#1: Lived-In Blonde Color Melt
Are you a busy woman and do you find it difficult to get into the salon every 4-6 days? week to update your highlights? Ask your stylist about the reverse balayage. When incorporating a shade root, consider a color that is close to your natural color. This will give you an easier growth. If you’re naturally on the darker side, have your stylist show you some dark brown swatches. He or she should be able to match you as closely as possible this way. Your stylist will then use sweeping motions. These help blend the color into your blonde for a beautifully blended look.
#2: Messy caramel balayage
A rooted one caramel balayage is a good option for darker hair. When lightening hair, lift through all the undertones, from red all the way up to pale yellow. On darker hair, it may take longer or more sessions to turn light yellow. Caramel is somewhere in the middle. A good place to start if you are on your journey to one lighter blonde. Also a good place to stay. Remember to bring a photo of the caramel you want, not everyone’s caramel is the same color.
#3: Reverse Balayage with dusty purple tones
An inverted balayage is a great way to add natural dimension and depth to your hair if it’s already blonde. The process is quite simple as there is usually no bleach involved. Ask your stylist to decide what color lowlight would look best to break up your blonde. Also, ask their opinion on which shade would be best for the blonde you currently have. In this case, a purple toner was used to offset the warm and yellow tones of her previous color. This resulted in a beautiful dusty, ascetic blonde.
#4: Bronde Highlights and Lowlights
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance color, ask your stylist to try balayage. Balayage is another word for free-form painting. The stylist uses sweeping motions with their color brush to create natural looks. A balayage does not go all the way to the root, as a highlight does, which allows for natural growth. If your hair is already light and you’re looking for more dimension, try an inverted balayage. It will give you the same look adds lowlights instead of using bleach.
#5: Reverse Balayage Blonde Ombre
Try an inverted balayage blonde ombré on your highlighted or scalp bleached hair. Especially if you’re looking for lower maintenance and want to give it a bit of a break. Your colorist will put a semi-permanent color on your roots and leave out all the blonde ends. This will create a seamless ombre effect. Ombres are known to go from darker roots to lighter lengths and the lightest ends.
#6: Reverse Balayage with Shadow Root
Give your hair some depth with an inverted balayage. A balayage will deepen your hair and bring back some depth. Over-highlighting can make your hair look drab and flat. Adding a shadow root will keep your roots soft and natural.
#7: Subtle silver blonde inverted balayage
Bring depth back into your locks with a subtle silver blonde inverted balayage. When your hair looks washed out, add some subtle lowlights to your hair for more dimension. Having lowlights will do balayage highlights pop for a lighter blonde. Tone to a silver for the perfect cool ash tone.
#8: Reverse Balayage Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
Ask for the reverse balayage highlights on your dark brown hair to achieve the vivid blonde look. It is very nurturing and very gentle on your hair. Your colorist may need to tone your hair before going from blonde to brown reverse balayage. Be prepared because this will add time and cost.
#9: Blonde Lowlights and Root Smudge
Consider a blonde inverted balayage to enrich your ash blonde this season. I like to add blonde lowlights and root blur them to create dimension and deepen the blonde. The root smear is an excellent opportunity to create a soft growth. Plus, it’s a great way to minimize maintenance while remaining lightweight.
#10: Rose Gold Reverse Balayage
If you like the color pink, rose gold is a must try for you! Rose gold is the perfect combination of pastel pink and gold. And it creates a beautiful, dusty mixture. This color can only be achieved on lightened hair. Ask your stylist if they can use this color after highlights or balayage.
#11: Ash Bronde Balayage Highlights
Go for a natural look with ash bronze balayage. An inverted balayage will bring some nice depth back into your locks for a more sun-kissed look. Hints of ash tones will give your hair dimension and a high-contrast look.
#12: Beige blonde balayage with dark roots
ONE beige blonde balayage with dark roots is a perfect low maintenance color. When scanning the internet for the perfect color, look for ashen and sun-kissed blonde. Be sure to review your hair inspo with your stylist to choose the perfect color for you.
#13: Brunette balayage with bleached hair highlights
Brunette balayage with bleached hair highlights makes it easier to get darker. A reverse balayage on bleached hair leaves the hair bleached but adds a darker root. The color is then feathered down into the blonde. Just like it sounds, it is the opposite of a traditional balayage. Keeping the blonde pieces adds depth and a variety of shades, drawing the eye in all directions.
#14: Dimensional blonde-brown balayage
If you’re looking for a way to add lots of dimension back into your hair, try a blonde-brown balayage. A light-to-dark reverse balayage is the best way to achieve this. Take several large sections of hair where you want to put a lowlight and melt a glaze from root to tip. Apply with a demi-permanent gloss so you can easily go back to light blonde.
#15: Golden Bronde Babylights
Babylights with a golden brown shade are the best way to brighten up your light brown hair without going full blonde. Babylights are highlights that are very thinly applied for the perfect shimmer. This style perfectly balances a cool dark blonde with a warm honey blonde.
#16: Reverse balayage on platinum hair
A reverse balayage on platinum hair is perfect if you are blonde and want a natural dimension. There is no need to lighten your hair in this situation as your blonde will be the highlights. You just have to decide which hair color to choose as your lowlight. Then your stylist will balayage that color in and create a beautiful blend of the two colors.
#17: Brunette Balayage and Root Drop
Brunette balayage and root drops are a perfect way to enter the next season. Warm copper brown roots melted into a wheatish blonde add just the right amount of color variation. Going darker doesn’t have to be scary. Talk to your hair colorist about getting there gradually, more of a balayage look. You can always have the lighter pieces tinted darker at any time, giving you more colors to play with.
#18: Soft auburn balayage
Try a warm auburn balayage if your skin tone has warm undertones. Chestnut brown has hints of golden auburn and spicy chocolate brown. Adding a few pops of beige blonde adds dimension and contrast. Talk to your stylist about which shade suits your skin tone.
#19: Chocolate Brown Hair Balayage
One of the best colors to try after a previous balayage when you want to go darker is a shade of brown. This is a great option, especially if your natural color is already dark. A nice chocolate shade will bring out the warm tones in your hair. And they will give you a soft dimension compared to your previous highlights.
#20: Ashy Reverse Foilage
Want to part previous highlights for a darker, more dimensional look? Ask your stylist about a reverse balayage. This process requires adding lowlights or darker pieces throughout the hair. Plus, it enhances your current blonde with a toner. If you’re not a fan of heat in your hair, ask your stylist to use one ash brown lowlight and an ash toner. These will create the perfect mix of cool colors.
#21: Ash Brown Reverse Balayage
If you have dark hair with grown-out highlights and want a high-maintenance color, consider a brunette inverted balayage. This type of color keeps your root natural, which will keep you out of the salon longer. Weaving lowlights in your previous highlights will help your color stay dimensional.
#22: Blended Balayage on dark hair
Mixed balayage on dark hair is the hottest hair trend right now. Reverse balayage on dark hair adds a darker base color and lowlights to lighter brown hair. Balayage is a French word meaning ‘to sweep’, most people think of it as hair dye. Either way, balayage makes beautifully blended hairstyles.