The idea that balayazh is only suitable for long hair is not only stupid, but also false! Of course, this technique is more noticeable on long and luxurious curls, but short hair can absolutely rock the innovative highlighting technique. All you need is a few inches. Whether you have a cute pixie cut, edgy short curls, a bob or a beautiful forehead, you can wear balayage highlights however you like. Just keep in mind the overall effect you want from your hairstyle.
Creating A Beautiful Balayage Style
For those of you who don’t know, balayage is a free hand dyeing technique that helps stylists customize the highlights they put on their hair. As a rule, the hair gradually lightens towards the ends. Think grown highlights without dullness. While short hair doesn’t have crazy lengths, even short pixies can use balayage to their advantage. The look is gorgeous in the form of an unassuming hairstyle that grows back beautifully. We’ve rounded up the best balayage styles for short hair, so let’s take a look at them all.
#1: Pixie With Long Bangs
How beautiful is this pixie haircut? This beauty is growing out her short hair, so it makes sense to use the balayage highlights technique to make this stage easier.
Here, the pixie bob has long, wide bangs that are perfect for a round face shape. The highlights of the balayage are concentrated where the light falls naturally, on the front of the bangs that run across the face.
#2: Beach Bronde Lob
A gorgeous bronze balayage for brunettes who want to add a little blonde to their lives. The balayage on this short hairstyle makes it look like her blonde hair grew out effortlessly and will keep you out of the salon chair for longer if you want to try it.
To recreate this beachy bronzed balayage, ask your stylist to give your hair a sun-kissed glow. The lighter bronze part of the hair should gradually focus on the ends of the hair.
#3: Eggplant Balayage Bob
The balayage highlight technique is great if you want to try out a unique color like the more playful eggplant purple. If you are intrigued by this color, it looks best on very dark brown or black hair. For blondes, you can try a pastel color palette.
Ask your stylist to focus the balayazh technique on the ends of the hair and on the front of the face. Add as much or less dynamic color of your choice. A bob with a more eggplant color is great for optimal regrown hair appeal.
#4: Short Bob With Rooted Balayage
The trend to show off one’s roots is in full swing again. Why not make the effect subtle rather than shocking? Balayage will definitely make your roots stand out, but it will purposefully give your short hairstyle an interesting dimension.
With this bob, a lot of the hair under the swooping side bangs has the same natural root color. This makes balayazh not only natural, but also thoughtful and stylish.
#5: Chocolate Bob With Subtle Highlights
Hairdressers and beauty aficionados love balayage because of its versatility. You can add lots of interesting textures with lots of highlights or just play with your short hair in certain areas. Balayazh is known for mimicking the effect of sunlight hitting your hair, and this look does just that.
This gorgeous chocolate bean is instantly brighter with subtle light highlights. Ask your stylist to lighten it up and add some color to the face, crown and outer edges of the hair on the sides.
#6: Icy Balayage Pixie
Why not go icy cool with a hint of balayage? This short pixie makes blue hair look sexy instead of awesome. If you like a bold look like this, get creative with where your hair is darkest.
Here the light grey-blue color is concentrated on the right side of the head. Fine highlights subtly grow from this part into frosty, side-swept bangs that really shine. We love how this color makes her blue eyes pop!
#7: Blonde Balayage Bob
This hairstyle can be just the perfect way to wear a blonde balayage on a short hairstyle. Monochrome is cool, but balayage gives such a beautiful texture to flat coloring.
Your stylist should use this photo as inspiration for creating rich color in your hair. Choose a darker blonde that is closer to your natural roots. Notice how this color fades into a sunny blonde over the rest of the length. Us same family. The effect is cohesive yet highly individual.
#8: Long Pixie With Balayage
For a longer pixie cut, this look is fantastic. Lots of length is helpful, but this relaxed choppy style on top of the head helps play up the look.
#9: Ash Toned Balayage
Ash toned balayage is the perfect style for winter months. If you prefer to color your hair on the cooler side, then consider this ashy blonde hair with root growth. Instead of feeling bright, this look is more subdued.
This balayage style is so beautiful in a choppy bob. We especially love this effortless hair painting on fine hair types, but it can work on even the thickest of hair.