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10 Balayage Hair Ideas for Every Color and Texture

We will cover everything from thin highlights to half and half hair!


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Balayage is a well-known hair coloring technique in which color is applied disorderly to create natural-looking highlights that give an effect of sun-kissed touch to the hair. While it originated in Paris in the ‘70s, it’s still considered to be one of the most-coveted hair looks around the world these days.

The balayage highlighting technique works beautifully not only for blondes but also for brunettes, red, black, and even more trendy hair colors, like rose gold and lavender.

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Charlotte Ross And Her Caramel Blond

Being blond can be tough sometimes. We all want to change something from time to time but transferring your hair from dark to blond is not an easy thing. If you’re looking to do some light changes to your look there is a solution for you – the Balayage technique. By picking such neutral color as caramel you have plenty of options to play with it. Moreover, you can always turn it back to blond without bleaching your hair too much. 

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Sofia Reyes With Brown Balayage

Blonde balayage indeed is one of the most popular types. However, on darker hair colors this technique also looks beneficial. By adding lighter highlights you will still look as natural as possible. And keeping the highlights on the lower part of your hair, you won’t have to worry about the regrowth coming through.

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Brenda Song And Dark Balayage

Darker hair colors like brown or black might look flat and applying balayage can be a flattering way to refresh the color and optically volumize the hair without changing your look too drastically.

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Rihanna With Warm Caramel Highlights

Dreamy caramel balayage can be easily achieved by blending chocolate and light golden tones. Choosing such warm lighter tones and combine them with your natural color will add a fresh dimension to any brunette locks and give a rich warmth to the look.

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Kelly Clarkson With Trendy Ash Blond

Ash-blonde is considered to be one of the most challenging tones to achieve. With its mix of cool blonde and silver-grey tones it undoubtedly looks fashionable and absolutely amazing. However, you should be prepared that such hair color might require high maintenance and slightly damage your hair due to regular usage of purple pigment to remove the brassiness.

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Natasia Demetriou With Brown Blond

Brown blond is definitely one of the most popular and low-maintenance colors: the perfect middle ground between blonde and brunette – bronde balayage. It perfectly complements loose beachy waves and will give you those hot California vibes.

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Selena Gomez With Dark Brown Tones

Dark brunettes are always in favor of their rich healthy-looking hair. But in case you get tired of the same old dark tones you will fall in love with your color again by enriching dark brunette with multi-dimensional highlights of lighter brown tones.

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Clotilde Courau And Her Copper Balayage

You don’t have to have long hair to get these adorable highlights. Balayage is a uniform technique that will look good on any hair length. Copper hair is for sure having a moment in trends right now. Clotilde Courau’s balayage flows into a striking, vibrant copper at the ends and refreshes her look.

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Tracey E. Bregman And Red Balayage

Maintaining bright colors like this juicy red requires a lot of work, but blending your length through with balayage allows you to have longer between salon appointments. It will also help you keep your hair color bright and vivid.

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Hilary Duff With Golden Rose Balayage

For those who admire rare color combinations and feel confident with experiments – golden rose balayage has all chances to inspire you for your next change.