When choosing highlights for dark brown hair, there’s a full spectrum of finishes you can go for, from soft, subtle and natural to bold, dramatic and contrasting. If natural is the vibe, aim for a lift no more than three levels lighter than the base, then tone with a golden or ash brown colour to create shimmering ribbons. Try permanent Illumina Color for these subtle highlights, which reveals unseen light reflections in the hair; perfect for a glossy glow that glitters as hair moves.
For lighter, brighter blonde highlights, opt for a warm blonde or ash blonde balayage, starting with a few sweeps of Blondor Freelights pre-lightener through the face-framing layers, mid-lengths and ends. These ‘lights will contrast with the dark brown base, but the freehand technique will ensure a seamless blend, so you won’t get any heavy lines or harsh re-growth. The dream.
And, if you want to turn up the drama even more, why not look into blue or red highlights? Think, bands of bold cobalt or hints of mahogany that bring new dimension to your client’s mane.