These Stunning Hair Colors Prove That Balayage Works for Every Type and Texture


Balayage has always been a highly requested hair color and for good reason: it looks good on literally everyone. No matter if you’re a redhead, brunette, blonde, or someone with inky black hair, you can totally pull off the natural-looking, sun-kissed color that this freehand highlighting technique creates. Not to mention, balayage is also low-maintenance, long-lasting, and pretty much the easiest way to get celeb-worthy hair. 

It’s no wonder why both clients and colorists alike can seem to get enough of the look. If you’ve been thinking of taking the balayage plunge, we’ve got you covered with some incredible balayage hair inspo that will put regular highlights to shame. Keep scrolling for some ideas to bookmark for your next salon appointment. 

Rose Gold Balayage

Put a rosy spin on your balayage by combining a natural blond base color with some pretty pops of pink. According to hair artist Rivajeta Rene, “Rose gold balayage can look different on everyone thanks to its placement and base color.”

Golden Blonde Balayage

We’re absolutely drooling over this blonde balayage by colorist Bianca Hiller. These warm golden blonde highlights add a ray of sunshine to these gorgeous long locks. 

Copper Balayage

This copper balayage that colorist Sarah Botsford created will have anyone wanting to go red. She created this stunning fiery look using all Rusk Haircare color —a permanent deep shine on the roots and a demi from mid to ends as a gloss. 

Creamy Blonde Balayage

Take it from hairstylist Mick Lewis, adding some creamy blonde highlights to some brunette locks adds an ultra-chic, dimensional effect. 

Ashy Blonde Balayage

It should also be noted that an ashy blonde balayage is never a bad idea. This one was colored by hairstylist Domenic Pelli who did a full head of traditional foils, textural highlights, and face framing. 

Curly Caramel Balayage

Some caramel-colored highlights are a great way to add some warmth to darker-colored coils as hair artist James Earnshaw proves. He created this look using Illumina Color and alternated between two shades with different developer strengths to add dimension to the curls. 

Strawberry Blonde Balayage

We’re always suckers for a good strawberry blonde balayage! Hairstylist Lauren Cooper created this sweet shade by doing a balayage in foil with Bottle Blonde lightener. She then toned with Hueverse’s Liquid Demis. 

Bronde Balayage

If you love the money piece, meet money piece highlights— a combination of two-tone hair and ultra-soft balayage highlights that frame your face. We’re loving this bronde balayage money piece that hairstylist Belinda Mills dreamed up.

Ultra-Dimensional Bronde Balayage

Create a sun-kissed effect by adding some golden blonde highlights to darker brown locks for bronde balayage with lots of depth and dimension. As colorist Jaye Edwards shows here, this look can really make curls and coils pop.

Will you be recreating any of these balayage looks? Let us know in the comments below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch:


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