Caramel is one of the most delicious hues. And that makes caramel highlights incredibly enticing, and an excellent choice when you want to spice up your hairstyle. The best part about caramel highlights is their versatility.
Being an almost neutral color, caramel can go with every other hair color. You can apply these highlights on light hair, dark hair, or neutral hair color.
Caramel highlights come from the brown hair color family, and they are ideal for a warmer brunette shade filled with golden hues. But as you can see down the list, the options for these highlights are limitless.
What are caramel highlights?
When you talk about caramel hair and caramel highlight, we have to define the color. Caramel highlight color is warm-toned, golden highlights that can range from blonde to amber, sometimes darker and chestnut tones. It depends on your preference and taste.
Think of it like caramel syrup, a brightening hue that can help transition from dark hair to light hair or vice versa.
Some women confuse caramel highlights with honey highlights. Yes, there is always the option of caramel honey balayage hair style. But honey blond highlights are lighter. Yes, honey highlights are also warm with hints of amber, chestnut, and light brown. But caramel is a bit deeper than honey blond highlights.
Caramel works on both long hair and short hair. It doesn’t matter if you have curly hair or straight hair, the look is amazing.
1. Light Brown With Caramel Toned Highlights
Let’s start with the most natural way to add caramel highlights. For a light brown hair, these highlights add depth and a bit of color you might be lacking.
2. Caramel Highlights With Reddish Touches
We mentioned that caramel goes with all other colors. In this case, you add some fiery touch thanks to the reddish hue, but with caramel to balance it out. You do not want to go over the top right?
3. Black Pixie With Touch Of Caramel Highlights
The beauty of caramel highlights is that just a little touch can make all the difference.
Even just a small subtle touch can add some playfulness to the hairstyle. And it works on all hair types and hairstyles.
4. Chocolate With Caramel Waves
Chocolate brown and caramel are a match made in heaven. And we are not talking about a tasty dessert here. As good as that combination works in a chocolate bar, it works even better on your head.
5. Short Dark Brown With Subtle Golden Caramel Details
If you have dark brown hair and you want to add some light and shiny highlights, caramel is perfect. Why? Well, simple, you get to keep your dark hair, and the caramel blends in perfectly. And as a bonus, caramel works with your skin tone ideally as well.
6. Wavy Blonde With Caramel Highlights
Some people add caramel highlights to lighten up their hair, others do it for darkening. Even if you are not a natural blonde, caramel highlights can do wonders for your hair.
If you are not a natural blonde, the caramel highlights will make your look more natural and less dark roots.
So, think about caramel blonde option.
7. Straight Dark Brown With Caramel Drizzle
We just love it how caramel highlights look ideal in any scenario. No matter the hair color, these highlights can blend in right from the start. Light brown, dark brown, you name it.
8. Dark Red With Subtle Caramel Highlights
You will be forgiven if you cannot notice the highlights in this hairstyle. And that is the beauty.
You do not always have to emphasize the highlights. They blend in, and look as they are not even there.
9. Sandy Blonde With Caramel Baby lights
If you thought caramel highlights come in just one hue, think again. Same as hair dye, the caramel highlights can come in a lighter or darker shade.
And it is up to you to choose those that work best for the situation. In this case, light, or baby caramel highlights are the way to go.
10. Short Curliness With Caramel Touches
It is just amazing how good caramel highlights look on curly hair. We all know curly hair is playful and fun. Add some touches of color, and you get an even more amazing look.
11. Long Blonde With Soft Caramel Balayage Highlights
As we mentioned, not always the blonde highlights have to be emphasized. In some cases, they can just blend with your hair dye. And when it comes to blonde color, they look just perfect.
12. Straight Pixie With Light Caramel Highlights
If someone tells you that you have way too short hair for highlights, tell them even on a pixie you can do highlights.
And yes, they do look amazing and they are visible. Do not let anyone else tell you otherwise.
13. Smooth Straight Blonde With Distinct Caramel Highlights
Smooth hair is probably one of the best when it comes to highlights. They look the best, and are the most visible.
Now, smoothing and straightening your hair on a daily basis might not be an easy task. But if you like your highlights to shine, that is what you have to do.
14. Medium Length Chestnut Brown With Bight Caramel Highlights
These highlights look like golden and shiny. But that is because of the contrast between chestnut and caramel.
And word of notice: chestnut is another combination that works perfectly with caramel. As a general rule, everything that tastes amazing in a chocolate bar looks amazing on your hair.
15. Blown-out Blonde Balayage With Caramel Highlights
In this case, we have caramel balayage hair highlights that help you neutralize the darkness of your natural dark roots. And that is something you absolutely want to do if you want blonde hair on a dark root.
16. Shiny Caramel Highlights On Neutral Brown
As you can see, when you have neutral brown hair color, highlights are an amazing trick to make your hair look fun and playful.
Otherwise, neutral brown can be dull and boring. But just a touch of highlights, and you have a different story.
17. Brunette Melt Caramel Highlights Done In Boho Chic Style
We want to give all of you ladies that want to try the boho chic trend an idea for caramel highlights. After all, what is boho if not experimenting. Try something different, and see if it fits you.
Your brunette hair will look a lot different with some caramel hair color.
18. Soft Curled Bright Caramel Ribbons On Lighter Brown
There are just not enough words to describe how perfect match brown and caramel are. You can do whatever you like with your hair, as long as you have caramel highlights, it will look amazing.
Put it a ribbon, do some light waves, or just wear it straight and smooth, it doesn’t matter. It is still amazing.
19. Caramel Waves With Golden Caramel Highlights
If caramel highlights are not enough for you, the next best thing is a trifecta. That means brown as base, caramel, and golden highlights for a stunning look.
20. Caramel Delight On Reddish-Brown Base
Reddish hair? Brown hair? No problem. Caramel highlights are here to help you. Some women do not like their reddish base as much.
Even though the ginger look is trending, some women want to add some highlights to their reddish hair. Well, here is a solution to that problem.
21. Beach Wave Blonde With Splash Of Caramel Highlights
If there is one look that screams beach and summer, that is caramel highlights on waves. You just look at that hairstyle, and reminiscence about the beach, summer, sea, and everything else.
22. Short And Straight Light Brown With Streaked Caramel Highlights
One of the best things about caramel highlights is that they are subtle, yet they give a special touch to any hairstyle. Even if you go with something classic as medium length bob-looking hairstyle.
23. Black To Brown Balayage With Dark Caramel Highlights
When you want to go from one color to another, caramel serves as the perfect middle-man.
Otherwise, dyeing your dark hair brown might look like done by an amateur. But add some caramel in there, and you have a stylish look.
24. Copper Red Curls With Caramel Highlights
There are a couple of red hues that are just made for caramel highlights. Copper is one of those, as it is a color between red and brown family.
Given that caramel highlights come from the brown family, they blend in perfectly.
25. Short Spiraling Curls With Light-Toned Caramel Highlights
We talked previously how curls are just perfect for adding some highlights. What color you choose is up to you. But today, we recommend trying caramel. Do not be afraid to experiment.
26. Chocolate Caramel With Dark Blue Spots
As we saw before, you can easily use caramel as middle-man between two colors. In this case, however, we go from brown to dark, with just a touch of some black hair strands.
27. Dark Brown To Light Blonde Balayage With Melted Caramel Highlights
We talked previously how caramel is great when you want to go blonde with brown natural hair. You need something in between to help you balance the contrast and different hair shades.
28. Short Rose Gold With Caramel Highlights
Even rose color works wonderfully with caramel highlights. That is a testament of how versatile this hair color is.
There is a reason why caramel highlights are one of the most sought and popular hair changing treatments.
29. Waves Of Dark Caramel Balayage With Warmer Highlights
Let’s finish off with something common, yet effective. Balayage is a great technique for blending in the highlights with your natural hair color. If you do not want your new color to pop a lot, and stand out of the crowd, go for balayage technique.
And with that in mind, we hope you found some inspiration and ideas for your next hair treatment.