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8 Perfect Balayage Hairstyles for Straight Hair

Balayage is a French hair coloring technique that has been trending over recent years. Balayage is freehand color painted onto hair without the use of foils or caps. This coloring technique brings results of amazing, natural, and sun-kissed looks. Depending on your color choice, the effect from Balayage can be subtle, natural, or even dramatic.

Normally, balayage is better paired with curled or wavy hair. However, balayage hairstyles can also be applied to straight hair, yielding breath-taking results.

Are you trying to find the perfect balayage hairstyle to match your liking? I’ve curated a list of 8 Perfect Balayage Hairstyles for Straight Hair which I’m sure you will love. And don’t worry, the list is also applicable for hairs of all lengths.

Balayage Straight Hair
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Blonde Balayage

This look is a blended honey blonde to platinum blonde balayage. This style will give you a sun-kissed look. The perfect hairstyle to rock while welcoming the summer.

Blonde Balayage
Photo from @sebastien_hair_salon

Subtle Blend Balayage

This style gives off an incredibly subtle transition. Under lighting, your hair would appear to reflect secondary color highlights.

Subtle Blend Balayage
Photo from @hannah.collins.hairboutiq

Silvery Blonde Balayage

For fine hair, it’s worth noting to darken the roots of your hair to add contrast and weight to your look. I highly recommend this blend of colors for those of you with fine, thin hair.

Silvery Blonde Balayage
Photo from @vanityhousebeautyy

Rose Gold Balayage

This look is perfect if you’re looking for a bold but not outrageous look. I recommend you experiment with this style especially if you have black medium-length straight hair. The reason for this is that the rose gold balayage will bring a warmer tone to black hair.

Rose Gold Balayage
Photo from @lexie.hair.artistry

Long Gray, Ash Blonde Balayage

This style of delicate balayage gracefully transitions to grey and ash blonde. This is one of the safest balayage options that will turn out as positively striking.

Long Gray, Ash Blonde Balayage
Photo from @shearhonesty

Short Pink Hair Balayage

If you’re looking to spice up your look, then I recommend you try the pink hair balayage. Pink has always been a trendsetting color and it will also give you a dramatic look.

Short Pink Hair Balayage
Photo from @loriatfusion

Purple Balayage

The purple balayage is an amazing hairstyle to consider. The multiple shades of purple and hint of gray come together perfectly. I highly recommend this style as it brings out vibrant highlights, especially if you have black hair.

Purple Balayage
Photo from @whisperinghair

Red Balayage

With the red balayage, I guarantee you’ll be turning heads as you walk by. This color choice is a sure-fire way to attract attention.  As you can see, the color is well blended and toned down. It gives an incredibly dramatic effect, especially if you have long hair.

Red Balayage
Photo from @yourhairbestiie

 

Features

The inspiration for this technique came from sun-burned hair. Natural highlights, blonde tips, a play of light in the strands, a healthy shine and radiance – this was originally the main goal of the coloring technique. Nowadays it is popular not only to combine colors within several tones, but also to color contrasts with brighter colors.

Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @katushaprotasova

One of the characteristic features of this technique is the versatility of such coloring. It perfectly suits the owners of straight and curly, fine or thick hair. The length in the case of balayage does not play a great role: the coloring suits to almost any haircut. For the owners of thin or straight hair, balayage can be a real “wand”. Such hair, especially if it combines these two properties, usually suffers from a lack of volume. With the help of this coloring technique it is possible to make your hair noticeably fuller and even visually thicker.

Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio

Recommendations for choosing shades

Balayage looks great on both dark and light hair. This technique does not require choosing only natural colors for coloring, shading the natural color. Although these colors look the most harmonious and give the same effect of burned out strands. Nevertheless, the widespread use of balayage with the use of rather bright colors, which creates a memorable image on the basis of sharp color contrasts. There are a few tips for the selection of a suitable shade for such coloring.

Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio
Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio

If we talk about harmony, the following shades are best suited to the blond and light-colored hair:

  • gray and ash – for those who prefer cold blond, but want to avoid a sharp contrast of color with the natural one, which occurs in the process of hair growth at the roots, and also want to color hair more gently;
  • Pearl and pearl – these shades differ by shine and radiance, which gives a special liveliness to the strands.
  • Also dark colors perfectly combine with the options offered to owners of blond and light curls. Coffee, caramel and golden shades will look equally good on dark and light hair.
Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio
Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio

Technique of performance

Balayage looks stunning on hair of any length, but still the most stunning effect is obtained on long hair.

Performing the balayage

The first stage of the transformation in the technique balayage is to choose the shades depending on what effect it is desirable to obtain: a smooth transition or contrast. It is equally important to choose the right bleaching agent. The second stage. The coloring process begins from the tips of the hair. And only after the hair is washed off, the coloring of the roots is performed.

Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio

The third stage. A quarter of an hour after the application of paint on hair roots, the master carefully and smoothly sweeps the mass from the roots downwards with the help of a comb. With the help of this technique and creates the effect of a smooth transition of tone. This is the most important and responsible stage of the balayage technique.

Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @korneeva_studio
Balayage Straight Hair
Photo from @podgornova_hair

With that, we have covered the 8 Perfect Balayage Hairstyles for Straight Hair. I hope that this article has inspired you for your next balayage hairstyle. Lastly, I encourage you to be bold in experimenting with your hair, especially with styles that match your personality.