If your hair is naturally dark brown, it can feel like the only way to make a change or try a new look is with a drastic, bright-as-hell color change. But if you've ever stared at any celebrity's head, you'd know that you can actually transform an entire hairstyle with a few meticulously placed highlights, whether that's with babylights on thin hair to give it a fuller look, or with warm, melted highlights all over to brighten up your face.
So to get you inspired to try something new this winter, without feeling like you're a contestant on a makeover show, we handpicked the prettiest, most screenshot-worthy highlight ideas, as demonstrated by your favorite celebrities. Check out the inspo, below.
Hill's deep-brown hair has an all-over brighter look with honey and copper highlights.
Buttery-blonde highlights around Chung's face gives her complexion a warmer vibe.
Gomez gives her blunt bob a fuller look by brightening just the lower lengths with a rich, cinnamon hue.
Beyoncé's highlights are pretty much the embodiment of melted strips of caramel, warming up her naturally dark hair without looking too severe.
Chopra's subtle auburn babylights are painted just around her face to bring more dimension to her long-layered cut.
Peachy, rose-gold highlights can wash out some lighter skin tones, but on Banks' brunette waves against her bronzed skin, they look crisp and fresh.