10 Unique Looks For Brunette Hair With Blonde Highlights
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10 Unique Looks For Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights

26 February 2018
photo of woman with braided updo hairstyle
Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

When you have a hair color as common as brunette with blonde highlights, it can sometimes feel as though you need a really unique hairstyle to stand out. If you’re not ready for a new hair color but you’re searching for a new look, switching up your hairstyle is the easiest way to stand out in the crowd.

Ready to ditch your go-to ponytail? Look no further than these ten unique styles for brown hair with blonde highlights.

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Half Up And Tied

This simple style is perfect for anyone who wants to take their mane from basic blowout to stylish hairdo. Take two sections of hair from the front of your head, bring them to meet at the back of your head, and tie them loosely. If you’re concerned the simple knot won’t stay in place, use a few bobby pins to secure it to the back of your head.

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Side Swept Knot

First, gather a small section of hair from the front of your head and craft a basic three-strand braid. Then, gather all of your hair—including the braid—into two large sections. Tie the sections together to create a knot, then continue knotting your strands until you reach the end of your hair. Secure the knot to the back of your head with several bobby pins.

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Double Dutch Braid Pigtails

To begin, part your hair straight down the middle from your hairline to the nape of your neck. Working with one section at a time, craft a Dutch braid. Once the braid reaches the nape of your neck, secure it with a clear elastic and allow the remainder of your hair to hang loose in a pigtail. Repeat the same steps with the other section. Once both braids have been crafted, pancake each braid for a voluminous final look.

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Messy Pinned Chignon

For this simple look, loosely gather your hair at the nape of your neck and secure it in a looped bun. Then, use three colorful bobby pins to create a triangle above your chignon.

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Half Up Fishtail Braid

To begin, gather the top half of your hair in a ponytail and secure it with a clear hair elastic. Next, divide the ponytail tail into two equal ponytails. To create the fishtail effect, take a half-inch section of hair from the outside of left ponytail and cross to the right ponytail. Repeat the process on the opposite side, taking a segment from the outside of the right ponytail over to the left.

Continue crossing sections of the hair until you reach the end of the braid, securing the end of the style with an elastic. Once the braid is finished, remove the elastic from your nape to give the braid a seamless look. For a final touch, pancake the braid for a voluminous effect.

photo of side swept french braid hairstyle

Side Swept Dutch Braid

For this look, you’ll part your hair down the middle as opposed to the side. Begin crafting a Dutch braid on one side of your head, bringing the braid across the back of your head and ending it at the nape of your neck, near your opposite ear. Secure the braid with a hair elastic and pancake it braid for a polished look. For an added final touch, craft several small three-strand braids with the loose end of your braid.

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Half Up Bobby Pin

To begin, take two sections of hair from the front of your head, bring the sections to meet at the back. Hold the two sections in place with your finger, securing them to the back of your head using a handful of colorful bobby pins.

photo of fishtail pigtails hairstyle

Fishtail Pigtails

To start, part your hair down the middle from your hairline to the nape of your neck. Working with one section at a time, craft a fishtail braid and secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side. Pull two tendrils of hair from the braids to frame your face and complete your look with an on-trend hat.

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Space Princess Crown

Begin by parting your hair straight down the middle. Secure each section into a low ponytail. Working with one ponytail at a time, craft three-strand braids and pancake them. Then, bring the end of each braid up to meet at the top of your head and pin them in place.

photo of side part french braided chignon

Side Part French Braid Chignon

To begin, give yourself a deep part on the right or left side of your head. Using the larger section of hair, craft a French braid from your hairline down to the nape of your neck. Brush the hair from the smaller section back to meet the braid at the nape of your neck. Secure all of your hair in a ponytail, then wrap the hair in the ponytail around itself to create a chignon. Secure the chignon with several bobby pins.

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