20 Sweetest Honey Blonde Balayage Hair Color Ideas

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Honey blonde balayage exhibits warm golden tones. The shade flatters women with neutral and warm skin complexions the best.

To determine your skin tone, stylist Viktorija Sinkeviciute of Lakewood, CO provides a guideline.

“If you have green veins, wear lots of gold jewelry, and have warm brown or green eyes, a honey blonde would look best on you. But, if you have a coolness to your complexion, it could make you look too brassy and washed out,” she explains. Achieving the honey hue without damaging your hair could take many sessions. That depends on your current color.

The opposite of a honey blonde is a cool blonde, which can be challenging during the transition. Viktorija recommends, “Build the warmth in sessions, so any over-processed hair can slowly heal and learn to accept the warmth.”

Once you get your desired honey tone, keep your eye on the maintenance. Maintenance appointments are essential for updating any fading from the toner. “After 6-8 weeks of post-lightening, a toner can restore shine and tone to the hair. This makes it appear even richer than before,” says Viktorija.

Minerals in the water can deposit too much warmth, making the honey look brassy. Avoid this by using a shower head filter to purify the water when washing your hair. Viktorija suggests using color-protective hair products. She loves Kerastase since its products are essentially skincare for the hair.

Here’s a photo gallery of the trendiest honey blonde balayage hair ideas in case you want a color change.

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#1: Bright Honey Blonde with Shadow Roots

Go for natural-looking tresses with honey blonde with a shadow root. Bright honey blonde hair color will make your locks look more shiny and luminous. Warm tones reflect light for the ultimate shine. Do a shadow root to get more of a natural feel and a soft grow out for less maintenance.

Wavy Long Hair with Honey Blonde Balayage
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#2: Wavy Long Hair with Honey Blonde Balayage

If you’re thinking of dyeing your hair blonde, try a warm vanilla balayage. The brighter color complements long hairstyles by adding shape and a longer appearance. It’s better to schedule toning and trims every 4-6 weeks to maintain your neutral blonde. Avoid using blue or purple shampoo, as the build up from the shampoos will dull out your brightness.

Stunning Honey Blonde Balayage Long Hair
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#3: Stunning Honey Blonde Balayage Long Hair

Balayage is a trend that is not going anywhere and there are great reasons for that! One of the advantages is the maintenance for balayage after the initial application. As it grows out beautifully and simply, it needs toning to keep looking fresh. In order to achieve this look, plan your placements to highlight around your face. Leave depth between your balayage for dimension.

Honey Blonde Balayage on Light Brown Hair
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#4: Honey Blonde Balayage on Light Brown Hair

Consider a honey blonde balayage on light brown hair if you want to lighten your locks and a color that is low-maintenance. A brown to honey blonde balayage is a perfect warm color. By keeping your natural root you won’t even notice the grow out!

#5: Natural Honey Blonde Tones

Natural honey blonde tones are gorgeous and will pop on your warm skin tone. When describing what you’re looking for in your new hair color, ask your stylist to use a hair painting technique like a balayage for that natural, seamless color blend. Don’t forget to mention you would like your hair toned with a honey blonde toner in order to get that sun-kissed golden glow!

#6: Sweet Honey Balayage on Short Hair

Talk to your stylist about a sweet honey balayage if you have short hair. Honey tones compliment light to dark complexions so it’s flattering on everyone. The balayage will grow out effortlessly. However, plan to have maintenance appointments to touch up the toner and keep the length short.

Cool-Toned Butterscotch Honey Blonde
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#7: Cool-Toned Butterscotch Blonde

A cool-toned butterscotch blonde is a hair color that looks good on just about any skin tone and pairs well with any natural hair color. This blonde color is great for women who can’t visit the hair salon very often. With this butterscotch color, you will need to schedule an appointment about every 4-6 months. Make sure to use a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep the longevity of your hair color.

Honey Blonde Balayage Ombre on Dark Hair
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#8: Honey Blonde Balayage Ombre on Dark Hair

Bring some brightness to your darker hair with honey blonde balayage ombré. Darker hair is easily lifted to a warm tone like honey and caramel much earlier than lighter tone blondes. Honey blonde balayage on dark hair is a go-to for just the right amount of brightness and is lower maintenance once you get the desired hue. You will get less damage on your tresses going for darker warm tone blondes than bright blondes.

Dimensional Honey Blonde Foilayage
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#9: Dimensional Honey Blonde Foilayage

For a natural sun-kissed look try a dimensional honey blonde foilayage. Foilayage is a softer way to bring blonde into your hair instead of the traditional stripy foil highlights. Foilayage will give your hair a softer grow-out for less maintenance. If you need to spend less time at the salon, a beautiful dimensional foilayage is just what you need.

Warm Beige Honey Blonde with Dark Roots
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#10: Warm Beige Blonde with Dark Roots

Give your hair a little more depth with a warm beige blonde with dark roots. Adding warmth to your blonde will bring a glowing shine to your locks. A warm tone looks natural and sun-kissed and is very flattering and will bring brightness to your complexion. Having a darker root will make your hair grow out softer and not so harsh.

#11: Sun-Kissed Honey Blonde Hair

Have your hair look shiny and effortless with sun-kissed honey blonde hair. Balayage will make your hair look so natural like it was naturally lightened by the sun. Honey hair color is the perfect warm tone to make your hair glisten even on the darkest days and will brighten your complexion.

Golden Honey Blonde
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#12: Golden Honey Blonde

A golden honey blonde is a great color if you love warm tones. You can see a yellowish hue with this golden honey balayage and it’s gorgeous. Warmer blonde tones are healthier and shiny looking, you will be obsessed!

#13: Honey Blonde Color Melt

A honey blonde color melt is a natural-looking color with some contrast. Ask your stylist for a honey-toned balayage melted from a medium brown base. Styled straight or with waves, you will love your new dimensional color!

#14: Honey Blonde Full-Head Highlights with a Root Tap

A full head of highlights with a root tap will give you brightness on your ends and smudge the roots for a nice grow-out. This honey color is perfect if you want a more natural-looking blonde. Try styling your hair with curls as it always brings out the dimension of any color.

Buttery Honey Blonde Balayage
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#15: Buttery Blonde Balayage

Give your locks an extreme glow-up with buttery blonde balayage. Warm tones like honey blondes look beautiful and make your tresses look luxurious and are more manageable than lighter blonde hues. Show your stylist hair inspiration pictures of buttery blondes to pick the right color for you.

Light Honey Blonde Tones
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#16: Light Honey Blonde Tones

Have your hair shimmer and shine with light honey blonde tones. Blonde balayage is a more natural technique than traditional highlights that will give a softer grow-out. Shades of honey, gold, and butterscotch are all warm tone hues that will make your hair look more luxurious and will reflect light for sparkling-looking tresses.

#17: Honey Blonde with Caramel Tones

Try a honey caramel balayage if you have medium to dark brown hair. The warm tones complement natural brunettes and look fantastic against olive skin tones. If you have fine hair, blow dry with a round brush and QUAI volume spray for maximum fullness.

Dark Honey Blonde on Brunette Hair
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#18: Dark Honey Blonde on Brunette Hair

A dark honey blonde on brunette hair is a beautiful warm color that would suit women with warmer skin complexions. A honey brunette balayage is the perfect low-maintenance color that will grow out beautifully so you can limit your salon visits. Show off your new color by adding waves and using a shine serum.

#19: Honey Blonde Ombre on Dark Brown Hair

A honey blonde ombre is a beautiful combination of warm and cool tones. Tell your stylist you want a honey blonde balayage on dark brown hair! The balayage technique will give you that seamless and gradient grow-out!

#20: Subtle Honey Tones on Medium Brown Hair

Subtle honey tones are a stunning dimensional color. A honey blonde balayage on brown hair will add those pops of blonde ribbons. If you really want to show off the dimension, then style your hair with curls!




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