In the mood for naturally sun-kissed hair year round? If so, balayage should 100% be on your radar. According to DC-based stylist Quarita Futrell, balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or paint, and it describes exactly what your colorist will do. The technique involves your stylist freehand painting your highlights on, and the end result is a natural-looking finish that makes it appear as though you just spent a week in Bali. Even more exciting is the fact that this trendy technique is perfect for all hair textures and every tone — which means it looks great on everyone. Because of the technique and finish of this hair color trend, it’s super low-maintenance, so you can wait a few extra weeks before returning to the salon. Easy on your budget? Check. Easy on your hair? Check. Verdict: We’re in love!
We’ve rounded up a bevy of stunning balayage looks to inspire you in 2019 and beyond. And don’t worry, while this technique has been around since the 1970s, the trend shows no sign of slowing down — meaning you won’t regret this decision a month from now. Ready for some serious color inspo? Here are our favorite, most inspired black balayage hair ideas.