How do I choose the right color of Balayage extensions?

Updated 5 months ago by Aleksandra

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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. 

Jet Black Balayage

  • Jet Black base blended with painted Sandy Brown highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Jet Black shade
  • Perfect if you have black hair with no brown undertones that come through in the light
  • Ideal if you have pure black hair with a cool light brown at the ends
  • Great if Off Black Bronde Balayage’s base color was too light and looked too brown in comparison 

Here's our Jet Black Bronde Balayage shade in action…

Off Black Balayage

  • 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
  • This shade has been discontinued so we only have the sets still available on our website

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

Off Black Bronde Balayage

  • Off Black base blended with painted Bronde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Off Black shade
  • Perfect if you have black hair with brown undertones that come through in the light
  • Ideal if you have naturally black hair with a warm medium blonde at the ends
  • Great if Mocha Bronde Balayage or Mocha Brown Balayage’s base color was too light and looked too brown in comparison 
  • Great if Jet Black Balayage’s base color was too dark or if the highlights were too cool-toned in comparison

Here's our Off Black Bronde Balayage shade in action…

Mocha Brown Balayage 

  • One of our new shades - the balayage version of Ombre Chestnut
  • Mocha Brown base blended with painted Chestnut Brown 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 medium brown ombre at the ends
  • Great if the ends of Mocha Bronde were not dark enough

Mocha Brown Balayage vs Ombre Chestnut

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

Want to experiment with Ombre instead? Click here to see the Ombre Chestnut shade it in action.

Mocha Bronde Balayage 

  • 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...

Dark Brown Balayage 

  • One of our new shades - the balayage version of Ombre Blonde
  • Dark Brown base blended with painted Dirty Blonde 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 medium blonde ombre at the ends

Dark Brown Balayage vs Ombre Blonde

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

Dark Ash Brown Balayage 

  • 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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Cool Dark Brown Balayage

  • Cool Dark Brown base blended with painted Sandy Brown highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Cool Dark Brown shade
  • Perfect if you have dark brown hair with cool undertones
  • Ideal if you have cool dark brown hair with a cool light brown at the ends
  • Great if Dark Brown Balayage and Dark Ash Brown Balayage’s base color was too red in comparison 
  • Great if Mocha Brown Balayage or Mocha Bronde Balayage’s base color was a touch too dark and red in comparison

Here's our Cool Dark Brown Balayage shade in action…

Chocolate Brown Balayage 

  • 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

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

Neutral Brown Balayage

  • Neutral Brown base blended with painted Natural Blonde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Neutral Brown shade
  • Perfect if you have medium brown hair with subtle cool and neutral undertones
  • Ideal if you have neutral-toned medium brown hair with a cool medium blonde at the ends
  • Great if Chocolate Brown Balayage’s base color was too red in comparison 
  • Great if Ash Brown Balayage’s base color was too light in comparison

Here's our Neutral Brown Balayage shade in action…

Chestnut Brown Balayage

  • 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

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

Ash Brown Balayage 

  • 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...

Sandy Brown Balayage

  • Sandy Brown base blended with painted Sandy Blonde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Sandy Brown shade
  • Perfect if you have light brown hair with very cool undertones
  • Ideal if you have cool-toned light brown hair with a beige light blonde at the ends
  • Great if Ash Brown Balayage’s base color was too warm and a touch too dark in comparison 

Here's our Sandy Brown Balayage shade in action…

Bronde Balayage 

  • 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...

Natural Blonde Balayage

  • 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...

Blonde Balayage

  • 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

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

Sandy Blonde Balayage

  • Our new light blonde Balayage shade
  • Sandy Blonde base blended with painted Platinum Blonde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Sandy Blonde shade
  • Perfect for you if you have light blonde hair with beige/cool undertones
  • Ideal if you have cool-toned light blonde hair with a high-lift blonde at the ends
  • Great if Natural Blonde Balayage was too dark for you

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

Beige Blonde Balayage

  • Coming soon!
  • Beige Blonde base blended with painted Platinum Blonde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Beige Blonde shade
  • Perfect if you have neutral-toned light blonde hair 
  • Ideal if you have neutral-toned light blonde hair with a very light blonde at the ends
  • Blends well with those who have a multi-dimensional neutral-toned light blonde hair color
  • Great if Beige Blonde was almost a perfect match but the shade needed a bit more brightness
  • Great if Sandy Blonde Balayage’s base color was too dark in comparison 
  • Great if Dirty Blonde Highlights was too warm in comparison

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

Natural Red Balayage

  • Natural Red base blended with painted Dirty Blonde highlights
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Natural Red shade
  • Blends well with most natural red hair colors
  • Ideal if you have naturally red hair with a warm medium blonde at the ends

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

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