19 Perfect Caramel Balayage Hair Styles So Sweet You Can’t Resist

Updated on November 22, 2023
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    19 Perfect Caramel Balayage Hair Styles So Sweet You Can’t Resist


    Oops, sorry, that would be our stomachs… just the sound of something caramel makes us hungry.

    Although you can’t eat this kind of caramel, but it sure looks good.

    Caramel balayage hair is a yummy warm hair color that we suggest everyone takes a spin at. Balayage is a french term that means “to sweep,” – which translates to how this technique is performed. Stylists sweep and hand-paint the hair dye product into your hair to get a natural sunkissed look.

    In terms of face-offs, balayage vs. highlights wouldn’t be too interesting of a fight as they are very similar. Balayage is just a type of highlight.

    We strongly believe you should look at the many different versions of caramel balayage hair. But make sure to have some snacks on hand because you also might get hungry just reading the names of these stunning hair shades. Good luck, my friend.

    Before you get swept off your feet by these unreal caramel balayage hair looks, we want you to be fully informed of its characteristics.

    Check out the list below for more information:

    • Warm toned
    • Lightens hair
    • Highlights are hand-painted onto the hair
    • Color starts mid-shaft and gets denser the further down it goes
    • Can take between half an hour to three hours

    Caramel Honey Balayage Hair

    In the world of sweet things, caramel and honey are high on the list for being favorites. They are both creamy in texture and color and warm up any dish with flavor. Have you ever thought about those attributes in your hair color?

    Caramel honey balayage hair is the perfect mix of all caramel and honey’s physical attributes. This color warms up the hair giving it a creamy and shiny-looking texture. This shading not only brightens and warms the hair, but it does the same for your face.

    Dying your hair to a warm caramel hair color, like caramel honey balayage hair, will help:

    • Brighten your complexion
    • Add warmth
    • Add dimension
    • Add the look of texture
    • Add a fuller look

    The balayage technique is what we like most about this caramel honey balayage hair color. It allows for a seamless transition when your roots begin to grow. Overall it looks more natural, and if you want people to think you woke up like this, then this hair dye technique will convince almost everyone of that.

    Caramel honey balayage hair has a stamp of approval from us. Everyone and every skin tone can rock this hair color. Even though we say that as a rule of thumb, you should dye your hair the same tone as your skin, for caramel honey balayage hair, you can scrap that.

    Chocolate Caramel Honey Balayage Hair

    If you’re trying to picture chocolate caramel honey balayage hair, picture caramel honey balayage hair but darker. The warmth and stunning texture are still there, but your strands are darker, giving it that chocolate-brown coloring.

    The nice thing about brown is that it can be cool or warm-toned. However, the caramel honey color dye makes this balayage hair warmed toned. If you are a cool-toned person but want to dive into the realm of caramel balayage hair, go for a color like chocolate caramel honey balayage hair. This is because even tho it’s a warm color, the darkness of chocolate brown hair will complement your cool skin.

    Caramel Balayage On Black Hair

    Caramel balayage on black hair is a great way to add dimension to your locks. The sweeping of caramel highlights through the hair makes it look thicker and more voluminous. Plus, adding the look of texture is always a good thing.

    When going for balayage caramel highlights, we suggest a darker caramel color because choosing a lighter shade might end up looking unnatural, and we don’t always want that. But whatever floats your boat.

    Caramel Balayage On Brown Hair

    When you decide to do caramel balayage on brown hair, you have a bit more shade range than compared to cameral balayage on black hair.

    With brown hair, we suggest a dirty blonde caramel at the ends to accentuate your strands. You can go lighter, but this shade range is the perfect middle ground of natural looking but still salon-bought if you catch our drift.

    This caramel balayage hair is a fantastic way for brunettes bored with their strands to take things but a notch and add a little spice.

    Balayage Caramel Highlights

    Balayage Caramel HighlightsInstagram@matrixPIN

    Warm up any hair color with a touch of magic, aka balayage caramel highlights. The professional balayage technique seamlessly incorporates yummy warm caramel highlights into your strands. This will bring your hair to life, and we recommend it for people searching for a change.

    Butterscotch Caramel Balayage

    Is it just me, or are you also getting more hungry?

    This stunning butterscotch caramel balayage is the ideal warm hair shade with beautiful undertones of red. This color is excellent for all redheads looking to transition into having some blonde tones. This caramel balayage shade is perfect for summers on the lake and a fresh tan.

    Caramel Balayage Straight Hair

    Caramel balayage hair looks stunning no matter what hair type you have. Do you know what hair type you have? Figuring that out can help you take better care of your hair.

    Check out the list below to determine your hair type:

    1. Type 1 = straight hair
    2. Type 2 = wavy hair
    3. Type 3 = curly hair
    4. Type 4 = coily hair

    Now that you know your hair type, let’s talk caramel balayage straight hair. If you have naturally straight hair, you are in luck. You must head to the salon and ask for caramel balayage hair.

    If you don’t have type 1 hair, here is a quick tutorial on how to get your strands stick straight for that caramel balayage straight hair look:

    Steps To Get Caramel Balayage Straight Hair Description
    Protect Your Hair The first and most important step to putting any heat on your hair is protection. Investing in a good heat protectant for the hair will help prevent it from becoming damaged from the heat.
    Pick The Right Tools There are many flat irons, and choosing one for your hair type is essential. Flat irons made from titanium are ideal for thick hair, tourmaline-plated straighteners are suitable for frizzy or curly hair, and ceramic straighteners are popular but can be hard on thin hair.
    Set the Temperature Gage what your straightener’s temperature should be at depending on the thickness of your strands. If you have thin hair, the temperature is usually lower, usually higher for thick hair.
    Sectioning The Hair Work through your hair in sections to ensure you get every last wave or curl.
    Hair Spray Make sure to give your hair a good spray with hair spray to keep it nice and straight. There are specific hair sprays meant for particular hair types.

    Caramel Balayage On Dark Curly Hair

    We seriously envy you if you have beautiful luscious curly hair like this. Even though if your hair looks like this, it’s already stunning, we do have a suggestion to help liven them up if you are bored with its coloring. Adding caramel balayage on dark curly hair will brighten up your strands and complexion, perfect for summertime.

    If you aren’t blessed with beautiful curly hair but want to try some curls in your caramel balayage hair, we can show you how. Check out the chart below for a guide on how to add some bounce to your strands.

    Steps To Get Curly Caramel Balayage Hair Description
    Pre Wash Sometimes, you have to use heat tools to get your hair curly. That said, we suggest washing the hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to help prep the hair before the actual hair preparation.
    Hair Prep While your hair is still wet and in a heat-protectant spray. For the thin-haired girls out there, try using a volumizing mousse.
    Drying Once you are out of the shower, we suggest you let your hair air dry. Wait until it’s 90% dry, and then go in with a diffuser to add some texture.
    Heat Tools Now that your hair is 100% dry, section it off and use a curling wand to give it some curls. The smaller the wand, the tighter the curls will be.
    Finishing Touches Once your hair is all curled, give it a good spray of hair spray, and you are all set with curly caramel balayage hair.

    Caramel Balayage Blonde

    Caramel balayage blonde is a whole lot of blonde. It basically consists of two, sometimes three, shades of blonde balayage melted throughout the hair. The balayage technique is what helps create this seamless cohesion between colors.

    If you are cooled-toned and want your hair tone to match your complexion, try going for an ash blonde balayage instead.

    Caramel Balayage Short Hair

    Caramel balayage can be done on any hair length. This technique looks great on short hair because it adds something to your look. With short hair, you can achieve limited options for hairstyles. But you can do any hair dye style you like, including balayage.

    Dark Brown Caramel Balayage

    Picture if you make caramel and leave it on the stove too long to the point that it goes dark brown; that’s what dark brown caramel balayage looks like. It’s a brunt dark brown color that is drop-dead gorgeous, especially when incorporated into your hair. We recommend adding this caramel balayage to darker hair to give your hair a sprinkle of lightness.

    Light Caramel Balayage

    If you have brown hair and have always wondered if blondes actually have more fun, we suggest trying out light caramel balayage. This hair shade will lighten your locks just enough to feel blonde while also feeling brunette at the same time; it’s a win-win situation that you can’t resist.

    Brunette Caramel Balayage

    We recommend this hairstyle to any and all brunettes if they want a change. Incorporating caramel balayage into your strands will completely alter the way your hair looks and not only in terms of color. Caramel balayage hair will add dimension and texture and give off the appearance of fuller hair.

    Chocolate and Caramel Balayage

    Chocolate and caramel balayage hair combine warm caramel-colored highlights and chocolate-colored lowlights. This caramel balayage hairstyle is ideal for the indecisive people of the world, as you don’t have to choose between getting highlights or lowlights and instead get both.

    Caramel Balayage Asian Hair

    People of Asian descent tend to have pin-straight dark brown, sometimes black hair. A light caramel balayage might not look the best, but a rich and warm dark caramel color would be unreal. The balayage dye technique helps keep it looking as natural as possible.

    Medium Length Caramel Balayage

    Caramel balayage looks fantastic on any length of hair; that’s a fact. The balayage technique of dying hair allows the stylist to play with the dimension and texture of your hair. Medium-length hair is great because you aren’t bothered by super long hair, but you can also do a lot of the hairstyles short-haired people can’t do, and long-haired people can. It’s the perfect in-between. Plus, any hairstyle would look great with caramel balayage hair.

    Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Balayage

    Cinnamon caramel swirl balayage is a mix between the rich red-brown color of cinnamon and the creamy brown pigment of caramel. Blending in the hair makes for a beautiful color combination, with people turning their heads to take a second look.

    Warm Caramel Balayage

    Warm Caramel BalayageInstagram@laurenaiPIN

    Most caramel balayage hair is warm-toned, but this one especially. We recommend this hair color for people with warm-toned skin because it will do a fantastic job of complementing your complexion. Adding warmth to your hair will warm your whole aura, and who doesn’t want that?

    Sun Kissed Caramel Balayage Blonde

    A sunkissed caramel balayage blonde is a hair color that looks like you’ve been kissed by the sunlight, bright and beautiful. A distinct quality about this caramel balayage hair is that the blonde starts higher up near the roots compared to most other balayage hair looks.

    How To Do Caramel Balayage

    If you decide that a yummy caramel balayage hair color is your next hair transformation, you have come to the right place. Typically, we suggest getting your hair done by a professional. It will be more expensive, but it will be done correctly and with your hair’s health in its best interest.

    If going to the salon isn’t an option, we have a quick tutorial on how to do it at home. However, the help of a friend might be needed to get those back sections.

    Here is what you’ll need:

    1. Caramel-colored box hair dye
    2. Tint brush
    3. Tint mixing bowl
    4. Hair clips

    Step #1

    Once you have selected the box dye hair color of your choice, follow the instructions and mix the product into your tint mixing bowl.

    We suggest a tint mixing bowl, as opposed to any regular bowl, because of the lip that sticks off it. This lip will allow you to wipe any excess product off your tint brush, which is essential in the balayage technique.

    Step #2

    Use your hair clips to pin up sections of your hair.

    Step #3

    Grab a U-shaped section of hair that isn’t too dense. Dip your tint brush into the dye and wipe the excess on the lip of the bowl. You want less product at the top section of hair.

    Step #4

    Angle your brush vertically, lightly brush downwards in short strokes starting just above the middle of the hair. As you get closer to the bottom, you can pack more product and turn the brush horizontally. The ends of the hair should be relatively saturated, while the tops should only have a few sections covered in bleach.

    Balayage is a french term for “to sweep,” so while running the product through your hair, think of sweeping motions.

    Step #5

    Once you have covered the areas you want in bleach, leave the product in the hair for the recommended time and then wash it out.

    Step #6

    Depending on the product, you will likely have to tone the strands you dyed to get that yummy caramel color.

    Step #7

    Once you have completed all these steps and the steps on your box dye, wash your hair, and then style it how you like, and voila – you have caramel balayage hair.

    Zohna Tip

    Bleach can be damaging to your locks. We recommend using a moisturizing hair mask in the shower afterward to restore some of that lost moisture.


    • How Much is a Caramel Balayage?

      On average, caramel balayage costs around 150$ to 200$ but can cost more depending on the salon and stylist you go to.

    • What Shampoo to Use For Caramel Balayage?

      Investing in a color-saving shampoo is always a good idea when you get your hair dyed. Washing your hair is a crucial component in color fading, and using a product in the shower that can help prevent that will help make a big difference.

    • Which Toner to Use?

      There isn’t one exact toner that needs to be used for caramel balayage hair. It depends on your base color and the shade of caramel you are aiming for.

      The Wella Color Charm T 27 Beige Pigment is a stunning warm dirty blonde caramel color that works perfectly for highlights, aka balayage.

    • How to Maintain?

      There are a few ways that you can try to maintain your caramel balayage, such as:

      • Washing your hair less frequently
      • Using a color-saving shampoo and conditioner
      • Keeping the hair out of the sun
      • Avoiding chlorine
      • Stay away from too much heat from hot tools
    • How Long Does it Take?

      A partial balayage takes around 45 minutes to an hour and a half, while a full balayage takes an hour and a half to three hours.

      Your hair type and thickness also play a significant role in the time. As you can imagine, the thicker the hair, the longer the process.

    Lend Me Some Sugar!

    After glancing at all those delicious-looking hair colors, we have no doubt you are craving some sugar or a new hair color. These hair colors are perfect for the summer, giving off a natural-looking sunkissed look. Plus, dying your hair with this technique is much better for your hair as opposed to breaking your whole head. Good luck, and have fun with it!