40 Partial Balayage Looks

By on February 15, 2017

Are you in love with balayage but you’re not sure whether or not it will match with your sense of style? How about a partial balayage? There are lots of discreet combos you can try out. From slight blonde hues on light brown hair to deeper tones of honey and even gray on your red hair, the options are vast. All you need is the advice of a specialist. Let us have a closer look at 40 amazing partial balayage looks that might convince you to get out of your comfort zones this season.

1. Dark Brown & Blonde Tips 

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Long brown hair might seem average. But you can always play with the length and get partial balayage highlights to mix things up. We recommend sleek warm blonde highlights in the front to frame the face and brighten your features.

2. Woody Blonde & Beach Waves

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Warm woody blonde with lighter shades at the tips will brighten your sense of style. Let your hair run loose and opt for bouncy waves to accentuate the ombre effect. However, keep in mind that only a professional stylist can achieve the perfect transition from darker to lighter blonde without damaging your long locks.

3. Sun Kissed Waves & Middle Parting

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Partial balayage is all about smooth transitioning from a darker to a lighter nuance. If you’re in love with waves, this beautiful brown hairdo with caramel highlights might be exactly what you need to feel confident again. Brace yourself girls, spring is right around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time for a hair color change.

4. Purple Hues on Sheer Black

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We know that coloring pure black hair is tough. But since purple is in trend this season, you can easily get lighter highlights at the very ends without damaging your hair. Curl it up and you’re all set. The change is mostly visible if you wear nude or white clothes.

5. Short Wavy Bob & Caramel Highlights 

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Chop off your hair for the summer and go with the coolest, sleekest bob. Keep longer layers in the front and opt for partial balayage hues at the surface to open up your natural color. Embrace the final result as we guarantee it get you out of your comfort zone.

6. Layered Curls

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Perfect curls is yet another cool trend of this season. Women with longer locks are go with partial balayage highlights in nuances of warm and light blonde. The final result: beach waves. They’re effortless and can be worn with any sort of outfit.

7. Honey Tones 

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Warm honey tones are excellent now that spring is almost here. The natural sun rays will brighten your hair, making it look shinier and healthier than ever before. Get partial caramel honey highlights at the tips, and keep your dark brown base. For an added touch of freshness, curl up your locks. Bouncy waves will make the hairdo look even more modern and stylish.

8. Straight, Textured Bob & Warm Blonde Tips

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A textured bob with a middle parting can look incredibly fresh and chic. But if you’re sick and tired of your natural brown, we recommend partial balayage highlights in warm blonde nuances. Neat and sleek, just what you need to make an impression.

9. Long Wavy Bob & Discreet Gray Ends

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Lovely gray ends is yet another fabulous form of partial balayage. The best hairstyle for this combo is the long asymmetrical bob with a side parting or fringe. Get out of your comfort zone and prepare yourself to be admired!

10. Frontal Balayage Highlights 

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Partial blonde balayage highlights in the front are meant to open up your hair color, especially around the face. Women with warm blonde locks should dare to take the plunge and make a change. It might not seem much, but we guarantee the result will make you feel completely different.

11. Subtle Rose Gold Highlights 

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Rose gold and partial tones of gray at the tips will make your medium-length hair look fabulous. The combo is fresh and vivid, so if you plan on entering the spring season in style, this is the hair combo that will blow everyone away.

12. Rose Gold Under-Layers 

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Partial rose gold under layers and discreet tones of purple can look sublime. This colorful combo is ideal for women with thinner locks. Choose layers for an added touch of originality, and the end result will exceed all your expectations.

13. Blonde Tips on Brunette Waves 

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A professional hairstylist will know how to put blonde on to your black hair without damaging it. Done right, the black and blonde combo looks fantastic. Stick to loose curls to accentuate the effect and make the transition seem smoother and effortless.

14. Crystal Ash Blonde

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Crystal ash blonde with partial hues of gray add fluidity to your hairstyle. In the sun, your locks will shine and it will look healthier and brighter than ever. To make sure your face is perfectly framed, a specialist may recommend a cut in the back to accentuate the length in the front. Go for it, it’s for the best!

15. Sleek Chopped Bob

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Chop your long locks and make a change this spring season. Dye the ends in a slightly blonde hue and keep the brown at the roots. Your freshly layered bob will have an urban, chic appeal that you’ll immediately love.

16. Asymmetrical Bob with Longer Front Layers 

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Exaggerated layers in the front and short trims on the back make the average brown bob look unbelievable. The geometry is amazing. To make your style look even more appealing, choose partial balayage hues.

17. Layered Bob with Side Swept Fringe 

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A messy, layered bob and a side swept fringe is the success recipe for an urban hairdo with a touch of elegance. Keep the roots black and dye the rest of your hair in a warm blonde partial balayage. The style works best on shorter hair, so do you dare to chop off your this season?

18. Soft Brunette Ombre Hues 

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Soft brunette with slight accents of charcoal at the ends will brighten your face, emphasizing more on your beautiful facial features. The color combo is extremely visible on women with short hair who love to wear white or nude clothes. Try it out!

19. Gradual Balayage & Curls

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These gradual auburn curls match perfectly with the dark shade at the roots. The sleek bob is polished and neat, and the frontal strands of hair will beautifully frame your face.  You have nothing to lose if you try this out? Dare to make a change.

20. Multi-Colored Highlights 

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Multi-colored partial balayage might seem like too much for some women. But if you’re the free spirited type of gal who doesn’t care what people think, why not give this style a chance?

21. Dark Gray Hints 

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Dark gray hair with partial hues of green is a supreme hairdo that will rock this spring. The urban effect is guaranteed, although you may need two dying sessions to get the result. It all depends on your natural hair color.

22. Aubergine & Blonde Highlights 

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Redheads will love this hairstyle. It’s sleek and discreet. The partial blonde balayage hues are at the tips. They’ll brighten your face without affecting the overall foxy red color.

23. Medium-Length with Balayage Frontal Highlights 

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Frontal highlights are the best if you want brighten your face and emphasize your facial feature. The partial balayage look presented above is sublime. We love the brown and blonde mix!

24. Short Black Bob & Hint of Purple

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A hint of purple on black hair never hurt anyone. If you’re not sure purple is your color, dye only a small strand of hair. The final result will be a sleek partial balayage that will instantly grab attention. On short hair, that hint of color will basically redefine your sense of style.

25. Waterfall Braid & Partial Blonde Balayage

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Braiding your hair is yet another way of making partial balayage stand out. Go with a waterfall braid on the back and let the rest of your locks fall loose. As for the added nuances, warm blonde on a brown base works the best.

26. Wavy Rose Gold Balayage on Brunette 

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There’s no doubt about it – rose gold is the coolest hair color of this season. But if you’re not sure going full rose is the right call, you can go with a partial balayage combo at the tips to see the effect. On dark brown, the transition works beautifully.

27. Partial Caramel Highlights 

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Caramel highlights on a darker base is the combo that will help regain your sense of confidence. Women with long hair eager to change their hair color should definitely tr out this mix. For an extra touch of femininity, get loose waves. The final result will knock your socks off.

28. Black & Silver Green Balayage 

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We can’t get enough of silver this 2017. Get the green effect balayage at the very tips and complement the style with bouncy curls. Brunettes should love the combo! It’s not that flashy, but it’s stylish enough to portray an ingenious and original sense of fashion.

29. Pink Champagne

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Partial pink champagne balayage screams ingenuity. This season you have the chance to make a change and give your hair the treatment that it deserves. Let it shine and opt for the most romantic blend: brown and pink champagne. It works with most types of outfits, and it can be worn everywhere you go.

30. Gradual Purple Pink Balayage Braid

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A gradual partial balayage hairdo is all about making an impression without going overboard. But somehow this chic braid looks incredible. We love the transition from brown, dark purple and lavender. It’s chic and elegant; perfect for women who are not afraid to make a radical change.

31. Layered Bob & Middle Parting 

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A short layered bob with a fringe and a middle parting results in a romantic hairdo that exudes romance inside out. Top off with discreet balayage highlights at the tips and red lipstick. Lovely hairdo that all women with shorter hair must try at least once in a lifetime!

31. Fiery Partial Balayage & Straight Fringe 

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Redheads will fall in love with this avant-garde partial balayage look. The deep red at the roots becomes blonde at the tips. The hairdo is innovative, sleek and unusual. If you the kind of girl who’s not afraid of a change, then this style might be the right one for you.

32. Light Purple Ends & Bangs 

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The hippie style is back, but it has gone through a complete makeover. Choose a simple hairdo with a layered fringe in the front. Get light purple balayage at the tips and your look is complete. We love the easiness of the style. Free-spirited women will adore it!

33. Partial Fuchsia Balayage 

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Too afraid too dye all your hair in bright pink? No worries. Now you can just as easily opt for a partial fuchsia balayage. The brown at the base will balance the pink at the ends, so that the effect can be stylish and chic.

34. Mahogany Violet Balayage 

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You may feel the need to change your black hair every once in a while. And that’s ok. If you don’t want to give up the black, you can opt for purple balayage hues. Curl it up and enjoy the end result!

36. Brunette Base & Deep Green Ends

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Partial green balayage is the perfect hairdo for women with extra long hair. Black and green is a killer combo that looks amazing when you wear nude, grey or white clothes. Let your hair shine and dare to go green!

37. Super Short Bob & Long Front Balayage Layers 

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A super short bob with longer strands in the front is the perfect hairdo for the unconventional type of gal. Spice it up with some blonde balayage hues and you’ll have the coolest hairstyle.

38. Deep Copper Curls


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Brighten up your copper hair with a lighter hues and redefine your curls. Let is loose and it will steal the show. The blend of classic red and bright aubergine is incredibly appealing on women with longer locks.

39. Melted Aubergine Balayage 

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This melted aubergine balayage looks fresh and elegant. The hairdo comes with discreet curls to balance the bright effect, and slightly longer strands in the front for a more stylish effect. Wear it at the office and all eyes will be on you!

40. Partial Rose Highlights & Brunette Base 

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Brunettes, prepare yourselves as rose gold comes to spice up your hairdo. If you’re not that crazy for bright pink, a pastel nuances should do the trick. Let it loose and complement the look with nude lipstick. The end result will exceed all your expectations.

There’s something about partial balayage hairstyles that we look. Whether you have long and straight or short and curly hair, discreet ombre might just be what you need to spice up your appearance and regain your level of confidence. We’ve chosen 40 looks. Which one would you like to try out first?

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