Winter is the perfect time of year to revamp your hair colour with some icy cool tones or warmer shades. If you fancy a change of colour without straying too far away from your natural shade, why not ask your hairstylist for balayage? It’s one of the most transformative colour techniques that work well for any hair colour. What’s more, balayage allows you to transition to a lighter shade without the hassle of regular maintenance. So, if you’re still undecided, it won’t be for long. Read on to find the best balayage winter hair colour ideas for brown hair, blonde hair, dark hair and more.
Balayage For Brunettes
Golden Caramel Balayage
An expert balayage is the way forward for brunettes vying to go lighter but don’t want the hassle of regular maintenance. If your hair is dark brown, opt for golden hues in caramel and honey tones that will add dimension to your hair and harmonise with your natural colour.
NEAL & WOLF Velvet Nourishing Hair Oil 100ml, £16.75
PUREOLOGY Hydrate & Colour Fanatic Set (Worth £72.35), £48.47
OLAPLEX Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle 250ml, £52
Balayage For Dark Hair
Dark hair is the perfect backdrop for rich, warm hues like chocolate, mocha and caramel. Chocolate balayage enhances your natural hair colour with a subtle shift in lighter tones and shows off shine like no other. Ask your hairstylist to concentrate your highlights around your face to add a little extra dimension to your hairstyle while accentuating your facial features.
GOLDWELL Kerasilk Control Rich Protective Oil 75ml, £27
GOLDWELL Kerasilk Color Conditioner 200ml, £20
GOLDWELL Kerasilk Color Shampoo 250ml, £17.50
Balayage For Blondes
Honey Blonde Balayage
Honey blonde balayage is your shortcut to achieving a glossy multi-tonal shade of blonde. If you’re cautious about going for a warmer blonde shade, keep in mind ‘honey’ doesn’t mean ‘yellow’. Honey Blonde balayage combines striking contrasts between light and dark tones, adding dimension, which helps make hair look thicker and fuller-bodied.
Ash Blonde Balayage
Ash-blonde balayage creates a natural-looking, soft transition, adding dimension throughout the hair. With cool tones of silver and brown, ash blonde is the go-to colour for women who want brightness and contrast but overall subtle hair colour.
NEAL & WOLF Glow Super Shine Spray 100ml, £12.50
AVEDA Starter Set (Worth £80.00), £33.58
L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Shampoo & Conditioner Duo 300ml, £21.85
Balayage For Redheads
Copper balayage creates seriously luminous hair by combining warm red, bronzy and coppery hues. This shimmery combo will help you add a beautiful dimension to your hair, making hair appear fuller and more vibrant. It’s easy to see why copper is one of the most popular shades of red for women right now. Picking the right hue will brighten your skin and give life to your tresses.