Balayage Ideas for Long Hair
If you have longer tresses, balayage tones really add texture and depth to your hair. One of the best things about balayage is it that it is more subtle than ombre and is a bit more stylish than just your average highlights or lowlights. Your stylist will take the time to hand paint your chosen shade onto your hair, thus making it look natural. Another advantage of balayage is that it grows out nicely as it blends into your natural or base hair color. As well, most shades of balayage require little upkeep. If you opt for light blonde tones, you may need more frequent touch-ups. However, most shades will last for quite some time.
So are you thinking about a new-look for your long tresses but don’t want to get over dramatic with hair color? Then, balayage might be just what you’re looking for. Here is a quick list of some of the most popular balayage tones this season:
- Brunette and caramel balayage
- Chocolate and balayage dark brown hair
- Buttery blonde and balayage long hair blonde
- Dark auburn and balayage long hair brunette
- Dark brown and honey brown balayage
- Creamy blonde and dark blonde balayage
- Natural blonde and platinum blonde balayage
- Deep red and mahogany balayage blend
- Salt and pepper balayage
- Sun-kissed blonde and natural brunette balayage
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As you can see from the photos above, balayage looks stunning on long wavy hair. It adds a good amount of texture to any hair type and gives your hair that natural skin-kissed look that will be sure to turn heads wherever you go!
Be sure to discuss your choices with your hairstylist. If you are dying your entire head a different shade, it might require more than one appointment, especially if it requires bleaching. However, most balayage techniques can be done in one sitting as the entire process generally takes 45 minutes to an hour. And we don’t recommend trying balayage at home the first time. It always pays to get it done by a professional to ensure that this hair technique is applied right the first time. Booking an appointment with your stylist can save you a great deal of time and hassle in the long run!