74 Gorgeous Blonde Balayage Hair Color Ideas to Try in 2024

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

Blonde balayage is a hand-painted coloring technique used to blend blonde highlights into hair. It brightens your hair and gives it dimension, making it unnoticeable while growing out naturally. When blonde shades are blended into your hair, it creates a natural-looking hair color.

If you’re a natural brunette considering blonde balayage:

Adding blonde highlights is the perfect way to lighten your hair for that “just got back from a 2-week beach vacation” look. Note that it may take several balayage color sessions to get the perfect shade you’re looking for.

If you’re a natural blonde considering blonde balayage:

You must be looking for a change. Adding brighter or cooler highlights or darker lowlights to create a natural-looking dimension.

Before your next hair appointment, check out our popular photos of blonde balayage hair colors!

Sultry Dark Blonde and Champagne Blonde Balayage for Long Hair
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#1: Sultry Champagne Balayage

A sultry champagne blonde balayage on those who want to blend in extension. Avoid washing your hair in hard water, and grab a water filter if possible. The more minerals in your hair, your blondes will turn brassy and dull. Ask your stylist for a Malibu treatment to remove mineral deposits. It will help to keep your color looking fresh.

Sexy Barbie Blonde Balayage for long hair
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#2: Barbie Blonde

Enhance your look with Barbie blonde. This color is ideal for those who prefer a strikingly blonde color. The balayage technique retains some natural color at the root for a gentle growth process.

#3: Chest-Length Blonde Hair

If your hair reaches your chest, you might consider going for a hair coloring style known as blonde balayage. The balayage technique will give your hair a natural growth appearance and highlight your soft, long layers to create an illusion of greater length.

#4: Creamy Vanilla Blonde

For a fresh, radiant look, consider using a creamy vanilla blonde on your long hair. This stunning hair color results from mixing warm, white, and neutral tones, achieving a beautiful, natural look. Mixing creamy and golden blonde creates a smooth color transition that suits your unique shade.

#5: Middle-Parted and Dark-Rooted

For a fresh look, consider a middle-part balayage with dark roots. The color blends well for a natural outcome. Start with darker roots. Then, add blonde highlights for a varied, effortless look. This method works for medium to dark hair. Dark roots add depth and contrast and grow out well.

Rooted Blonde Balayage for Coarse Hair
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#6: Rooted Balayage for Coarse Hair

If you’re searching for a natural, easy-to-maintain color for your thick hair, go for a rooted balayage suited for coarse hair. This technique blends warm, white, and neutral shades to create a varied, sun-kissed look. Creamy and golden blonde tones suit olive and tan skin best. However, those with lighter skin can choose a lighter shade for the best match.

#7: Romantic Balayage with a Root Melt

If you want a style that is easy to care for, try the popular balayage dyed hair, complete with a root melt. Choosing a darker root means you can wait longer between touch-ups and still have bright colors in your hair.

#8: Reverse Blonde Balayage for Dark Hair

Creating darker tones using reverse blonde for dark hair is simple. Those who often dye their hair blonde sometimes need to transition back to their natural color slowly. Reverse balayage maintains your blonde color by adding some deeper brown tones and touching up the roots. Adding a bond builder to untouched blonde hair will help protect it and prevent color transfer.

#9: Steel Blonde Balayage

Do you enjoy a look that’s so icy it almost has a purple hue? Ask for a steel blonde balayage. This color is hard to make, but so worth the effort.

Amazing Rooted Blonde Balayage for long hair
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#10: Amazing Rooted Balayage

Adding a root to this amazing balayage pulls the whole color together. A deeper root ensures your growout will be seamless and soft.

#11: Stunning Pearl Blonde

If you’re searching for a hair color with elegance, ask for stunning pearl blonde. This creates a luminous effect. The soft, iridescent shades of pearl blonde add a touch of luxury to your overall look.

Multi-Dimensional Blonde Balayage for women with mid-length hair
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#12: Multi-Dimensional Balayage

Consider this multi-dimensional balayage if you’re a woman looking for a fresh and bright change to your hair. This highlight technique allows for a natural and seamless blend of warm and cool tones.

#13: Bright and Gorgeous Balayage

Try this bright and gorgeous balayage. One of the best at-home products would be a shine spray to ensure this color pops!

Blonde Balayage Highlights with Dark Roots for ladies with long hair
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#14: Blonde Balayage Highlights with Dark Roots

Consider blonde highlights with dark roots if you want to add dimension to your hair with balayage. They gradually blend from dark roots to lighter tones towards the ends. The dark roots create a natural-looking contrast. They add depth and richness to the overall look.

Blonde Balayage for Long, Fine Hair and for women with oval faces
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#15: Blonde Balayage for Long, Fine Hair

A blonde balayage can be perfect if you’re worried about your long, fine hair looking flat and lacking dimension.

#16: Hand Painted Long Blonde Waves

Hand-painted long blonde waves are the ideal way to do a low-maintenance blond.

#17: Waist-Length Rooted Blonde Waves

A wavy-rooted, waste-length hairstyle is trendy. If you want low-maintenance blonding, avoid getting traditional foils at the root. Instead, try a balayage with a color melt. It will create a dimensional color with an easier grow-out and less harsh lines.

#18: Smokey Balayage Curls

Smokey balayage curls are a beautiful look that can help add life to your mane. It’s a color created by the addition of lighter shades, which will give a dimensional look. Go with a dark ash blonde to light platinum blonde. This will give your hair a smokey look that will be perfect for this season.

Trendy Blonde + Platinum Balayage
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#19: Trendy Blonde + Platinum Balayage

A cooler platinum balayage with the slightest shadow root looks stunning.  The best part of this balayage blonde hair is the shine and brightness of the tone.

#20: Caramel Balayage on Choppy Hair

Sweet and warm hues like the ones featured in this caramel blonde shade do a marvelous job of accentuating the texture of your hair. This balayage hairstyle with a brown base works best if you have thin hair and cool to neutral complexions.

Blonde Balayage on Very Dark Hair
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#21: Balayage on Very Dark Hair

Balayage is a gorgeous hair color option for those with very dark hair. This is the way to go if you want to make a dramatic transformation. For the best results, you can get a foilyage to give the balayage results but with a higher blonding lift impact.

#22: Stunning Balayage for Thick Hair

A balayage hair color is perfect for those with thick tresses or who love extensions. If your hair is thick, go lighter at the ends and darker toward the roots. This will help create a more natural-looking blend.

Light Blonde Balayage Ends with Dark Brown Roots
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#23: Light Blonde Ends with Dark Brown Roots

Are you looking for a gorgeous hair color? Try a rooted balayage. It’s a great way to create the transition from darker colors to brighter colors. And without harsh lines.

Bright Creamy Blonde Balayage
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#24: Bright Creamy Balayage

Blonde balayage looks beautiful on long hair, especially in a bright and creamy tone. Your complexion will compliment this balayage style because bright, creamy blonde balances warm and cool.

Face-Framing Butter-Blonde Balayage
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#25: Face-Framing Butter-Blonde Balayage

If your hair is brassy, but you want a blonde color, try a balayage! This balayage color works well with hair that easily pulls warm or brass out.

#26: V-Cut Blonde Balayage

If you have thick heavy hair and need to remove some weight, a v shape cut will help you add some volume and combined with this balayage color produces an amazing effect. Plus, you’ll remove dry ends. The cut will give you more layers on the perimeter of your hair instead of all over.

#27: Pearl Balayage on Long Hair

Ask for a pearl hue for an iridescent cool take on blonde hair. This style is suitable for a cooler complexion and light eyes.

#28: Toasted Blonde with Dark Roots

This toasted blonde with dark roots is a gorgeous combination of warm and cool colors.

Light Blonde Waves with Balayage
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#29: Light Blonde Waves with Balayage

Try a trending style with light blonde waves and balayage. Icy blonde balayage is the perfect way to get a bright color.

#30: Long Thick Blonde Hairstyle

There are many ways to be a blonde, but a long thick hairstyle is voluminous and dramatic, especially with balayage!

Dark-Rooted Warm Buttery Blonde Balayage
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#31: Dark-Rooted Warm Buttery Blonde

Try a dark-rooted warm buttery blonde and fall in love with your locks. A balayage blended on the roots will instantly give you a natural, low-maintenance color. A warm, buttery tone will give your locks an elegant look and luxurious glossy shine.

#32: Dimensional Vanilla Blonde Balayage

Rock the trendiest look with dimensional vanilla balayage. This balayage style is feathered at the root for a soft and natural grow-out.

#33: Ash Balayage with Bronde Tones

An ash balayage with bronde tones makes it possible for brunettes to have beautiful dimensions. Doing a soft rooted melt to lighter ends perfectly blends and adds depth to a flat, all-over color.

#34: Cool-Toned Brown to Blonde Hair

Cool-toned brown to blonde hair is beautifully melted from dark to light. Adding an accent piece to the front can make the blend a little softer. It looks like this one can be high maintenance, but the overall look will be soft and lived in.

#35: Long Blonde Hair

The long blonde hair will always be an impactful color when done using balayage.

#36: Dark Blonde Balayage for Dark Hair

Women with deeper hues looking light should try this balayage for dark hair. When you have darker hair color, your hairstylist may suggest a deeper blonde to match your tone.

#37: Sweet Caramel Balayage

Try a sweet caramel balayage if you love high-contrasting hair color. For a more dramatic appearance, go big and bold in front with a money piece. A money piece will help brighten your skin complexion and compliment your facial features giving you a glamorous and expensive-looking style.

Romantic Silver-Blonde Balayage
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#38: Romantic Silver-Blonde Balayage

Try a romantic silver-blonde balayage when wanting to enhance your look.

#39: Balayage with Babylights

Try a balayage with added babylights to brighten your natural dark hair color. A dark blonde is a great way to add subtle highlights and give you a long-lasting look.

#40: Stunning Straight Hair with Curled Ends

Have perfect-looking locks with stunning straight hair with curled ends.

Dimensional Blonde Balayage with Curled Ends
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#41: Dimensional Blonde with Curled Ends

Try a dimensional blonde with curled ends to show your curtain bangs and layered haircut.

#42: Low-Maintenance Brown and Blonde Balayage

If you are looking for a low-maintenance color, try brown and blonde balayage. Adding streaks to your natural brown hair adds dimension and is easy to maintain.

Long White-Blonde Balayage Waves
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#43: Long White-Blonde Balayage Waves

If you’re looking for one of the best ways to add dimension to your long locks, an iced balayage can give you shape. Plus, it adds depth to a naturally dark base. If you have colored your hair within 2-3 years, you might not get the results of platinum balayage. Virgin hair is ideal.

#44: Impressive Layered and Wavy Balayage

Go for a wavy and layered balayage. If you’re older, you can still cover or blend grey hair with a balayage and root shadow.

#45: Stunning Balayage with Loose Curls

Be ready to shine with a stunning balayage paired with loose curls. Ribbons of blonde will give dimension to your locks.

#46: Lived-In Blonde Balayage with a Bright Money Piece

For a forever classic color, you should try a lived-in color with a money piece.

#47: Natural Mid-Length Dark Hair

Mid-length dark hair may take multiple appointments to achieve your desired shade, but you can enjoy and embrace the process by playing around with different tones of blonde each session. This hair color will give you a natural, sun-kissed glow and is perfect for warmer months.

#48: Gorgeous Long Pixie Bob

If you want gorgeous hair that is easy to maintain, try a long pixie bob. A long pixie mixed with a blonde bob will grow out softly without needing maintenance appointments.

#49: Adorable & Chic Mid-Length Wavy Lob

A chic mid-length wavy lob is adorable yet sophisticated, combined with balayage. You can smooth out the look for an important meeting for a sleeker look. Adding waves with a wand can create a fun, casual look while still looking chic.

Magnificent Honey Blonde Balayage
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#50: Magnificent Honey Balayage

Looking to brighten up your blonde color? Consider a honey blonde balayage. You can add warm tones to help reflect light, with an overall gloss/toner or dimensional lowlights to make your blondes pop and shine.

#51: Angled Cut with Balayage and Dark Roots

An angled cut with balayage and dark roots is great if you want a low-maintenance look. The dark roots with light ends are a beautiful contrast on almost every skin complexion. The grown-out look is very popular at this time.

#52: Surfer-Girl Light Brown Hair with Balayage

You can create a surfer-girl chic coloring on light brown hair with a balayage.

dirty blonde balayage with beachy vibes
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#53: Dirty Blonde Balayage with Beachy Vibes

This is a mid-length cut with a dirty blonde. For a brunette to blonde color,  it’s an amazing tone for fall and winter but still with some lightness.

Related: Best dirty blonde balayage ideas. and warm blonde balayage ideas.

Tousled beige blonde balayage on medium-length hair
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#54: Tousled Beige Blonde Balayage on Medium-Length Hair

A balayage on medium-length hair is a smoother option if you want a beachy look. The highlights add to this shoulder-length hair’s textured, tousled finish.

Effortless Sun-Kissed Blonde Balayage for Natural Brunettes
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#55: Effortless Sun-Kissed Balayage for Natural Brunettes

A sun-kissed balayage for natural brunettes will give your darker hair gorgeous dark blonde highlights while still feeling like a brunette. After your balayage application, ask your hairstylist for honey and caramel toner to compliment your warm brunette mane.

Solid Golden Blonde Balayage with Dark Roots
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#56: Solid Golden Balayage with Dark Roots

You’ll love the dimension at the roots and the solid honey ends on your hair. This hair painting on this golden blonde hair color couldn’t be more fabulous if not on flat-ironed locks.

#57: Easy-Maintenance Warm Balayage on Fine Hair

To make your thin hair appear denser, use dimensional colors that add depth and texture to your look, just like this warm blonde hair color. You can keep it short above the shoulders for easy maintenance and styling.

#58: Enchanting Layered Light Blonde Balayage

Getting your hair this white with black roots might be a big challenge and commitment, but as you can see, the results are super worth it!

#59: Dark Hair with Dark Blonde Highlights

Big and soft bouncy waves do so many wonders for thin and long hair wanting to have volume. Having balayage highlights on dark hair near your face and at the edges makes for a framing and dimensional effect.

White Blonde Balayage on Long Straight Hair
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#60: White Blonde on Long Straight Hair

You can feel like an enchantress with this magical white balayage on long straight hair!

Seamless Dark Brown to Honey Blonde Balayage Ombre
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#61: Seamless Dark Brown to Honey Blonde Ombre

Imagine sweet honey poured over chocolate for this balayage! This bright blonde and brown balayage ombre will seamlessly affect your hair!

#62: Beautiful Dark Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

A latte-inspired bronde balayage (brown+blonde) with face-framing pieces does amazing on layered medium-length waves.

Ashy Blonde Balayage Highlights with Beach Waves
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#63: Ashy Blonde Balayage Highlights with Beach Waves

Dimensional dark roots with a smokey ash balayage on black hair are a great option if you have lengthy hair. Those gentle and soft layers fall lightly on your back, giving a cool aura.

#64: Sun-Kissed Short Blonde Bob

You should try a chic angled blunt neck-length cut with a balayage.

Pretty Ash Blonde Balayage Hair Color
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#65: Pretty Ash Blonde Hair Color

Consider choosing a natural-looking ashy blonde balayage with a slight shadow root. If you do this, then when your hair grows out, your natural color blends into your hair. This allows months before the blonde has to move up.

#66: Versatile Sandy Blonde Balayage for Naturally Curly Hair

The best thing about a sandy blonde balayage on brown hair with a dark base is that it’s versatile for curly and straight hair.

Natural-Looking Balayage on Blonde Hair
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#67: Natural-Looking Balayage on Blonde Hair

Consider natural-looking balayage on blonde hair. If you have heavy highlights and love that all-over blonde look, this is a great way to bring your natural roots down. It provides a seamless grow-out. Add in some dimensional lowlights and blonde tones to freshen things up.

#68: Icy Blonde Cool-Toned Balayage with Silver Lowlights

An icy blonde, cool-toned balayage with silver highlights is impossible for every woman. The trendy hair color in the photo is naturally a level 7, and it will take about three appointments to get to this tone.

#69: Fantastic Balayage on Short Hair

Short hair shows off the dimension. The dimension can be created by deepening the root before adding balayage highlights. It’s a great blonde hair balayage if you like classic foil but want a softer grow-out.

Perfect Strawberry Blonde Balayage Hair
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#70: Perfect Strawberry Blonde Balayage Hair

Strawberry blonde balayage with brown roots is fun and exciting, but it isn’t permanent hair dye! For a strawberry balayage haircut like this, it’s important to consider your face shape. If you have a more narrow and oval face shape, it’s perfect for this haircut as it will enhance your natural shape.

#71: Soft & Simple Balayage Lob on Wavy Hair

Consider getting a subtle sandy-toned balayage hair color. The cut’s bluntness complements the balayage’s softness and waves for an effortless finish. This color and haircut are perfect for a simple and soft dimension or a lighter tone.

#72: Brown to Light Blonde Balayage

A brown to light blonde balayage keeps brunettes at their natural color level while adding depth and dimension to the ends. When starting with balayage for the first time, your hair may need to be more brightly lit during the first session, especially with naturally dark hair.

The Best Blonde Balayage with Dark Roots
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#73: The Best Blonde Balayage with Dark Roots

Ask your hair colorist for a balayage for foilayage to give a soft blended blonde grow, and a root smudge or root melt will extend your grow-out time the best.

Rich Mid-Length Blonde Balayage on Dark Hair
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#74: Rich Mid-Length Balayage on Dark Hair

Any lady that likes high-contrast color will love a rich balayage on mid-length dark hair.