Balayage has been in our lives for less than a decade, and it’s already a recurring summer trend. But the soft, sun-kissed painted light gradation, which gives a flawless lift to our festival hair and our influencer-inspired waves, comes in many styles and colors.
The best kinds of balayage, especially on darker hair, end with strong dramatic edges or tips; the color on all the sections has to be saturated so none of the transition areas look patchy or forced. But it’s amazingly easy to fix a balayage with color melts or additional highlights. Here are some of the best summer balayage for brunettes.