Color Guide: Highlighted Hair Extensions
by ABBEY WILSON / MAY 19, 2022
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Highlighted or mixed shade hair extensions are one of the most popular color varieties that you can find. Many people prefer to have a blend of tones and colors in their hair rather than one block shade, as it tends to have a more natural finish and is less upkeep. You can find assortments of 2 or 3 different shades in highlighted clip-in hair extensions which also tend to be easier to match with tricky hair colors. Here at Cliphair, we have over 17 highlighted hair extensions combinations that range from brown hair with blonde highlights, very dark brunette mixes, and extra light ashy blonde combinations.
Color Terminology Buster
Quite often in the hair and beauty industry technical language is used to describe products and shades. This is all well and good if you are trained to understand these words! But for the everyday extension wearer, it can be quite confusing. We’ve simplified some common color terminology below to help you understand our descriptions, this could also help you when explaining to your stylist how you want your color to look.
- Undertones - Subtle tones underneath the hair surface that influence the overall color.
- Warm - Gold/Red undertones.
- Golden - Yellow/Orange undertones.
- Brassy - When the hair is too yellow or orange.
- Ashy - Cooler/grey/silver undertones.
- Highlights - A dying technique that adds lighter streaks to the hair in many different formats. Sometimes in foils, freehand painted or through a cap, does not touch the scalp which is what gives a more natural finish and less harsh regrowth.
- Lowlights - A dying technique that adds darker streaks to the hair in different formats. Sometimes in foils, freehand painted or pulled through a cap.
#18/613 Blonde/Brown Mix
An eye-catching combination of our lightest brown (#18) mixed with bleach blonde (#613) to create a gorgeous ashy mixed shade. No wonder this shade is our top seller in the mixed colors section! This shade fits almost all medium blonde highlights due to its natural color combination. It can be used to match hair of the same color or even added to dark blonde hair to add some lightness.
You can find this color in every single one of our hair extensions products which includes all the professional items and all our clip-in hair extensions.
A dazzling blend of our silver sand and lightest blonde (#60), it creates a stunning Icy blonde mix shade. This shade is unique to Cliphair and one of our most popular colors, especially in our professional hair extensions. #60/SS works beautifully with very light, cool-toned blonde highlights. It can be used to match hair or added to darker blonde hair to add more lightness.
#2/4/6 Brown Mix
A striking blend of three of our top brunette shades – Darkest Brown (#2), Chocolate Brown (#4), and Chestnut Brown (#6). A very versatile color that matches most dark brown hair with highlights, it can be used to match or added to very dark hair to create lowlights and ombre without needing to dye.
#16/613 Golden & Bleach Blonde Mix
A stunning mix of our golden blonde (#16) and bleach blonde (#613) that creates a light, bright and beautiful golden blonde. This is a classic light blonde mixed shade that can be found in many extension brands' portfolios. This is a warm blonde shade with more yellow undertones than ashy.
You can find this shade in all of our hair extension products and is most popular in our Tape-In extensions.
#16/60 Light Golden & Lightest Blonde Mix
A light and sunny mix of Golden Blonde (#16) and Lightest Blonde (#60). This is very similar to its sister shade #16/613 however one level lighter, perfect for anyone with very blonde hair.
#27/30 Cinnamon Blonde
Spice up your life with this toasty cinnamon shade. A sumptuous spiced auburn blonde, perfect for adding toasty tones to your look. This slow-burning shade will keep you warm throughout the year. Cinnamon Blonde is a mix of our Strawberry Blonde (#27) and Light Auburn (#30) which can add a wonderful warmth or burst of lightness to your hair. You can use this shade to match what you already have, or it can be added to pure auburn hair to create a sunkissed balayage.
#14/22 Dark & Ash Blonde Mix
A charming mix of our Darkest blonde (#14) and Light Ash blonde (#22) that creates a natural effect. This shade is perfect for that bohemian blonde highlighted look with the perfect balance of neutral, cool blondes and brown.
You can find this color in many of our hair extension products from full head clip-in hair extensions to hair weaves that can be sewn into the hair.
#27/613 Strawberry & Bleach Blonde Mix
Sunkissed strawberry with hints of bleach blonde, these colors are a match made in heaven for anyone looking for golden, warm highlights! Slightly darker than our other golden highlighted shades, this color has a little more depth to it due to the Strawberry Blonde (#27).
You can find this shade in many of our hair extensions like clip-ins, tape-ins and hair weaves.
#10/16 Golden Brown & Blonde Mix
A dazzling combination of Medium Golden Brown and Golden Blonde (#16). This sandy, fudge-like mixture is one of our top-selling mixed shades. A very neutral mixed shade that is neither ashy nor warm.
You can find this shade in all of our clip-in hair extensions and some of our professional products.
#12/16/613 Light Brown/Blonde Mix
A trio of golden tones makes up these blonde highlights. Our #16/613 is mixed with a dark, sandy blonde (#12) creating one of our most popular blonde mixes. This shade can be matched to many hair colors as it is a very natural combination or added to dark blonde hair to give a balayage effect.
You can find this shade in almost all of our hair extension products from one-piece clip-ins to tape-in hair extensions.
#4/613 Brown/Blonde Mix
Just like cookies and cream, this is our delicious Chocolate Brown (#4) mixed with Bleach Blonde (#613). A very bold highlighted piece due to the high contrast between the 2 shades. This shade works beautifully when added to dark hair to give a flash of color underneath or even added to blonde hair to give depth.
You can find this color in our Double Weft Full Head, Classic Full Head and hair weave.
#6/613 Chestnut Brown & Bleach Blonde
A stunning mix of our chestnut brown (#6) and bleach blonde (#613) for a soft but bold highlighted shade. The word “bronde” perfectly describes this color as it is a perfect balance of highlights and lowlights.
You can find this color in most of our hair extension products but it is particularly popular in our Clip-In pieces.
#9/613 Ash Brown & Blonde Hair Extensions
For an edgy, dirty blonde hair color the #9/613 is perfect! The daring mix of a dark ash brown (#9) with a bright, bleach blonde (#613) has a cool, dusky blonde finish.
You can find this color in most of our hair extension products but it is very popular in our weaves!
#4/27 Medium Brown & Strawberry Blonde Mix
A scrumptious blend of our Chocolate Brown (#4) and Strawberry Blonde (#27) makes this sunkissed brunette color. One of our most popular, darker mixes that perfectly matches brown hair with blonde highlights. This shade can also be added to brunette hair to create beautiful caramel style balayages.
You can find this shade in most of our hair extension products including clip-ins and tape-ins.
#4/30 Brown/Auburn Mix
A warm and rich blend of Chocolate Brown (#4) and Coppery, light auburn lowlights (#30). This shade gives us “Rum & Raisin” vibes and matches well to any warm brunette color to either enhance lowlights or add them in.
You can find this shade in most of our hair extension products including clip-ins and wefts.
#6/27 Brown/Ginger Mix
This sunkissed bronde shade is a combination of our Strawberry Blonde (#27) and Chestnut Brown (#6). A super warm and toffee-like shade that works beautifully with gingery, auburn-toned light brunettes.
You can find this shade in many of our extension products as it is so popular. It is most commonly bought in tape-in hair extensions.
How To Match Hair Extensions With Highlights?
It's easier to match to hair extensions when you have highlighted hair as you have a few different tones to work with. We always recommend matching to the ends as this is where the hair extensions will blend with your own hair. Here at Cliphair, we have a FREE color matching service run by experts who can help you find your perfect highlighted hair extensions.
Can You Highlight Hair Extensions?
No. You should never try to lighten or bleach hair extensions as it will severely damage the hair and decrease its life span. With over 60 shades to choose from, you shouldn’t need to create your own colors at home. We also provide a free tracked returns/exchange process if you need to swap your colors.
What Shade Of Highlights Goes With Dark Brown Hair?
Auburn, caramel, and chocolatey tones go extremely well with dark brown hair. Using these shades to add highlights gives the hair a very natural, sunkissed finish. There’s no need to use any dye on your hair to achieve this look as you can create it with hair extensions. The beauty of highlighted clip-in hair extensions is that you can add/remove your highlights anytime you want!