50 Brilliant Black Hair with Highlights Ideas For Men

Highlights on black hair not only make your general look stylish, but they also greatly improve your hair’s texture in order to award you a brand new look. Nowadays, stylish men are overly concerned about the shade of the hair on their head and it has gradually become a main ingredient in the realm of modern men’s fashions.

Men who have light-colored hair strands are looking for new ways they can darken it while those who have black hair, on the other hand, are looking for ways to brighten theirs. And this is where the idea of highlights on black hair came into play.

For gentlemen with black hair who would also like to add even more texture to their hair strands and enhance their looks, then here are 50 highlights on dark hair that are guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go without changing the entire color of your hair strands.

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50 Brilliant Black Hair with Highlights Ideas For Men

  1. Black Hair with Full Golden Highlight

Black Hair with Golden Upper Shade Highlight

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In this haircut, the hair in the gentleman’s entire head has been enlightened in golden color and then slicked backward smoothly into soft curls.

  1. Undercut plus a neutral blonde highlight

Undercut plus a neutral blonde highlight

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This hairstyle comes out even more attractive when it has been completed with a back slicked undercut as shown above. The neutral blonde highlight is then placed on the hair strands on the topside of the head and then it has been swept upwards.

  1. Black Hair with Golden Upper Shade Highlight

Black Hair with Golden Upper Shade Highlight

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The temples and the back of the head have been shaved cleanly and then styled with a styling line. A golden shade has then been applied on the hair on the top side of the head before it has been transformed into soft lifted curls.

  1. Blurry light golden highlight

Blurry light golden highlight

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This hairstyle turns out gorgeous when it has been matched with a nicely styled undercut. The light golden highlight has then been applied on the longer hair at the topside of the head before it has been styled and slicked.

  1. Black Hair with Flat Top Brown Highlights

Black Hair with Flat Top Brown Highlights

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For this haircut, the hair at the back of the heads and the temples has been shaved clean and downwards. A brown highlight has then been applied to the hair on the top side and then the hair has been swept flat to the backside.

  1. Black Hair with Pop Grey Highlight

Black Hair with Pop Grey Highlight

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For this haircut, the hair at the temples and the back have also been shaved clean. After that, the hair at the topside of the head has then been trimmed short, after which a grey highlight has been applied then the hair has been styled to pop outwards.

  1. Black Hair with a White Highlight

Black Hair with a White Highlight

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In this haircut, you can have your undercut by shaving the hair at the temples and the back of the head and then applying a white highlight on the remaining hair at the top side. But remember that you will need to trim the hair at the topside a little and then sweep it forward.

  1. Black Hair with a Faded Gold Highlights

Black Hair with a Faded Gold Highlights

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In this haircut, the hair at the temples and the back of the head have been shaved clean and in a downward direction. A faded gold highlight has then been applied to the hair on top of the head to complete the look.

  1. Black Hair with a Light Blonde Highlights

Black Hair with a Light Blonde Highlights

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In this haircut, a light blond highlight has been applied to the hair at the topside of the head and then it has been clicked sideways to result in the stylish look above.

  1. White Fore Switch Highlight on Black Hair

White Fore Switch Highlight on Black Hair

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This is suitable for black men with long hair. Simple shave the sides then add a white highlight to the long hair at the topside of the head.

  1. White Sparkled Dark Brown Highlight

White sparkled dark brown highlight

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In this haircut, a dark brown highlight has been applied to the entire long hair at the topside and then sparkled with a small white highlight at the forehead.

  1. Grey Mixed Brown Undercut

Grey mixed brown undercut

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To accomplish this haircut, a grey mixed with brown highlights needs to be applied to the hair on the top side of the head before the entire hair is blown upwards.

  1. Black Hair with Faded golden highlight

Faded golden highlight

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In this haircut, a faded golden highlight is applied to the hair strands at the top side of the head and then swept backward and sideways.

  1. Golden Highlights with Curls

Golden highlights with curls

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If you have trimmed the hair at the temples and the backside of your head, then this is a style that will look great on you. Simply apply a golden highlight on the hair on the entire head then proceed to style it into soft curls.

  1. Spiked Haircut with a Light Grey Highlight

Spiked haircut with a light grey highlight

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If you have short, spiked haircut, then feel free to complete the look with a light grey highlight at the longer hair on the top of your head before blowing it upwards.

  1. Wavy Locks with Highlights

Wavy locks with highlights

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Not all dreadlocks are the same, but if you couple yours with the highlights, I can guarantee you that it will be one of the best wherever you go.

  1. Shorter locks with highlights

Shorter locks with highlights

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This haircut is exactly the same as the one above, with the only difference being that these are slightly shorter locks. But as you can see, they look just as great.

  1. Messy fade plus highlights

Messy fade plus highlights

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Would you like to add drama to your haircut, then this is the hairstyle for you. Simple part your hair to the side as far over as you can and then add highlights for impeccable style and a  huge lift.

  1. 90s surfer long hairstyle with highlights

90s surfer long hairstyle with highlights

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Seen in many films from the 90s, this style of hair with the highlights to top it off is reminiscent of days that are spent on the beach. Make yours messy and disordered as much as you can.

  1. Black Hair with Fore Grey Highlight

Black Hair with Fore Grey Highlight

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In this haircut, the hair at the temples and the head have also been trimmed short, which in turn leaves a long patch at the topside of the head close to the face. The grey highlight has been applied on the long hair locks at the topside and then swept forward.

  1. Tan brown highlight on black hair

Tan brown highlight on black hair

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For this gentleman, the hair at the temples and the back of the head have been trimmed short, which left the hair on the top side of the head a bit long. A tan brown highlight has then been applied on the longer hair strands after which it has been swept sideways.

  1. Copper brown full highlight on black hair

Copper brown full highlight on black hair

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In this haircut, a copper browning highlight has been applied on the long hair in the entire head and then the hair strands have been curled downwards so they can hang freely.

  1. Jared Leto’s brown long-tail highlight

Jared Leto's brown long-tail highlight

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This hairstyle is suitable for gentlemen who have long hair that is hanging down to the shoulders. A brown highlight has then been applied at the tips of the hair strands and then left to hang freely.

  1. Light brown patch and neutral blond on black hair

Light brown patch and neutral blond on black hair

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Just like most haircuts at the beginning of this enumeration, the temples and the backside of the head in this style has been shaved clean after which the hair on the top side of the head has been trimmed a little shorter in order to leave a long fore patch. A light brownish highlight has then been applied to the fore patch and a neutral blonde has ben applied to the rest of the top of the head.

  1. Unkempt side part for long black hair

Unkempt side part for long black hair

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Here comes a variation for those who have long hair. For the style, no comb or product required. All you need to do is add highlights to the haircut and then add a quick part to the side a little bit.

  1. The wavy side part for long black hair

The wavy side part for long black hair

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A wavy side part coupled with the highlights will deliver even more body to your black hair compared to if you had left it in its natural state.

  1. High ponytail haircut with highlights

High ponytail haircut with highlights

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If your hair is ultra-long like the gentleman above, then one of the best ways to manage it is through throwing into a high pony after adding the highlights.

  1. The natural wave for long black hair

The natural wave for long black hair

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This is for those who have mostly straight hair with a little bit of a wave into it. Do not let it go to waste. Ensure you couple it with highlights like shown above.

  1. Beach haircut for long black hair

Beach haircut for long black hair

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Steal the style above and give your long hair a tousled beach look that is hard to beat. All you will need is some muse or a little bit of gel to attain the look.

  1. Rough dreadlocks with highlights

Rough dreadlocks with highlights

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If you would like to keep your long locks in check while at the same time making as striking as possible, feel free to couple them with highlights as shown in the image above.

  1. Long black hairstyle for men with ringlets

Long black hairstyle for men with ringlets

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If you are fortunate enough to have perfect little ringlets like the ones above, then do not hide them away in a bun. Instead, couple them with highlights and unleash the best version of you that everyone will appreciate.

  1. Thick dreadlocks with highlights

Thick dreadlocks with highlights

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This is for those who have spent lots of time growing their natural hair into a full length. Adding the highlights will make the locks even more stylish and turn them into a timeless hairstyle.

  1. Long black haircut with the colored tips highlights

Long black haircut with the colored tips highlights

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Long hair is great, but when there is a lot of it, then you do not have to stick with one flat color since you can feel free to add in color to the ends for pop that you just need in life.

  1. Black hair with highlights plus a messy man bun

Black hair with highlights plus a messy man bun

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As opposed to the hairstyle in the previous enumeration, this black hair with highlights has been coupled with a messy man bun to result in one of the most striking haircuts I have ever come across. The man bun has also been pulled up fast in order to result in an intentionally unkempt look.

The sides, on the other hand, are left to be frizzy and messy as well in order to create a fresh out of bed appearance.

  1. Long rough hair with highlights

Long rough hair with highlights

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As I said at the beginning of the post, if you add layers and highlights to your long hair, then it will help your hair to add more depth and texture. The layered work will create the effect that will lift the hair whereas the highlights will accentuate those layers while at the same time accentuating the curls and natural waves in your hair.

  1. Long braid, shaved sides, plus a highlight

Long braid, shaved sides, plus a highlight

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If you have long hair then you also deserve the spotlight, so I advise you to give in and let your hair shine. In this haircut, contrast against the length of your hair by shaving the sides, braiding the middle hair, and then topping it off with the highlights.

  1. Sparked dark brown highlights

Sparked dark brown highlights

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Simple add a dark brown highlight to the entre hair on your head and then style it into spikes with sparked whitened tips.

  1. Black Hair with Back Golden Highlight

Black Hair with Back Golden Highlight

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Here, all you need to do is trim the hair at the backside of the head short and then add a golden highlight to the remaining long hair at the top side. Complete the look by sweeping the hair backward.

  1. Fore grey-brown highlights

Fore grey-brown highlights

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If you have slightly long hair, then add grey-brown highlights to it uniformly and then sweep it backward.

  1. Black Hair with Dark Grey Highlight

Black Hair with Dark Grey Highlight

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The hair on top has been slightly trimmed and then a dark grey highlight has been applied on the topmost part.

  1. Black Hair with Whitened golden highlights

Black Hair with Whitened golden highlights

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Start by styling your hair on the top side of your head backward and then proceed to add a whitened golden highlight just like the image above.

  1. Black Hair with Box Braids Highlights

Black Hair with Box Braids Highlights

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To this day, a man-bun remains one of the trendiest ways to style a man’s hair, but imagine what would happen if the hairstyle is coupled with the box braids and the highlights. Also, feel free to spice up the sides of this haircut with the braid of your choice.

  1. Harry style’s black haircut

Harry style’s haircut

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The best thing that you can do for your long hair is to let it behave naturally like our beloved former one direction member above. And while doing that, also feel free to highlight the hair with the brown shade just like harry styles did.

  1. Undercut with dark brown highlights

Undercut with dark brown highlights

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In this haircut, you can simply have the undercut by shaving the hair at the backside of your head and temples. The hair remaining on the top side of the head is then trimmed short; after which a dark brown highlight is then applied before the hair is swept backward.

  1. An undercut plus scattered grey highlights

An undercut plus scattered grey highlights

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In the image above, the hair at the temples and the back of the head are shaved clean to the skin in order to create the undercut style. The hair on top of the head has then been trimmed short, given some scattered grey highlights, and lastly swept upwards.

  1. Light blond highlights plus an undercut

Light blond highlights plus an undercut

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Just like the last two haircuts, the hair at the temples and the back of the head in this style have also been trimmed but this time in a downward movement. A light blond highlight has then been applied on the hair on top of the side and then combed backward to create a look that is hard to beat.

  1. Viking hairstyle with highlights

Viking hairstyle with highlights

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Even though this haircut does look great with the Nordic appeal of blonde hair, the truth is that anyone with long hair can pull off the haircut. Viking haircuts involve creating a messy appearance that is then characterized by long hair on the bottom part so it can flow freely.

This hairstyle is sure to turn heads wherever the gentleman goes.

  1. The Jason Momoa long black hair with highlights

The Jason Momoa long black hair with highlights

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Even if your hair waves are not heavily defined like those of Jason Momoa, you can still play them up to your advantage. I highly recommend that you feel free to add highlights to those attractive loose waves and let them shine.

  1. Side swept long hairstyle with highlights

Side swept long hairstyle with highlights

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Similar to the usual side parts, adding a side-swept look to your long hair also does a number for its texture and shape. To attain the look., simply use your hand and then brush it to the side before letting the wind take it for a more natural look.

  1. The half up half down hairstyle for long black hair

The half up half down hairstyle for long black hair

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Regardless of the texture of your long hair, a half-up, half-down look is the key to vitality and volume. After highlighting your black hair, simply wear the top half into a man bun for a more classic look .. you can even braid it for an extra dash of textured style.

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