8 of the Best Highlight Colours For Black Hair

Model with short, coily, black hair and blonde highlights looks directly into the camera.

Black hair is beautiful. It makes a statement of its very own, as one of the boldest and most light-reflective natural hair colours around. But if your client wants to turn up the dimension in dark tresses, or embrace a scattering of sun-kissed ribbons, choosing the right highlight colours for black hair will take their existing shade to new levels. From strokes of electric blue to sweeps of caramel balayage, there are so many colour combinations that work with a black base shade.

So, how do you choose the best highlight colours for black hair? Here are eight ideas with formulas to inspire your next salon masterpiece…