List of Different Highlights on Short Spiky Brown Hair

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin looks striking with subtle highlights in her spiked hair.

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From soft, subtle colors that almost blend in with your brown hair to bright, bold shades that really stand out, the world -- of hair dye, that is -- is your oyster. Choose from a kaleidoscope of colors, a few of which look especially phenomenal in short brown hair. Take some time to consider your options so you end up with the look you're longing for.

Brown

Brown highlights -- as long as they're a shade or two lighter than the rest of your hair -- create a really subtle but noticeable color effect in your hair. Brown is an ideal shade if you're trying to keep a natural look, as though you were born with those beautiful brown tones in your tresses and got a sunkissed effect from sitting out in the sun. From caramel to chocolate, these yummy-sounding colors -- try one, or two or more -- look super-hot and fresh in your brunette hair.

Blond

For a true sunkissed effect in your short strands, add in blond highlights. Whether you go with a deeper, golden shade of blond or a light platinum hue, light highlights will instantly lighten and brighten up your face, making you look more awake and youthful. Highlights also add some serious depth and dimension to your hair, making it look fuller and more voluminous. Talk about a fab hair change.

Red

Adopt a bold and brazen attitude by adding red to your short brown locks. Even the thinnest red highlights added around your head make a big statement, playing off the brown tones in your hair and creating a smokin' hot look. Take extra special care of your hair if you opt for the red color -- red is the fastest fading color, so switch to color-safe products and try to avoid sun exposure to keep your red bright and vibrant.

Pink

Pink is a fun, feminine color that gives you a really girly look when added to your hair. Color just a few face-framing pieces or add in pink highlights all around your head. There's no way this color is going unnoticed. Select a lighter pink for a more subtle effect that blends into your hair and may only be noticeable in the light. For a more dramatic change, opt for a vivid hot pink and make the highlights slightly larger, about 1-inch wide.

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