The Best Celebrity Highlights

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We're of the mind that everybody should sport highlights—whether your hair is darkest brown or fairest blonde, weaving in lighter, brighter shades brightens up the face and adds much-needed dimension to every hair type and style. These celebrity highlight looks are some of our favorites.

Ashley Greene
An auburn-tinged caramel shade makes for a gorgeously unexpected highlight hue in medium brown hair.

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Ciara
Taking hair from jet black to blonde can oftentimes end in disaster, but Ciara's hair professionals kept the singer looking hot, not fried.

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Selena Gomez
Selena's sun-kissed highlights complement her long beach waves perfectly.

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Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett's highlights are concentrated on the ends of her hair, while keeping her roots natural. This creates both a softer and sultrier look for her.

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Lucy Hale
Ash blonde highlights starting several inches from the scalp in dark brown hair are a perfect piggyback onto the ombré look without being too trendy.

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Emma Roberts
If you're unsure about taking your honey-hued base to Marilyn-level blonde, ask a colorist to give you a half head of balayage highlights. The new "paint your hair" treatment looks more natural than conventional foils, and already has a cult following that includes celebs like Drew Barrymore and Jessica Biel.

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Gisele Bündchen
Gisele could be the spokesmodel for natural looking highlights. Her highlights range in colors, so she always looks like she's just back from the beach.

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Jennifer Lopez
J. Lo's hair is the perfect combination of blonde and brown. Her highlights and thin lowlights mesh together perfectly to create a natural golden hue.

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Jessica Biel
If you shy away from faux color to avoid trips to the salon, this season's highlighting trend is right up your ally. Take a note from Jessica and allow your light color to grow out. It's a softer way to rock the dyed-tips trend we've seen in the past.

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Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth has effortless downtown style in her genes, but even her color need a little help from the pros. Instead of adding platinum highlights to light brown hair, soft brunettes should opt for caramel hues. The result is still a lighter, warm-weather look, but without the harsh color contrast and short grow-out period.

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Kate Beckinsale
It seems like all it took was a head of golden highlights to take Kate from serious actress to sexy bombshell. Now we can't imagine her ever giving up her gorgeous hair color.

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Lauren Conrad
Not only does Lauren wear highlights starting at the crown of her head, but she also goes from blonde to blonder at the ends.

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Jennifer Lawrence
Cool, pale blonde highlights enhance Jennifer's natural medium blonde and make her rosy complexion glow.

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Jessica Alba
Light always casts the prettiest shine on Jessica's highlights, and the result is hair that looks healthy and well-maintained.

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Eva Longoria
Caramel highlights look subtle and sweet when woven into the bottom layers of darker hair.

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Jessica Szohr
If you aren't sure about bright blonde highlights, try a subtle caramel shade like Jessica. Her highlights aren't drastically different from her natural color, but they freshen up her whole look.

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