Highlights aren't just for blondes, people! Whether you go for a bold golden-honey hue or a more subtle, caramel color, highlights can give dark brown and black hair a serious dose of dazzle. We got tips from Jason Backe, head colorist at New York City's swanky Ted Gibson Salon, on how to choose the right streaks shade and keep them looking fabulous.
Mary J. Blige’s expertly placed golden highlights brighten up her rich brown haircolor. “Blonde highlights should always be woven in from the interior,” advises Backe. “If they’re placed right at the part or hairline, they look dated.”