Stunning Celebrity Highlights to Inspire Your Spring Dye Job

Stunning Celebrity Highlights to Inspire Your Spring Dye Job

StyleCaster | Nikki Brown

Hair color is one of the easier ways to quickly change your look, but an entirely new hue can be intimidating; especially if you’ve never done it before. Although hair-color techniques like balayage and ombre have taken precedence in recent years, I’m still here for the seasonal comeback of good old-fashioned highlights.

Taking a few pieces of the hair and dyeing them a shade lighter or darker than your natural one not only adds depth and dimension to your mane; it also delivers the same head-turning impact of other hair-color techniques. And with summer on the horizon, we can’t think of a better time to lighten things up … or down, depending on your mood.

Ahead are some of the fiercest examples of highlighted hair, modeled by a handful of famous ladies. Get the inspo you need to take the plunge below.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Beyonce

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If you’re thinking of a honey-blonde ’do, à la Beyoncé, create dimension by adding in a couple different shades.

celebrity highlights halle berry Stunning Celebrity Highlights to Inspire Your Spring Dye Job

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A mix of thick and thin highlights, like the ones on Halle Berry, will brighten up sun-kissed skin.

celebrity highlights olivia munn Stunning Celebrity Highlights to Inspire Your Spring Dye Job

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Or you could go the Olivia Munn route and add the most subtle color to darker hair.

celebrity highlights ruby rose Stunning Celebrity Highlights to Inspire Your Spring Dye Job

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It really doesn’t get more perfect than these blonde highlights throughout Ruby Rose’s perfectly-styled pixie.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Ciara

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Curly brown strands with a hint of light brown took Ciara’s wild mane to the next level.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Donatella Versace

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If you’re going to go big, opt for neon-bright strands like Donatella Versace’s.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Issa Rae

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Even just a hint of hair highlights can keep fine, textured hair from looking flat; just ask Issa Rae.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez’s thick, blonde highlights are beautiful inspo for anyone who wants to throw an ombre effect into the mix.

Jessica Biel

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Highlighted strands along the hairline, like the ones on Jessica Biel, brighten up the face.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Margot Robbie

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If you’re a blonde like Margot Robbie, highlighting your hair into different golden shades will have everyone convinced you spent a day at the beach.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Olivia Palermo

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If you start with balayage but decide you want to break up the color, simply add highlights over it like Olivia Palermo.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Selena Gomez

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Take a bob from basic to runway-ready with just a few highlights, à la Selena Gomez.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Serayah

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If you’re getting a protective style, choose hair in a variety of colors to create a highlighting effect, similar to the one on Serayah.

STYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Zoe Kravitz

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Who says you can’t sprinkle a super short pixie with color? We love how Zoe Kravitz incorporated light brown into her dark-brown cut.

TYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Logan Brownin

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Logan Browning had the right idea when she amped up her brown faux locs with pops of blonde and caramel shades.

TYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Paris Jackson

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You can also channel your inner rockstar with brightly colored highlights like Paris Jackson.

TYLECASTER | Celebrity Hair Highlights | Whitney Port

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Chunky highlights may be so ’90s, but just one, as spotted on Whitney Port, can still look current and chic.

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