Highlights are great for giving your hair some extra dimension and lift. From a full head of highlights to a subtle weaving of golden tones, it doesn’t matter if you’re a natural blonde or brunette, just a flash of colour will make a difference. Here are 15 ways to update your hair with highlights…
Amber Herd gives her dark brunette hair an instant update with a scattering of blonde just through the ends.
Adele lightens up her mousey colour with several shades of blonde through the top and underneath sections of her hair. Perfect for updos like this!
Jane Seymour adds some lighter caramel blonde streaks to lift her auburn hair colour for spring.
Britney Spears has gone from blonde to brunette and cleverly added some lighter chocolate highlights to give her colour movement and shine.
Actress Leslie Mann spices up her dark blonde colour with some chunky blonde highlights that compliments her pale skin tone.
Mel B brightens up her hair with a large section of caramel coloured highlights through the top layers while by wearing her hair wavy, the two colours blend seamlessly together
Sarah Jessica Parker chooses a variety of dark and mid-brown tones through the roots and some blonde through the mid-lengths and ends to create a naturally sun-kissed look – we love it!
She went from blonde to red and back to blonde but Sheridan Smith keeps the highlights just to the roots this time showing off her darker mid brown hair colour underneath
Sara Cox opts for a mix of ochre and sandy coloured highlights. In fine sections rather than thick blocks, they sit perfectly against her natural hair colour
Swapping her brunette bob for blonde ends and extensions, Carol Vorderman steps out with a new set of highlights as she returns to Loose Women
Carmen Electra gets it spot on with her subtle highlights. Natural-looking and not too blonde, they lift her block brunette colour beautifully – great for summer
Jessica Biel chooses the dip dye look over traditional highlights weaving different shades of honey blonde through the ends for a grown out but grown up beachy finish
For a more contemporary finish, Fearne Cotton chooses a full on head of blonde highlights but leaves a slight gap at the roots to signify she’s not a natural blonde!
Highlights don’t have to be focused on the roots – Hilary Swank chooses to comb a lighter brown shade through the mid-lengths for a subtle but striking finish
Adding two blocks of toffee-toned highlights and a simple streak of blonde at the front of her parting, Jennifer Love Hewitt shows that highlights work in dark brunette hair too
A flattering palette of beige and creamy tones, Mena Suvari shows how a head full of highlights can soften your features – just gorgeous