This helped bring those babylights to life and cut out any yellow that was left. Check out these fabulous ideas for dark brown hair with highlights and get color inspired! Before you get a nice golden brown color shown here, you might have to sit with a reddish color for a few weeks after your first lightening session. You can also go for full head of highlights for that platinum blonde look I love so much! Medium-toned skin will benefit from intense browns, coppers and toffee.