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5 gorgeous balayage hairstyles seen on Instagram

Balayage, French for "to sweep," is a highlighting technique that is adapted to your hair and personal style for a very natural-looking result. It's easy to maintain, and it's employed in hair color trends like bronde, sombré, and hair contouring. Check out our pick of 5 beautiful balayage looks!

Strobing balayage

Hair strobing is inspired by the makeup trend of the same name and uses balayage to highlight a few strands of hair for a sunkissed effect. Your hairstylist maps out where you want light to naturally bounce off of your hair, so that people's attention is brought to the best features on your face.

Hair contouring balayage

Hair contouring can change the appearance of your face shape through the strategic placement of dark and light highlights throughout the hair. Balayage is employed for a precise, but subtle, final result.

Broux balayage

When girls with naturally dark hair get their hair lightened, reddish and orange tints often remain. Next time you're at the salon, instead of getting your hair dyed the classic blonde color, why not opt for a new shade like "broux" (brown red) instead? Your hairstylist can use the balayage technique to make the tints really pop and look more natural.

Bronde balayage

If you love being a brunette but want a subtle change and a bit of blonde in your mane, then bronde is for you. Your hairstylist can employ a very precise balayage technique to place a few lighter strands in your hair. This will add a bit of warmth to your locks and give you a sunnier color, perfect for the summer!

Sombré balayage

Fashionistas worldwide love sombré hair because it creates a natural-looking contrast between the roots and the ends of the hair. We recommend speaking with your hairstylist about how much of a marked difference you're looking for, so they know where to place the highlights when they do the balayage.

We hope you liked these looks as much as us! If you try one of them out at your next salon appointment, don't hesitate to ask your hairstylist about SMARTBOND by L'Oréal Professionnel. It will protect your locks during the coloring process, and your new highlights will look even more gorgeous and vibrant!

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