Caramel balayage on brown hair: The best celebrity inspiration

Arianna | 09 September 2016

Want gorgeous hair colour like your fave A-lister? Say no more.

Balayage doesn’t just have to be reserved for blonde-haired ladies, you know. In fact, caramel balayage is fast on its way to becoming this season’s ‘It’ hair colour for brunettes, too. Still not convinced? Well, what if we told you that some of the hottest A-list celebrities are already championing this beautiful highlighting technique?

And with the winter months creeping up on us (oh yes, they are), caramel balayage also makes for the ideal seasonal colour transition. Why? Because when paired with brown hair, caramel balayage adds a gorgeous warmth to your tresses, giving them that pretty post-summer glow you’ve always longed for,

So, have a scroll through our gallery above for some celebrity hair inspiration, and keep reading below to find out why we love each A-list look.

Caramel balayage on brown hair: Our top 5 celebrity looks


Caramel balayage on dark brown hair: Nicole Scherzinger
Caramel balayage on dark brown hair: Nicole Scherzinger. Credit: Getty Images

Caramel balayage on dark brown hair

Make like mega babe Nicole Scherzinger and overlay your dark brown hair with some subtle caramel balayage. To strike a balance with your naturally dark hair, opt for a caramel tone that isn’t too light – this will help you avoid a streaky finish. But whenever in doubt, ask your stylist’s advice as they’ll be able to help you find the most natural-looking tone for your locks!

Caramel balayage on chocolate brown hair: Mila Kunis
Caramel balayage on chocolate brown hair: Mila Kunis. Credit: Getty Images

Caramel balayage on chocolate brown hair

A rich, chocolate brown hue makes the perfect base for a gorgeous, warm caramel balayage – and Mila Kunis shows us exactly how to work this colour combination with success.

Want to replicate Mila’s delicious hair colour? We’d totally understand if you were to print this picture out and take it to your next salon appointment (we certainly shall!).

Face framing caramel balayage: Eva Longoria
Face framing caramel balayage: Eva Longoria. Credit: Getty Images

Face-framing caramel balayage

All hail Eva Longoria! If you ask us, when it comes to the hair-styling stakes, she can do no wrong. Over the years, she’s sported numerous shades of brown, as well as blonde highlights – and nailed every single look.

Most recently though, she stepped out at the premier of her show Devious Maids with some stunning face-framing balayage highlights. Her wavy, mid-length hair featured lots of ultra fine balayage strands peppered into the front, helping to brighten up her complexion in the most flattering way.

Caramel balayage brown hair fringe: Halle Berry
Caramel balayage worked into bangs: Halle Berry. Credit: Getty Images

Caramel balayage worked into bangs

Caramel balayage doesn’t just have to be limited to long hair: it also works a treat when worn with a fashionable lob or even a fringe – as proven by one of our personal favourite Oscar-winning actresses Halle Berry here.

To get the look, take a leaf out of the actress’ book and opt for sunkissed caramel balayage highlights. We just love that her highly textured hairstyle has been given even more depth and definition, all thanks to her strategically-placed highlights!

Light caramel balayage: Lily Aldridge model
Light caramel balayage: Lily Aldridge. Credit: Getty Images

Light caramel balayage

What with being a Victoria’s Secret angel and all, model Lily Aldridge is required to have the most luscious-looking locks in all the land. We especially love her mid-brown mane when it’s combined with a light caramel balayage. Not only does the caramel shade help to bring out the natural glow of her skin, but the clever placement of the balayage around her face really makes her eye colour pop, too. Well, if this hair hue is good enough for a Victoria’s Secret model, it’s good enough for us!

Editor’s tip: Whichever balayage option you go for, try and use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for colour-treated hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner (500ml, £3.69* each). 

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