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12 Stunning Copper Highlights for Women

The world has gone crazy for copper hair with highlights and copper hairstyles. No wonder since they make your face look so bright and radiant.


How to Do Copper Highlights

How to Do Copper Highlights and Lowlights

Following are the process to get copper highlights on brown hair!

Step 1: Mix the bleach with the developer. The developer doesn’t have to be strong as you don’t have to get to completely blonde highlights. The stronger the developer, the bigger the damage on your hair. That is why you should use volume-10 developer, it’ll do the job just fine.

Step 2: Use a comb and hair clips to section the hair out. Start sectioning the hair pieces using a hair comb. Depending on whether you want highlights or lowlights, better known as the balayage, apply the bleach either all the way up to your roots or just on the ends.

Step 3: Leave the bleach on for 20-30 minutes.

Step 4: Use a copper toner afterward to get the desired color on your highlights. Be careful when choosing the toner and choose the one that best suits your skin tone.

Step 5: Style your hair like you normally would see the effects of your new copper hair with highlights.


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Copper Highlights vs. Caramel Highlights

Copper Highlights vs. Caramel Highlights

Both copper and caramel highlights are extremely popular. However, you should keep in mind that while copper highlights suit both women with a warmer skin tone and women with a cooler skin tone, caramel highlights are more suitable for women with brown hair with a light skin tone.

Caramel highlights are also a type of blonde highlights, so they will definitely be a more visible and eye-catching change than copper hair with highlights. One interesting fact is that a great base for caramel highlights is actually hair in a coppery color.


Chic Hairstyles with Copper Highlights

We have compiled a list of 12 gorgeous highlights with copper shades for women to try without any hesitation.

1. Full Highlights

Copper Highlights on Copper Hair

If you have already found your perfect copper shade, add some gentle highlights to bring out the dimension of the color.

Ideal for: Square and round-shaped faces and cool skin tone.

How to style: The full copper highlights should only be a shade or two lighter than your copper hair. A great hairstyle to pair it up with is a long straight bob that reaches just below shoulder-length.


2. Copper Lowlights on Warm Brown Hair

Warm Copper Lowlights on Brown Hair

Since it’s already been a few since the world has gone crazy for balayage, this hairstyle is already a classic. If your long brown hair has a red undertone, just freshen it up with some copper lowlights.

Ideal for: All face shapes and warm skin tone.

How to style: Use a hair straightener to curl the ends of your hair, covering just the area with lowlights.


3. Dark Copper Highlights

Dark Copper Highlights on Black Hair

If you have pale cool-toned skin, chances are your black hair is a little bit too harsh against your face. To bring back the freshness and a healthier look, opt for the subtle dark copper hair with highlights.

Ideal for: All face shapes and cool skin tone.

How to style: Make sure you don’t lighten your hair too much because you don’t want the copper toner to wash off too quickly and you don’t want to damage your hair. Otherwise just wear your hair styled into relaxed, effortless waves.


4. Light Highlights on Short Hair

Light Copper Highlights on Short black Hair

Pixie bob cuts look so adorable, and bright copper highlights on brown hair can only make them pop even more.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces and warm skin tone.

How to style: Don’t be afraid to try a brighter version of these highlights. Paired with the amazing messy short haircut, they will make you stand out.


5. Copper Blonde Hair

copper highlights on red wavy hair

Bold, bright, fiery tones are perfect for bold and extroverted girls that are not afraid to try new things.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces and warm skin tone.

How to style: All the red tones should be kept bright and shiny. Use hair products that will keep your hair shiny and gorgeous looking when you style it into this beautiful messy bob.


6. Red Highlights on Copper Hair

Another great hairstyle for all of you passionate redheads.

Ideal for: Round and heart-shaped faces and warm skin tone.

How to style: For this copper highlighted hairstyle, you will have to use different combinations of bleach and developer on your already red hair. Some highlights should be completely bleached till they reach a strawberry blonde color, and others should be left just a shade or two lighter than the base.


7. Copper Babylights

Copper Highlights on Dark Burgundy Hair

Burgundy plum hair mixed with golden copper highlights looks absolutely breathtaking

Ideal for: All face shapes and all skin tones.

How to style: The best way to emphasize the beauty of these highlights is to curl the hair into natural beach waves.


8. Chunky Copper Highlights

Chunky Copper Highlights

It’s time to take highlights with copper hair to another level. In this case, it means getting two sets of highlights in your hair – copper ones and caramel ones.

Ideal for: All face shapes and cool skin tone.

How to style: This hairstyle might not be the easiest and fastest one to achieve, but the result is definitely worth the effort. In the end, loose curls will bring out the best of this hairstyle.


9. Copper Balayage Highlights

Bright lowlights are such a hit. Looking amazing sometimes requires not playing it safe. If you’re already accustomed to your burgundy hair, the highlights with copper brown hair will make you love it even more.

Ideal for: All face shapes and warm skin tones.

How to style: Curl gently the lower portion of hair that is covered by the lowlights using a curling iron.


10. Chestnut Brown Hair

You can wear copper highlights even if your hair is light chestnut brown. Just make sure you choose the appropriate shade to match the base.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces and cool skin tone.

How to style: Do a nice, quick straight blowout. That way your hair will look neat without losing any of its natural volumes.


11. Messy Pixie 

Messy Pixie with red Copper Highlights

Who says that natural long, romantic hairstyles are the only way to go? Don’t hide your daring personality behind a dull hairstyle and try out these fiery reddish copper hair highlights on black hair.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces and warm skin tones.

How to style: Shave one side of your hair and curl the rest into messy waves, sweeping it all to the side opposite to the undercut.


12. Auburn Highlights

Brown Hair with Copper Highlights

Light copper highlights on dark brown hair look like a beautiful flame in a dancing motion.

Ideal for: All face shapes and warm skin tones.

How to style: You’ll achieve these natural waves very easily using a hair straightener. What’s more important is not to forget to nurture the long hair that has been bleached.


If you were thinking about adding copper highlights to your hair, hopefully, this article has offered you the right inspiration for getting one of the trendiest hairstyles in 2024!