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.

25. Caramel Waves

What about the girlies who love being a brunette and don’t want to go darker? You can still experiment with these balayage highlight ideas but you just need to throw different colors into the mix. As you can see here, there’s not much in the way of blonde but the slightly lighter highlights still help to add depth to the hair.
Caramel Balayage Highlights


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If this were straight hair, with just one color throw on, it wouldn’t look as thick or as luscious as it does here. These highlights are great for faking ‘oomph’!