Summer Balayage Ideas

Balayage Hair Inspiration For Summer 2023 From Michelle Marshall Salons

Balayage is a top trending hair colouring technique no matter what the season, but this sun kissed look is especially popular as we head into summer.

From hot reds to warm mocha shades melted into delicious caramel tones and sun-kissed buttery blondes, we can't get enough!

We LOVE this freehand colouring technique which where we add lighter pieces throughout the mid-lengths and ends of the hair, just where the sun would catch it.  Combine it with face-framing highlights and it's your dream summer hair colour!

For the best results with your balayage it's always important to book an appointment with experienced hair colour technicians.  Read on to see what the balayage experts at our Cardiff salons predict will be the hottest  trends for summer 2023...

Please note: We are a colour-responsible salon which means we will require you to pop in for a quick skin test 48 hours before your hair colour appointment.

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 Balayage For Dark Hair

For a beautiful natural-looking brunette balayage opt for beige and toffee tones or flashes of warm blonde. If a spicey shade is more your style try coppers or rose gold hair colour to add dimension and interest. 

Another popular choice to liven up a brown hair colour is blonde money piece highlights (also known as block colouring). Face frame highlights are a great way to instantly brighten and frame your face beautifully. 

Beachy Blonde Summer Balayage

You can’t beat a traditional sun-kissed beachy balayage when summer rolls around. This classic and natural-looking balayage is low maintenance and can be combined with a root drag or face frame highlights to avoid an obvious regrowth line.

Pastel Coloured Balayage

Want to try something different? Pastel hair colours offer a fresh and fun summer hair colour choice. Depending on how bold you want to be, you could try eye-catching pops of pink, cool lavender blue or even mint green for a striking look.

Summer Balayage For Red Heads

Balayage isn't just for blondes!  From peachy pastel tones, to fiery copper oranges, cinnamon red balayage and rose gold shades, we are confident we can deliver a look you'll love for your natural red hair.

We could start by simply adding some face frame colour a shade or two lighter than your overall natural colour.

Golden Glow Balayage

For a really summery hair colour, choose a golden blonde shade. If that won't suit your skin tone, there are plenty of other options, including buttery blondes, caramel tones and toffee shades. Speak to your Michelle Marshall colourist who will be happy to help you find the best shade. 

Why not team your beautiful balayage with a stylish new haircut?  The Shag or Wolf Cut remain popular, whilst 90s inspired layers and waves are having a fashion moment.   Your stylist can also suggest the best Redken products to use at home to keep your new hair cut & colour looking fresh long after you've left the salon. 

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More Hair Colour Inspiration

Our hair colour experts will happily guide you through the most suitable colour techniques and options available to you to ensure you leave the salon with a hair colour you love. We are Redken hair colour experts and offer a full range of hair colour techniques including:

- Foilayage
- Root Smudge
- Colour Melt
- Foil Highlights

Need more hair inspo?! Follow us on Instagram to see all our latest transformations.

Book Your Balayage In Cardiff

Our team of highly-skilled hair colour technicians are known for creating stunning, long-lasting looks that turn heads for all the right reasons! To book your appointment please call 029 2061 1566 (Rhiwbina) or 029 2022 9000(Wyndham) or book online using the pop-up on the right-hand side of the page.

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