You heard it here first people, blonde balayage is back for summer 2017 and it’s hotter than ever. Bringing home some tried and tested looks, as well as a wealth of innovative new styles, balayage is yet again 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 these 15 balayage blonde looks a try.
Balayage blonde: 15 looks we’re lusting over
1. Ash blonde balayage
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 option for first-timers! Credit: @amoresalon53
2. Beachy blonde
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 it’s way into this round-up!
3. Brunette to blonde balayage
Torn between brunette and blonde? A graduated brunette to blonde balayage is the perfect way to lighten up your look, without having to make any difficult style decisions. Plus, if you end up loving it, you can always add more blonde in! Credit: @vivahairgoudhurst
4. Butterscotch blonde
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. Credit: @extensions_by_grainne
5. Dark blonde balayage
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! Credit: @tylerjadehair
6. Dirty blonde
Love the idea of going blonde but hate the idea of the constant 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! Credit: @glamhairbyadriana
7. Face-framing highlights
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. Credit: @hairby.tia
8. Golden platinum blend
Usually, when you’re thinking of going blonde, your stylist will ask whether you’d prefer to go for 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! Credit: @carolinelysandrouhair
9. Brunette with blonde balayage
Loyal to your dark locks? You can still trial 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 winter time. Credit: @balayageartists
10. Medium blonde
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 mane game even more! Credit: @camouflageandbalayage
11. Pink blonde balayage
If you’re a fan of colour, look no further than this Instagram beauty’s Barbie-pink 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! Credit: @mood_hairdresser
12. Sandy blonde
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. Credit: @hairbykaylita
13. Silver balayage
Grey and silver hair has never been so in vogue, so follow in the footsteps of fashionistas everywhere by opting for a silvery-blonde balayage this season.
14. Winter-white balayage
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. Credit: @habitsalon
15. Strawberry blonde balayage
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. Credit: @girl_with_the_scissors
Now go forth and spread the word of the miracle that is blonde balayage! And while you do, you might also want to check out our our Blonde Hair page, which is sure to inspire your next mane change for summer.