Balayage is a hair technique that started in France and aimed to create soft, sultry highlights that look more modern than the traditional highlights.

Balayage Is The Hottest Hair Trend! Here we have collected our favorite balayage hairstyles for those with brunette hair. Now, you will learn how to get it so that it is absolutely best for you!

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What is a Balayage?

What is a Balayage?
by @balayageombre

Balayage means “to sweep” in French. It is an in-depth process used to create a stunning blend of hair colors. While ombre is more of a “shadow” effect, balayage hair is a highlighting technique that looks as though as it has been hand-painted by a skillful artist. Which in a sense, it is. Your stylist will use a variety of methods to achieve this trendy style!

Who Should Try a Balayage?

Ideas To Experiment With Balayage Hair Color Technique
by @balayageombre

We asked Samantha Bradshaw, hairstylist & salon owner of The Vanity Loft from Ontario, the main question from our readers: "How do you know if you should get a balayage?". And here is what she said:

How do you know if you should get a balayage?
Samantha Bradshaw
Expertise: Expert stylist
You should get a balayage if you are a low maintenance girl, but want a colour that stands out! You can have a colour that stands out with a lighter money piece that frames the face and lighter ends. Keeping your natural root with lots of dimension will make your colour grow out very natural and you won’t have to visit the salon as often.

Soft Brunette Trend With Balayage

New Brunette Trend With Balayage
by @balayageombre

Brunette hair is making a huge comeback! This pretty blend of warm and cool brunette shades is so pretty. And with a long layered cut with flowing waves, you can’t go wrong this elegant look!

Here's a Tip: To style, blow-dry your hair, making soft waves as you go. Also, if you need to, use a large curling iron to make big waves throughout. When getting it cut, ask your stylist for long layers and side bangs to add a soft and sensual vibe.

Sunkissed Brown with Chocolate Hints

Sunkissed Brown with Chocolate Hints
Jessica Biel via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Another stunning look for brown hair in 2024 is this soft blend of chocolate brown, chestnut brown, and honey brown hues. The lighter shades will stand out in the sunlight and add a ton of depth and dimension to your hair.

Here's a Tip: To style, blow-dry your hair and use rollers or curling iron to make bouncy curls. If your hair is naturally curly, add your favorite curling product and let it air dry. Then flip your hair over and tousle it for a carefree, sexy head full of voluminous curls.

Balayage + Ombre = Look to Remember

Balayage + Ombre = Look to Remember
Jessica Alba via Tinseltown/Shutterstock

If you are still torn between ombre and balayage, why don't you go for the best of both worlds? This stunning color combo of dark and light brown starts with pretty balayage tones at the top and fades into a soft honey-brown ombre fade at the bottom.

Espresso Balayage With Caramel Tones

Espresso Balayage With Caramel Tones
Margot Robbie via DFree/Shutterstock

For an ultra-trendy look, opt for thicker highlights below with thinner tones in the middle. This combo of caramel and honey colors is perfect. Apart from that, you can add some blonde to the ends for added dimension.

Brown To Caramel Ombre And Blonde Balayage Hair

Brown To Caramel Ombre And Blonde Balayage Hair
by @kellynaso

If you wish to personalize your look, add random blonde highlights to brown and caramel ombre and then frame your hair with blonde highlights, as well. This stunning look by Kelly Naso, a Lived-In Color Expert from California, will work great in a longer v-haircut and will turn heads wherever you go.

Chocolate And Dark Brown Balayage

Chocolate And Dark Brown Balayage Hair
Lily Aldridge via Debby Wong/Shutterstock

This style creates a soft and silky dimension to those with brunette hair. Keep your natural base and add a medium brown balayage color.

Caramel Balayage Highlights For Brown Hair

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Gisele Bündchen via Everett Collection/Shutterstock

For those who prefer a sun-kissed natural look, but want to maintain their sexy brunette status, this sultry style with blonde and caramel tones will add a new life to your brunette locks.

Soft And Subtle Balayage For Brown Hair

Soft And Subtle Balayage For Brown Hair
Sarah Chalke via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

If you aren’t feeling too daring, start with a more subtle fade to brown balayage. This style is so versatile and this look is so soft and feminine. You can always upgrade to a funkier balayage when you feel more daring.

Natural Chocolate Waves

Natural Chocolate Waves
Lucy Hale via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

For those with straight, darker hair, this style adds some spice without being too bold. There is just a slight depth to add dimension to your naturally dark tones. Add some sexy curls or beach waves for a chic and classy look and feel.

Caramel Hair

Caramel Hair
by @suetyrrellstylist

Warm and inviting, caramel tones in balayage create a rich and luxurious look. Stylist Sue Tyrrell, talking about the difficulty surrounding getting the right amount of brightness in brunette hair had mentioned, “I generally like to lift my natural level 5 and below clients to a level 7/8 to create a natural balayage effect unless they want to have maximum contrast result and it’s achievable that their hair can lift to an 8/9.”

Caramel Ribbons With Chocolate Waves

Caramel Ribbons With Chocolate Waves
by @kittybhhairstylist

The subtle blend between the two colors is definitely feminine and sophisticated and will add depth and dimension to your gorgeous brunette locks without being too dramatic.

Black Hair With Caramel And Brown Ombre

Black Hair With Caramel And Brown Ombre
Maria Menounos via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

This stunning style combines the two most popular coloring techniques: ombre and balayage for gorgeous waves with a lot of dimension. These colors will cascade gracefully throughout your natural curls and waves for added depth and texture.

Blonde, Caramel, And Brown Tones

Blonde, Caramel, And Brown Tones
by @kellynaso

Reddish tones on brunette hair are always a popular choice. Start with a dark burgundy or deep chocolate brown at the base and then add chunky caramel heights with a subtle sprinkle of blonde for a stunning style with color.

Brunette Layered Haircut

Brunette Layered Haircut
by @kendalllevans

For those who like to wear their hair down, this medium-length cut with its bold and choppy layers and dramatic darker brown balayage is both fun and sexy. If you want to be a bit bolder, graze the layers with a lighter shade.

Wavy Brown Bob

Wavy Brown Bob
by @salsalhair

Stylist Sal Salcedo has once again provided a chic and low-maintenance style that radiates effortless sophistication. The seamless blend of lighter and darker tones creates a natural sunlit effect, enhancing the movement of the waves. And what better way to enjoy this brown shade than on a wavy blunt bob cut! Consider this if you’re interested in a relaxed and laid back hairstyle perfect to accompany your carefree summer outfits.

Mixed Balayage On Dark Brown Hair

Mixed Balayage On Dark Brown Hair
by @salsalhair

This style works best on those with a shaggy cut and natural waves. It is both chic and natural with its great blend of soft and subtle caramel and lighter brown balayage tones.

Caramel Toned Layers

Caramel Toned Layers
Olivia WIlde via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

This soft style works great on brunettes with warmer complexions. Long luscious waves of caramel ribbons throughout add a silky dimension that can drive any man to his knees.

Coffee Brown Balayage

Coffee Brown Ombre
by @_heyhelena

If you want to stand out from the crowd, just take a look at this style by Helena Palacios, a hair colorist from Los Angeles. It is her favorite blend of contrast and bright pops the two complement one another.

Warm Copper

Warm Copper
by @_edwardsandco

A dark brown warm copper shade is rich and burnished. This hair color is flattering for ladies whose skin tone is medium, or fair, and peach, neutral or pink. Also, this shade is ideal for ladies whose eyes are green, blue, or brown.

Latte Brown

Latte Brown Hair
by @salsalhair

A latte hair shade with an espresso hue is a gorgeous blend. It will make your facial features appear softer and also brighten your eyes.

Dimensional Balayage Hair

Dimensional Balayage Hair
Hunter King via Tinseltown/Shutterstock

This multi-dimensional balayage color blend with a hint of caramel brownie is super rich and so warm. This shade adds volume to your hairstyle, especially with waves.

Soft Balayage On Bob Haircut

Soft Balayage On Bob Haircut
by @balayageombre

If you want to try soft balayage, you need a color that is close to your natural hair color but a few tones lighter. It will create a soft look that is stunning and very popular nowadays.

Ashy Blonde Waves

Pale Brown Balayage Hairstyle
by @_heyhelena

You can achieve a modern and cool-toned vibe with ashy blonde waves styled by LA Hair colorist, Helena Palacios in this balayage style. The blend of cool undertones gives a contemporary edge to the classic blonde, creating a fresh and trendy appearance. Ideal for those looking to experiment with a more muted, yet stylish, color palette.

Balayage For Wedding Hairstyles

Balayage For Wedding Hairstyles #balayage
by @tonyastylist

Every bride wants to look special on her day. So, why not upgrade your hair with the balayage? This simple improvement won’t harm your hair, and you will look amazing!

Light Brown With Wild Blonde

Light Brown With Wild Blonde
Fergie via Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

For those who want to go blonde, this pretty light brown and platinum blonde balayage hair is really sexy. Your hair will look like spun gold with these long sexy, beachy waves.

Dark To Light Brown Sombre With Blonde Accents

Dark To Light Brown Sombre With Blonde Accents
by @ksorianohair

Sombre hair is an ideal style for those who want softer ombre. This look is no exception with its dark roots that fade to honey brown. Add in some light blonde highlights for a gorgeous balayage effect that is soft and romantic!

Burlywood Balayage On Textured Long Bob

Burlywood Balayage On Textured Long Bob
by @kbrooke.hair

If you want a look that's elegant, this burlywood brown is just stunning. The subtle fade from dark to light is gorgeous. The longer bob with its slightly carefree style is very feminine and flirty.

Brown To Tan Balayage Hair

Brown To Tan Balayage Hair
by @kendalllevans

This slow fade from dark to very light blonde with tan undertones is very mature and classy if you want a more subtle look. This long straight hairstyle is very professional if you are looking for something fit for both work and play.

Beach Waves For Long Highlighted Hair

Beach Waves For Long Highlighted Hair
Katrina Bowden via Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

These beachy waves are super sexy if you want a look that’s young and flirty. The blonde and brown balayage is feminine and soft for a look that's sassy and seductive.

Brown To Cinnamon Balayage Hair

Brown To Cinnamon Balayage Hair
by @a.shtyrts

Brunettes will look stunning with pretty black and brown balayage hair mixed with soft cinnamon highlights.

Indian Red And Brown Hair Color

Indian Red And Brown Hair Color
by @kendalllevans

This brown and Indian red combo is just subtle enough to wear at work, yet, will show off your sassy side as well.

Chocolate, Chestnut, Red Colors For Long Hair

Chocolate, Chestnut, Red Colors For Long Hair
by @_heyhelena

Are you feeling bold and looking for a brilliant burst of color? Why not dress up your long wavy tresses with this vibrant chestnut brown, bright orange red, and chocolate for a look that’s edgy, yet, still feminine and soft?

Caramel Dimension

Caramel Dimension
by @laceyelisabethbeauty

Let us introduce - the caramel balayage, the mix that can create a dimensional and, most importantly, natural look. It’s one of the coolest options for brunettes, as they only need to bleach some strands to bring it to life.

Balayage and Chunky Highlights For Neutral Brown

Balayage Hair For Neutral Brown
by @kristinn.oli

Take a look at the style by Kristinn Oli, a color specialist with 26 years of experience, his idea is a perfect solution for those who need a hint of changes without stepping out of their natural color. Here, soft honey-brown balayage and chunky highlights slightly hit the midshafts, giving a bright fresh take on the dark base.

Warm Caramel

Warm Caramel Hair Shade
by @salsalhair

If you have a naturally brown mane and would like to add some warmth, soft caramel brown will seamlessly melt with your base while giving a seductively sweet finish. The same goes for blondes: women with blonde hair can switch to a more balanced warmer temperature by going for caramel blonde balayage.

Subtle Brunette Bronde Balayage Hair

>Subtle Brunette Bronde Balayage Hair
by @suetyrrellstylist

Bronde hair color is the perfect middle ground between two hair colors that have been on everyone’s lips for ages. Here, you can see how a sultry bronde shade blesses the dark brown base with a charm of balayage.

Light Beige Balayage Hair

Light Beige Balayage Hair
by @kristinn.oli

More and more celebrities go for beige hair colors for their amazing simple, yet noble looks. This light beige balayage is a fantastic way to bring out your eyes: this shade will form a harmonic and balanced look with your complexion, drawing all attention to your beautiful eyes.

Here's a Tip: Such ideas will work best for women with medium and warm skin tones, as they have the common undertone with beige colors.

Brown To Auburn

Brown To Auburn
by @kristinn.oli

This brown-to-auburn balayage is made as different shades look balanced by sweeping them into seamless graduation. That perfect dimensional natural hair color consisting of a couple of similar shades and using freehand techniques by Kristinn Oli.

Chestnut Brown With Honey Blonde Hues

>Chestnut Brown With Honey Blonde Hues
by @balayageombre

When you want to freshen up your brown days, add some light sweetness to your locks. Soft blonde hues on pastel chestnut is a tempting contrast you won’t be able to resist!

Coppery Lowlights

Coppery Lowlights
by @_heyhelena

Coppery blonde balayage is about to take you to the beach. Such an idea is good for those who like a soft transition from darker to lighter hues. A slight golden shining on your head is the reason to try it!

Brunette To Ashy Blonde Fade

Brunette To Ashy Blonde Fade
Jennifer Lopez via lev radin/Shutterstock

Going from one extreme to another? Don’t know what mood you’re in these days? Here’s a stunning decision for indecisive girls who want to be on point. If you have no idea whether you’re a blonde or a brunette in heart, just mix these two! A contrast balayage has never been so aesthetically beautiful.

Balayage Short Dark Hair

Balayage Short Dark Hair
by @kendalllevans

This wavy mullet is super cute and the dark brown and caramel brown balayage tones are soft and feminine if you want a look that’s sweet and innocent. This look is really stunning on those with naturally wavy tresses.

Balayage Short Straight Hair

Balayage Short Straight Hair
by @katelynn_hhair

Another cute style for short, straight hair is this pretty blunt-cut bob with a straight fringe. The apricot and lemon balayage highlights are girly and subtle so this look is great for any occasion.

Here's a Tip: Simply blow dry straight and run a flat iron through your dry hair to achieve a straight, sleek finish.

Caramel Red Balayage Short Curly Hair

Caramel Red Balayage Short Curly Hair
by @karol_beau

Girls with wild curls will love this curly short bob. Ask for short layers to add volume to your curly tresses. Then ask for caramel blonde and reddish tones for a look that’s sassy and chic!

Balayage Pixie Brown

Balayage Pixie Brown
by @kristinn.oli

This pretty caramel brown and honey blonde pixie is sophisticated yet sexy if you want a look that says you take yourself seriously but also have a bit of a playful side.

Balayage Pixie Dark Hair

Balayage Pixie Dark Hair
by @kamila.seksenalina

If you want to lighten up your darker tresses, this light blonde pixie with dark roots and shaved sides is super cute and edgy if you want to show off your sassy side.

Balayage Bob Brown

Balayage Bob Brown
by @isaac4mayor

This short, wavy bob with choppy ends is super cute. But we think the cool brown and warm honey-blonde highlights add a ton of depth and dimension to this adorable short bob haircut!

Here's a Tip: Did you know that you can use balayage coloring to enhance your facial features? Lighter shades are used to enhance texture and darker hues will make your hair appear more thick and fuller.

Long Layered Hair With Light Balayage

Long Layered Hair With Light Balayage
Kate Bock via Silvia Elizabeth Pangaro/Shutterstock

If you have extra-long hair, you might like this style. Ask your stylist to make your balayage style like ombre, and you will see how the light color is running up from ends to roots.

Here's a Tip: It is very beautiful on girls who have a long face shape and straight hair.

Pearl Balayage

Pearl Balayage
by @ashley.m.stylist

To make this beautiful balayage, ask your stylist to use the latest pearl toner from your favorite line of hair products.

Pale To Platinum Balayage Hair For A Face Framing Style

Pale To Platinum Blonde Balayage Hair For A Face Framing Style
by @suetyrrellstylist

Test the adage by trying this blonde balayage that fades from darker to very pale blonde. The platinum blonde highlights will frame your face to enhance your gorgeous facial features.

Honey Blonde Balayage Hair Color

Honey Blonde Balayage Hair Color
by @ashley.m.stylist

Can’t decide if you want to go dark or light? Why don't you opt for something in-between then? This brown and honey blonde balayage effect is not only soft and subtle but also suitable for a look that means business no matter where you head for the day.

Golden Honey Blonde Balayage Hair

Golden Honey Blonde Balayage Hair
by @ashley.m.stylist

This honey and golden blonde combo is almost ripped out of a fashion magazine. In other words, if you want to look and feel like a movie star, this cut and color will add a ton of depth and volume to your locks.

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat
by @hairbykristinamarie

This shade is a sophisticated and attractive mix of wheat and pastel blonde hues that can flatter ladies with fair to medium skin tones. The best thing is, if you’re blonde already, adding a cold wheat hue is enough to achieve the look.

Ash Blonde Balayage

Ash Blonde Balayage
by @hair_by_zolotaya/

All those ashy, faded, and greyish tones are so popular today. But, unfortunately, not all of them look natural. And this is where ash blonde balayage comes in! Though the ash-to-greyish hue prevails in this color idea, the streaks of natural blonde balance out the whole look, giving a very harmonic and effortless appearance.

Sand Blonde Balayage Hair

Sand Blonde Balayage Hair
Scarlett Johansson via Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Sandy blonde hair color belongs to the part of the blonde hair color chart that brings a lot of beachy and sunny vibes. In fact, it’s a combination of muted caramel, dirty, and beige blonde shades that melt organically.

Baby Color

Baby Hair Color
by @salsalhair

Baby color is a less intense shade of the color you usually rock achieved with a faded hue. So as not to make the color plain and flat, we recommend you make some strands lighter: it will create a natural dimension.

Platinum Blonde For Brunette

Platinum Blonde For Brunette
by @justbhairatl

If you’re a light brunette, ask your stylist for a distinctive platinum blonde balayage to create a stunning contrastive dimension. As for ladies with blonde locks, ashy shade of brown will do the spectacular trick.

Wheat Blonde

Wheat Blonde
by @salsalhair

Wheat blonde has become a huge trend in the last few years for its magical power to suit both fair and medium skin tones. It has a little bit of muted light shade that looks deep and rich at the same time.

Peach Balayage Hair

Peach Balayage Hair
by @suetyrrellstylist

Here, you can see how evenly and smoothly faded copper and medium blonde flow towards the peachy front. Such a color mix allows for the effortless transition of shades, making the whole look perfectly balanced.

Ash Brown & Blonde

Ash Brown & Blonde
by @suetyrrellstylist

Ashy hair colors, whether they’re blonde, brunette or even gray, are something that you can’t go wrong with. They don’t look too dramatic and give a very stylish, sophisticated finish to most complexions.

Dark Blonde Hair With Platinum Pieces

Dark Blonde Hair With Platinum Pieces
by @justbhairatl

There are lots of ways to add some platinum vibes to your hair color without getting your hair lightened, and this balayage is the most radiant one. You can lighten only a couple of streaks to color them platinum, getting a bleach-free cool-toned shade of blonde to the rest of the hair. Together, these two will create a nice coolish mood, saving your hair from damage and giving it a unique trendy look.

Buttery Blonde Hues

Buttery Blonde Hues
by @balayageombre

Embellish your natural blonde with some soft buttery hues, and you will feel like a brand-new person. Mixed shades of blonde always look as if they were kissed by the sun.

Balayage Short Hair Blonde

Balayage Short Hair Blonde
by @kit_mcelroy

With darker roots and undertones, the platinum blonde balayage hues will glisten like gold in the sunlight. This style will require some upkeep, but you’ll feel like a blonde bombshell so it’ll be worth it.

Here's a Tip: To style, blow dry your hair straight, parting your longer fringe to one side. Then smooth your hair with a flat iron for a polished finish.

Balayage Pixie Platinum Blonde

Balayage Straight Pixie
by @nothingbutpixies

This platinum blonde pixie with dark roots and pale blonde balayage tones is tres chic. Darker roots on a platinum blonde base are very sensual and appealing.

Platinum Blonde Balayage Bob Straight

Platinum Blonde Balayage Bob Straight
by @rochellegoldenhairstylist

This classic A-line bob with a slight undercut is timeless if you want to go for a look that will never all out of favor. But give it a modern edge with black roots and pretty blonde balayage hues throughout.

Balayage Style For Long Gray Hair

Balayage Style For Long Gray Hair
by @beyondthemane_

Balayage isn't just for traditional hair colors; it works wonders on long gray hair too. The technique adds subtle shades and contrasts to gray locks, providing a youthful and dynamic look. So if you’re wondering what tone to try out with your long locs to get a new look, embrace the beauty of natural gray while infusing a touch of vibrancy through carefully placed balayage highlights.

Cold Silver Balayage

Cold Silver Balayage
by @ginadoeshair

For a more bold and futuristic choice, Gina Kish, FL Hairstylist and Educator has introduced the cold silver balayage to the list of pretty balayage hair. People who always prefer unique styles and love to stand out when amid a large crowd have found a style to partner with their vibrant personalities as the icy tones sure give you a unique look.

Dark Contrast Balayage With Grey Shades

Dark Contrast Balayage With Grey Shades
by @j.flowerz

While grey tones can be no doubt attention drawing and a little sharp for those who aren’t fans of too bright shades, stylist Janet Flores has shown that it’s quite possible to slay the shade without going too out. This can be achieved by introducing dark contrast balayage to accompany the grey shades. If you have naturally dark hair, getting this balayage hair will be a lot easier as all your stylist would need to do is add the icy grey tones and your new look is ready!

Grey And Light Pink For Amethyst Quartz Hair

Grey And Light Pink Combo For Amethyst Quartz Hair Look
by @themanevixen

Do you want to be inspired by an eye-catching gemstone? Then get ready to embrace the ethereal beauty of amethyst quartz with a balayage featuring grey and light pink tones. For ladies who want their sense of style to exude soft femininity, the blend of grey and light pink imparts a soft and feminine vibe to the hair. The result is having a look that’s delicate and hard to ignore.

Salt And Pepper Tones

Salt And Pepper Tones For Hair
by @balayageombre

Let’s be honest, there is no way to spice up your look better than adding some salt and pepper to it! This gray balayage with darker roots is the trendiest idea people could ever see. The contrast will save the world!

Long Pixie Silver Balayage

Long Pixie Silver Balayage
by @nothingbutpixies

Silver hair is making a huge splash this season. This salt and pepper balayage effect looks striking on this asymmetrical pixie with drastically longer locks on one side.

Super Cute Style For Rose Gold Balayage Hair

Super Cute Style For Rose Gold Balayage Hair
by @ashley.m.stylist

Rose gold is a very popular shade right now. This balayage combo with darker roots, rose gold and ash blonde tones is soft and sexy. And the waterfall braid with cascading waves is the perfect look for those who want a trendy Boho chic vibe!

Ginger Hair Balayage

Ginger Hair Balayage
by @_heyhelena

This balayage hair idea is something unbelievable: caramel brown base smoothly becomes a flirty ginger shade. Why don’t start with it? It’s practically safe, especially if you start with brunette hair.

Ravishing Red Balayage

Ravishing Red Balayage
by @adlydesign

Let’s talk about your brightest sides. Girls always need to find ways to express their unique personalities. Isn’t that a perfect way to do that? Some bold, saturated red hues are melted together to create a truly attractive look.

Deep Mahogany

Deep Mahogany
by @adlydesign

Looking unrealistically has never been a bad thing. Deep mahogany hair balayage is the purest form of reddish shades of purple. Just look at this pic! Once you get this amazing balayage and wave your hair, you will fall in love with your own unusual, voluminous silhouette.

Red Balayage Very Short Hair

Red Balayage Very Short Hair
by @myguiltycrown

The deep red and pink hues look stunning with the chocolate brown roots! Ask for bold red streaks throughout and be sure to use shampoo for color treated hair to keep these rocking red tresses from fading!

Here's a Tip: To style, add some volumizing mousse to your damp hair and blow dry with a round brush, curling the ends and testing it as you go. This look is perfect for those who want an edgy vibe as well as short cut with a ton of volume!

Hot Pink Streaks

Hot Pink Streaks
by @xostylistxo

Here comes another idea that will blow people’s minds: the incredible purple-pink balayage! Such a hair color is a good way to be noticed; there’s just no way people will pass by such a saturated beauty.

Galaxy Blue And Purple Balayage

Galaxy Blue And Purple Balayage
by @xostylistxo

How often would you hear from people that you look unreal? If you feel that you want to hear it 24/7, there is no way better than getting this unbelievable galaxy balayage. The mixture of blue and purple hues is the cosmic vibes that every bright girl should get in her life.

Undercut And Platinum Blonde To Frost Blue Balayage

Undercut And Platinum Blonde To Frost Blue Balayage
by @hairgod_zito

This icy blue pixie is too cute for words! Ask your stylist for an undercut with spiky layers. Platinum blonde and frosty blue streaks compete in this adorable balayage cut!

Here's a Tip: To style, use a good amount of hair gel and tease your shorter locks for a bedhead look that’s bold and sexy!

Short Layered Haircut With Purple Balayage

Short Layered Haircut With Purple Balayage
by @sarah_louwho

This asymmetrical cut with long side bangs has a ton of volume thanks to perfectly placed layers. And it couldn’t be cuter with the icy lilac and lavender hues throughout for a stunning balayage effect!

Pastel Unicorn Style

Pastel Unicorn Style
by @hairbykatienoel

For a whimsical fantasy-themed style, Katie Noel, a renowned hairstylist, has introduced a playful and enchanting balayage that combines many pastel hues. By referencing the Unicorn, a mythical creature known for purity and grace, think soft pinks, blues, purples, and greens seamlessly blended for a magical, fairytale-inspired appearance. The tones are quite muted so while your hair looks colorful, it isn’t overwhelming to slay.

Black And Blue Hair Balayage

Black And Blue Hair Balayage
by @jacobhair

Black and blue might seem like a dark boring combination but stylist Jacob Lee, a popular hair colorist, has shown how perfect this duo tone is! Black in all its glory offers a deep richness that effortlessly complements the vibrant and intense tones of blue. Our editors suggest pairing the black with a dark blue color palette that reminds you of the ocean's depth, quiet and serenity.

Denim Blue Balayage Bob Wavy

Denim Blue Balayage Bob Wavy
by @hairgod_zito

Blue hair is just out of this world and this denim blue balayage is no exception! Long side bangs and wavy layers add fullness and life to this stylish short bob.

Balayage Hair Color Ideas in Brown to Caramel Tones

Some Balayage Tips + FAQ

Flamboyage Technique picture
by @petermenezes

First of all, balayage does not take as long as one would think. If you are just adding another shade to your natural hair color, it could take as little as 45 minutes. If you are dying your hair a different shade and adding multiple balayage tones, however, this could make the process a bit more time-consuming. You might want to color your hair one day and then add the balayage hues the next. Or be prepared to sit for several hours for the entire process to be completed.

Some Balayage Ideas
by @petermenezes

When it comes to colors, the options are endless. However, professional stylists recommend just adding one or two balayage hair colors to your base color. And depending on what colors you choose, you can go up to 14 weeks between touch-ups. However, certain shades, such as blondes and pastels may need touch-ups every six to eight weeks.

Sombre vs Balayage Brown #balayage #highlights #brownhair
by @petermenezes

Before you attempt balayage do it yourself, keep in mind there are some very common blunders that one can make when attempting to balayage at home for the first time. For example, you can over-saturate your hair, causing it to look weighed down. As well, if you don’t apply the balayage color even, your hair can look patch and molt. Of course, you can balayage at home but it’s best to go to a professional stylist, especially for those with darker hair shades or this is your first time coloring your hair. And if you're concerned that balayage hair color will damage your tresses, let us put your fears to rest. The majority of colorists agree that balayage is the least damaging of all of the modern hair color techniques. However, if out are using bleach, remember that chlorine can dry out your hair.

Balayage hair color is taking the world by storm. As it is a more subtle form of the popular ombre style, it is the hair color technique of choice for those who are looking for a more professional and polished style. However, this doesn't mean that balayage hair color is boring. Quite the contrary, balayage hues are stunning. As you will see by the styles we have chosen, balayage hair is positively gorgeous.

How long does Balayage last for?
by @off7thsalon

How much does it cost to get a Balayage Hair?

Girls around the world are obsessed with balayage not only because it looks stunning but also because of the available price (average price is $180-$200).

How long does Balayage take in a salon?

It normally takes between two and three hours to complete the balayage process. So keep the mind when you are booking your appointment with your stylist.

How long does Balayage last for?

Balayage color can last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks. This also depends on your hair texture of course.

Is Ombre and Balayage the same thing?

Balayage is a hand-painted technique much like highlighting while ombre is a gradual fade or lightening. Also, the usual difference in ombre and balayage is that ombre shades are usually more colorful such as pinks, purples and other fun shades white balayage tones tend to be more natural.

What is a Flamboyage?

Flamboyage technique differs from balayage in that balayage is applied with foil while flamboyage is applied with sticky strips. These strips make it easier for the stylist to be more precise with the specific pieces that are to be colored. As a result, the effect is a gorgeous sun-kissed look that will last longer and grow out effortlessly.

Sombre vs Balayage - what’s the difference?

Sombre is a softer version of an ombre fade. Balayage, as we said before, is a hand-painted highlighting technique. Sombre is a great way to lighten up the ends of your hair, while balayage is an all-over highlighting effect. Sombre is the perfect solution if you want a pretty look that grows out beautifully and does not require a lot of upkeep.

REFERENCES:
  • What is balayage? It s the celeb hair dye trend that s everyone s talking about, but is it worth the hype and how can you achieve the look. Elle
  • Everything you need to know about balayage hair. Marieclaire

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