Why is everyone so crazy about the balayage hair technique? There are plenty of other coloring methods, but balayage has been hot and happening for almost a decade now with no slightest signs of its wilting. Let’s discuss (and observe) what balayage can offer for a fashionista depending on her hair type, length, and current color.

While many girls think that the balayage is all about making your hair multicolored, there is much more to this technique. Since it implies hand painting, a colorist is free to place color touches and streaks wherever it is required to highlight your bone structure, complement your cut, show off your complexion, or add something lacking in your hair texture. Sure, this freedom allows for better customization, and we are going to see how it works in the real world.

Balayage for Short Cuts:

Brown Blonde Balayage BobHere is a sweet bob that needs no other bells and whistles apart from a seamless color transition from the initially brown base to sandy blonde.

Shorter Dark Hair With Caramel HighlightsCaramel highlights work great to emphasize piece-y texture on dark heads and add them a bit of shine through tiny lighter streaks.

Short Asymmetrical Cut With Red BalayageIf you don’t feel like a blonde, go for a red balayage to get an eye-catching mix of red wine and copper hues and to dramatize your sassy asymmetric cut.

Balayage for Medium Length:

Subtle Balayage For Medium Dark HairThere is no reason to change your color scheme drastically when you want to add a little depth to your dark hair – just go 1-2 tones lighter.

Brown Hair With Teasy LightsFor a brighter, yet still unforced effect, supplement your brown locks with teasy lights – this collar-bone bob boasts some really nice ones.

Bronde Hair With Platinum HighlightsWe adore this crisp hairstyle featuring both a spectacular color lift to platinum blonde and artistic highlights to soften the transition.

Shoulder-Length Brown Balayage HairstyleThe recipe for upgrading your average shoulder length style is simple – blend in a couple of lighter tones to get dimension galore.

Straight Brunette Lob With HighlightsWhat a relaxed feel this nice straight lob has! Note how highlights work here to frame and illuminate the face.

Balayage for Long Hair:

Blonde Balayage For Long HairWant a mermaid effect for your long locks? Ask for slicing on the bottom and don’t forget about platinum blonde streaks around the face.

Long Bronde Balayage BobWhile a piece-y texture gives a modern bed-head touch to the long bob, a seamless mix of bronde hues keeps it fresh and vibrant.

Ginger Red Balayage For Long HairWe just cannot take our eyes off this ginger palette showing how sophisticated, deep, and beautiful long red hair can be.

Mushroom Brown Balayage HairMushroom brown has been trending over past seasons, and we can understand why – it opens floodgates to the world of amazing cool-toned shades for dark-haired girls.

Straight Layered Brown Hair With HighlightsLayering is great for straight strands to make them pop, but there is a chance to enhance the effect by blending in some creamy hues.

Balayage Highlights For Long Thin HairThin tresses cannot do without added depth, and both highlights and lowlights can be suitable depending on your current color scheme and preferences.

Long Wavy Brown Hair With Subtle BalayageThese wavy locks are painted just as little as it is required to get a subtle sun-kissed effect to the tips while retaining its authentic warm tones.

Balayage for Brown Hair:

Long Dark Balayage Hair

Dark Hair With Light Blonde Highlights

Brown Hair With Platinum Blonde Balayage

Caramel Blonde Highlights For Brown Hair

Long Hair With Chunky Bronde Highlights

Balayage for Dark Hair:

Short Dark Brown Bob With Highlights

Dark Roots With Blonde Hair Balayage

Straight Layered Bob With Bronde Balayage

Long Bob With Partial Balayage

Dark Hair With Subtle Balayage Highlights

Blonde Balayage:

Ash Brown Hair With Beige Blonde Highlights

Long Hair With Ash Blonde Balayage

Medium Blonde Balayage Bob With Dark RootsWe are sure you feel inspired by these beautiful pictures of women who chose to take the plunge and go for balayage. Do it, and we’ll be glad to share your awesome transformation with our readers.


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