Margot Robbie with a blonde balayage

15 Gorgeous Blonde Balayage Styles To Make Your Own

It’s no secret. Blonde balayage hair is still one of the hottest hair trends around. Bringing home some tried and tested looks, as well as a wealth of innovative new styles, balayage is still proving its credentials as the undisputed ruler of summertime colouring!

So whether you’re already a blondie searching for a style shake-up, or a brunette looking to add dimension to your tresses, you need to give one of our curated balayage blonde looks a try.

Balayage Blonde: 15 Looks We’re Lusting Over

1. Ash Blonde Balayage

woman with long curled ash blonde balayage hair
Not sure which shade to go for? Ash blonde is a great place to start as it’s so universally flattering. Credit:

If you’ve never gone blonde before, but want to experiment with blonde balayage, we recommend trying out a soft ash blonde to start with. Light and flattering (without the drama of a more full-on platinum shade), it’s the perfect blonde look for first-timers!

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Editor’s tip: Protect your freshly coloured hair with the right products. We always reach for the TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo that’s specially formulated to protect and moisturise coloured hair. For best results, pair it with the TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Conditioner.

2. Beachy Blonde

woman with beachy blonde wavy balayage hair
Do your best Baywatch impression with this summery beach babe style! Credit:

Beachy-blonde hair is one of those looks that never really goes out of style, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s crept its way into this edit! Once you have your desired balayage, make the most of your different tones by styling your hair into loose, tousled waves. Summer style = sorted.

3. Brunette To Blonde Balayage

woman with brunette to blonde ombre balayage hair
Have the best of both worlds with a graduated colour. Credit:

Torn between brunette and blonde? A graduated brunette to blonde balayage is the perfect way to lighten up your look without making any difficult style decisions. Plus, if you end up loving being blonde, you can always add more in!

4. Butterscotch Blonde

woman with warm butterscotch blonde balayage hair
There’s a blonde balayage style out there to suit everyone! Credit:

Move over honey blonde, there’s a new tone in town: butterscotch blonde! A hybrid of warm blonde and light brunette, this unique hue provides a youthful and natural touch to locks, for an utterly fabulous finish.

5. Dark Blonde Balayage

woman with curled medium length dark blonde balayage hair
Not a fan of ultra light shades? No worries! Credit:

If you’re not totally keen on baby blonde, perhaps a darker blonde is more your vibe? This universally flattering shade works on both light and deeper complexions, so it should definitely be on your radar!

6. Dirty Blonde

woman with long dirty blonde curly hair
In need a low maintenance hue to see you through summer? Dirty blonde could be the answer. Credit:

Love the idea of going blonde but hate the idea of the maintenance? Ditch the creamy, cool-toned shades for a dirty blonde shade (like this Instagrammer’s) and you’ll be able to leave it longer between touch-ups – phew!

7. Face-Framing Highlights

woman with long curly hair and face framing highlights
Incorporating lighter strands around your face will add dimension and open up your face. Credit:

If you’re happy with your current hair colour, but still want to get on board with the balayage blonde trend, we’ve got just the thing! Simply ask your stylist to work in a few lighter, face-framing blonde strands, and you’ll instantly open up your face and bring out your best features.

8. Golden Platinum Blend

woman with a wavy lob cut with platinum and golden blonde highlights
Combine warm and cool tones for a multi-dimensional effect. Credit:

Usually, when you’re thinking of going blonde, your stylist will ask whether you’d prefer a warm or cool-toned shade; but why limit yourself to one or the other?! Combining both golden and icy tones makes for a unique fusion of colour that’ll have you shining brighter than a diamond!

9. Brunette With Blonde Balayage

woman with brunette curly hair with lighter blonde balayage
Dark hair? Don’t worry, you can get in on the action too. Credit:

Loyal to your dark locks? You can still try a balayage blonde look! Adding blonde to just your tips will make a huge difference to your overall look and can be easily reverted back to your darker colour come wintertime.

10. Medium Blonde

woman with medium blonde balayage hair
This medium blonde shade looks stunning styled into tumbling waves. Credit:

Choosing a medium blonde will allow you to create extra movement and body, making it a great choice for those with fine hair. Plus, curling your hair into bouncy curls – like the Instagrammer above – will also help to bring out your hue and amp up your hair game even more!

11. Pink Blonde Balayage

woman with platinum blonde hair and pink balayage
Want to give your ‘do a colourful twist for festival season? Think pink! Credit:

If you’re a fan of colour, look no further than this Instagram beauty’s pink and blonde balayage hairstyle. We just love the way that the creamy blonde base flows into a muted pastel pink – it’s the perfect way to spruce up your blonde hair for festival season!

12. Sandy Blonde

woman with long curly sandy blonde hair
We’re loving the California vibes of this sunkissed sandy hue. Credit:

On the hunt for a shade that’ll transcend the seasons? Why not keep it classic with a ’70s-inspired sandy blonde? Striking the perfect balance between polished and effortless, this laid-back style is a lazy girl’s dream.

13. Silver Balayage

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The silver hair trend isn’t going anywhere! Credit:

Grey and silver hair has never been so en vogue, so follow in the footsteps of fashionistas everywhere by opting for a silvery-blonde balayage this season.

14. Winter-White Balayage

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Channel your inner snow queen with an icy white hue! Credit:

It may be summer, but wintery whites will always make a statement! Break up the blonde with smokey undertones, and this will not only add shape and dimension but also make regrowth less of an issue, too.

15. Strawberry Blonde Balayage

woman with long strawberry blonde balayage hair
Strawberry blonde shades are super flattering on cooler skintones. Credit:

In case you hadn’t heard, red hair is massive right now, with auburn and strawberry blonde shades topping the hairstyle charts.

So, if you’re bored of your regular blonde, why not go a little off-piste and try a red-tinted strawberry blonde balayage? It’ll instantly warm up even the palest of complexions and is less of a commitment than an allover red hue.

Now go forth and spread the word of the miracle that is blonde balayage!

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