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.

27. Copper and Golden Blonde Highlights

If you’re debating between balayage or ombre, you could always combine the two which in fact, many of these hot balayage highlight ideas actually do.
Copper and Golden Blonde Balayage Highlights

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Ombre is a gradual fading, usually from dark to light, and just like balayage looks, can be done to be both striking and bold or subtle and discreet.

Balayage has the same benefits to offer but offers a much more natural approach to hair coloring and the even better news is that sometimes, with the balayage highlight ideas, you don’t even need to bleach in order to lighten the hair. It all depends on the colors you’re using but balayage is generally the more forgiving design.