is sure to attract attention. Begin the tones at the mid-section of your hair to create a natural and organic-looking ombre.
- Black hair with blonde ombre
Transition into the warmer months with a creamy blonde ombre adds a glow to your features and life to your hair. Commence the highlights near the base of your roots, and gradually lighten the further down you go. Leave your dark tones as the focus at the top of your hairline, adding ribbons of blonde where the sun would naturally hit — leaving nothing behind but beautiful blonde at the ends. Keep brassiness at bay with the help of an occasional toner.
- Brown highlights on black hair
Brown highlights capture light and create a multi-faceted, dimensional appearance. Pull shades of brown near the middle of your locks and gently blending them with your ebony hair. This shade is easy to maintain and effortless like you’ve spent a day out in the sun, even if you’ve been stuck in an office all day.
- Platinum highlights on black hair
Give yourself an edgy appeal with icy highlights; the perfect shade for those with light eyes and pale skin. This look takes a bit of work, but it’s oh-so worth it. Start with tiny slivers of platinum a few centimetres from the root of your head, and gradually blend the contrasting shade with your darker shade. Maintain those platinum locks with the help of a silver toner, so it looks like you’ve stepped out of a salon every time you leave the house.
- Honey blonde highlights on black hair
Honey blonde highlights brighten the face and look perfect with beachy waves or soft, loose curls. The tasselled, just-got-out-of-bed look is a great way to add some drama to your hair, without overpowering it or drawing attention away from your attributes. A seamless transition from dark to light should begin with a soft chassis around your features, and sporadic glimmers hitting your hair where the sun naturally would.
- Copper highlights on black hair
Put a twist on classic highlights with copper. Depending on the intensity you wish to convey, copper is the perfect shade for those who prefer subtlety, and synonymously for those who want to add some drama! Launch in with a slow but intense shade of burgundy near the crown of your head, adding further depth to your hair by lightening the burgundy into copper. A few golden strands will add additional emphasis to your eyes and make your hair look like a sparkling jewel.
- Full highlights on black hair
Add depth to every facet of your hair with full highlights, preventing flat looking hair. A delicate mixture of dark to light browns add texture and dimension to the dark hair, without overpowering your base colour. These highlights look best when started at your eye line, so every time you move your head, a new shade will catch the light and keep everyone’s eyes on you.
- Burgundy highlights on black hair
Ideal for those with darker skin tones, burgundy highlights give a warm and colourful glow to black hair. Starting the dark red near the front, you can begin sweeping the muted colour through the midsection of your hair. This shade is so delicate; it will be a beautiful surprise for others when you move your head.
- Balayage highlights on black hair
Balayage is the perfect way to transition into a lighter shade without looking abrasive. The balayage highlights will soften your attributes and brighten your face. Unlike an ombre, balayage is a natural digression from dark to light, with illuminating colours starting near the crown of your head and naturally settling in your hair. Paint different shades and tones of your choice to create a multi-dimensional and complex combination; you’ll be getting compliments all day.
- Natural highlights for black hair
Keep it cool and collected with natural highlights that amplify your beautiful shade without overwhelming it. You don’t have to go blonde to add characteristics; an ashy brown tone will do just the trick! With natural colours, you can begin brightening near the crown of your head and keep it consistent all the way down to the ends of your hair. No matter your hair type, this tint will make your hair look its healthiest.
- Short black hair with highlights
You don’t have to have long hair to benefit from highlights! A cute bob or pixie cut paired with highlights accentuates your locks, and can draw attention to you in the best way possible. The tips of your hair can take the lead with lighter shades than the roots, but the length of your hair will create a whole new dimension to your appearance. Make it edgy, sleek and sexy all at once by coordinating your gorgeous dark colour with something a few shades lighter. — www.thetrendspotter.net.