Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beauty Inspiration: Summer Highlights

Summer is here and it's the perfect time to lighten up! {Your hair, that is.} I am a natural dirty blonde but always like to add a few more lighter blonde highlights to my hair for the summer months.



I think highlights or a lighter ombre can look great on brunettes when done well too - you can go "bronde" for summer! {see Leighton and Rachel below for examples.} Do you go lighter for summer? Which look below is your favorite?













all images not linked were found on Pinterest with no direct source.



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  1. I actually had the first picture pinned already and am thinking about getting these sort of highlights done this summer even though it would be a drastic change. They all look so pretty though!

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  2. You hair color came out perfect. The color is perfect for your skin tone.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest summer look 'Summer Eyelet'. Great for summer time.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Sofia
    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks sofia! i'm glad you think so - i want it to look natural!

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  3. the color looks great! love the wavy inspiration.

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    1. thanks! can you tell i have a wavy hair obsession going on?

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  4. Your color looks great Amy :) I am also a natural diry blonde, but for some reason decided to try being a redhead this summer!
    www.olivedoesthecity.com

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    1. thanks christina! trying a new color is always fun..i've never gone red!

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  5. My hair gets natural highlights from the sun, which is awesome! Your hair looks great!

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  6. Your hair looks GORGEOUS! And this post really excites me since I just got a final wave of highlights last night! Summer hair ready! :)

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    1. thanks rachel! i love your lighter do as well :)

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  7. Your hair looks fabulous! I would love to go ombre but don't want to pay ridiculous $ to dye my hair....oh well :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. thank you annie! ombre is pretty expensive...i thought about doing it to but highlights were easier and more economical!

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  8. Your hair looks gorgeous! My hair naturally goes lighter from the sun in the summer, so I just let it do it's thing.

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

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    1. thanks jen :) the sun definitely helps to bring my highlights out a bit too.

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  9. Your hair looks amazing!! I love adding lighter tones for summer. You found so many great pics on Pinterest.
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  10. Love your hair!! So pretty! I want to do ombre - but I'm not sure where to go... xx

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    1. thanks lady! i go to beaucage on newbury and gretchen is my colorist/stylist. i am in love with her!

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  11. I went bronde for summer a few weeks ago. I'm thinking of adding in a few more to get it a bit lighter still... we shall see. Yours look great!!

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  12. I definitely added in some lighter and brighter highlights for summer too! You look GORGEOUS!

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  13. Oh yeah working on doing the ombre thing. Love it.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  14. You have really pretty hair, Amy! I also like Elizabeth Olsen's highlights in the photo. My hair is naturally blonde and gets much lighter during the summer when I can find time to get outside!

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    1. thank you sarah!! i like elizabeth's hair too - simple but very pretty.

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  15. great post, and I do like the look of your hair. I have black hair(curly-nest like lol) and the only 'light' shade I see is white;)>

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  16. Your hair looks AMAZING!!

    *Besos*

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  17. now im thinking more on getting highlights! btw, your hair looks great and you look so pretty!

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  18. Those highlights are gorgeous! I always have highlights, so I'm going to try the ombre thing later this summer - we'll see how it goes!

    xx,
    Maya

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  19. Your hair is so pretty!! I've never colored my hair but I do get some natural highlights from the sun during the summer!

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  20. you are so pretty!! love ur blog!! visit mine too!!
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  21. I love your hair! So gorgeous! You're so pretty Ms. Amy! ^^

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    1. thank you rhia :) i really appreciate that!

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  22. Your hair looks SO pretty! I think my hair is kinda naturally bronde in the summer since I get natural blonde highlights from being out in the sun.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  23. Gorgeous! Love how your hair turned out!! Always fun to go a little lighter and brighter during the summertime:)

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    1. thanks megan! i agree - might as well go lighter when the sun is shining :)

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  24. I love your hair!!!! You are stunning!

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  25. LOVE your hair!

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  26. Great post..It looks amazing, congrats!Thanks for sharing..hair highlights

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