Balayage is a hair colouring technique that blends colour tones together in the most seamless and striking transition. It beautifully melts different shades together and is usually seen on long hair – however, the incredible balayage technique looks equally beautiful on short hair too!
Here are a selection of stunning balayage blends that will look gorgeous on your short hair.
Subtle Brown and Blonde Balayage
This simply gorgeous and bouncy bob is simply striking and we just couldn’t love it any more! With a stunning balayage colour transition from light brown to a warming caramel blonde, the spectrum of lovely tones create the most gorgeous and golden finish that we ever did see! This straight and sleek bob has beautiful, choppy layers throughout.
Bouncy Bob with Caramel Balayage
This absolutely breathtaking bouncy bob is oh so full of volume and we can’t get enough of it! Cropped around jaw length level and finished with a range of gorgeous layers throughout the back of the hair to create this lovely shape. The bob is finished with a striking range of brown tones and a lovely caramel tint which all blend together perfectly.
Black Bob with Blonde Balayage Fringe
This stunning close crop is such a beautiful style that we absolutely cannot get enough of! It’s just gorgeous – cropped closely at the back of the head and finished a little longer at the front of the head in a lovely longer strand. The majority of the hair is black, and there’s a stunning blonde balayage section at the front which forms the fringe. We love this look!
Brown Balayage Bob Haircut for Short Hair
This lovely curved balayage hairstyle is cut to perfection – with the layers trimmed superbly to create the most gorgeous round shape that falls around the jaw level and looks simply stunning. With a long, sweeping front fringe section, this striking bob is finished with beautiful balayage blend of brown tones to create a fantastic warm colour that we just love.
Black and Ash Blonde Balayage Waves
This stunningly beautiful lady proves that a subtle balayage effect is sometimes best, with her utterly remarkable graduated bob cut. It’s finished longer at the front and shorter at the back, and works from black to a gorgeous ash blonde which kisses the end. The cut is finished with a soft wave throughout that makes the most beautiful bounce.
Chocolate and Caramel Graduated Bob
A graduated bob is one of the easiest ways to inject body and bounce into shorter hair, and the way the layers are cut from longer at the front to shorter at the back automatically makes a gorgeous shape that is perfect when straight or sleek or curly too! This beautiful balayage look works with chocolate brown and caramel blonde tones together, and we adore this style.
Glossy Black and Brown Curls
This simply stunning glossy black and brown balayage look is to die for, and we absolutely adore it! Her beautiful black has has striking streaks of a shiny and light brown throughout, and the colour transition is highlighted to perfection with the stunning curls from root to tip that creates the most wonderful bounce and lift to this style.
Red to Orange Balayage Blend
Here’s another graduated bob – the Styles Weekly office clearly can’t get enough of them! When you look at this gorgeous cut it’s really not difficult to see why; especially with that beautiful red to orange balayage blend! This gorgeous curly bob style has a bright red to deep orange balayage transition that looks simply gorgeous and we just adore it.
Subtle Black and Red Balayage – Balayage Hairstyles for Summer
This lovely long and shiny bob has the most gorgeous and subtle balayage transition we ever did see – which is just proof of why this hair colouring technique is so fantastic! This shoulder-length bob works from a black to an incredible subtle red colour and we absolutely adore – especially because of the super straight and glossy finish.
Dark Brown and Light Blonde Pixie Cut – Balayage Hair Color Ideas for Short Hair
A balayage transition can be worked perfectly into a shorter hair style too – just like this incredibly fashionable lady has proved! Her beautiful pixie crop works with a stunning colour blend from a deep brown to a vibrant caramel blonde! Shorter at the back and finished with a lovely, long fringe section at the front and it looks utterly gorgeous!
Brown and Blonde Balayage Bob
This gorgeous bob finishes just around the jaw line and has lashings of shorter layers to the back of the head, created a gorgeous curved shape that we can’t get enough of. This lady has opted for a remarkable brown and blonde balayage transition that is simply striking; we adore the colour combination! She’s curled her hair for the ultimate finishing touch.
Copper Balayage Graduated Bob – Short Balayage Hairstyle
This gorgeous graduated bob is finished with the most beautiful style! It has a stunning short cut at the back which falls into a lovely longer strand around the face and ends with a gorgeous sweeping fringe that frames the face to perfection. Team this with the incredible copper balayage blend she has and you have the most remarkable sleek bob!
Dark and Light Brown Balayage Bob
This gorgeous shoulder length cut is finished with ever so slightly shorter layers towards the front of the face, and an elaborate side parting which creates the most gorgeous sweeping effect across the front of the face. Her hair is a beautiful balayage of dark and light brown tones that we simply adore and she’s finished it with a subtle wave towards the front.
Black to Red Curly Blend – Red Balayage Hairstyle
This gorgeous and glossy shoulder-length bob is finished perfectly by this beautiful balayage transition! It works from a striking and deep black to a beautiful rich red and is finished with an incredibly light red on the ends, blended together beautifully by the ringlets which fall softly from the ear down and create a stunning, bouncy finish that we adore.
Caramel and Light Blonde Balayage Blend
Balayage Hairstyles for elder women over 50. We think that different shades of the same colour can blend together so beautifully in a balayage transition; just as this impeccably stylish girl proves with her beautiful graduated bob that’s finished with a plethora of blonde hues. She finished this style with loose curls throughout and it truly looks absolutely gorgeous with the finished shape.
Stunning and Shiny Balayage Blend
This gorgeous cut is a shoulder-length bob cut which is finished with a side parting to create a glorious swept over effect towards the front of the hair. This girl has straightened her hair for a gorgeous and sleek look, and flicked the ends out subtly to create a beautiful shape. Combine this wonderful cut with a gorgeous blonde balayage look and you’ve got one of our favourite blends of the bunch!
Dark to Light Brown Curls
This stunning bob is finished with a blunt graduated edge which falls ever so slightly shorter at the back than it does towards the front. This lady has accentuated this fabulous style by adding in some gorgeous ringlets from around the ear length down. This cut is also finished with a stunning colour transition from a dark brown to light brown that we just adore.
Brown to Copper Ringlets
There’s nothing quite like a curl to showcase a stunning colour transition, highlighting the beautiful blend of colours in a bouncy ringlet – exactly like this lady has done with her utterly gorgeous hair! Her hair sits around her shoulders and is chopped in a lovely straight line, and it works from a rich brown to a striking copper tone, with blonde right on the ends!
Honey to Golden Blonde Balayage – Balayage Hairstyles for Short Blonde Hair
This gorgeous graduated bob is straight, sleek, shiny and absolutely stealing the hearts of the Styles Weekly team! It has a gorgeous curved edge which falls slightly longer towards the front of the jaw to create a beautiful curved line, and has the most beautiful blonde balayage effect that we ever did see! Working from a honey blonde to a gorgeous golden blonde, we adore this look.
Red to Blonde Balayage Look
Another graduated bob makes the cut – but we just couldn’t leave out this simply stunning balayage blend! Finishing in a gorgeous diagonal edge from front to back, this beautiful bob is a deep and vibrant red at the root which melts beautifully into a bright blonde edge. Finished with bouncy curls throughout, this remarkable cut is simply gorgeous.
Balayage is one of our favourite hair trends; and we hope with this incredible selection we’ve been able to prove to you that balayage and short hair are a match made in heaven. Don’t forget to let Styles Weekly know which type of hair you’d like inspiration for!