red balayage hair color ideas

40 Awesome Balayage Red Hair Inspiration

Red, and the many different shades of red, is probably one of the most popular hair colors out there. Red is a powerful color and flatters every skin tone across the board. If you are in search of inspiration with red balayage hair in mind, look no further. We have compiled a list of 40 awesome balayage red hair ideas, and we are sure you will certainly find one you love!

1Brick Red to Strawberry Blonde Balayage

This deep red go into peach color at the ends is so beautiful, don’t you think? The color change is flawlessly done, and with that long hair, it looks quite seductive. That is not to say that it won’t be any nicer with short hair. It will.

2Dark to Vibrant Red Gradient Hair

Here we see a beautiful contrast between her dark hair and the vividness of the red. The balayage is seamlessly done. Love!

3Red Balayage in Bob Cut

Many would think that bob cuts are too short for such dramatic hair color. This proves them wrong. This fire red balayage shade make the haircut even more dramatic. We love it.

4Raspberry Hair

This hair color is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! It is neither too pink nor too red, but just the perfect color in between. Love!

5Fiery Natural Hair

As stated earlier, red suits every skin tone across the board. Look at this gorgeous fire-colored African-American hair and she is rocking it! You go, girl!

6Auburn Red Balayage with Highlights

Auburn is a shade of red that is immensely popular because it is a safe color. It is not too overpowering, and if combined with nice highlights, you get a quite flattering caramel look. For those who want a more subtle look, this might be a good choice.

7Graduated Bob with Burgundy Highlights

Here is another perfect example of how short hair works really well with red. Maybe you might take this style into consideration the next time you cut your hair?

8Red Burgundy Balayage Curls

This is such sweet sweet hair that you almost want to roll in it. The burgundy color is really flattering to her skin tone, and we love that she matched her lipstick to it as well. Ten stars!

9Mahogany Blonde Balayage

This is an almost earthy combination of mahogany and blonde. We love the transition between the two colors and would bet that this will look really wonderful on warm skin tones too.

10Copper Hair

Copper hair is quite underrated and it is quite sad. Copper is such a wonderful color and can greatly improve anyone’s look when done right. In this case, it’s a richer darker copper that will beautifully suit those with warm skin tones.

11Red Balayage Undercut

Look at you, little miss rocker! This is a great punky and edgy hairstyle for those with the love for red hair and rock.

12Reverse Burgundy Balayage

Don’t you think this looks amazing? Well, we do! This resembles a strawberry that is slowly ripening under the sun. Such beaut!

13Short Hair Balayage

Yes, short hair can be colored and look amazing too! Just look at this beauty – a very nice example of how red balayage can look on short hair.

14Flamingo Hair

Yes, please! Going red doesn’t mean a whole head, and in this case, we super love this! It is such a beautiful combination of the different shades of red, it is amazing. Show this to your colorist now!

15Fire Ombre

Well hello, hot stuff. What a way to turn up the heat a hundred degrees higher! Amazing hair.

16Fuchsia Red Silver Ombre

If you are one to not walk the same old path, this is a beautiful option – red and silver. It looks gorgeous and super hot. Yes, please.

17Greige Red Ombre

This is another great option that is the reverse of the previous photo. We love greige, we love red. This is a very nice combo. Looking a lot like school of rock, don’t you think?

18Cherry Crisscrossing Braids

Chery is quite the interesting color, and with this hairstyle, the beauty of the hair color is beautifully displayed. On top of that, these braids are not hard to make either!

19Red Purple Orchid

Here we have not only red balayage, but red balayage WITH purple hair, and the result is just sublime! Here’s one more reason to rush to your hairdresser’s, ladies!

20Straight Vibrant Balayage

We loved it when Jessie J had this hair, and we still love the style until now. Sleek and stunning – that’s what we call it. And if you get tired, you can always curl it!

21Dark Auburn Burgundy Balayage Hair


22Red Copper Balayage Fade


23Cherry Red Balayage


24Black Red Hair Balayage


25Fire Hair Pixie Balayage


26Mahogany Balayage Highlights


27Red Fuchsia Balayage Hair


28Red Purple Combo Balayage


29Reverse Copper Balayage


30Wine To Rose Ombre Balayage


31Red Blonde Balayage


32Subtle Red Balayage


33Sunset Hair


34Velvety Red Balayage


35Peachy Burgundy Balayage


36Viking Braids in Copper Hair


37Wine Balayage


38Fading Wine Balayage


39Red Orange Hair


40Dark Wine Balayage


41Subtle Copper Orange Balayage


42Red Blue Balayage Hair


43Ginger Red and Blonde Balayage


44Red blonde balayage


45Light Rose Gold Balayage


46Readhead With Blonde Highlights


47Red pink ombre balayage


48Simple Red Ombre Balayage 


49Red Wine Balayage


50Straight Fire Red Balayage



We hope you’ve found your favorite red balayage color on this list! You might already be raring to dye your hair after seeing all those awesome ideas. But before you dye your hair, there are a few things you have to take into consideration prior to jumping into the wonderful world of Balayage hair. One of them is to take into consideration the health of your hair. If you have dry and brittle ends, it might be wise to ask for a trim prior to having your hair colored so that you are sure to have evenly colored hair. A clarifying shampoo would also be necessary BEFORE going to your colorist to ensure that your hair is free from whatever build-up it has accumulated over time. Lastly, always bring a photo of the type of hair color that you want because it would make it easier for your colorist to determine which products to use.

Now that you have armed yourself with that information, you should learn how to take care of your newly-dyed hair. Red hair is harder to maintain than other colors because it fades quite fast. You have to be ready to take the necessary measure in order to protect your mane. One of them is to wait at least 48 hours before washing your hair. This ensures that the color molecules have penetrated your hair deeply before you wash them out. And when you do wash your hair, make sure to use cool water instead of hot, and to use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. And speaking of shampoo and conditioner, you will now have to switch to shampoo and conditioner for colored hair so that you don’t unnecessarily strip your hair of its new color.

There are a lot more, but these are just the basics. This might sound overwhelming, but it really is very simple.  Once you get used to it, you won’t even mind it anymore!



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