Changing up your color is transformative for all hair shades, but when you have curly brunette strands, it can make that much more of a difference. After all, the right highlight or lowlight can refresh dull brown hues and add more dimension to your ‘do. Elevate your waves, coils, and kinks with these three expert-approved brunette hair color ideas that look even better on textured strands.

Warm Caramel

Rihanna’s warm caramel color brings out her hair’s natural body. “Color that has more depth in the root and becomes brighter towards the ends will help to show off the curl’s shape,” says Elisabeth Lovell, celebrity colorist and co-owner of WHITEROOM in Brooklyn. For the best results, use a shade of caramel that factors in your roots and gets progressively lighter. Doing so will create the illusion of movement down your strands, mimicking the way the sun would illuminate your coils. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty)

auburn Lowlights

Red lowlights can be a curly girl’s best friend. They deliver dramatic flair and pop under sunlight and spotlights alike. “Darker colors are notoriously harder to photograph, so this will give your brown hair dimension, add warmth, and showcase your beautiful texture,” says LA-based celebrity stylist Andrew Fitzsimons, who mastered this look on Janet Mock. The red is subtle and understated but creates a lively glow throughout to celebrate the shape of her locks. (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/ Getty)

 AMBER BROWN Midlights

Feeling bogged down by drab tones? Try brightening up your brunette ‘do with a few toasty amber midlights a la Eiza Gonzalez. The midlight technique, made popular by celebrity stylist and Redken brand ambassador Matt Rez, connects the darkest color (in this case a rich brown base) to the lightest color (amber) through subtle feathering and blending to avoid any chunky sections. (Photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty)

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