Need a kick to your brunette strands? Adding shades of caramel highlights to your brown hair is just the thing for you! They add definition to layers and curls, lighten your overall color, and add soft warmth to your look. You can go bold, soft and subtle, or ombre‘ to add that “special something” to your color. Color a new you by sweetening up your brown hair with caramel highlights!
Natural Looking Brown and Caramel
Q&A with style creator, Lisa Amato
Independent Hairstylist @ Hair by Lisa in Boulder, CO
How would you describe this look?
Natural looking hair color. I love the pop of light on my client’s face. I do balayage highlights with almost all my clients. It’s a great way to go lighter without highlighting the whole head with the traditional foil highlight look. It’s also much more modern.
Any advice for someone considering it?
I would recommend this look for any of my clients who are looking for natural looking hair color with natural looking sun-kissed highlights. This is great for a client who is looking for lower maintenance highlights. Typically, clients that get balayage only get their hair highlighted every 3-5 months, depending on how fast their hair grows. This specific client gets her hair colored every 6-7 weeks for grey coverage only and I recommend every second visit we balayage to refresh her highlights. This look is best for the client who likes the depth at the root and likes a more gradual feathered out highlight. It’s not a traditional more distinctive line that a foil highlight gives which is right at the root. This look is best for our simple/natural client, who’s is looking for a beachy sun-kissed style. This technique works on all hair types/color/face shapes.
I styled her hair with Oribe Supershine moisturizing cream (my fav product!). My client has fine hair but it has little natural wave and frizz. This is a product that is good for frizz, shine, it has no hold, nongreasy. So for typical clients today only wash their hair a few times a week, it won’t get greasy. I used a round brush and finished with the same product to smooth down any flyaways and frizz.