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Updated on September 30, 2021
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Blonde balayage is a technique used to create a natural-looking hair color that is not noticeable when grown out. The best part about this method is that it is custom-blended specifically for each person, so no new color is the same. It’s a perfect approach for those who desire a unique style because each of your friends could have the same color, but it would look different on everyone! Read on to see our gallery of the top 40 hairstyles below.

The Beauty of Blonde Balayage

When a blonde hue is mixed with a light brown or another blonde, we are getting a dimensional hair color with the depth and dynamics everyone seeks in modern hairstyles. The following are the cutest examples of balayage for blondes.

1. Medium Blonde Hairstyle

Those who want a no-fuss style that will work easily with a jam-packed schedule full of events will love this haircut. The sleek layers and sophisticated color will blend well for any occasion.

2. Long Wavy Layers

This is the ultimate “cool girl” hairstyle and a perfect look to fall back on when you are feeling uninspired. It is always appealing and will never go out of fashion.

3. Dramatic Curls for Medmaid Hair

Get hair that stuns a crowd and truly turns heads by combining color and curls. This hairstyle is gorgeous, girly and easy to pull off on long hair.

4. Straight Silvery Blonde Hair

Don’t settle for boring long locks. Instead, opt for a cool and creative ice gray hue. It instantly elevates your overall style, and it won’t be inappropriate in business casual environments.

5. Curly Caramel Hairstyle

With the right layers, you can let your hair air dry and result in seductive yet easy loose curls. It’s a beautiful and simple look for a busy woman who’s always on the run.

6. Blonde Balayage for Thick Hair

Blonde balayage is a lovely hair trend that looks good on a wide variety of hair types. Ditching the platinum blonde in exchange for more natural looking hues, this coloristic solution comes out looking almost like a more subtle ombre.

7. Ash Blonde Waves

Love the graduated color of balayage blonde hair but want something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary? Check out this ash blonde hue that takes after the current grey hair trend. Ash blonde seems almost grey/blue in some lighting, bringing a more stunning, unusual look to the trendy color.

8. Sleek and Gorgeous Medium Hair

Love the look of blonde but not too thrilled about the upkeep? Chances are, balayage is perfect for you. In a way, it’s the poor man’s blonde – the roots are already significantly darkened so you don’t have to worry about regrowth as often, thus saving your added expense. A darker top and lighter bottom will add sheen and shine to your hair that will leave you feeling gorgeous.

9. Light Brown Balayage Ombre Hair

If you love the look of balayage blonde hair but want something a bit fancier, try pairing it with some long, loose spiral curls. You can get this look with a medium barrel curling iron and some holding spray. Not only will it show off the shades of blonde and lovely layers, it will bring more body to otherwise flat and lifeless hair.

10. Blonde Bob with Lavender Streaks

A great example of how you can use bright colors in a subtle way. If you are worried about committing to the look, this is the best time to utilize hair chalk or temporary dye for a quick yet fun color.

11. Blonde Locks with Lowlights

While some balayage styles involve several shades of blonde and a dramatic final look, this isn’t always the case. In this style, the change in hues is very subtle. If you love light blonde hair but don’t want to go completely overboard, this is an example of hair that lightens up while still looking natural.

12. Platinum Balayage Ombre

Platinum blonde ends give an instant cool-girl vibe to layered haircuts, especially when contrasted against deep brown roots. Piecey light brown highlights throughout help to beautifully blend the two drastically different colors together.

Blonde Balayage For Long Layered Hair

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13. Brown to Blonde Hairstyle

Can’t decide between brown and blonde? A blonde balayage is a good way to try out both choices without sacrificing your natural hair color. Choppy layers and messy waves add a little ease to the look.

14. Blond Balayage Lob

Subtly dark roots with lustrous blonde lengths show the natural side of a good balayage. Tousled blonde tresses are a smart choice for those who want a minimalist hairstyle with maximum impact.

Medium Messy Blonde Hairstyle

Instagram / @romeufelipe

15. Beachy Bleached Waves

This gorgeous back-skimming mane oozes beachy vibes with its pretty bleached hue and wavy texture. With a balayage hairstyle like the one shown, it’s like taking the ease and beauty of those sand-and-shore days with you, wherever you go.

Blonde Hair With Caramel Lowlights

Instagram / @wesdoeshair

16. Face-Framing Balayage

Tailor your blonde balayage hair to your own personal style and face shape, by asking your hairdresser to dye the lightest strands around your face. It’s a nice way to try out the hair trend, while keeping a look that’s simple and brightens your visage.

Light Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @zacharyjarid

17. Big Beautiful Balayage Waves

Reminiscent of Tori Kelly’s iconic voluminous hair, this luscious mane shows that curly girls should never be afraid of color. Just think of your textured tresses as an even bigger canvas to show off your sense of style, no matter how bold or refined.

Thick Curly Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @hairbynoora

18. Wavy Ash Blonde Balayage Hair

This balayage hair is cool in more ways than one, from its ashen color to the contemporary cut. The soft long layers lend themselves to easy maintenance; flyaways only enhance the effortless appeal, and frizz accentuates the volume. It’s a can’t-miss coif.

Brown To Ash Blonde Balayage Ombre

Instagram / @stephengarrison

19. Sleek Balayage with Bangs

The beauty of a good blonde balayage is its versatility. You can wear it pin straight, extra curly, slightly wavy and messy, or slicked back. It will enliven the simplest of cuts, giving you a contemporary-chic look with little effort. Try wispy bangs to pull your look together but add it a drop of coquetry.

Straight Caramel Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @andyjamespaints

20. Lustrous Blonde Bombshell Waves

One perk of blonde hair is how its bright color creates sheen and luster. Pair that effect with dark blonde roots and big curls, and you get a sultry coif full of volume. With hair like that, you can seamlessly transition from the office to a date night.

Long Layered Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @hair_by_amesco

21. Honey Blonde Hairstyle

A hue that’s as rich as honey blonde can make your balayage equal parts sweet and sexy. The soft, delicious color is a perfect match for waist-length, bouncy curls. Recreate your stylists work at home with a 1.5” curling iron or try the classic, tried-and-true method of sleeping in rollers.

Caramel Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @southmarksouth

22. Long Platinum Blond Locks

There are so many refined hues that work with balayage. Blond is always a gorgeous choice because of all the stunning shades that you can incorporate. As shown, the gradient dye-job from dirty blonde to light blonde is literally ethereal. The light shade is a go-to if you want a softer, mesmerizing look.

Long Platinum Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @salon202

23. Medium-Length Balayage

Sometimes keeping it simple makes more of a statement than trying too hard with eccentric cuts and colors. Sticking to blonde and brown two-tone tresses is totally trending and a case study in Tumblr-worthy hair. The high-contrast palette is perfect if you’re seeking a bold change with an effortless style.

24. Honey Blonde Hair with Silver Highlights

Silver pieces mixed throughout honey strands bring an angelic level of dimension to the color. Medium-length waves are a cute foundation for these divine shades of blonde accentuating the volume and body of the cut. White blonde is the perfect color for adding shine, because brightness is the light bouncing off the strands.

Warm And Cool Toned Blonde Balayage

Instagram / @prettylittleombre

25. Choppy Layers and Easy Waves

Choppy cuts are especially eye-catching when they are upgraded with balayage. Blonde, in particular, is a beautiful choice of color to accentuate a piecey look, because of its striking, high contrast against brown hair. Opt for messy waves to really define and pronounce the voluminous effect of your layers.

Choppy Brown Hair With Blonde Balayage

Instagram / @kristen.lumiere

26. Dirty Blonde to Light Blonde Hair

Bordering on white blonde, the balayage color used for this dye job is extremely light, and it makes for a nice match to paler skin. A blonde shade that bright is also a good solution if you are looking to mask any grey hairs. The silvery hue acts as a camouflage for those pesky strands that give away your age. With this light hue, it will keep you looking youthful and fresh.

Straight Ash Blonde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @simplicitysalon

27. Caramel Blonde Balayage with Chocolate Roots

Mix your straight tresses with wavy pieces for a little volume and a lot of chic factor. The lovely combo of textures perfectly complements the varying shades of brown and blonde. The easy-to-style mane is something that you can wear everyday, whether it’s a casual weekend or a big party with friends.

Caramel Hair With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @hairbykathynunez

28. Bleached-Out Bob

For those who like to keep their locks short, don’t worry – you too can rock a cute balayage. Blonde hair is the way to go, whether you are naturally brunette or blonde. The bleached ends against the dark roots give your hair the never-ending dimension that draws in the eye. You’ll be racking in endless compliments!

Ash Blonde Balayage Bob With Root Fade

Instagram / @hairbyac_alcorn

29. Luscious Golden Curls

When change is calling, answer with a balayage. A change to your look can be subtle and refined, like the golden blonde tresses pictured. The brown lowlights mixed throughout the blonde strands bring a natural dimension to the back-skimming mane. The unbeatable shine makes it a stunning choice for anyone who wants a fresh coif that maintains an understated vibe.

Light Brown And Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @glamhairbymarie

30. Effortless Blonde Waves

Any hair color, from blonde to brown, can pull-off the balayage trend. For blondes, it’s a way to lighten your natural color that has gone darker with age. For brunettes, it is the perfect solution to make a dramatic change to your look by incorporating high contrast highlights.

Messy Blonde Balayage Lob

Instagram / @hairbykimtran

31. African American Golden Balayage

A warm, golden hue makes this curled style the ideal complement to darker complexions. Because it’s such a versatile style, no one can resist balayage. Blond comes in all different hues, so it’s easy to find a shade that goes well with your skin tone whether it is an ashen color or something deliciously golden.

Blonde Balayage For Black Women

Instagram / @rachel_redd

32. Full and Flippy Layered Hair

Amplify your color by adding flirty layers that will let the sun pick up on your highlights, creating movement throughout your style. Tasteful teasing throughout the crown will also add fullness to limp locks.

33. New Look for Beach Waves

All of our Pinterest boards have long been saturated with photos of long, flowing beach waves. Mix it up a bit with a dye job that starts out dark blonde and lightens up as it stretches down the back. You can easily achieve these lovely beach waves on medium textured hair by “scrunching” it with a holding gel while damp. A little handiwork with a curling iron will get the job done, too.

34. Hue and Style for Thin Hair

If you have very thin hair, you probably already know that adding in hot rollers or using a curling iron can help to give fine strands a boost. But did you know that highlights also bring in some body and bounce? When you make your hair multidimensional with color, it won’t seem so thin any longer. A balayage color treatment combined with some good old fashioned curls will give you the hair you’ve always dreamed of.

35. New Life for Fine Hair

Ladies with thin or very fine hair depend on the wonders of curling irons to get some sort of volume. Resorting to a balayage blonde treatment will make hair seem even fuller. Best of all, the highlights throughout your hair will define each and every curl or wave.

36. Low Maintenance Color

Blonde balayage is very low drama, meaning you can get it done at the salon and forget about any stressful sort of upkeep for weeks – even months. If you’re a laid back girl who cares more about life than beauty, then this is one color trick that will really set you free.

37. Shiny Colormelt for Thick Hair

Using some of the darkest shades, this style goes from brown to light caramel. Still adding in blonde notes throughout, this golden head of hair is further enhanced with voluminous curls.

38. Straight Hair with Dark Roots

Teens and twentysomethings can wear their hair long and straight beautifully. Try a balayage blonde style that takes advantage of length and texture, like this one with the rounded, darkened top and lighter middle and ends.

39. Choppy Blonde Bob

Keep things short and sweet with this balayage hair that works together with short, choppy layers and adorable beach waves.

40. Wild White Waves

Blonde balayage hair can come in various shades, and this white blonde color is perfect for a free-spirited girl with a carefree attitude. Don’t worry about dark roots with light hair, they add to the edgy appeal of this style.

Blonde balayage is a perfect option for women who want to highlight and accentuate their hair without over-processing. This technique delivers custom-blended and often natural-looking results that work good on any hair texture as the pictures above have shown. It is definitely a process that is here to stay so make sure to jump on board.

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