Highlights and lowlights are the most popular way of coloring your strands. The two patterns give you the opportunity to brighten your strands or to make them a few shades darker. And so you can use highlights to make your colors bright and lowlights to tone down your natural shade. There are also many designs you can create with this two dye techniques, and you can use any color that you wish to create a top notch look. Below are 50 examples of how you can use lowlights or highlights on your locks.
# 1 Golden Blonde on Pin Curls
The golden blonde highlight on these pin curls is gorgeous as it not only helps to brighten up the look but also creates an incredible contrast with the natural light brown hue. Apart from this lovely shade the strands also have some amazing pin curls and a beautiful side part and side sweep styling.
This headdress provides you with another inventive way to color your strands, and it involves blending brown and blonde by creating streaks with both shades. The locks are also very smooth and straight with a brush back style that helps to show off the blend between the two shades.
# 3 Flawless and Shiny Browns
There is no better combination than lowlights and highlight, and this design proves this beyond any doubt. This hairstyle uses different shades of brown to create an impressive color design that will make a woman look very elegant. The hair also has a lovely shine and some cute curls on the lower section that helps to make this a beautiful hairdo.
# 4 Ash Blonde and Chocolate Streaks
Choosing your colors is as important as using them, and so you cannot afford to go wrong with this. This style combines ash blonde and chocolate on a dark tone to create a perfect highlight and lowlight combination. The strands also have some lovely waves, and you should style them by slightly layering them to add some detail to your shades.
# 5 Honey Brown to Light Blonde Balayage Ombre
Ombre is a lovely color design, and if you use it well, you can be sure of a refined look like this one. It is also very easy to create because in this particular style you only need to transition drastically from honey brown to a bright light blonde shade. However, you should also hand-paint the shades if you want a natural looking finish.
# 6 Messy Light Brown Locks with a Golden Hint
A color like this one may be hard to figure out, but if you get the combination right, you will look magnificent. It is also not as complicated as it appears because you only need to introduce a golden shade to a light brown base color to brighten it up and to create some contrast. The messy styling of the strands also helps to spice up the look.
# 7 Beige Blonde A-Line Lob
Beige blonde is a unique shade that you can use to transform your A-line long bob into an exquisite headdress. Although it is the most dominant shade on this design, it also has some slightly shadowed roots that help to create a slight ombre contrast. Apart from this the long bob also has some blunt ends that you should style by tucking.
# 8 Chunky Highlights on Long Tresses
Highlighting light brown locks will give you an enviable depth, and if you have long tresses like these, you can be sure of a very elegant look. Apart from the perfect highlights, the strands also have a lovely cut that involves chopping them in layers and styling them into a simple face frame.
# 9 Inverted Copper Bob
You can always be sure of an excellent look if you have a copper hue on your strands. In this design, it combines with a blonde hue to create some lovely lowlights and highlights. However, the inverted cut and the layered design of the short bob also help to make this a top notch hairdo.
# 10 Sweet and Short Curly Pixie
A curly pixie cut may be very charming, but you still need to give it a lovely dye job for you to stand out. In this particular design, the short haircut gets an inventive mixture of chocolate and light brown shades that give it some extra depth and dimension.
# 11 Purple and Brown Curly Streaks
These locks have some amazing curls that are a product of the creative use of a curling iron. And although they make the long hair look beautiful the introduction of the purple and brown streaks takes the appearance a notch higher because the two shades create a fantastic pattern.
# 12 Pixie Cut with a Golden Touch
The pixie cut on this headdress is nothing short of perfect and the attention to detail in making the cut and styling it is simply amazing. However, the choice of color is still what makes this a distinct hairdo and it involves blending a golden hue with a light brown hue to create a lovely tone.
# 13 Gorgeous Blonde Waves
A chin length bob like this one still needs a good color and an inventive styling to make it look refined and trendy. It also has some lovely waves and a stylish face frame that accentuates the look and so a beige blonde shade is enough to give it a perfect tone.
# 14 Light Brown on Blonde Lowlights
The length of these locks offers many styling options and an opportunity to wear any color that you wish. In this design, the shade of choice is light brown, and it helps to give the natural blonde locks some fabulous lowlights and the style also has some dark roots that give it some contrast.
# 15 Straight Blonde and Chocolate Brown Locks
The pattern that the blonde bleach and chocolate brown hues create makes these straight and smooth locks look incredible. These two shades are hand painted as this is the only way to achieve the beautiful streaks that they form. For styling, you only need to push back your straight strands.
# 16 Choppy Balayage Lob
A choppy long bob like this one is easy to create as you only need to cut your strands to give them some blunt ends. Apart from this you also need to hand-paint some caramel lowlights with a hint of blonde to give the dark brown strands a perfect tone.
# 17 Blondes on Light Brown
It is hard to tell the natural shade of this hairdo because the blonde and light brown highlights and lowlights give it a distinct tone. However, these two shades are very easy to use, and so you will not have any trouble recreating this look. The strands also have some lovely curls on the lower section, and you should style by making them slightly wavy.
# 18 Neat Goldie Locks
You can never go wrong with a golden hue especially if you have some long locks like these. In this design, the golden hue is the most dominant but the strands also have a hint of light brown that helps to create a perfectly highlighted look. And you should finish by sweeping the bangs to the back in layers.
# 19 Sweet Blonde Layers
The layered face frame design that these long bangs create is incredible, and it will make any woman look very classy. However, you cannot achieve this look without choosing your colors well, but this should not be a problem as you only need to introduce some blonde streaks to a light brown hair.
# 20 Fine Blonde and Copper Bangs
The bangs on this design may be quite thin, but they still manage to create a refined look. Although they have a beautiful blunt cut, the color is what gives them their appealing look, and it involves introducing some copper lowlights to the natural blonde bangs to create a distinct shade.
# 21 Natural Baby Lights
Baby Lights are very soft, and they will always add some class to any hairdo. In this particular design, they brighten the shoulder-grazing swirly locks and make them look very appealing. They also help to maintain a natural look as they do not make it seem obvious that the strands have a dye job.
# 22 Mahogany Choppy Locks
Mahogany is a lovely shade that will always assure you of a unique look. In this style, it makes the chin length locks look very dimensional. And this is because it combines with some lovely shades of brown to create some fashionable lowlights and highlights. To style your perfect strands, you only need to push them back in moderate layers.
# 23 Stylish Fall Lowlights
The center part of this design helps to expose the incredible pattern that the lowlights create. These strands have a natural light brown shade and so to create this look you only need to introduce some lovely chocolate brown streaks to create the impeccable lowlights and then finish with the center part and by brushing the smooth strands to the sides.
# 24 Amazing Pearl Blonde
A blonde hue comes in various shades, and this is one of the reasons why it is one of the most popular hair tones. In this headdress, it has a pearl shade that makes the straight and blunt tresses look very exquisite. Apart from this the hairdo also has a subtle hint of brown that adds some flavor to the look.
# 25 Layered Shoulder-Grazing Bob
This bob haircut has a flawless cut and a styling that involves layering it from a center part. The color is also perfect, and it has a hint of copper and light brown that gives the shoulder-grazing strands an eye-catching and trendy tone.
# 26 Bleached Curly Blowout
A blowout may be a very fashionable hairdo, but you can spice it up and take its appearance a notch higher with some color. And in this style blonde bleach is enough as it gives it a bright and appealing tone. It also has some lovely curls on the lower section that also enhance the overall appearance.
# 27 Dimensional Bronde Locks
Most women are always looking for hairdos with minimal maintenance, and if you are one of them, then this blend of brown and blonde is perfect for you. Apart from just being low maintenance it also creates some lovely highlights that will give your shoulder length strands a dimensional appearance.
# 28 Extended Copper Streaks
The size of these locks comes from introducing extensions to the design. However, the style would not be complete without the soft copper hue on the hairdo. The copper blends with light brown and blonde to create an appealing tone that will make your long extensions look fantastic.
# 29 Dark Toned and Shiny Highlights
This headdress has a typical ombre color pattern that makes the shoulder-grazing strands look incredible. The color choice is also fantastic, and it involves using some dark tones to create perfect lowlights and highlights. These strands also have an astonishing shine that will take your appearance a notch higher.
# 30 Multi-Tonal and Trendy Streaks
This hairdo uses a platinum hue, red and a sweet medium brown shade to create some perfect highlights that will make any lady look exquisite. However, the strands on this design also have an excellent volume, and some brushed out curls that add some detail to the colors and also help to spice up the overall appearance.
# 31 Dimensional Orange and Copper
Although these long tresses have a perfect volume and some lovely swirls their color is still what makes them look modern and trendy. The color comes from combining orange and copper to create some fabulous highlights. Orange makes the strands look bright while the copper hue is what gives them their dimensional look.
# 32 Dark and Golden Brown Lowlights
This inverted bob may be short, but it has some fantastic colors that make it look very stylish. The most dominant shades in the design are dark and golden brown, and they form some charming lowlights that make this a very fashionable hairdo.
# 33 Elegant Face Framing Chin Length Bob
The cut on this chin length bob is incredible, and it gives the straight strands some lovely blunt ends. Apart from this it also has some beautiful streaks that come from highlighting the blonde base shade with a dark brown hue. And for styling you only need a center part and a simple sweep of the strands into a face frame.
# 34 Long Bob with a Dimensional Blonde Hue
An asymmetrical long bob like this one would probably look good in any color, but the bright blonde hue gives it a fantastic dimension. It also has some shadowed roots that give the design some contrast, and you should expose them by creating a side part and by sweeping your straight strands into a face frame.
# 35 Hand Painted and Dimensional Lowlights
Dimension is the key to creating this lovely headdress, and you can achieve it by hand-painting a copper hue to your natural strands and then giving it a hint of blonde. Apart from this, you should also have some long locks with a medium volume and style by brushing them back if you want to look this elegant.
# 36 Gorgeous Natural Red Swirls
A natural redhead like this one will make any woman look magnificent, and the best thing about it is that it is very easy to replicate. All you need to create this look is to hand-paint dark copper red lowlights on your natural swirly locks and some subtle highlights. You should also give them a hint of gold to make them shiny and finish the look by sweeping the swirly locks to the back.
# 37 Stunning Blondie Locks with Flipped Ends
This headdress has a typical blonde shade, and it looks very natural making it hard to tell that it has a dye job. However, the perfect shade comes from introducing a subtle shade of light brown to the design. The cuts and styling are also perfect, and they involve chopping and flipping the ends of the locks. You should then finish the style by layering the blonde locks.
# 38 Partial Light Brown Hghlights on Honey Locks
There are no restrictions when it comes to highlights or lowlights, and you can have them in any design that you wish. This style goes with some light brown partial streaks on a honey tone base. Although they are not throughout the hair, they still make the voluminous wavy locks look magnificent, and you should finish by sweeping them into a face frame.
# 39 Inspiring Blondie Dimension
Although blonde is the most dominant shade in this headdress, it still has various hues such as light brown and ash gray. However, the blonde is what gives these wavy strands their dimensional look. The styling is also fantastic, and it involves creating a soft part and sweeping the strands into a diagonal face frame.
# 40 Chocolate Brown with a Golden Hint
Chocolate Brown is one of the most favorite shades of brown, and this is because it always makes a woman look elegant and stylish. In this design, the shade also has a hint of a golden hue, and this is what gives it its shiny appearance. The long, voluminous locks have some beautiful curls on the ends that add some beauty to the design.
# 41 Blend of Icy Blonde and Honey
This hairdo demonstrates how perfect lowlights or highlights should look. It starts by chopping the strands to give them some texture and different lengths that create the fantastic pattern when you layer the locks. You should then introduce the blonde shade on your natural honey toned strands to create some lovely streaks.
# 42 Beautiful Copper and Caramel Streaks
If you are looking to brighten your looks for a summer or spring, then you should try this amazing hairdo that involves hand painting your strands with caramel and copper. The two shades form a beautiful pattern that is perfect for any lady with long curly locks with a medium volume.
# 43 Sun Kissed and Smooth Hair
The smoothness of these long locks and the blunt cuts on the ends are the first thing that will catch the attention of most people. This sexy hair also has a lovely color that comes from blending light brown and blonde and darkening the roots to create some contrast. To style the beautiful strands, you should brush them back smoothly.
# 44 Thick Mane with Perfect Lowlights
With such a voluminous mane it is hard to go wrong with any styling or color. Some simple brown lowlights are more than enough to give you a perfect shade and for styling, you only need to create a center part and to push your locks to the sides in subtle layers. The waves in the style are also magnificent, and they help to spice up the look.
# 45 Crispy Blonde Waves
This head turning headdress is a product of careful selection and use of colors. The design comes from blending a bright blonde hue with light brown to create some fashionable lowlights. It also has a subtle hint of copper and some lovely waves that add some depth to the design.
# 46 Stylish Highs and Lows
Beauty is an understatement when you are describing this hairstyle as it is way much more than this. The natural strands have some lovely curls and an excellent texture, but their color is still what makes them stand out. It is a hand painted tone that involves introducing golden highlights and some light brown lowlights on the design to create a very stylish appearance.
# 47 Angled and Dimensional
The precision of the face framing angular look in this design is very impressive, and it will make a lady look polished. It is also very fun to create this look but if you also want to replicate its dimension you have to introduce a honey brown shade with partial blonde highlights. You should also stack your strands slightly to give them some volume.
# 48 Red Streaks on Brunette Hair
The overall dark tone of these strands makes it difficult to tell that they have some lovely highlights. However, the choice of shade is also splendid, and it involves introducing some dark red streaks to a natural brunette shade to create some stylish highlights. You should then finish the design by pushing the strands to the sides.
# 49 Balayage Blonde Sombre
Some hairdos like this one get everything from the cut to the color and styling perfect, and this is what gives them the flawless look. The cut only chops the ends to give the design some uniformity. You should then give it a blonde and light brown with a hint of gold Sombre pattern and finish by sweeping the locks over the face.
# 50 Brunette Beach Waves
The natural look of these brunette waves is what makes them lovely. Apart from this the design also has some incredible lowlights that come from toning down the natural shade with a brown hue. And for styling you should create a center part and then layer the strands by pushing them to the sides.
Highlights and lowlights are a perfect combination, and if you use them well, you can be sure of a style that will always make you stand out. And the good thing is that you can achieve this look using almost any color combinations. The 50 hairdos above offer you some examples of how you can wear this trendy headdress.