35 Dramatic Heavy Highlight Looks for Dark Hair

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Are you craving a bold change to your dark tresses? Heavy highlights could be the perfect option for you. Who better to guide you than Linda Miller, a seasoned hairstylist with a wealth of experience in transforming dark hair with dramatic highlights.

Finding the Right Balance

When it comes to heavy highlights, Linda suggests that “the goal is to find a balance between light and dark.” It’s essential to maintain a dark base while adding lighter strands to create depth and contrast. This technique is particularly suited to people with a medium to dark skin tone, but it can complement any skin tone or eye color.

Choosing the Right Color

The selection of the right shade is crucial. If you have a warm skin tone, opt for caramel, honey, or golden tones. Cooler skin tones work well with ash, platinum, or silver shades. Linda also recommends trying a mix of both warm and cool tones to achieve a beautiful blend.

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Linda Miller


Linda Miller is a seasoned expert in the hair industry with over 12 years of experience, currently serving as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of our website. Her journey in the field began after graduating from the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Linda's extensive knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the editorial direction of our site. Her work and insights have been recognized and featured in various prominent platforms. Beyond her editorial responsibilities, Linda is passionate about sharing her knowledge and engaging with our readers. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn for the latest trends and advice in hair care. For any inquiries or hair-related questions, reach out to her at [email protected].