Hair color trends for 2015 are all about low maintenance highlights, whether it’s dark to light ombre or sun-kissed balayage. Balayage is a French technique of highlighting hair that paints on color instead of using foils for a soft and natural finish. Highlights are concentrated around the face as well as away from the roots. That means it’s best not done at home but the good news about balayage is that it wears beautifully. So you can keep up the look if you have the time and money or grow it out without visible roots.
This versatile coloring works for every hair length and color and can even be combined with other color trends. For blondes, lighter streaks of platinum or or gold mimic summer hair. For ladies looking to go a little bit darker, the latest bronde hair color is frequently combined with balayage. For brunettes, streaks are a few shades lighter for that on trend écaille look. The result is gorgeous a tortoiseshell with warm, rich tones that are perfect for fall. If you currently have ombre highlights or love the look, balayage ombre is a beautiful thing.
In addition to being hand painted, balayage hair color is customized for your taste by how noticeable the color is. For a subtle look, stick with just a few shades lighter than hair and minimal streaks. Of course, it’s not always about natural looking hair color. Have some fun by lightening hair even further from the darkest color with more highlights.
Check out these 15 pictures of balayage hair for blondes and brunettes to find a look for you. Pictures are in order from lightest to darkest.