What is Balayage? Your Complete Guide

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All hail balayage. The celeb-approved hair coloring technique is the ultimate salon go-to if you like your highlights soft, seamless and beyond selfie-perfect. It’s often mixed up with ombré or a dip-dye but make no mistake: balayage is the one to choose if you want radiance-boosting scatterings of color and a multi-tonal effect. Keep scrolling for the full details...

Model with long, wavy hair and blonde balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @laurenmacdoesmyhair 

Model with long, wavy hair and dark brown balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @kai_sohn 

Collage of three images showing a woman with blonde balayage, blonde ombre and a blonde dip-dye, created using Wella Professionals.
Model with long, wavy hair and dark brown balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @cassandra_foehr

Model with long, wavy hair and dark blue balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @ans0403

Model with long, wavy hair and dark blonde balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @merakihair_greenfield

Model with long, wavy hair and light brown balayage, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @badwolfstudio