Highlights for Dark Hair

I just thought I’d share my newest hair color with my readers. After all, how often do you get to see the mom behind the buzz?

Naturally, I have a VERY DARK BROWN hair. Some people would call it black. In the right light, you can see it’s brown. But back in March I got a little bored so I decided to highlight my hair with chunky, caramel highlights. Based on the repins on Pinterest, it’s been getting a good response.


I like the Caramel Highlights best when I would take the time to straighten my hair. Otherwise the light color would really intermingle with my dark hair, washing out my hair color. I will say, my husband REALLY loved these highlights, though.

After 7 months with these highlights, I missed my dark hair. So I opted for something a little more unique. I asked for Purple Streaks. And this is the result:


It’s pretty subtle, but the sun brings it out. As time goes, the purple will fade into a lavender. Overall, I love it. It’s much more “me”.

Do you highlight or dye your hair? What color options do you opt for? Every make a “color mistake”?

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  1. vickie couturier says:

    looks good kiddo,,be brave while your young,,no one wants to see a grandma with purple highlights,,lol,,but you look great

    • Vickie,

      Sometimes I wonder WHAT I will do a I get a tad older. LOL. Keep it dark, embrace the gray? Who knows! But you definitely have to stay true to yourself and what makes you happy, right? 🙂

      I wouldn’t mind seeing my grandma with purple hair. LOL! I wonder if I can convince my mom …. hmmmm….

      Happy Buzzing and thank you for always visiting and commenting!

      Erin T.

  2. i actually like the purple more than the caramel. Red also works good with dark hair

  3. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I do highlights sometimes for my hair,but the last time I did red tint to my hair and I liked it.I’ve never been that crazy about having red hair,but it really blended in great!

  4. I really like your hair with the Caramelly highlights! That is such a good look for you!

  5. Sara Sullivan says:

    I love the purple highlights!

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