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Brown Balayage: 20 Street-Style Savvy Ways to Wear the Look

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 natural 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:

1. Brown Balayage Straight Hair

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

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.

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2. Brown Balayage Fringe

brown balayage: bangs
Fringe benefits. Photo credit:

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.

3. Tousled Balayage

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

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.

4. Subtle Brown

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

We told you we have plenty of 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.

5.  Long Hair Brown Balayage

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

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.

6.  Balayage Ringlets

brown balayage: ringlets
The perfect highlight.

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 a definition, style your hair with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum.

7. Runway Style

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

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.

8. Brown Balayage Short Hair

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

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.

9. Off-Center Hair Part

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

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

10. Thick Hair Balayage

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

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.

11. Voluminous Hair Color

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

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

12. Air-Dried

brown balayage air dried
Air dry your strands and show off your fresh color.

Show off your fresh color with your natural texture. Air-drying your strands will give you the freedom to say goodbye to your hot tools and embrace your natural texture and your fresh color.

13. Half-Up

brown balayage half up
Pull half your hair up into a chic style.

Does it get any chicer than a half-up style tied together with a ribbon? This loosely curled texture offers a soft and feminine feel to an already-feminine style. This style is a beautiful way to show off your new subtle balayage style.

14. Curls for Days

brown balayage curls
Show off your curls!

There is no better way to show off your fresh color than by wearing your curly hair in its natural state. The dynamic texture that comes with curly hair shows off a balayage technique beautifully!

15. Feathered Bangs

brown balayage curtain bangs
Experiment with cut and color.

A strategically created balayage style often includes face-framing highlights. Take these face-brightening streaks up a notch by cutting your hair into soft feathered bangs.

16. Chic Bob

brown balayage chic bob
It doesn’t get chicer than this!

Nothing says fresh and trendy like a sleek balayage bob. This caramel-infused color story offers a brightening effect to any complexion. This short bob is also super easy to style and will cut your styling time down a lot!

17. Warm Hues

brown balayage warm
Consider these flattering warm hues.

Infuse your style with instant warmth by talking to your colorist about a warmer-hued balayage style. We love how this look maintains a natural base color and then extends down into a warmer hue.

18. Long Waves

brown balayage long waves
These long waves look silky smooth.

A classic balayage style like this one is a favorite for a reason. This blend of caramel and ashy hues contrasts beautifully with the darker base for the best of both worlds when it comes to your hair color preferences.

19. Darker Hues

brown balayage dark hues
Experiment with darker hues.

Most people think of lighter hues when they think of brown balayage hairstyles. This look here is proof that darker shades can also fall into this category! Speak to your colorist about the range of hues you want to include in your new look.

20. Caramel Balayage

brown balayage caramel hues
We can’t get enough of this caramel color.

Finally, we have a classic brown balayage style that is infused with ribbons of caramel color. This all-over balayage color offers a classically chic brown balayage style that flatters a range of skin tones.

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

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