There’s no hair transformation quite like a balayage. The beautiful combination of colors looks stunning on any color or length of hair. Plus, the endless styles of balayage will always keep you interested and itching to get your hair done. So, if you’ve got the urge to get in the hair salon, check out this list of ideas for light brown balayage that will completely transform your whole look!
1. Shoulder length balayage with dark roots
Our first balayage idea is a super sleek style that will work great for anyone with naturally dark brown hair. This look is the perfect mix of brunette and blonde and the contrast of colors really draws your eyes to both the dark roots and the lighter ends. Rock this look with shoulder-length hair or go any length you want!
2. Caramel balayage
If you’re looking to brighten up your hair look with a balayage, I highly recommend this next style. A caramel balayage gives you that dash of warm color to your hair but will keep your darker color intact. This style has a slightly more red hue to it to give you a richer color that everyone will be envious of!
3. Champagne balayage
This next balayage look is for anyone who already has light brown hair, and wants to go just a tad lighter. The champagne balayage is truly a magical look and will look especially great for those warmer summer months. The mix of pale brown and blonde colors are super flattering, no matter how you choose to rock this look!
4. Honey balayage
Similar to the caramel balayage, this next look is full of deep but warm colors. This balayage idea is great if you’re looking to significantly brighten up your hair, but keep it classy at the same time. The warm tones are simply stunning and are great for those autumn or winter months when you just need something to brighten up your look!
5. Warm copper balayage
Speaking of warm colors, it doesn’t get much warmer than a copper balayage. Don’t worry, we aren’t going full red here, there’s still plenty of room for your beautiful brown hair to shine through! This look is great if you’ve always wondered what it was like to have copper-colored hair, but without taking the full leap. This color will look amazing with any color brown hair too!
6. Dark ash brown balayage
Sometimes, the transition going from dark brown to light brown isn’t the easiest or most subtle, but you’ll change your mind about that when you see this next balayage idea. This dark ash brown balayage is simply gorgeous and anyone could pull it off. The ashy brown colors in this look just look so natural and fresh, and would work great for both short and long hair!
7. Brown to blonde bob balayage
Are you thinking of dying your hair? What about cutting it? Well, why not both? Rock a balayage and a bob with this next hair look! You can keep those beautiful brown roots, but add in some fiery flair towards your ends! You can also frame your face with some lighter pieces for a more bold look, or just keep it neutral all the way around!
8. Ash blonde balayage
Looking to go blonde with your balayage but not really into the warm tones? Check out this ash blonde look! This hairstyle is a complete opposite of our other warmer toned balayages on this list but deserves just as much love. This balayage would look great with any root color and will blend flawlessly together to create an amazing look!
9. Bronde balayage for long hair
Our next brown balayage idea is potentially one of the most popular looks on this list because of just how cute it is. This bronde balayage (yes, you read that right) is an amazing blend of all the best shades of brown, from chocolate brown to honey. The great thing about this look is the longer the hair you have, the more depth and color you can get out of this style!
10. Silver balayage
The merging of brown and silver hues maybe isn’t the first thing on your mind when you think of balayages, but don’t knock it ’til you try it! This super sleek style not only looks cool, but it’ll also look great with any shade brown of hair. The contrast of dark to light and warm to pale is simply striking and will leave you with tons of compliments!
11. Cool-toned balayage
There’s nothing cooler than a cool-toned balayage. Ok, well maybe there is, but you have to admit this next look is pretty cool. Forget those warm tones and jump right into a cool blonde balayage that’ll go perfectly with brown hair. The paleness of this look will highlight the beautiful brown hues in your hair, so you’ll definitely fall in love with this style!
12. Strawberry blonde balayage
Since light brown hair is practically a dark blonde anyway, why not at some extra fun to it? This strawberry blonde balayage will transform your light brown hair into something you’ve only been dreaming about. The touch of red hues in this look will give you just the right amount of color to your hair that it’s been needing, so I would definitely consider this balayage for your next salon appointment!
13. Partial balayage
Not everyone wants that huge hair transformation, and that’s perfectly fine! If you’re seeking a more subtle look, check out this partial balayage! You don’t have to go through the whole process of a full balayage, but you’re still left with a beautiful hairstyle! Plus, no matter if you decide to use cool tones or warm tones, you’ll be looking good with this balayage.
14. Chocolate balayage
Taking your brown hair up a level is never a bad choice, and this chocolate balayage is a perfect example of this. Balance out your hair color with some warm tones, cool tones, and deep chocolatey tones. This hair look is great because it’s an amazing blend of beautiful brown colors, all coming together to make you shine!
15. Bronze balayage
Ready for a warm summer look but don’t wanna explore too far into the red hair territory? No worries, because this bronze balayage is your new perfect go-to look. This hairstyle is the ultimate combination of brown, tan, blonde, and bronze colors and will look spectacular on any hair type and length. The bronzey look will be perfect for summer, or just whenever you need some new color in your life!