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Balayage Hair Trends to Try This Spring and Summer

“5 Must-Try Balayage Hair Trends for a Stunning Spring-Summer Look”

Balayage is a popular hair coloring technique that involves painting highlights onto the hair to create a natural, sun-kissed look. This technique has been around for several years now and has gained a significant following due to its versatility and low-maintenance upkeep. With the arrival of spring and summer, new balayage trends have emerged, and in this article, we will be exploring some of the latest ones.

Balayage Hair Trends for Spring-Summer Look


  1. “Money Piece” Balayage

This trend is all about creating a pop of color around the face to highlight facial features. This is achieved by adding a bold, contrasting color to the front sections of the hair, usually the hair framing the face. The contrasting color could be anything from bright blonde to a bold red or even a neon color. The money piece technique is an excellent option for those who want to experiment with color without making a drastic change to their overall look.

  1. Honey Blonde Balayage

Honey blonde balayage is a perfect option for those who want to brighten up their hair for the spring and summer months. This look involves adding subtle highlights of honey blonde throughout the hair, giving it a natural and effortless look. The honey-blonde color is versatile, and it looks great on almost every skin tone.

  1. Sunset Balayage

Sunset balayage is a trend that incorporates warm tones of red, orange, and yellow to create a beautiful sunset-inspired look. This technique involves blending different shades of red, orange, and yellow throughout the hair to create a gradient effect that resembles a sunset. This trend is perfect for those who want to add warmth and dimension to their hair during the spring and summer months.

  1. Pink Balayage

Pink balayage is a fun and playful trend that has been gaining popularity. This technique involves adding subtle pink highlights throughout the hair, giving it a soft and feminine look. The pink color can be customized to match any skin tone and can be added in varying shades, from soft pastel pink to a bold and bright fuchsia.

  1. Ash Blonde Balayage

Ash blonde balayage is a trend that has been popular for a few years now, and it’s not going anywhere. This technique involves adding cool-toned blonde highlights throughout the hair to create a natural-looking, lived-in effect. The ash-blonde color is versatile and looks great on all skin tones.

In conclusion, the balayage hair trend is continuously evolving, and there is always something new to try. These five trends are some of the latest ones for the spring and summer seasons, and they offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color, brighten up your hair, or create a natural-looking, lived-in effect, there is a balayage trend that will work for you. Remember to consult with a professional hairstylist to determine which trend will work best for your hair type and personal style.

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Balayage vs Ombre

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Hair colouring has come a long way from simple highlights and lowlights.  The traditional techniques will always have their place, but in recent years there has been a rise in popularity for hair colour that looks more natural and has a gradual transition with no visible or harsh lines. It is achieved using the technique of balayage which translated from French means to sweep.  The hair is painted in sweeping motions free hand by the colourist.  Balayage uses a variety of light and dark tones to create multiple dimensions of colour, leaving the hair with a blended, natural looking, sun-kissed effect.  Think of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo and Chrissy Teigen and you can see how balayage creates a beautiful glossy, multi-faceted kaleidoscope of colour with depth on both straight and wavy hair.  The unique thing about balayage is that it is always bespoke to the client. A skilled hair colourist will look at the hair type, hairstyle, face shape and use the colour effectively to frame the face and paint the hair to enhance the facial features. The result is uber flattering and also gives the complexion a lift. So is Ombre the same as balayage? No, read on to find out the difference…



Ombre means shadow in French.  This type of hair colouring creates a transition from dark to light tones.  Usually, this means that hair is darker at the root, and as it transitions towards mid length it becomes lighter and then is brightest at the ends. It can be a more dramatic look especially if the hair is dark at the roots and using blonde tones for the tips. It is vital to use a colourist that is experienced and skilled as if the stylist is inexperienced the effect can be very disjointed and look harsh and blocky.

So which do you choose?  

Take a look at inspiration from online sources.  Pinterest and Instagram have a plethora of images to help you research your perfect colour.  Take these along to show your stylist. A picture speaks a thousand words! Have a thorough consultation where you feel comfortable that your stylist understands what it is you want and if it is achievable.  Our Instagram page @msnhair has real client images of hair that has created by the Creative Colour Director.

Is it easy to maintain?

The fantastic thing about balayage is that it does not grow out with any harsh lines.  So there is no constant root touch up (unless you are going grey – we will discuss this in a future blog post).  Good news for all the low maintenance ladies out there. Also, with ombre, if the roots are close to the natural hair colour, it will last longer as the dramatic tone is through the ends of the hair. Both styles of hair colour can be achieved using ammonia free products and are less damaging than foils.   For longer lasting colour always use products specifically designed for coloured hair and ensure hair is protected when using styling tools or exposed to the sun or chlorine.

So what’s next?  Balayage’s popularity shows no sign of waning.  Multiple offshoots use the balayage technique which caters for the more trend-conscious client.  Always keep in mind that a good stylist will adapt the trend to suit you and not the other way around.


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