Caramel balayage is like the sweet topping on a sundae, but the sundae is your head, of course. You get where we’re going here, right?
Caramel is a delicious mixture of brunette and blonde. It’s not as bright and brassy as blonde locks, which take a lot of upkeep and toner if they don’t come naturally.
Caramel doesn’t have the reputation of being boring or dull that brown hair has, either. It’s a one-of-a-kind color, warm and toasty and so golden that it glitters.
Caramel Balayage Hair Color Ideas
When you’re desperate for a change but don’t want to do anything too extreme to your hair, let caramel balayage come to the rescue.
The balayage allows for the application of subtle color, so you can gradually introduce a new caramel glaze to your hair. You can tell your stylist what color you’re comfortable with, how many highlights or streaks you want if you want the ombre effect, and so on and on, endlessly. You even have control over the color of your caramel. Do you like it light and creamy or is burnt caramel more your style? Just take a look and figure it out for yourself!
1. Caramel Splash
Let’s start off with a subtle example of caramel balayage, shall we? Although the warm caramel tones are much lighter than the hair at the root and crown, the blend is gradual and natural. Because some highlights reach all the way to the root and others begin further down at staggered, random intervals, the streaks look like they were created by the sun.
2. Caramel Contrast
Although these balayage highlights are subtle, as well, they jump out from the black-brown base color. Notice that in some places, the golden caramel color is very concentrated, but in others, it’s barely there. That’s balayage magic, darlings.
The light, bright glow of this caramel balayage is breathtaking. You can spot some butterscotch in there, too, along with some pale blonde streaks. The result is a molten sheath of glittering tresses. Stunning!
4. Burnt Caramel
Ah, a brûlée balayage, if you will. The darkness of the caramel streaks is on point. It’s vivid and pale enough to stand out from the base color, and it’s unmistakable, but it’s not ostentatious.
5. Toasted Caramel
Here’s another toasty caramel balayage, but the spectrum is the standout detail here. The balayage begins dark and rich, like caramel mixed with cinnamon—see the hints of red near the crown? It fades into a luscious, creamy hue that has more than a little bit of milk chocolate mixed in with it.
Caramel balayage is a beautiful balance between blonde and brunette, but since it’s just catching on, you have the chance to splash out as a trendsetter. Do you have a craving for caramel?