Winter Balayage: 5 Hair Color Ideas for 2019

Pick your new cold-weather hue with ease!

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t lighten up your hair! We think lighter hues can be a great option all year long. When it comes to winter balayage, you simply have to choose a color that fits the season! We’ve got so many balayage color favorites that we can’t pick just one. Read on to check out five of our favorite winter balayage hair colors.

Different Winter Balayage Colors To Try This Season

winter balayage color ideas: high contrast
Who needs subtle?

1. High Contrast Balayage

Skip the barely-there balayage hair tones this season and go for a super high contrast hue. This look is easy to wear if you have naturally super dark hair because you won’t need to touch up your roots! Make sure to use a toning shampoo at least once a week to keep away orange tones. We like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo.

winter balayage color ideas: honey blonde
Winter hues for beach babes.

2. Honey Blonde Balayage

For an overall lighter look, go for this honey blonde shade. Sure, it could look a little beachy for winter, but keeping your natural hair color mixed throughout makes this shade much more wearable all year long! We love how light blondes in winter still have that shine and brilliance. It takes the edge off the cold, right? When you go for color this light, remember to take it slow. Trying to quickly lift a dark brown natural hair color to a light blond would be very damaging. You may need to make friends with your stylist because it could take two to three treatments to get you there.

winter balayage color ideas: auburn
A ginger treat for your hair.

3. Auburn Balayage

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.

winter balayage color ideas: amber
This color screams #hairgoals. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Light Amber Balayage

This amber balayage is total hair goals. It’s like the textbook definition of the balayage technique. To get this effect on brown hair you will need to use bleach. Bleaching hair, even if you aren’t lightening your color too much, you’ll probably incur a bit of damage. And, when it comes to bleach, damage means dryness. When you style, be sure to soothe your color-treated hair with For Every Hair Type Revitalizing Hair Oil.

winter balayage color ideas: Chocolate Mauve
Dream color, right? Photo credit: Hannah Edelman

5. Chocolate Mauve Balayage

Remember chocolate mauve hair? This gorgeous color is still hot on our radar and all over the ‘gram! We just love these pretty purple tones for the cooler months. Going for this color will give you an extra pep in your step, for sure.

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