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.
Vanessa Simmons works a did-she-or-didn’t-she moment with a few subtle, cinnamon-hued streaks. Looking for a natural way to subtly change your haircolor? Backe suggests henna. “It’s a plant, so it’s all-natural and conditioning,” he says. “But because henna stains the hair, you can’t then apply regular highlights or color. Not a good idea for commitment-phobes!”