Brunette hair colors can instantly add a touch of sobriety and seductiveness being preferred by a lot of powerful confident women who want a hairstyle that represents all these characteristics and that enhances their femininity at the same time. Many women are completely satisfied with brunette shades however, for those who are not used to dark tones, certain shades can appear too harsh. To lighten up dark shades or simply to upgrade a simple hairstyle, blonde highlights can be an excellent alternative that you might want to consider if you feel that a change is required.

Blonde highlights do not only help you soften your features but they can also add a touch of sophistication to your hairstyle depending on the method you use for for highlighting. For a bolder look it is recommended to dye large chunks of hair to draw attention to create a polished bold look and to direct the attention towards certain features of the face.

Although when highlights are applied a more natural aspect is being obtained, in the case of contrasting colors that are on the other side of the color spectrum the rules change and the boldness of the hairstyle increases in direct proportion to the width of the highlighted hair strand.

As with any hair color, to enjoy the best results you must make sure that the shade you choose is a suitable one for your skin tone because otherwise you will have a hard time repairing the damage done. While the visual effect when it comes to the color of the highlights is not so dramatic, it is always best to make sure that you make the right choice when it comes to the tones used.

If you have a fair complexion and a warm skin tone, hues like strawberry blonde, caramel blonde or golden blonde tones should suit your complexion well. If you have a cool skin tone and you want to choose a shade that is suitable for your skin tone, your best bet would be to choose an ash blonde hue. For sallow skin tones, sandy blond hues might prove to be the best alternative. Regardless of the hair color chosen, blonde highlights will add depth and texture to the brunette hairstyle, so it’s definitely worth trying.

The highlighting technique is another thing you should consider if you want to create an unforgettable hairstyle. You can create a variety of unusual unique hairstyles if you get creative and you combine various highlighting techniques. If you want maximum versatility, you can use painting as a highlighting technique. Through this method you can easily obtain a sun kissed effect especially if you are experienced at adding highlights by yourself.

The only things you will need are blond hair dye, painting brush and comb. However, if you are a beginner and you still want to try this at home, it’s important to make sure that you adequately control the amount of dye you put on the hair because otherwise you will not be satisfied with the results you will get. If you are experimenting with this for the first time, it’s best to use a semi permanent hair dye. You can also try using a temporary hair dye, but given the dark shades that are characteristic for brunette hairstyles, your chances to get a visible shade are slim at best.

For a funky look, you can always try frosted tips. Depending on the surface painted, this is one of the most flexible methods to highlight your hair because if you get bored with it you can instantly come back to your original hairstyle without sacrificing much hair length.