How do I choose the right color of Balayage extensions?

What is Balayage?

Balayage means to "paint" or "sweep"— it's a dying process that results in natural-looking highlights. There is no clear fade line between the darker and lighter colors like with our Ombre shades. As well, darker pieces are left at the bottom to give the hair that extra depth and dimension. 

Do I need to have Balayage or highlights in my hair?

No, your hair can be a solid shade! Balayage extensions are a damage-free way to add sun-kissed dimension to your hair. 

How do I match my hair to the right shade?

In order for your Luxy Hair Balayage extensions to blend, we recommend ensuring that your hair matches the root color of the extensions. To determine the right match for you, please read below. 

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Off Black Balayage

  • Available in
  • Off Black base blended with painted Mocha Brown highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Off Black shade
  • Perfect for you if have black hair with brown undertones that come through in the light
  • Ideal if you have off black hair with a warm dark brown ombre at the ends

    Off Black Balayage vs Off Black & Chocolate Brown



    Here's our Off Black Balayage shade in action...

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    Mocha Bronde Balayage 

    • One of our new shades - Available in 20" 180g Seamless only
    • Mocha Brown base blended with painted Bronde highlights 
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Mocha Brown shade
    • Perfect for you if your natural hair color is a very dark brown with warm undertones
    • Ideal if you have very dark brown hair with a golden dark blonde ombre at the ends
    • Great if the ends of Ombre Chestnut were not light enough for you
    • Great if the root color of Ombre Blonde was not dark enough and the ends were too light for you

    Here's our Mocha Bronde Balayage shade in action...

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    Dark Ash Brown Balayage 

    • One of our new shades - Available in 180g Seamless only
    • Dark Brown base blended with painted Ash Brown highlights 
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Dark Brown shade
    • Perfect for you if your natural hair color is a dark brown with warm undertones
    • Ideal if you have warm dark brown hair with a light ash brown ombre at the ends
    • Great if the ends of Ombre Chestnut were too golden for you

    Here's our Dark Ash Brown Balayage shade in action...

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    Chocolate Brown Balayage 

    • Available in:
    • Chocolate Brown base blended with painted Chestnut Brown highlights 
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Chocolate Brown shade
    • Perfect for you if you have a medium brown hair with warm red undertones
    • Ideal if you have medium warm brown hair with a light golden brown ombre at the ends

    Chocolate Brown Balayage vs Chocolate Brown & Chestnut Brown

    Here's our Chocolate Brown Balayage shade in action...




    Chestnut Brown Balayage

    • Available in:
    • Chestnut Brown base blended with painted Dirty Blonde highlights
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Chestnut Brown shade
    • Perfect for you if you have light brown hair with warm, golden undertones
    • Ideal if you have golden light brown hair with a warm medium blonde ombre at the ends

    Chestnut Brown Balayage vs Chestnut Brown & Dirty Blonde

    Here's our Chestnut Brown Balayage shade in action...







    Ash Brown Balayage 

    • One of our new shades - Available in 20" 180g Seamless only
    • Ash Brown base blended with painted Natural Blonde highlights 
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Ash Brown shade
    • Perfect for you if you have a medium brown hair with cool undertones
    • Ideal if you have cool-toned light brown hair with a cool medium blonde ombre at the ends
    • Great if Chestnut Brown Balayage was overall too warm for you

    Here's our Ash Brown Balayage shade in action...

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    Bronde Balayage 

    • One of our new shades - Available in 20" 180g Seamless only
    • Bronde base blended with painted Dirty Blonde highlights 
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Bronde shade
    • Perfect for you if you have a dark blonde hair with warm undertones
    • Ideal if you have warm dark blonde hair with a warm medium blonde ombre at the ends
    • Great if the root color of Chestnut Brown Balayage was too dark for you
    • Great if the root color of Blonde Balayage was too light for you

    Here's our Bronde Balayage shade in action...

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    Natural Blonde Balayage

    • One of our new shades - Available in 20" 180g Seamless only
    • Natural Blonde base blended with painted Platinum Blonde highlights
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Natural Blonde shade
    • Perfect for you if you have medium blonde hair with cool undertones
    • Ideal if you have cool-toned medium blonde hair with a light neutral blonde ombre at the ends
    • Great if Blonde Balayage was too warm for you

    Here's our Natural Blonde Balayage shade in action...

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    Blonde Balayage

    • Available in:
    • Dirty Blonde base blended with painted Ash Blonde highlights
    • Best match for those already color matched to our Dirty Blonde shade
    • Perfect for you if you have medium blonde hair with warm undertones
    • Ideal if you have warm medium blonde hair with a light golden blonde ombre at the ends
    Blonde Balayage vs Dirty Blonde & Ash Blonde

    Here's our Blonde Balayage shade in action...



    SHOP BLONDE BALAYAGE

    Have Questions?

    I have Ombre/highlights in my hair. Can I still wear Balayage?

    Yes. Balayage extensions will blend even if you have Ombre or highlights in your hair. If you have Ombre, the Balayage extensions will add more color and dimension higher up. If you have highlights, the Balayage extensions will add more color towards the ends.

    What if I have short hair?

    For best results, your hair should be about 6-7 inches in length for the extensions to blend naturally (that's about shoulder length) & a solid color. To learn about which set to pick, click here.

    How far down the weft do the Balayage highlights start?

    The Balayage highlights start 6 inches from the base of the weft.

    What if I want a shorter/longer length?

    At this time, the Balayage shades come in 20 inches, however, we do offer a longer length in our 24" Seamless Blonde Balayage set. Since Luxies are made of 100% remy human hair, however, they can be cut or trimmed to any desired length by an experienced hair stylist if you are interested in a shorter length. 

    We're always open to feedback! Should you be interested in a specific length that we don't currently carry, kindly send us an email at info@luxyhair.com and we'll be happy to share your suggestion with our Product Development team for future consideration.  

    Want a second opinion on choosing your Luxy Balayage shade?

    We're here to help! Please email our Support team at info@luxyhair.com with a recent selfie taken in natural lighting with no direct sunlight, where we can see your hair from top to bottom, and with no filters added - similar to the photo below.

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