Looking to try balayage or get highlights? Then you are at the right place. Here are different hair color ideas for balayage ombre!
Latest Trends and Hair Color Ideas – Different Techniques
The different techniques involved in hair coloring include dip dye, frosted, lowlights, ombre, balayage, flamboyage, baby lights, sombre, slicing, highlights and underlights. Aah, quite aplenty, right? There’s one for everyone! These techniques help us experiment with our hair very often and get a new look every time.
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New year is around the corner and we want you to stay ahead of the curve by knowing the latest hair color ideas so that you don’t miss on any trend. So, the latest shades include golden blonde, warm copper, contrasting roots, caramel highlights, sombre and ombré. And what’s out? Ice blonde and tiger hair color are not so trendy. So make sure to keep this list handy when you go for your next hair color appointment.
Balayage Ideas for Different Hair Colors
1. Blonde Balayage
Balayage is a hair coloring technique in which the hair is dyed with hands, without the use of foils and brush, to get a more natural look. Celebs love trying this trend and blonde balayage hair is their current favorite. Check out Behati Bal rocking this technique with more color towards the end of the hair, or ombre balayage. Good hair color ideas for blonde balayage are honey blonde, blonde caramel and platinum. Also read our article about 21 chic ideas for Blonde Hair with Lowlights.
2. Balayage on Light Brown Hair
Balayage is such a technique that looks best on any hair color and any length. Olivia Palmero looks amazing with blonde balayage on light brown hair. This type of hair color works well with center-parted hair. Some hair color ideas for brwon hair include chestnut, honey ginger, golden strawberry and sandy blonde.
3. Dark Brown Balayage
If you’re not bold enough to try the pop hair colors then go for colors like walnut brown, auburn blonde and caramel. They suit almost all shades of dark hair. Chocolate copper and cherry brown are good hair color ideas for dark brown balayage. Get more ideas here: 35 Celeb-Inspired Highlights for Brown Hair
4. Balayage on Black Hair
Who says balayage doesn’t work well on black hair? Hair color ideas for jet black include rose gold, light brown, cinnamon and auburn. Not liking the natural hair color ideas? Then you can colors like neon, pink, green – in short – mermaid and unicorn hair color. Plenty of options to choose from!
Latest Color Trends for Balayage
Of course, balayage is typically done with a hair color one or two shades lighter then the natural hair color, giving a sun-kissed natural look. But this year, we are also seeing balayage experimentations with fun bright colors and other shades. Check out the hottest hair color ideas.
1. Red Balayage
Red iPhone and matching hair color sounds interesting, right! 😉 The full red hair has been in trend for last few years and now it’s taken over by red balayage. Instead of the full red balayage, subtle it down by having just the ends of the hair red and be perfectly ready for your next party!
2. Purple Balayage
The first name that comes to my mind when I think of purple balayage is Katy Perry. She had both purple balayage and global purple hair color. I guess purple is Katy’s favorite color and so she keeps experimenting with it every now and then. Purple balayage looks great on both light and dark colored strands. So, just go for it and give a shot!
3. Grey Balayage
Rihanna and Kylie Jenner really brought about the trend of grey hair color and ombre. Grey balayage is for someone who’s longing to get the platinum look but with a shade darker. Hair color ideas for grey balayage would be black to grey ombre balayage or try blue-ish grey.
4. Pink Balayage
There are so many shades to try in pink, and pink balayage looks perfect on copper, medium brown, blonde and even black hair. Go for rose gold, cranberry, valentine’s pink or light unicorn pink. For a multicolor balayage, try pink with orange and purple!
5. Pastel Balayage
Pastel shades look perfect on blonde hair, but work well on darker hair colors too. The latest pastel balayage involves getting a mix of 2-3 colors. Cool hair color ideas for pastel balayage are lavender, corn, mint, sea green and pinkish brown.
Full balayage is a technique in which almost all the hair is dyed or colored (at least partially) leaving just a few strands. If you want a complete transformation, then this one is perfect for you! As the entire hair color is gonna be changed, so go for some natural tones. But if you’re feeling extra bold, try experimenting with neons and pinks. Also read about DIY Balayage: How to Do Balayage at Home.
Balayage for Different Hair Types
Balayage Straight Hair
While grunge and wavy hair have been in limelight these days, balayage does wonders on straight hair too. Kim Kardashian rocks it perfectly with blonde balayage.
Balayage on Curly Hair
After taking a look at Sarah Jessica Parker, I’m loving the trend of balayage technique on curly hair. She looks stunning and sexy with curly hair rather than with straight hair. Anyways, that’s Sarah’s choice, I’m just giving my opinion! Also, try balayage not just at the tips but also at some face-framing strands to get that wow look!
Balayage on Asian Hair
Not that she’s Asian, but I like the hair color combo of purple with black on Selena Gomez. As the natural Asian hair color is dark, opt for colors like blue, green, yellow and in case you want to keep it subtle try hair color ideas like dark blonde or medium browns. Check out Shay Mitchell’s subtle balayage compared to a bolder one.
Balayage on Short Hair
Balayage technique is not gonna disappoint you, no matter what the hair length. Not just at the tips but start doing it at the mid-length of the strands to get that unique effect. Check out: Balayage Short Hair Ideas | 30 Celeb Inspired Pixies, Bobs & Lobs
Balayage Hair Extensions
If you don’t want to experiment with your hair and still wanna try the balayage technique, then go for the balayage hair extensions. These are readily available in the market. Choose one or two shades lighter to get the perf look! This is also a great idea if you want a drastic transformation just for a party like Halloween, New Year’s or a wedding.
So, this is all about the hair color ideas for balayage ombre! Personally, I’m loving the purple balayage. Which one do you like and gonna try for sure? Show us our looks by tagging @shilpaahujadotcom on Instagram and we’ll make sure to double tap it. 🙂
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