You usually see balayage locks with browns and blondes, but have you ever tried red balayage? Adding fire-red pigments to your usual balayage hair style is the perfect way to spice things up for the new season. So, get ready to add some shades of crimson to your hair, because balayage red hair is poised to be one of the trendiest highlighting looks!
If you don’t believe us, just check out these styles for yourself and see why we’re falling in love with these glam, vibrant highlights:
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11 Red Balayage Hair Styles To Spice Up the New Season
1. Voluminous Curls
Big, voluminous curls are one of the most popular looks to wear with balayage hair, and for good reason. The multi-tonal color pops out beautifully with gorgeous, flowing curls. To give your ringlets extra control after curling, spritz them with Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist.
2. Shaggy Lob
This is one of our favorite red balayage looks on this list! A choppy, messy lob is practically made for a red balayage look. It gives this already eccentric haircut an edgy look, and it works on just about anyone!
For a sleek and shiny look, try grabbing your straightener and giving yourself a pin-straight style. This hairdo can be worn anywhere, from the office to after hours, and still look perfectly groomed. If you’re hair gets easily damaged by heated hair tools, then try using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray before blow-drying or ironing your tresses for straight hair without any split ends or breakage.
4. Asymmetrical Bob
If you like going against the grain, then an asymmetrical bob is perfect for you. This style paired with a deep red balayage just screams edgy, and it’s so chic you’ll look ready for the runway at just about any moment.
5. Full Bangs
Full bangs are a stylish, unconventional way to show off your two-toned balayage red hair. These bangs give your hair a more voluminous appearance, while adding an on-trend edge to your style.
6. Messy Look
A messy, bedhead hairstyle always look sexy and effortless. To get this fun and flirty vibe, slightly tousle your locks while spritzing Bed Head by TIGI Flexi Head Strong Flexible Hold Hairspray onto your hair for hold.
7. Middle-Parted Ponytail
This simple style can give your red balayage hair a mysterious, sexy look. Show off your dark roots and fire-red ends with this upgrade to your basic pony.
8. Side-Swept Bangs
If you’re going for an easy, classic look, try styling your red balayage hair with side-swept bangs. These wispy bangs are perfect for running to brunch or glamming out for a party, where they’ll have you rocking an effortlessly sexy, wind-blown look.
Putting your hair in a half-up style is the easiest way to show off your dark roots and bright red ends. Put it in a simple mini-bun, ponytail or braid to give your hairstyle some detail.
10. Natural Waves
If you have Type 2 wavy hair, let your waves flow naturally with this multi-toned color. Red balayage hair looks like a fiery flowing waterfall with these full and fun waves! For extra moisture and shine, apply a few drops of TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Oil Elixir to lengths and ends keep your waves gleaming and nourished.
11. Curly High Ponytail
This curly upgrade to a regular ponytail allows you to show off your red balayage hair color while adding volume and texture to your hairstyle. To ensure defined, tangle-free curls, apply Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum in a gentle, scrunching motion to your ringlets.
If you’re looking for more multi-toned hairstyles to try out, then look at some of our favorite balayage hair colors and styles.
5 Best Red Balayage Hair Colors
There’s no denying that red balayage has been enjoying an unprecedented moment in the limelight. The unique French coloring technique involves a sweeping motion, done by hand, to add color to your locks, leaving you with results ranging from subtle to bold flashes of color.
But while you might think that adding red hues to your mane will look too brash, we’re here to tell you that incorporating red balayage highlights is a great way of creating a natural-looking style, that will bring a new dimension to all hair types and colors!
Don’t believe us? We’ve scouted out the top looks from Instagram to prove that red should be the next color in your mane…
Subtle Red Balayage
This option is perfect for brunettes who are looking for a way to highlight the vibrancy of their natural color with strong red contrast.
Vibrant Red Curls
Brown hair that gets a reddish tinge in the sunlight is the hair gods’ gift to us. Fake this beautiful natural contrast with a balayage that mimics this phenomenon.
Bold Rose Gold Ombre
One of the best things about rose gold color is that there are a variety of tones to choose from. So, if you are growing bored with your current ombre look, know that the balayage technique can be used to achieve that striking rose gold finish. Balayage usually is suited for more natural looking highlights, but it can also be used to achieve bolder ombre look, once the right shades are selected. If you want your hair to stand out, be sure to ask your colorist to incorporate brighter pink and peach tones into your look.
We are more than a little bit excited about this orange/auburn balayage. It’s such a refreshing hair color, right? If you have natural red tones throughout your hair, you’re lucky! You’re already halfway there. Otherwise, to get this look, you may need to get an overall base color, then have the balayage technique done to the rest of your hair.