35 Brown Hairstyles with Blonde Highlights That Are Too Pretty to Pass Up

Get the most bang for your hair color buck by focusing largely on the ends and incorporating a whole scheme of colors, from chocolate brown to caramel to honey blonde. - @suetyrrellstylist

Blended Balayage

Get the most bang for your hair color buck by focusing largely on the ends and incorporating a whole scheme of colors, from chocolate brown to caramel to honey blonde. @suetyrrellstylist
The goal of this look is to make everything mold together seamlessly for a rich finished color. The pure chocolate brown is matched with a neutral beige blonde for a unified palette. - Instagram/@styledbycarolyn

Chocolate Brown Hair with Beige Blonde Highlights

The goal of this look is to make everything mold together seamlessly for a rich finished color. The pure chocolate brown is matched with a neutral beige blonde for a unified palette. Instagram/@styledbycarolyn
This cool-toned brown bob got some cool-toned blonde to match, making it a perfect sandy color. - Pinterest/@kccarhart

Short Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

This cool-toned brown bob got some cool-toned blonde to match, making it a perfect sandy color. Pinterest/@kccarhart
Tortoiseshell hair—the blend of chocolate brown, chestnut, caramel, and honey—is one of the trendiest hair colors for brunettes ever. Adding a little extra honey blonde in the look makes for an even more statement-making style.  - Pinterest

Tortoiseshell Brown Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Tortoiseshell hair—the blend of chocolate brown, chestnut, caramel, and honey—is one of the trendiest hair colors for brunettes ever. Adding a little extra honey blonde in the look makes for an even more statement-making style.  Pinterest
These roots are super dark, making it easy to go bold and striking with caramel blonde balayage around the face and towards the ends. - Pinterest

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Highlights

These roots are super dark, making it easy to go bold and striking with caramel blonde balayage around the face and towards the ends. Pinterest
We never thought such a pretty waterfall of color was possible before setting our eyes on this wavy mane. Starting with a medium cool brown and ending with the perfect golden butter blonde achieves a flawless look. - Pinterest/@hairbyamberjoy

Ash Brown Hair with Golden Blonde Ombré

We never thought such a pretty waterfall of color was possible before setting our eyes on this wavy mane. Starting with a medium cool brown and ending with the perfect golden butter blonde achieves a flawless look. Pinterest/@hairbyamberjoy
For the subtlest kick of color that still feels like a statement, request blended baby balayage throughout in a warm golden shade. - @wavesofhairbyjayme

Sparkling Mocha

For the subtlest kick of color that still feels like a statement, request blended baby balayage throughout in a warm golden shade. @wavesofhairbyjayme
Give your complexion an almost metallic-like golden glow with complementary caramel babylights on warm brown hair. - @natalieannehair

Toffee Blonde Babylights

Give your complexion an almost metallic-like golden glow with complementary caramel babylights on warm brown hair. @natalieannehair
The cool blue-gray tones in this ashy brown hair look even more eye-catching with fine icy blonde highlights throughout the layers.  - Pinterest/New Way Look

Ashy Brown Hair with Icy Blonde Highlights

The cool blue-gray tones in this ashy brown hair look even more eye-catching with fine icy blonde highlights throughout the layers.  Pinterest/New Way Look
This ashy dark-as-coal brown takes well to bold face-framing touches of golden blonde. - Pinterest/Total Beauty

Dark Brown Hair with Face-Framing Blonde

This ashy dark-as-coal brown takes well to bold face-framing touches of golden blonde. Pinterest/Total Beauty
If you're stuck between wanting more blonde and more red in your hair tone, choose a tawny toffee blonde and go heavy on the balayage.  - @jamiewilhelm.hair

Warm Bronze

If you're stuck between wanting more blonde and more red in your hair tone, choose a tawny toffee blonde and go heavy on the balayage.  @jamiewilhelm.hair
For a super low-maintenance approach, ask to focus around the face on those flattering "money pieces," with subtle and sporadic balayage throughout to tie it all together.  - @danielmbeauty

Iced Mocha

For a super low-maintenance approach, ask to focus around the face on those flattering "money pieces," with subtle and sporadic balayage throughout to tie it all together.  @danielmbeauty
Ashy brown means that your locks lean towards cool tones, such as blue, rather than warm tones, such as red and gold, like chestnut browns do. This ashy light brown works with these cool honey highlights to create a cohesively cool style. - Pinterest/Mane Interest

Ashy Brown Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Ashy brown means that your locks lean towards cool tones, such as blue, rather than warm tones, such as red and gold, like chestnut browns do. This ashy light brown works with these cool honey highlights to create a cohesively cool style. Pinterest/Mane Interest
Adding super subtle platinum highlights gives a subtle, yet intense touch of dimension to dark chocolate brown hair. Tread lightly, as highlights this much lighter than the base color can go too far if done too heavily. - Pinterest/@hairbykatlin

Brown Hair with Platinum Babylights

Adding super subtle platinum highlights gives a subtle, yet intense touch of dimension to dark chocolate brown hair. Tread lightly, as highlights this much lighter than the base color can go too far if done too heavily. Pinterest/@hairbykatlin
We won't ever get over how absolutely dreamy this multi-dimensional color is, especially when going from dark brown all the way to golden honey.  - @aaashleee

Tortoiseshell Melt

We won't ever get over how absolutely dreamy this multi-dimensional color is, especially when going from dark brown all the way to golden honey.  @aaashleee
It's easy to underestimate the cool factor behind ashy tones, but don't be afraid to be a little late to the party. This extremely dark ashy brown shade works well in tandem with cool blondes, like this icy shade. - Pinterest

Ash Brown Lob with Cool Blonde Balayage

It's easy to underestimate the cool factor behind ashy tones, but don't be afraid to be a little late to the party. This extremely dark ashy brown shade works well in tandem with cool blondes, like this icy shade. Pinterest
We love a crop with long side-swept bangs, and this style has the perfect balance of light brown base that’s amplified with highlights and lowlights. - Pinterest/The Right Hairstyles

Sandy Brown Crop with Blonde Highlights

We love a crop with long side-swept bangs, and this style has the perfect balance of light brown base that’s amplified with highlights and lowlights. Pinterest/The Right Hairstyles
Nothing revives some dark brown ringlets like golden blonde highlights. Curls are often approached with a free-hand technique, such as balayage, to give dimension without completely transforming your hair color. - Pinterest

Curly Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

Nothing revives some dark brown ringlets like golden blonde highlights. Curls are often approached with a free-hand technique, such as balayage, to give dimension without completely transforming your hair color. Pinterest
This dark brown mane makes a statement with platinum ombré ends, which will still grow out flatteringly and make touch-ups not as frequent. - Pinterest/The Goddess

Dark Brown Hair with Heavy Blonde Balayage

This dark brown mane makes a statement with platinum ombré ends, which will still grow out flatteringly and make touch-ups not as frequent. Pinterest/The Goddess
This mahogany-toned brown hair gets a little boost from face-framing golden highlights that match the warm tones of the hair.  - Pinterest

Chestnut Brown Hair with Face-Framing Blonde

This mahogany-toned brown hair gets a little boost from face-framing golden highlights that match the warm tones of the hair.  Pinterest
The sun-kissed lower half of this hairstyle makes it look silky smooth and buttery soft. The butterscotch tone of the blonde works with the warmer brown shade perfectly. - Pinterest

Chestnut Brown Hair with Soft Blonde Ombré

The sun-kissed lower half of this hairstyle makes it look silky smooth and buttery soft. The butterscotch tone of the blonde works with the warmer brown shade perfectly. Pinterest
This most thoughtful style uses very determined touches of lighter blonde to really play up the dark chocolate brown color of this lob-length cut. - Pinterest

Dark Brown Lob with Buttery Blonde Balayage

This most thoughtful style uses very determined touches of lighter blonde to really play up the dark chocolate brown color of this lob-length cut. Pinterest
Where does the brown start and blonde end? That’s the point! This perfectly blended stacked bob is our answer for defining the term: bronde. - Pinterest/The Right Hairstyles

Bronde Stacked Bob

Where does the brown start and blonde end? That’s the point! This perfectly blended stacked bob is our answer for defining the term: bronde. Pinterest/The Right Hairstyles
It's almost like you're transitioning to full blonde—but without any of the upkeep or harsh grow-out. Keep a shadow root in your natural color and finish with a delicate melt of caramel blonde color. - @gabyyymm

Baby Caramel Melt

It's almost like you're transitioning to full blonde—but without any of the upkeep or harsh grow-out. Keep a shadow root in your natural color and finish with a delicate melt of caramel blonde color. @gabyyymm
We can’t imagine a better pairing than this sweet cola brown and buttery honey blonde. They come together for a pretty cream soda finish. - Pinterest/Mane Interest

Light Brown Hair with Amber Blonde Highlights

We can’t imagine a better pairing than this sweet cola brown and buttery honey blonde. They come together for a pretty cream soda finish. Pinterest/Mane Interest
This look injects some life into dark chocolate brown locks using thin, very subtle blonde highlights. The touches of blonde catch light in a way flat brown hair lacks. - Instagram/@hairluvbytiffany

Dark Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

This look injects some life into dark chocolate brown locks using thin, very subtle blonde highlights. The touches of blonde catch light in a way flat brown hair lacks. Instagram/@hairluvbytiffany
These sweet-as-sugar, caramel-tinted honey blonde highlights are enough to make us book an appointment at our salon right now.  - Pinterest/Mane Interest

Chocolate Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Balayage

These sweet-as-sugar, caramel-tinted honey blonde highlights are enough to make us book an appointment at our salon right now.  Pinterest/Mane Interest
This light brown lob gets an icy touch with platinum blonde highlighting that looks more uniform and full coverage.  - Instagram/@JackMartinSalon

Light Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

This light brown lob gets an icy touch with platinum blonde highlighting that looks more uniform and full coverage.  Instagram/@JackMartinSalon
This tousled mane of hair makes the most of its natural thickness by placing perfect golden highlights starting at the crown and working down in artful balayage strokes. - Pinterest

Medium Brown Hair with Buttery Blonde Highlights

This tousled mane of hair makes the most of its natural thickness by placing perfect golden highlights starting at the crown and working down in artful balayage strokes. Pinterest
If your hair is already blessed with a cool brown base, invest in a few key pieces of icy blonde around the face to lighten things up with little-to-no maintenance needed.

Cool Blonde Balayage

If your hair is already blessed with a cool brown base, invest in a few key pieces of icy blonde around the face to lighten things up with little-to-no maintenance needed.
It’s hard to go wrong with sandy brown hair, unless you’re leaving it flat in color. Inject some personality into the beige tone with blonde highlights that match the neutrality of the sandiness. - Pinterest

Sandy Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

It’s hard to go wrong with sandy brown hair, unless you’re leaving it flat in color. Inject some personality into the beige tone with blonde highlights that match the neutrality of the sandiness. Pinterest
This cinnamon brown hair benefits from some copper and blonde highlighting, especially around the face and on any layers.  - Pinterest

Brown Hair with Copper Blonde Highlights

This cinnamon brown hair benefits from some copper and blonde highlighting, especially around the face and on any layers.  Pinterest
If you have neutral brown hair, honey-beige highlights are the way to stick with your tone and lighten things up with balayage done with a heavy hand. - Pinterest

Medium Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

If you have neutral brown hair, honey-beige highlights are the way to stick with your tone and lighten things up with balayage done with a heavy hand. Pinterest
This cohesive look only goes a shade or two lighter than the base color with highlights that mix into the natural brown. - Pinterest

Light Brown Hair with Natural Honey Highlights

This cohesive look only goes a shade or two lighter than the base color with highlights that mix into the natural brown. Pinterest
This chunkier balayage starts closer to the dark brown roots, making quite the cherry-cola statement—perfect for the lady who loves a pop of red! - Pinterest

Layered Brown Hair with Strawberry Blonde Balayage

This chunkier balayage starts closer to the dark brown roots, making quite the cherry-cola statement—perfect for the lady who loves a pop of red! Pinterest