Top Brunette Balayage Colours to Try This Year

Amp Up Your Brunette With These Gorgeous Balayage Colours

If you're a brunette beauty looking to refresh your hair for 2024, stunning balayage is the way to go. Subtle, blended colour creates dimension while leaving your hair healthy and shiny. Ready to find your perfect shades? Keep reading for the top brunette balayage trends you need on your radar right now.

Choosing Sensational Shades for Brunettes

With so many options, selecting your balayage tones can feel overwhelming. Here are some of the most enticing shades to consider:

Beige Balayage


Buttery beige woven throughout chocolate brown hair brings all-over warmth while allowing your dark roots to show through. The effect is beachy and casual.

Bronde Balayage

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A mixture of brown and blonde, this hybrid shade features golden highlights that gradually lighten mid-length strands and ends for a modern look.

Ash Balayage

For cool-toned brunettes, ash and platinum highlights add luminous dimension. This creates an edgy vibe perfect for the trendsetter.

Caramel Balayage

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Luscious caramel and toffee ribbons blended into espresso brown are ideal for creating a rich, dimensional palette with lots of depth.

Chestnut Balayage

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Alternating panels of chestnut brown and dark cocoa brown is a subtler take on balayage. It brings out hazel eyes beautifully.

Best Techniques for Brunette Balayage

To tailor the application to your base colour and desired effect, your stylist has options:

Face-Framing Highlights

Lighter pieces around the face brighten your complexion and accentuate your features. Ask for beige, caramel or ash tones depending on your skin's undertones.

Rooted Balayage

Leaving dark roots exposed allows chocolate brown hair colour to melt into the lengths seamlessly. It's low maintenance but still striking.

Shadow Root Technique

Blending your natural regrowth into lightened ends mimics how the sun would naturally lighten hair. It looks like an organic transition.

Sombre Balayage

This "ombré's subtle sister" features babylights concentrated on mid-shaft and ends for a modern, lit-from-within finish.

Why Balayage for Brunettes?

Balayage hair colour delivers sun-kissed, natural-looking results no matter your base shade. For brunettes, the dimensional effect is especially flattering. Here's why it's a winner:

  • Seamless blend of light and dark tones
  • Minimal regrowth lines as hair grows out
  • Creates the look of natural highlights
  • Low maintenance compared to foils
  • Works for all hair lengths and textures

Caring for Brunette Balayage at Home

Preserve those sensational balayaged strands with the right care:

  • Use colour-safe shampoos and heat protectant
  • Wrap hair in a silk scarf at night to prevent fading
  • Schedule trims every 8-10 weeks to minimize split ends
  • Use leave-in conditioning cream and masks to boost shine
  • Avoid chlorine/salt water that can strip colour
  • Get a gloss every 4-6 weeks for refreshed colour vibrancy

Following those steps keeps brunette balayage looking salon-fresh.

Why Try New Balayage This Season?

If you've been hesitant to change up your brunette colour, consider these advantages of balayage:

  • Versatile for any season - works year-round
  • Low commitment since it blends with your natural hair
  • Healthier than foil highlights thanks to less chemical processing
  • Enhances facial features by framing the face and complexion
  • Fun way to experiment with lighter shades

Whether you opt for bold or subtle balayage, the results bring flattering dimension to brunette hair. It's time to take the plunge!

Ready to Book Your Brunette Balayage Appointment?

Have we gotten you pumped for balayaged bliss? With so many chic options for brunettes, you can easily find a look that speaks to your personal style. Consult with a skilled colourist and use these tips to maintain your fresh, face-flattering highlights all season long. See you at the salon!


To book, please call Gusto Hairdressing Salon in Covent Garden Salon on 020 7836 9163, or Oxford Street Salon on 0207 486 5044. Book online for our Covent Garden Salon, or Oxford Street Salon.

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