Brown Balayage: 11 Street-Style Savvy Ways to Wear the Look

Alyssa François | 24 November 2017

The balayage color trend you must get in on!

When it comes to hair color, brown is arguably one of the most popular hues out there. Many women are gravitating to this color when choosing balayage styles as both the method and color give off a naturally highlighted effect. There are so many shades to choose from and we hand-picked some of our favorite brown balayage styles below.

Thinking of getting balayage with shades of brown this season? We’ve got some ideas for you! Scroll through this gallery to find your next balayage style:

Brown Balayage: 11 Show-Stopping Hairstyle Ideas

brown balayage: straight hair
Bone straight locks. Photo credit:

1. Brown Balayage Straight Hair

What better way to put your fresh balayage on display than with a sleek, straight hairstyle. Keep your hair color glistening with a shine serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

brown balayage: bangs
Fringe benefits. Photo credit:

2. Brown Balayage Fringe

Take your look to new heights with a fun undone fringe to match. We love the lived-in feel of this disheveled style. Want more tips on how to get the look, here’s how to style your hair like the French.

Brown balayage: tousled hair
Tousled to perfection. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Tousled Balayage

Want a look that feels fresh every single day? Go for this tousled effect. This style gives your balayage a breath of fresh air. To keep the look flexible and in place, lock in your finished style with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

brown balayage subtle chestnut
An expertly applied balayage looks really natural, even on a darker base. Photo credit:

4. Subtle Brown

We told you we have plenty ideas for you to choose from and here’s another winning look. There are so many ways you can go about getting brown hues using the balayage method. Go super light, or add a hint like this subtle chestnut that blends well with your dark colored base.

Brown balayage: long hair
Thick, full and perfect dimension with balayage. Photo credit:

5.  Long Hair Brown Balayage

Looking for something new to do to your long hair? How about updating the look with a new color? Balayage gives you the opportunity to make a subtle, yet impactful change to your overall look.

brown balayage: ringlets
The perfect highlight.

6.  Balayage Ringlets

In the mood to brighten up your curlicues just a bit? Put your curls at the center of attraction with warm tones of browns mixed with reds. For definition, style your hair with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum.

brown balayage: runway hair
Get the runway look. Photo credit:

7. Runway Style

It’s no secret that the runway provides us with the best fashion-forward beauty looks of the season. Steal this catwalk wavy balayage style.

brown balayage: short hair
A street-style favorite. Photo credit:

8. Brown Balayage Short Hair

The entire street-style set is sporting a number of hair colors that we all love. Of course, out of many, the brown balayage styles are our favorite.

brown balayage: off center part
The it-girl hair part. Photo credit:

9. Off-Center Hair Part

The off-center hair part is a trending look at the moment. Pair yours up with a sleek brown balayage style.

brown balayage: thick brown hair
A hint of color on thick tresses. Photo credit:

10. Thick Hair Balayage

Got thick strands and want to create more dimension within your look in the most natural way possible? Try this subtle hint of brown balayage. Whenever your hair needs a quick boost during the week, refresh with Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo.

brown balayage: voluminous hair
Volume will take your look to new heights.

11. Voluminous Hair Color

Add a boost to your voluminous style with a few streaks of brown highlights. This light brown hue blends well against dark hair colors.

Looking for more balayage hair ideas? Here are some dark brown hair color ideas that work well for just about anyone.