25 Amazing Balayage Hairstyles 2024: Balayage Color Ideas for Medium, Short Hair

Balayage is one of the most fashionable hair looks around at the moment and it’s easy to see why. This stunningly subtle take on the ombre trend involves highlighting hair from the roots to the tips in a hand-painted style, which gives the impression of a naturally sun kissed tint.

BRONDE balayage ombré-color and cut look great

One of the reasons we’ve all come to love ombre so much since it burst on to the fashion scene of Paris a few years ago, is that the many different shades add a whole lot of depth and dimension to hair. This is great for girls who suffer with dull or flat locks but it also works perfectly on short styles- making them look beautifully feminine.

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Try out a few splashes of balayage and you’ll find that your short bob or pixie crop receives a whole new lease of life. Here are some of our favorite short balayage haircuts.

Balayage Hair Ideas for short hair: Super Subtle

The red balayage in this chocolate brown bob is barely even noticeable. Instead of standing out, the highlights here serve to add just a touch of lightness and brightness to an otherwise dull shade.

Extreme Layers – layered Balayage hairstyle for short hair

Looking to add an edgy twist to your pixie crop? This jagged cut with extreme layers and bright blonde balayage is about as dramatic as it gets. The way the layers are pushed forward and the bangs are pushed towards the front will flatter anyone’s features.

Black and Red – trendy Balayage hair style with waves for thick hair

It’s well known just how nicely red and black go together. Here, glossy black and the cherry red ends contrast against each other to create some stunningly sleek balayage curls.

Golden Bob – Balayage bob hairstyle for women over 50

If you’re worried that your bob haircut is getting a little dull, balayage is the ideal solution for you. The many shades of golden, honey and caramel in this hairstyle are guaranteed to make anyone stand out from the crowd. Team the colors with a windswept, wavy style to really finish off the beach babe look.

Sleek Layers – Balayage bob hairstyle for medium hair

This cool and chic bob is just the perfect length. Easy to keep control of and to style, but still totally feminine, we can’t think of a better look for the summer. The long, swept back layers in the hair go beautifully with brown and honey blonde balayage.

Classic Curls – Short Wavy Balayage Hairstyle

Brown and multi-tonal blonde balayage can make hair look thick and textured. If you want to add even more dimension to your jaw-length bob, try styling the hair into chunky waves like these ones.

Red Pixie

Highly stacked volume in the back and a sweeping, face framing fringe create a cheeky pixie cut. The shimmering streaks of copper ombre stand out against a cinnamon base shade to really make this look glow.

Brightening Highlights

Keep your blonde balayage focused at the front of your brunette bob to open up and brighten your features. Together with soft waves, this style makes this bob look perfectly sun kissed.

Demure Bob

The nutmeg balayage in this bob looks nothing less than natural. There’s something very demure and classic about the cut and the hair looks touchably soft.

Streaky Angled Bob

Soft layers and chunky streaks of golden balayage make this perfectly graduated bob look sleeker than ever. This is a great way to brighten up any angled cut.

Sleek Curls

The transformation in this hairstyle is jaw dropping. We love the honey colored balayage in this girl’s natural curls. However, the second, more polished look is glamorous enough for any occasion and the glossy curls make the balayage stand out even more.

Double Trouble

The only thing better than one warm red tone is two! We can’t get enough of the way this sultry cherry shade gradually fades into bright ginger tips. Full bangs and loose curls make this style look even better.

Brown Wavy Bob

You don’t have to add streaks of blonde to make brown hair look beautiful. This cinnamon bob shows just how pretty brown on brown balayage can look, especially when worn with waves like these.

Short Blunt Bob

A few striking streaks of gold make this super short bob stand out. We love the chic length of this cut and the blunt trim gives the hair a gorgeous shape.


Asymmetry is one of the biggest trends at the moment, both in the worlds of fashion and hair. This quirky cut is ideal if you can’t quite decide between a bob and a pixie. The shorter side will open up your facial features, while the longer half adds plenty of flirty femininity. Ash blonde balayage finishes the look off perfectly.

Stacked Bob

There’s something very 1920s about this stacked cut. A look like this is, of course, extremely easy to manage but it still looks totally stylish. The flattering flashes of chestnut balayage leave hair looking gorgeously soft and smooth.

Brightened Bob

Just look at how much of a difference blonde balayage can make to a black bob. Although we love the before shot too, nothing can prepare you for just how much depth and texture streaks of gold can add.

Sun Soaked Tips

As we mentioned earlier, one of the best things about balayage is that it allows you to rocks golden highlights in your hair, leaving you with that summer holiday feeling, no matter what the weather is.

Sleek Blonde Bob

We’ve all heard the saying ‘blondes have more fun’, if that’s the motto you live your life by, then you’ll love the subtle tones of blonde balayage in this look. The bob has been cut into a sleek, chic style which looks gorgeous when worn poker straight.

Graduated Bob with Reddish Pink

Are those rosy tones of cherry pink we spy in this sleekly angled bob? As if the cut and streaks of blonde weren’t cool enough on their own, the incredibly subtle addition of strawberry balayage really warms up this bob.

Straight ombre & balayage bob hairstyle for short to medium hair

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Simple easy daily hair styles for women – balayage hair color ideas

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At last, I’d like to share one long balayage hairstyle with you! This is one of the most popular balayage color this year.

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