Balayage Hair: Everything You Need To Know

Balayage hair—which first became popular in 2014— has been able to withstand the test of time in regards to its never ending popularity. Honestly, it’s easy to see why. It's trendy, natural and requires less maintenance than most color.

The term comes from the French word "balayer," meaning to sweep. It's a term that refers to the way the color is applied, not the color itself. Balayage is a technique where hair color is painted onto the hair to create a graduated, more natural-looking highlight effect. This means your finished product has less of a stripey look and more dimensional color. A really good balayage is all about placement and blending. Having contrast between the light and dark tones is what creates natural looking, lived-in dimension.

Check out a few of our favorite Balayage looks achieved with clip in hair extensions.

Ash Brown with Money Pieces

Bronzed Caramel Marble Blend

Pearl Blonde Highlight & Walnut Brown

Mochachino Brown

Dirty Blonde