7 Celebs Who Prove That Black Hair Deserves a Layer of Highlights

Slaya, please.

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If you have black hair—or, like, dark, dark, dark, dark-brown hair that's basically black—it can feel like the only color change you can make is a drastically lightened transformation. But, surprise! You're wrong. (It's okay; we're not judging).

Because you can actually reinvent a deep hue with a just few strategically placed highlights in shades of amber, auburn, and, yes, even some candy-apply red. And lucky for you, we've got the most-excellent ideas as demonstrated by your favorite celebs, ahead.

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Cara Santana

The Look: Auburn, face-framing highlights that feel almost aubergine.

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Chrissy Tiegen

The Look: Caramel and gold-tipped ends, plus an insanely perfect bun that's unrelated, but still magical.

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Lake Bell

The Look: Literally the very definition of warm, melted honey. But in highlight form.

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Naomi Campbell

The Look: Diffused, amber-streaked curls.

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Nicole Scherzinger

The Look: Soft, golden lowlights.

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Shay Mitchell

The Look: A mix of cool, ash-toned highlights and warm, amber lowlights.

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Vanessa Hudgens

The Look: A fiery tint with candy-apple red highlights, and can we have this, please?

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