If you’re looking to change up your hair without a big commitment, or a drastic change, then subtle balayage might be the right choice for you. The balayage hair coloring technique allows complete control over where the highlights are placed in your hair. This way you can have subtle highlights where lighter colors will emphasize facial features, catch light or fades delicately.
With the subtle change, there is also minimal damage to your hairs health, and on your wallet. So, if you are thinking about a new look but still keeping your original base color and healthy hair intact, then check out some of these subtle balayage looks!
Dark Brown Hair with Hand Painted Lowlights
Brunette hair can be one dimensional, but when you kiss the darker locks with a touch of balayage lowlights, it gives the hair body and dimension.
Copper Balayage on Dark Hair
If you have warmer skintones then compliment them with a copper balayage in your darker hair. Using balayage and the richness of the copper color throughout the shaft of the hair – rather than the tips – you are using the hair color to compliment where light naturally catches hair.
Dainty Peach Balayage
Perhaps you’ve already got some balayage or highlights but you’re still looking for something to spice up your life – or maybe you’d like to sweeten it! Try a subtle peach balayage on blonde highlights to wear the popular peach trend, but a little more subtly.
Strawberry Blonde Balayage
If you feel your reddish brown hair is falling on the dull side, try lightening it up with blonde balayage highlights. This will give your hair the movement that it needs, and it won’t take as much maintenance as blonde on red usually does. Alternatively, if you want a new look for your blonde hair, try adding red balayage!
Caramel Dipped Locks
Without bleaching your hair, you can still rock the beachy look. If your hair already has warm undertones, a subtle way to lighten your look is to add balayage highlights at the tips. If you want to lighten around your face, concentrate more highlights that go closer to the roots in the front section.
Peak-a-Boo Blonde Balayage
Another unique way to wear the balayage look for a subtle hair change is through peak-a-boo highlights. The free hand painting technique allows you to choose where you put the highlights, including hidden under your top layers for color that only shows when you move your hair or wear it in a certain way.