Short Brown Hair with Highlights
Short hair is trending! Really though, whether you have short hair already or you’ve been thinking about making the chop it’s the time to shine with short hair. It makes hair styling a little easier, with less hair to actually worry about styling. Because short hair is such a trend we wanted to give a little extra love to our short hair ladies. We’ve found some stunning short brown hair with highlight ideas that are too good not to share. Need some highlight inspiration for brown hair? Take a scroll through for some of our favorites.
1Balayage Honey Highlights
Lighten up short brown hair with honey highlights. This gorgeous honey color is a warm blonde hue that mixes in with brown hair beautifully, as you can see here. Get more flow with highlights thanks to balayage highlight method.
2Blonde Piecey Highlights
This is a different highlighting method, and we absolutely love it. Short brown hair has a modern feel with these strategically placed honey blonde highlights.
3Highlighted Side Piece
Here is a unique highlighted look for short brown hair. We adore the placement of golden blonde highlights on the side of hair, giving an asymmetric aesthetic.
4Bright Red Highlights
Highlights don’t always have to be in the blonde family! This short brown hair shows us how red is another gorgeous highlight color option. It adds a fun, unexpected pop of color to brown hair.
5Subtle Chocolate Balayage
We love how subtle the highlights are in this brown hairstyle. They’re so subtle you don’t really notice them at first, yet they still add gorgeous dimension to dark brown hair. It’s a way to break up a solid dark brown tone.
6Brown Bob Highlights
The bob length is…everywhere! Dark brown hair gets a brightened touch thanks to blonde highlights mixed throughout the hair. Even just a few highlights, as shown here, is all you need to achieve the look.
7Coffee Colored Highlights
There are three defined tones in this hair color look. It’s ombre done right! Starting with the darkest shade of brown, fading into a coffee color brown, and ending with nearly blonde ends is a fresh take on highlighting brown hair.
8Blonde Balayage on Brown
Mixing in blonde highlights with the balayage technique gives you this great mixture of brown and blonde in one look. It gives this really fun effortless aesthetic to hair that we’re obsessing over.
9Caramel Balayage Highlights
How gorgeous is this short brown, highlighted, hair?! Simply stunning! Caramel colored highlights add such a great warm, brightness to chocolate brown hair.
10Brown with Ash Tones
We’ve shown you quite a few hairstyles that are brown with warm toned highlights, but that’s not the only option. Here they opted for ash-toned highlights that gives a fun edge to brown hair.
11Chestnut Brown Highlights
This is a gorgeous dark brown hair color, chestnut brown highlights happen to pair perfectly. Adding highlights primarily to the ends gives depth to the hair while adding a softness.
12Chocolate Brown Lights
Another gorgeous example of very dainty highlights added to short brown hair. Applying highlights in a light, nearly blonde color, gives enough contrast to chocolate brown hair to make a statement.
13Honey Highlights on Chocolate Brown
These highlights are between ombre and balayage, giving an absolutely stunning result. Chocolate brown hair, with its warm undertone, is a gorgeous pairing with honey brown highlights.
We thought these choppy-like highlights look incredible with dark brown hair. Especially for short brown hair. Adding choppy highlights throughout gives brown hair so much personality and dimension.
This is a bit of a throwback highlighted look with chunky highlights mixed into dark brown hair. While it’s a trend that was popular, it’s been making its way back in recent months. Add a statement with highlights.
16Dark Brown, Caramel Highlights
Caramel highlights are stunning on this dark brown hair. While the length of the hair is short, highlights applied in this kind of outgrown method really brings out the layers and shape of the haircut.
17Subtle Chocolate Highlights
We really appreciate how so many have used highlights in ways that are different and special. Even highlights that aren’t as noticeable as some of the other’s we’ve shared, they still provide a gorgeous addition to short brown hair.
18Eva Longoria Highlights
Eva Longoria’s hair has always been a statement throughout her career. She’s found a way to nail short brown hair with highlights time and time again. This image is no different! The highlights are soft yet noticeable and bold.
19Face Framing Balayage
Ahh, how we love the use of balayage highlights here. This short brown hair is mostly blonde with the balayage highlights, but brown roots add dark edge to the overall aesthetic.
These are the definition of dainty, or baby, highlights. We love this look! It’s clear at this point in our list that baby highlights are anything but dainty in style.
If blonde or light brown highlights aren’t really for you, but you still want to add a little dimension to dark brown hair red highlights may be the color for you. We absolutely love the way red adds a colorful pop to deep brown hair.
22Pieced Honey Highlights
One of the best ways to use highlights to create a look that’s unique to you and your style is by changing up the placement of the highlights themselves. As you’ve seen in the pictures we’ve shared, there are countless options and ways highlights can be applied to dark brown hair.
23Inverted Bob, Highlighted
Here is another great example of unique highlight placement for short brown hair. Add even more style to an inverted bob haircut with these piecey highlights. We really like that the highlights are primarily around the face to create lightness in the area.
Another color switch up for you to get inspired by! Beige highlights have been growing in popularity because of its neutral color aesthetic. It also happens to be a color that looks gorgeous paired with brown hair.
These highlights certainly provide a soft touch to dark brown hair. The highlights are extremely subtle, even so they really elevate this deep brown base color. This would look great on any short haircut!
26Rounded Bob Highlighted
We adore this rounded bob haircut. The cut itself is so stylish and fun, but it definitely gets even more style with honey blonde highlights mixed in sporadically throughout the hair.
Transform a blunt lob haircut with highlights! Just one look at this hair color and the highlights and you can see just how much the lightened ends change the entire aesthetic of the haircut.
28Jessica Alba Highlighted
Jessica Alba is another celebrity who has mastered short brown hair with highlights. We love this look specifically because of the highlights applied all over the hair and defined dark roots. It’s warm and dark, without being harsh.
29Short Ombre Brown
Hello lob hair! Seriously, have you noticed EVERYONE is getting a lob right now? If you’re on the lob train, this is an absolutely stunning way to highlight the haircut to give even more personality to your hair.
There’s something about highlights that almost give an outgrown look to hair that we really love. Perhaps it’s thanks to the popularity of balayage highlights. Whatever the reason – if you want highlights that are really natural and effortless this is for you.
31Peek a Boo Highlights
When we stumbled upon this brown, highlighted hair we knew we had to share it with you. The highlights have this peek-a-boo effect that’s so different and fun. They add a face framing effect, subtly.
32Rose Gold Toned
Here we go with another different color to highlight brown hair with: rose gold. Yes, you read that correctly. Rose gold hair burst onto the scene a while ago, and it never left. As you can see – it’s a major style moment so there’s no surprise.
33Platinum Highlight on Brown Hair
Give brown hair an edgy effect with platinum blonde highlights. These platinum blonde pieces give an ashy kind of aesthetic to brown hair that’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons.
34Red Toned with Brown Hair
Can’t choose just one color to highlight your hair with? No worries, you can include more than one! As shown in this picture, mixing blonde and red highlight tones together adds even more dimension to brown hair.
35Rich Brown Highlights
This hair color is the epitome of rich brown. Don’t you agree? The colors mesh together seamlessly. Even though the highlights were applied in a chunky manner, because the colors are close together with a warm undertone they flow stunningly.
36Brown Hair with Steel Grey Highlights
39All Over Highlights
40Sectioned Redish Highlights