Forget highlights, balayage is where it’s at if you want pinterest-worthy hair… Yup, whether you have blonde, brown, or rainbow locks 🌈, these are the trends you can expect to see all over insta.
From caramel-tinted strands to orange sherbet-ends, meet the balayage hair shades everyone is obsessing over RN…
1 Caramel kisses
2 White-out blonde
If you fancy getting on board the platinum hair hype but not keen on the upkeep, opt for a white-blonde balayage instead. Keep your roots au naturel, then ask your colourist to fade the ends to a bright white.
3 Candyfloss vibes
Blonde + baby pink = 💕 The bright, creamy pastel shades were made for insta.
4 Dipped in gold
The best way to brighten up your curls? Dip the ends in a gold…✨ ✨
5 Cherrybomb balayage
A cherrybomb balayage isn’t a shade for the colour-shy, but if you’re feeling bold, dip those ends in a loud, fuchsia-red hue (the brighter, the better).
6 Orange sherbet ends
Peachy hues looks uh-mazing on warm skin tones, so opt for an orange sherbet shade to brighten up those lengths.
7 Holographic pink
Add a metallic pink rinse through that blonde balayage and you’ll get a dreamy due-chrome finish. In some lights it’s blonde, in others it’s pink. Our verdict? Holographic hair = 🙌
8 Icicle dip-dye
The silver hair trend is still going strong, but instead of going all-out with full head of ice-cool colour, try a high contrast approach. Keep roots mega dark and ends icy bright… et voila! ❄️
9 Sun-kissed brunette
If you want to try something a little softer, keep your balayage within two shades of your natural hair colour. This will give a subtle, sun-kissed lift.
10 Melted metallics
Brunettes can get in on the rainbow hair hype by embracing fiery metallic hues. Think, copper and rose gold melted into your chocolate brown lengths… Hair goals x 100000.
11 Steel-blue fade
There’s no point arguing with the facts, blue hair will be eternally cool. This inky balayage is no exception, the greys, blues and blacks melt together to create the prettiest ombre finish.
12 Milk-bottle blonde
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Sandy shades mixed with a milky blonde gives the coolest beachy balayage.
13 Rose-tinted strands 🌹🌹
Our Pinterest feed has been packed with blush balayages of late… This creamy-rose version is dreamy AF.
14 Copper = Cool
This honey-toned balayage is 100% the hair colour we’ve been dreaming of our entire lives… Just look at it.
15 Glossy grey
This muted grey balayage has a touch of lilac through the mid-lengths and ends. The effect? Super-subtle, ultra violet vibes.
16 Muted sandy blonde
A subtle, sandy-blonde balayage will always be our favourite cool-girl hair colour. Take note from beauty blogger Allana Davison and opt for face-framing highlights to brighten up your complexion.
A scattered bronze balayage is the chicest way to update your auburn hair.
This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com.