31 Balayage Highlight Ideas to Copy Now

There were three looks that drove everyone crazy over 2015 and they were balayage, ombre and babylights. For those of you who fell in love with those stunning hair designs, there’s good news ahead. 2016 is going to be a big year once again but this time for the following balayage highlight ideas.

We’ve learned a lot of about the humble highlight over the years and we’ve realized they can do a lot more for us than just add a bit of depth to our hairstyle. From teeny-tiny, barely there stripes to chunky and cool contrasts, there are so many ways to incorporate these balayage highlight ideas into your new ‘do.

20. Copper + Caramel Highlights on Dark Hair

Although these caramel balayage highlight ideas look complicated and hard work, they’re actually easier than many of the other hair designs you’ll have gone for over the years, choosing a more hand-painted method over foils which are fiddly, hard work and take far more time than we’d like to give up.
Copper Caramel Balayage Highlights on Dark Hair

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Using the eyes as a guide, the beautiful caramel and copper highlights that you can see are blended onto the hair in a random and swept style, lightly applying the brighter and paler tones towards the ends. Those bouncy, curly layers really help to jazz things up and more than that, the curls help to show off every aspect of your new color job, something you just don’t get to achieve so easily with straight hair.