42 Balayage Ideas for Short Hair
I’ve been wanting to get auburn or platinum silver balayage and this week I wondered what balayage ideas for short hair were out there. I have long or medium hair, depending on the partial you’re looking at, but I really didn’t know if you could do a blonde balayage on a short bob or pixie. To my surprise, there were actually a lot of ways to get the look on different types of hair, even for dark, black hair. My Asian friend will love the DIY balayage technique I found for her hair type. Yes, there’s even tutorials on how to do balayage yourself at home.
There were so many ideas out there for short to medium hair, whether you have straight or curly, there’s a step by step guide out there and it may be listed here. You can add colors to the style after you the ombre bleach technique like rose pink, blue, or even different shades of purple from lavender to plum. Depending on the dye you use, the color could be really dramatic or subtle so make sure to do research on the product and how it will look on your dark brunette, orange, red, caramel, black, or light brown hair and how the bleach will react with its texture. Balayage is so big for fall 2017, specifically, but will stay around for years since it’s such a pretty look. It’ll look good on so many people, so I hope you find an idea you like and make the change!
1. How to DIY Balayage Highlights at Home
This is a great step by step tutorial on how to do DIY balayage hair. It’s even considerate on where your hair is when you start. Whether you have virgin dark brown hair or colored ash brown hair, it gives us tips on where to go from there to get the look we want.
2. Easy Steps To Balayage
I had all my questions answered with this post about how to do and what to use when bleaching your hair yourself. The ombre look can be really hard to mimic by yourself, but with the right technique and tools, like what they suggest, you got this! I als just love all the celebrity references. It makes me feel young.
3. Balayage Short Bob
The balayage bob is so gorgeous and makes me want to cut my hair like this. The curly but slightly-straight-at-the-same-time look is very face flattering when you twist the pieces by your face the right way in the perfect places. And with short hair, it doesn’t take long to just curl pieces here and there.
4. Red Ombre Hair Tutorial
Red ombre on brown hair is a look I definitely wish I had the courage to try. That dark red pairs so beautifully with a dark brunette or even black hair. My hair is too light, sadly, but if you want balayage and don’t know which color to use, a red would be great for darker hairs and a nice orange can go with lighter colors. Just make sure the orange looks natural!
5. Very Short Hair Tutorial: How to Do Ombre at Home
The great thing about having so many DIY tutorials is that you have the choice to find the best one for the time and supplies you have, even how you learn or your tutorial preference. This is step by step but has lots of visuals as pictures for you to go on your own pace and not miss anything important if you can be a little slower at new things, like me. She goes from a honey brown to a nice ashy blonde, a good post to read if that’s what you want.
6. Color Technique Cream
Lucy Hale’s balayage short bob is my dream hair. I wish I could pull off short hair because of here. She talks about how to deal with hair styling which is great for those with dry hair or getting a caramel balayage bob.
7. How To : Balayage Short Curly Hair
The balayage in this picture looks so natural and subtle. I love the curls and how she styles it. I would be really easy to mimic once the color is done. You don’t even have to add any fancy color burgundy, even though you can with the almost platinum blonde. To get the slight curls, wrap really small pieces around your wand or curling iron. It’s quick and easy.
8. Red or Orange Balayage
If you are a natural red head, this is a balayage look you should try. She lights up and ombres partials of the hair (that’s what balayage is) and puts a slight tint of orange to give the hair color definition instead of being flat. Wow maybe I should balayage my hair and cut it. It’s such a cute look.
9. Hair Tutorial – Backcombing
We know balayage looks great with curled hair, but here is a cute and simple hair look for balayage bob straight hair. With short, straight hair, things can seem a little boring. But with balayage and back combing you hair for volume, you get a completely laid back feel with a cute look. Not everything has to be so unnormally perfect.
10. Wavy Bob with Pretty Highlights
A step by step guide to a totally cute look that might have been inspired by the 50’s? I am in! The pictures make it look kind of scary but really all you need is to curl your hair around a big curling tool and shake it out with hairspray! Breezy and easy.
11. Balayage Platinum Hairstyle Short Bob Straight
Wow at this brown to platinum blonde slanted bob art. She probably just woke up like that, one of the greatest things about having beautifully colored hair. If it’s done well, you don’t even have to style to look good.
12. Easy Steps To DIY Honey Blonde Balayage Hair Color
13. Carmel Hair Color Technique that Lasts
14. Copper Short Hair
15. Dark Hair Hairstyles for Fall
16. Flat Iron Wave Trick : Blonde Brunettes
17. Subtle Red Auburn Ombre in Black Hair
18. Balayage on Curly Hair
19. Ombre Colour Very Short Hair
20. Ashy Blonde
21. Balayage Ombre Hair Style Tutorial
If you have straight hair and balayage or ombre, the braided half up is a cute and interested new style for you to try. Then your colors are shown with in the braid that’s higher than the rest of the light color. Show off your hard work more with this flirty and romantic hair tutorial.
22. Short Bob Style Waves
23. Straight Long Bob With Ombre
24. Easy DIY Hair Waves
25. Wavy Brown Bob with Purple or Blue Highlights
26. Ashy and Platinum Blonde Balayage Bob
27. Light Color Bob: Messy Curly Hairstyle
28. Ombre Balayage for a Bob
29. Soft Waves with Pastel Highlights – Lavender Pink Blue
30. Light Blonde Balayage Curls You Can Do at Home
31. Ash Blonde Hair Color
Slant bobs and side bangs are so cute with balayage! Especially in this ashy blonde look. The change is very dramatic, but it makes it look natural like your roots grew in but they didn’t. If my hair could handle it I would copy this look one day, but I have to make sure it works with my lifestyle and long hair is best to tie up and type.
32. Platinum Blonde Balayage : Short Hair
33. Asymmetrical Bob with Balayage Tips
34. Plum Layered Short Bob
35. Blonde Bayalage Hair Color Trends
36. Caramel and Blonde Highlights
37. Chic Short Hairstyle – Balayage for Older Women
38. Thin and Soft Highlights : Subtle Copper
39. Brown Balayage Wavy Lob : Cool with Bangs
40. Cute Messy Bob Hairstyle – Simple Ombre
41. Blonde Balayage Bob with Dark Roots
42. Balayage Highlights : Teens
There are so many hairstyles and hair colors you can do for a variety of looks even if you’re restrained with short hair. So, no matter if you have a bob or pixie, you can always find the perfect blonde, brunette, or even red color to go to. If you want to be a little less dramatic go with a fun color like pink or purple. Help your friends find the right balayage by sharing this on your Pinterest and your new hair on Instagram with a link to this article.