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.

21. Dark Red Hair + Golden Highlights

Red and blonde are two colors that not very women are bold or brave enough to throw together but as you can see here, when done the right way, dark red hair with golden highlights can work brilliantly well, as long as you tailor the cut and color to suit you. This is where your hairstylist will come into play.
Dark Red Hair with Golden Balayage Highlights

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If you want to go with a color that might not necessarily work with your skin tone, for example a really light blonde that may leave you looking ‘washed out’, you could save that bright tone of color for the ends of the hair, the hair that won’t be framing your face. Leaving darker or more natural colors framing your head will mean the look isn’t too extreme and gives you the opportunity to play around with many more shades.