What do you do when you adore the look of balayage but hate to give up your luscious brown locks? This one ain’t rocket science: you get brown balayage laced throughout your gorgeous dark hair. We’ve combed through hundreds of pictures (maybe thousands? we’ve lost touch with reality due to a Thanksgiving overdose) to find the best hairstyles that incorporate light to dark brown shades of balayage into dark base colors. We came away with 35 of the most stunning looks, perfect for the brunettes out there who want to keep their brown hair but add a little spice. So scroll down and get inspired—just try to keep the drooling contained to the holiday table, thank you very much.
1. Dark-Brown Wavy Hair with Chocolate-Brown Balayage
Even if you took away the epic shine factor in this woman’s hair, we’re positive her color would still steal the show. Those long waves have been splashed with the perfect amount of milk-chocolate-brown balayage, providing her hair with immense depth.