11 – Natural Balayage Blondes
Of course, you don’t need to quite as bright as a bright pink bubblegum balayage. Even neutral, understated tones can be made to look beautiful when they have been crafted together in this hand-painted manner.
Short hair, medium hair and long hair can all benefit from the freehand look. It helps to add life to limp and dull hair.
12 – Smurftastic Blue
Yep, it’s blue! Rainbow / colourful hair has been in-trend for a long time now and it’s sticking around for a while yet. This gives you the perfect opportunity to play around with colours and styles you might not have thought about before.
Blue is a daunting colour but on some skin tones it can look simply divine. I was nervous the first time I went blue for the first time but everyone complimented me on it and even went as far as to say it was one of the best colours I’d dyed my hair so far. It’s a bright and bold colour but with semi-permamant wash in / wash out dyes, you can play around while you have some time off work and make sure its gone by the time you need to go back! Get inventive and mix different shades of blue like you can see here.
13 – Rose Gold Roots
If your roots are a constant problem for you, why not make a statement out of them? Instead of reaching for the bleach to re-blonde them, go for a contrasting shade just like this blush / rose pink you can see here.
Colouring on the roots is a trend that seems to be growing in popularity so remember, you saw it here first!
14 – Bright Sunset Hair
Sunset hair is THE big thing right now! Just Google images of a beautiful sunset and you’ll have about the right idea. Differing shades of pinks, purples, oranges, blood-reds, blues and more, there is no real structure to the dying of this hair. It’s just highlights, lowlights, baby lights, ombre and balayage all rolled into one.
If you’re struggling to do this one at home, get a friend to help you. This is not one that you can easily recreate because you can’t see the back of your head. Or do yourself a favour and just get it done professionally. Speaking from experience, this is a hard one to try and figure out.
15 – Beautiful Brunette Balayage
Rather than focusing on ‘strips’ of colour, which are known to look more unnatural than natural, the freehand balayage style is designed to highlight the streaks and patches of hair that would normally be coloured by the sun. Remember all those times your hair got those beautiful bronze and golden coloured highlights when you were a kid BEFORE you started dying it? That’s the look you want to try and get with this natural balayage look – something natural and sun-kissed.
It’s a great starting point for the more neutral tones if you want to play around with colour but aren’t bold enough to go for vivid pastels and other bright shades.
16 – Unicorn Hair
Isn’t this the prettiest hair you’ve ever seen? Unicorn hair is exactly as beautiful and magical as it sounds – multitonal shades of unicorn colours – baby blues, pinks, purples, silvers, etc.
Whether you opt for a hand-painted balayage look, an ombre finish, lowlights and highlights or just random stripes of colour – the more tones you add, the more depth it will add to your hair. Go on – be brave! Just remember to show us what you created by tagging us on social media with #CherryCherryBeauty!
17 – Blush Balayage
For an easy way to start playing around with a hint of colour in your otherwise natural looking hair, this blush balayage is perfect. Simply adding these romantic, blush pink shades is enough to make your hair stand out without being too obviously out-there, and it also adds a hint of something girlie about it.
These rose and blush pink shades are going to be all the rage for 2016. You should get in there first!
18 – Romantic Pink Colour Blend
Colour blends are a very hot topic right now and although it looks complicated, it’s essentially a few different shades of the same colour (in this picture – pinks), blended together to give a three-dimensional look.
Perfected with wide waves or curls to show off the range of hues, this is an easy way to play around at home and with clever shading, doesn’t matter too much if it goes a little wrong!
19 – Caramel Balayage Blend
You don’t need to go for bright and bold colours when you want to play around with different shades in your hair, and this beautiful caramel belayed blend shows exactly that.
This is various shades of dark blonde and brunettes blended together in a way that is ombre and natural all at once. That’s the best thing about the balayage style – the freehand natural of it means you can go as natural or as not as you’d like.
20 – Easy Peasy Purple Hair
With any colour you’ll generally need to bleach or lighten your hair first but one thing I’ve learned from personal experience is that darker purple shades are much more forgiving on darker hair.
Darker brown roots look pretty good with long purple locks (unlike blonde roots bizarrely) and it’s a much easier colour to maintain. With regular re-dyes, the look continues to look really good but it fades to a beautiful lilac colour if you don’t. It’s wearable both ways.