Blonde balayage is a uniquely interesting technique that stylists use to give you a hair color that looks extremely natural and that will not be noticeable when your hair starts to grow out. The greatest thing about it is that there is no pattern to do it. Every color and shade is and will be customized to you and your wishes. Therefore, even if you and your friend, let’s say, choose the same shade from the palette, it will look different on you. With that being said, here are 45 shades of blonde balayage to inspire you!
1. Champagne Blonde Balayage
We begin with a beautiful and elegant shade of blonde, which is champagne. It was named thusly because it resembles the bubbly drink. You can start with a light brown base and the roots and let it melt into a lighter blonde.
2. Manhattan Highlighted Blonde Balayage
This type of balayage has insertions of platinum, beige, and cream into it. The result is spectacular. The hair really does look natural, just as if you were born with it and this is the outcome of years and years of wearing it.
3. Tanned Balayage Blonde
What would natural blonde hair look like after you vacationed somewhere sunny? It would be this precise shade of tanned blonde. Darker as far as the inward layer is concerned and almost pale on the outside where it caught most of the sun.
4. Malibu Blonde Balayage
Speaking of the sun, how would you feel about Malibu blonde? It’s sunny and golden, mixed with just the right amount of dark brown to give you a perfect transitioning color when autumn comes.
5. Diamond Blonde Balayage
We bet you can guess why this particular shade of blonde is called diamond. The tips have the beautiful white clarity of the king of precious stones, while the upper portion of the strands is a lot darker and mysterious.
6. Ash Blonde Balayage
This is a very cool a hip shade that has been all the rage in the past few seasons. The pale blonde is actually mixed with a little bit of light gray to give it that ashen, matte feel. Make sure your roots are darker than the rest of your hair.
7. Paparazzi Highlighted Blonde Balayage
Are the paparazzi chasing you? Not yet? They will be once they find out you’ve changed your hair color to this amazing balayage. It has both milky white and golden strands which closely resemble the flashes of the camera going off in the dark.
8. Sunflower Blonde Balayage
This sleek and shiny sunflower shade of blonde is perfect for summertime. If you want to copy the entire look, it’s time to break out the old flat iron and make sure all the strands are flattened to perfection. We suggest you use some heat protection before.
9. Beige Blonde Balayage
Beige blonde has always been such a classy color, don’t you think? You can literally pair it off with diamonds, sequins, and Swarovski crystals because it will fit right in. It can also be your shade of choice for your big day. Just think about it.
10. Brown Melt Blonde Balayage
We do love a good blonde balayage where brown is mixed with blonde, and the former simply melts into the latter. This combination really does look like coffee and cream, doesn’t it? Plus, it’s a perfect color for autumn.
11. Toffee Blonde Balayage
Where do you get your inspiration from when you go to the stylist and ask for a new hair color? Do you know that, as far as blonde is concerned, it can also be from your favorite food or treat? This, for example, is toffee blonde and it’s not difficult to see why.
12. Sandy Blonde Balayage
How about a shade of blonde that can always make you think of pristine beaches and having fun in the sun? You can mix that with a beach wave hairstyle, and you’ve got the perfect combination. Use some sea salt spray for your hair.
13. Chai Blonde Balayage
If you’ve ever drunk real chai tea, then you know its real color is close to white with just a few caramel or delicious beige streaks running through it. That’s exactly how this shade of blonde looks like, hence its eponymous name.
14. Brunette to Blonde Balayage
Although it might seem a bit farfetched at first, it’s not that difficult to go from brunette to blonde, all in one sitting. Even though they are opposing colors, they can rest on the same head with a lot of success and glamour.
15. Dawn Blonde Balayage
It’s not sunny, golden or white. It’s dawn, and it’s a special kind of blonde because it attempts to capture that magical hour in the morning when the sun basks the entire world in its glory. We just love how the light seems to capture every strand and play with it.
16. Light Gray Blonde Balayage
Don’t be afraid to add some gray into your already existing blonde. In fact, nowadays it’s incredibly easy to do so. You don’t even have to go to the salon or dye your hair. All you need to do is wash your hair with a special kind of gray shampoo, and you’re done.
17. Cool Blonde Balayage
Mixing balayage with ombre, another very fashionable trend produces and insanely cool effect. Of course, the degree of coolness also lies in the type of clothing and accessories you wear. We suggest some aviator sunglasses, golden jewelry, and a little black dress.
18. Vanilla Blonde Balayage
Evidently, this shade doesn’t refer to the actual vanilla pods or beans which we all know are dark brown in color. It actually refers to the way we metaphorically or artistically regard vanilla, as a light and soft cream color.
19. Bronde Balayage
Bronde has really stepped into the limelight a few years ago as the love child of two of our favorite hair colors. We’re talking, of course about brown and blonde, hence the name. To copy this look, you can also mix in a bit of platinum for the tips.
20. White Light Blonde Balayage
This is an interpretation of platinum blonde mixed with a bit of beige and ash on a dark brown base. It was inspired by the white light of the morning sun that still lingers over the darkness of the night. How poetic, right?
21. Pale Blonde Balayage
This particular shade of blonde is so sheer and delicate that it almost reminded us of a ballerina. It can also be described as porcelain blonde and it’s a perfect shade for winter time. Just think how great you’ll look for your next Christmas party.
22. Noisette Blonde Balayage
The word noisette is a French term that means hazelnut. This shade of blonde aims to replicate the outer shell of the nut in the most delicious way possible. It’s a perfect color for girls with brown or dark eyes.
23. Light Golden Blonde Balayage
We’ve already seen a version of golden hair you can try but not like this one. Since the metallics are really in this season, you should stress upon golden, copper, and brass shades for your hair. This light gold shade is just one idea you can try.
24. Heavy Golden Blonde Balayage
If light golden was too understated for you, why not try the heavy golden? It’s bold but without being too brass and a perfect color come autumn. Make sure your stylist gives you a dark brown base before you get started.
25. Pure Blonde Balayage
Not to be mistaken with platinum or ice blonde, this shade is called pure blonde. It’s a color that is rooted in gray and white more than anything else, with a matte and chalky finish. The roots here are brown instead of brunette.
26. White Sands
There’s sandy blonde and then there’s white sands blonde. Yes, the blonde palette, especially when balayage is involved is virtually endless. You can try a deep chestnut base for your roots that can also melt down into the color itself.
27. The Gigi Hadid
One of the many celebrities who embraced blonde balayage is supermodel Gigi Hadid. With her pretty face and hazel eyes, this hair color is simply stunning on the young model and she does really seem to enjoy it.
28. Cream Soda Blonde Balayage
If there is one hair color that has taken Hollywood by storm in the past few seasons, this is it. It’s called cream soda and everyone from your stylist to the biggest celebrities has been wearing it. What are you waiting for?
29. The Elizabeth Olsen
Th other Olsen sister, known for her roles in the Avengers and I Saw the Light could not be prettier than in this perfect shade of blonde balayage. And just look at that picture perfect Hollywood smile!
30. The Heidi Klum
The supermodel has never ditched her blonde locks and we are really happy for that. It’s her signature look and she is a stunner. She might have changed the shade of blonde she wears but she’s always been a blonde bombshell.
31. The Kim K
Yes, even Kim K has fallen prey to the blonde balayage. Even though she is notorious by now for her long, brunette mane, Kim went blonde too, on occasion. And she didn’t look bad at all. Although we do like her more as a brunette.
32. The Lea Seydoux
We know you loved Emma Watson as the new Belle and so did we. But we strongly recommend you see the absolutely whimsical and fairytale-like version of Beauty and the Beast where Lea Seydoux is Belle. You will be transported to an enchanted world.
33. The Leighton Meester
How many times have you wished you could have Leighton Meester’s wardrobe, smile, eyes or hair? Admit it! As many times as you watched Gossip Girl. She is, indeed, a beauty, especially with that brown melting into blonde balayage.
34. The Chrissy Teigen
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen redefined the standards of classical beauty when she shot to stardom. She advocates the idea of looking good in your own skin and loving your body just the way it is. Oh, yes, and eating! As much as you can!
35. Iceberg Blonde Balayage
We’ve mentioned iceberg blonde before and now it’s time we showed it to you. Iceberg blonde needs to be one solid block of whiteish pale color with a dark brown base. Don’t be afraid to go all matte on it if this is your preference.
36. Vanilla Cream
There is a lot of inspiration to be found in food and treats when it comes to blonde. Maybe that’s why they say that blondes have more fun. This is a gorgeous shade with brown roots and golden streaks running through it.
37. Autumn Blonde Balayage
If you were looking for the perfect shade of blonde for this autumn, look no more. You have definitely found it now. It resembles autumnal nature so much that it might as well be camouflage. Which is exactly what you need to do this season.
38. Sombre Blonde Balayage
This is an awesome color which is perfect if you work in an office with a stricter dress code or if your line of work asks for it. It’s the perfect combination between somber and playful with the natural beige on top and barely visible platinum at the bottom.
39. Braided Blonde Balayage
Are you stomped as far as hairstyles that can show off your awesome balayage go? How about a simple three way braid? You don’t even need to tie the end. Use a bit of hairspray to secure them in place and you’re good to go.
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40. Brass Blonde Balayage
We’ve mentioned before that one of the most sought-after colors of this season is brass. Here it is. This is what brass balayage looks like and we do have to say it’s amazing. The metallics in it are absolutely spectacular and just waiting for you to pair them up with a glitzy makeup.
41. Sunlight Blonde Balayage
A lot of blonde shades have to so with sunlight and it’s natural because this is what being a blonde really means. Being a sunny, bright person, pretty, and warm. This shade is called sunlight blonde and you can see why.
42. Frozen Blonde Balayage
If Elsa was a real person, this would be her hair color. Of course, she would go for balayage and, evidently, she would choose an icy blonde as her primary shade. The roots here are not brown or brunette, but a darker shade of ashy blonde.
43. Ivory Blonde Balayage
Ivory is another shade of white blonde and it belongs in the same shade family as iceberg, ice, milk, eggshell, and platinum. It is the darkest of them all, which means you can mix it up with your natural brunette roots.
44. Eggshell Blonde Balayage
Now that we’ve mentioned eggshell in the reference above, here it is. It’s a very matte and almost porous shade of blonde, exactly like you would expect an eggshell to be. We suggest you combine it with light gray or another shade of ash blonde.
45. Rose Gold Blonde Balayage
There was no way we could have ended this list without mentioning rose gold. Essentially, this shade is a type of strawberry blonde that you get by mixing light red and golden blonde. The results are truly spectacular. Here’s a tip – use a glossing agent so that you can give your locks a metallic sheen.
Here are the 45 blonde balayage ideas we promised which will truly make you look like a bombshell. From arctic, iceberg, and eggshell to rose gold, white sands, autumnal, chai, beige, vanilla, champagne, tanned, and Manhattan, we’ve seen them all. Which one was your favorite?