Balayage Light Brown Hair

Posted 3 months ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

So, for how long are you going to be with the same old light brown shaded natural hair? Are ready to go for a change that would absolutely fit your lifestyles and hair types in terms of everything? So, when you look for a change in terms of your hair then there is a need to involve a little bit of fun to make the change, even more, interesting and happy. Adding colors to your life involves a lot of fun and when it comes to hair the fun is literally endless. But then, the light brown shaded hair might make you overthink whether to opt for such hair coloring techniques. We can assure you that you can very well go for the balayage hair coloring techniques which could offer a trendy look with a natural appearance and without affecting the health of your hair.  I hope everyone must be aware of the term balayage as it has become more popular in recent days. I really feel amazed by seeing the rapid growth and the popularity that the balayage technique has achieved within a short span of time. The real secret lies in the sun-kissed effect it offers for your hair. Right after choosing the technique, the next thing that seems to be more confusing must be the color. So, to help you more in choosing the colors we are here with a list of best and trendy balayage that would perfectly suit the light brown shaded hair types. 

Balayage Light Brown Hair

Trendy Balayage Light Brown Hair

When it comes to the light shades of natural hair, you have to be more specific in choosing the colors and hair coloring techniques. This is because when the variation is slightly higher then your hair would obtain that artificial appearance which many of us dislike for having on our hair. Some of the colors in the balayage technique that would perfectly suit the light brown hair are given below. You can get a clear view of the shades that are included and the final appearance it would offer along with the suitable hairstyles, hair types and hair lengths. 

#1. Sun Kissed Balayage 

Adding the sun-kissed balayage to the light brown colored hair would absolutely take the appearance to the next level. It would literally look stunning when you have the sun-kissed effect on your hair. The sun-kissed effect is obtained by adding some of the golden and the deep brown shades to your light brown hair. This would appear so bright and attractive especially when you have it during the hot summer seasons. The combination of the shades of golden and brown color would absolutely look more natural and offer a shiny glow to your hair. And the blending of the two different shades will be as smooth as butter which looks more soft and silky on your hair. Adding some waves to the sun-kissed balayage light brown hair[1] will make it even more impressive. These waves will offer cool and casual appearance to your hair. This sun-kissed will literally enhance the beauty of those waves that are present at the ends of your hair. 

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#2. High Contrast Warm Balayage With Casual Waves

The high contrast warm balayage is one of those types which are termed to be one of those dreamy shades that you will always love to have on your hair. The blending color formula of this high contrast balayage will absolutely look stunning on your hair. This has become one of those trendy shades in recent days. As the name says, in this balayage the contrasting color to the natural color of your hair will be chosen. You might think that it would look abnormal and similar to highlights when you opt for those high contrasting colors. But then, the secret lies in the way that the colors are blended on your hair. These high contrasting colors will be blended in such a way that they appear with those natural-looking effect on their hair[2]. The blending of the colors will be soft so that you do not find any difference in the color transition from the original color of your hair to the high-contrasting color that is being chosen. Also, when you have light brown colored natural hair then this balayage technique will very well go on your hair. And you will absolutely obtain that bright appearance on your hair.

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#3. Soft Brown Touched Balayage

The soft brown touched balayage is for those women who do not want to make too many changes to the natural color of their color. The soft brown touched balayage will have an extremely soft brownish appearance on your hair. This soft touch will literally make your hair look completely natural without finding any major differences. Also, the people who look at your hair will also be not able to find any differences due to the soft touch. When you have light brown colored natural color, then the soft brown touched balayage will make you look more trendy without bringing any major differences to the natural color of your hair. Also, you will really love the way that the brown color has been added on your hair[3]. Those soft brown touches will offer the absolute sun-kissed feel and appearance on your hair. And the maintenance for this kind of balayage will be very less when compared with the colors and techniques. Since it is moreover similar to the natural color you will require only very less maintenance for your hair. The soft touches of the brown color will really be an eye treat to the people who see you. You will absolutely fall in love with the natural effect it offers for your hair.

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#4. Subtle Balayage with Bold Waves

As the name says, the subtle balayage method is the one in which the blending of colors will be made awesome. The perfect balayage effect on your hair will be obtained with the help of this balayage method. And offering those subtle and delicate changes to the natural color of your hair is really important when it comes to light brown shaded hair. These light brown shades will not go well with all of the balayage colors and the coloring techniques. It is very essential to take choose the technique wisely in terms of light brown hairs. So, the subtle balayage technique will involve adding different factors like dimensions, interest and texture to your hair. It is one of the coolest techniques among all the other balayage techniques. You don't have to look in more regarding the maintenance as it will always be easy when it comes to subtle ways. Also, adding a few bold waves at the end portions of your hair[4] can make those colors to appear more bright and effective with the appropriate dimensions and texture. This subtle balayage is perfectly suitable for all types of hair including the length and patterns. This will be an absolute choice for the ones who are looking for a change.

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#5. Smoking Hot Balayage With Large Curls

The smoking hot balayage is one of those hottest and most trendy balayage techniques which is being preferred by many of the teen girls. The smoking hot balayage will involve a brownish shade which is mixed with those yellowish brown effects. So, it would look somewhat lighter but fiery when it is given on your hair. And adding this smoky hot color to your hair will make you obtain the completely new and refreshed look that you were looking for. It goes very well with the light brown shades of your natural hair. Also, it offers the perfect sun-kissed appearance on your hair. This one of those hot chic look which you will be loving to have that young and modish appearance on your face and hair. Also, adding large curls to this smoking hot balayage will be an excellent idea to make those smoking hot colors more visible and brightly appear on your hair. Since large curls are being added on your hair[5], this would be perfect if you have medium length or long hair types. So, that the curls will have enough spaces left in between to make the dimensions of the smoky hot color appear bright. 

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#6. Radiant Balayage With Layers

The radiant balayage technique is one of those which is popularly known for offering the sun-kissed appearance on your hair. The colors to be sued in the radiant balayage technique will be the different brown shades that look somewhat similar to the original light brownish shade of your natural hair. The shades of brown will be chosen such that you obtain the lighting or sunlight effect on your hair. The radiation effect refers to the sunlight reflection effect that you obtain on your hair. Your hair will be looking extremely shining and glowing when you go out during noon times. Those radiant shades in your hair will gleam brightly and the light effect will make the different dimensions of your hair and color to appear more brightly and clearly. Opting for the radiant balayage method after getting layers on your hair will be an absolute and a perfect combo to have it on your hair. A layered hair[6] cut is the best one to showcase the radiant colors that have been added to your hair. Each of the layers will have different dimensions which offer the natural-looking effect on the whole when they appear on your hair.  The layers on your hair will also be more visible when you have this radiant balayage on your hair. 

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#7. Ash Brown Balayage With Curly Waves

The ash brown balayage method is perfect for those women who love to have those light and ashy colors on their hair. This ashy brown will have a little shade of ash mixed with the brown shade to offer the lighter shade that you were looking for. The ash brown when given to the light brown shaded natural hair, it will appear more natural as both the shades are lighter ones. As we know the balayage technique is commonly termed to offer the natural effect but then, this ash brown balayage will be an added advantage in offering that effect on your hair. Since the colors will be given to the ends of your hair, you will not find any artificial appearances on your hair. Also, you will require very less maintenance as it is a lighter shade. Now when you wanted to enhance your balayage hair even more, then you go for styling your hair. You can opt for having those curly waves on your hair[7] after doing the balayage. These curly waves can make the ash brown shade to be more visibly bright on your hair. And these curly waves will also make your hair look more voluminous and dense.

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#8. Shimmering Balayage For Short Brown Hair

You might have heard that hair coloring techniques like highlights are best suited when you have long hair types. In case of short hair types, adding these colors might not make them be brightly visible on your hair. But then, even the women who are having short hair types would look for doing some changes in their hair which could make them look trendy and modish. So to such woman, we have the balayage technique which can be opted irrespective of the hair length. This hair coloring technique will be perfectly fine even when you have short hair or shoulder-length hair types. Among those short hair balayage, the shimmering balayage is one of those popular methods which is highly preferred by most of the individuals. In this, a shimmering brown shade will be added along with a slight golden shade to obtain the shining appearance on your hair. Also, when you have straight hair types, then these are perfectly fine and the best option to have them on your hair. You will always love to have this on your once you have them on your hair. Also, it makes your short hair[8] to be more visible and enhanced irrespective of its length. You can also opt for hair straightening if you have curly hair types to make them more gleamy.

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#9. Mousey Brown Balayage For Straight Hair

Have you ever noticed the color tone of the fur of a mouse? If you have, then you might be more familiar with this color. So, as the name describes this balayage method will involve the addition of that mousey brown shade to your hair. So, when you have a light brown hair you will absolutely love this combo as it would make your hair look naturally modish. This is neither a medium brown nor a very light brown tone. The brown shades come with an extremely pleasant tone that stands in between both of the tones. So, your light brown hair combined with the mousey brown will be looking somewhat similar to the golden brown shade which makes your hair shiny and bright. Also when you have long hair, then the mousey brown is the best option as it would shine more brightly in the lengthy hair types. You can also add some casual waves at the ends of your hair to make the mousey brown shade appear with the sun-kissed feel on your hair[9]. Also, you can opt this even when you have straight hair types. This is because straight hair types are the perfect one for the shiny shade of colors as it would make your hair look more silky and smooth. 

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#10. Chestnut Balayage With Sexy Curls

The chestnut shade has become more familiar and a popular one in recent days. No matter it's a balayage, ombre or any other hair coloring techniques, the chestnut shade has gained its own importance in each of them. Also, the bright and bold appearance which they finally offer to your hair will literally be an eye treat to the people who see your hair. So, why not to try this popular shade with the light brown shaded natural hair? You may think that the chestnut brown would be somewhat related to the red shade and how will it go well with a light shade. But then, the entire process lies in the blending of colors on your hair which makes your hair obtain the overall finished complete look. So, when combined with the light brown shade, your hair[10] will appear a light darker in the shade which can be best suited to overcome the aging effects or the grey hair conditions on your hair. Since they appear with the natural effect, you will be not having those old aged effects getting reflected on your hair anymore. Also, none of the other coloring technique would offer this effect even when you opt for the chestnut brown shade to have on your hair.

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#11. Sweet Sassy Brown Balayage

Some women might love having those dark bold and cheeky shades on their hair. So, here we have the sweet sassy brown balayage method to obtain such a cheeky effect on your hair. This sassy brown might be a little darker shade when compared with the light brown shade of your hair. But then, like all the other methods the secret lies in the technique. Though the shade is a bit darker one, they will be given with only those soft touches which would obtain the sweet and pleasant effect on your hair. So, this will never let you attain that artificial effect on your hair[11]. This sweet sassy shade of brown can go well with all kinds of hair types including the natural pattern and their lengths. You will surely be able to achieve the effect perfectly without any changes or artificial appearances on your hair. They will make your hair look more soft and shiny with those sweet shades of brown. 

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#12. Stunning Red Balayage For Long Hair

As the name describes, the red balayage will really look stunning on your hair when you have long hair. When you have too long hair, there are many chances for the color to go invisible due to the increase in the hair length. But then the balayage technique will help you in that case by making the color look more visible and bright on your hair. Since the entire down portion of your hair will be covered in the balayage technique, this will absolutely make the color brightly visible on your hair. Also, having the red shades will always make your hair to stand out from the crowd. The final stunning appearance and the effect it offers for your lengthy hair will always make the people's eye to fall on your hair when you go out. The perfect terrific feel can be obtained without affecting the health of your hair. Also, the red shade will be more related to the brown shades when compared with the other color shades of hair. So, you don't have to worry on the blending of colors as it would be perfectly fine after having them on your hair. You can either make your hair[12] look straight as the red shade would look more shiny and gleamy. Or you could also have curly hair, but then try to have those deep and long curls which could elevate the dimension of the red shade on your hair.

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#13. Striking Brown Balayage 

To those women who love having the terrific and the bright shades on their hair, we have the striking brown balayage. This striking brown balayage will involve the deep and darker shades of brown to have them on your hair. The striking brown balayage shade will be more similar to the high-contrast balayage technique which we saw previously. The lighter brown tone of your natural hair and the darker shade of the striking brown that is preferred will absolutely be highly contrasting with each other. So, when you opt for such shades make sure that you do not have or opt for the straight hair types. This is because the silky finish of the hair might make those contrasting colors to look somewhat irregular on poker straight hair types. So, having the beachy or curly waves from the lower middle portion of your hair will be a perfect one when you have such striking colors on your hair. The blending of the colors will go deep hidden inside the curls. Also, the texture and the dimension of the color that is being added will be matching and perfectly seen to the original color of your hair. So by this, you can neglect the artificial appearances on your hair after having the dark and terrific colors on your light shaded hair.

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#14. Caramel Brown Balayage 

The term caramel has become a popular term everywhere in the salons when it comes to hair coloring techniques. The caramel tone is the one that looks more buttery with a golden brown finish. This buttery golden brown finish is the unique feature you get on your hair when you opt for the caramel brown balayage. It makes you stand unique with an extremely shiny and bright hair color among all the other individuals. More than the straight hair types, the curly hair seems to be more suitable for having this caramel brown shade. This golden brown shade will literally go with an awesome flow on your hair like the flow of butter which would be extremely smooth, silky and soft. You will really fall in love with that buttery flow on your hair. The warmness in this caramel brown shade on your hair can never be obtained in any other hair coloring techniques. Also, you will be requiring at least a shoulder-length hair[13] to make that buttery flow of the color more visible. Also, combined with the waves, it will absolutely be the best choice ever that you have made so far for your hair. This will literally take you into a dreamy state which will make you feel like a fairytale princess. 

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#15. Auburn Balayage For Long Hair

The Auburn shaded balayage is more related and to be chosen based upon your skin tone. This is because of the fact that the Auburn shade does not go well and appear attractive when you have darker skin tones. They are absolutely fine only when you have lighter skin tones. The Auburn shade is the combination of the different shades of red and brown together. These shades of brown and red can be chosen depending upon the original color of your hair and also based on your needs. The variation in the shades ranges from light to medium and dark. In most of the cases, when you have light colored natural hair types, then either the medium or the lighter tones will be chosen while doing the balayage. Also, it is very essential to decide in terms of the length of your hair. This Auburn shade will appear well suited and enhanced only if you have long hair types. So, adding the lighter Auburn shades from the lower middle portion of your hair[14] will be the key factor to make your hair look attractive. You can also have small curls at the ends of your hair to make the Auburn shade to be more visible and the color variations will be less seen to attain the natural appearance.  

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#16. Soft Honey Blended Balayage 

The soft honey blended balayage can be termed as an updated version of the caramel brown balayage. This is due to the similarities in the color that is chosen in both of the balayage techniques. But then, the honey blended balayage has its own unique feature that makes it stand aside from the caramel balayage. This honey shade would involve a bit darker shade of golden brown which would look even more shiny and silky on your hair. Though the honey shade is somewhat darker, giving it with those soft touches on your hair will literally make them perfectly blended with the original light shade of your hair. 

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#17. Dual Toned Balayage With Beachy Waves

Some of you might be bored with trying the single shades on your hair. How about trying the dual shades that would offer an entirely different experience on your hair? Here we have the dual-toned balayage for those women who are looking to opt for two shades to have them on your hair. In this, the two shades which are more related to the original color of your hair will be chosen. Even though it's a dual-tone, your hair[15] will not have many differences in the color as it is chosen by keeping your natural hair color as a base. And adding the beachy waves to the double shaded color will make those colors be more visible and bright when compared with the straight hair types. You will find it very interesting to have them on your hair as these double shades will make you look even more stylish and trendy. The shades will entirely depend upon your own choice. You can either choose a lighter tone or a darker tone in comparison with your natural hair color. Having different shades of colors by having a single base color will really look amazing when you finally have it on your hair. 

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#18. Sandy Brown Balayage For Medium Length Hair

Brown always hold a vital place when it comes to any of the hair coloring techniques. When you wanted to achieve the sunshiny and glowy appearance on your hair, then you can very well go for the sandy brown balayage. Aso, this balayage perfectly suits the medium hair lengths to make the color blending appear smooth and bright. The sandy brown is more similar to the color of the sand which seems to have the slight goldish appearance. So, when combined with the light brown color of your hair, it will absolutely fit your hair and make it more attractive. Also, when you have small beachy waves added with the color, then your hair will look perfectly stunning with a neat and a complete finish. 

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 16/06/2019 

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