Painful truth for some of the fashion labels and open source content for the latest fashion trends (even before they come off the runway), some Instagram bloggers actually have more authority on the biggest consumer group of today – the millennials – than the most powerful fashion labels. What the top fashion bloggers on Instagram deliver is more than visual content; it’s a first-hand experience with brands and trends that you, as a young user that lives too far away from Chanel atelier, might be missing on. Here’s another chance to follow up with these influencers, but this time we’ll be reviewing the top 20 fashion bloggers and It girls with balayage hairstyles. If you’re interested in the topic, do read our article-list about the best balayage hair ideas you should try now.
1. Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad
The Italiana living in Los Angeles, Chiara Ferragni displays her beautiful brown balayage hair, sprinkled with light shades of golden brown done by Matt Rez. Considering the warm sun of the good old city of angels, this sunburned balayage hairstyle is entirely in context. Follow Ferragni, if you want to be up to date with the best casual outfits that top elegance and even exceed it.
2. Alexa Chung
The unique and one-of-a-kind Alexa Chung is our next It girl, who you might know from the bible of fashion, Vogue. Her short bob haircut is not only exquisite and sexy, it’s also refreshed with balayage highlights, adding more shades of brown… like it wasn’t messy enough! Follow Alexa Chung for feminine edginess, retro chic and other styles that will leave you inspired for days!
3. Negin Mirsalehi
Long, curly, big… simply luxurious. I’m sure you won’t be able to fight feminine jealousy after walking by Negin Mirsalehi’s stunning hair. Well, now it’s upgraded with subtle balayage highlights that start high on the top and texture to that voluminous hair. You know what we absolutely love about this type of highlights? You never have to worry about your roots showing! Everything blends in like a classic Hollywood film!
4. Miroslava Duma
Miroslava Duma’s a fashion icon… you won’t see her packaged with straps and low-cuts, but… god, those suits look great on her. A major part of that secret is the casual chic she sports. Even with her hair; those natural-looking balayage highlights look trendy even on blow-dried hair. Low maintenance and high taste make a great combo indeed! Follow Miroslava Duma for some badass and tough fashion, especially if you don’t shy away from unisex looks.
5. Julie Sariñana from Sincerely Jules
If you’re following Julie Sariñana on Instagram, you’re constantly being reminded of those dreamy, fun and summery moments! She’s yet another blogger that will make you cry at nights in winter, because the sun always shines brighter in LA. She’s also a front-runner for our balayage hair list. We love her carefully painted highlights, a chocolate- and caramel-inspired cocktail, with full-length highlights around face. Follow Julie Sariñana if you need extra inspiration to soak in beauty and experiences every single day.
6. Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What
Oh Danielle… the sexy and confident Danielle, who wouldn’t want to have her as a best friend! Even if you don’t exchange daily texts with her, you can still closely follow her lifestyle and fashion choices. Concerning her balayage hair, she picked a bold contrast of black and purple-based blonde that acquires an attractive grayish tint from time to time. The way she pairs these highlights with dark matte lipstick is just mysteriously chic. You definitely should follow Danielle Bernstein’s blog We Wore What if you are a fan of making statements with your looks.
7. Helena Bordon
Not interested in gothic fashion? Here’s an It girl our blonde readers would be particularly interested in. Helena Bordon’s balayage highlights are much lighter than what we’ve seen so far. They’re almost blonde, with dirty dark shade popping out from between them sometimes. On her website, Helena Bordon provides tips and tricks for sophisticated fashion.
8. Jessica Stein from Tuula Vintage
Is there adventurous traveler inside you? Follow Jessica Stein’s blog Tuula Vinatge to get a piece of heaven one at a time. It’s going to be poked regularly if you’re subscribed to Jessica Stein. Perfect sunsets, calm waters, exotic beaches… need we go on? So, if you happen to share some of her interests, guess what hairstyle always looks good on a traveler? Balayage highlights… a single session will help you look pretty for months so you can roam the world after sunsets.
9. Veronika Heilbrunner
We talk a lot about the importance of blending and subtle color transition, but the thing is you can always go for more contrast and forget about the blend for a moment. Style it well, and you’ll still have an awesome hairstyle, just like street style icon Veronika Heilbrunner. On her Instagram page, she not only inspires us with her casually chic balayage hairstyles, but also her sporty adventures and, also, the latest trends she sports freshly off the runway.
10. Shea Marie from Peace, Love, Shea
One of our most favorite blonde inspirations on Instagram, Shea Marie’s juicy hairstyle is everything but flat and boring. Slight balayage highlights that keep the color alive is a habit you might want to adopt. Even if you decide to let some of the roots peeking out, you will still look as summer-bright as possible! You should follow Shea Marie for a virtual tour around the world and her addictive shots on the beach.
11. Aimee Song from Song of Style
Another series of postcards from LA, this time we’re following the brunette fashionista Aimee Song from Song of Style. Get your daily dose of sun and polka dots, and also her latest brown balayage hair, which looks fantastic in the sun! Her blog is all about a taste of LA and girl power, spiced up with fashion and style.
12. Carmen Hamilton a.k.a. The Chronicles of Her
A personal favorite of mine is Carmen Hamilton. Short balayage hair… loose dresses, the wind in her highlights… and a lot of sexy attitude. Give your banged haircut a touch of diversity by injecting more color on the tips of your hair, inspired by Hamilton. If you’re a fan of this kind of femininity (it’s not always about showing curves), her Instagram feed will take more of your time than you think. Follow Carmen Hamilton for a special kind of sexiness and her irresistible white shirts.
13. Gigi Hadid
What a hot list this is, right? Gigi Hadid is not a new name… she’s already managed to dive deep into every girl’s fashion mentality. Being one of the most influential and powerful models of the fashion industry at the moment, she’s also a pretty authoritative figure on Instagram (who would doubt!). Making minor changes to her famous blonde hair, Hadid has added more balayage highlights. Slightly darkened hair with light balayage not only makes her eyes look more seductive, but it also softens her entire look. Follow Gigi Hadid… well, you don’t really need a specific reason to follow her, just do it!
14. Louise Roe
Deliciously conservative and stylish… it’s Louise Roe with her short messy bob that has been decorated with balayage highlights! Ditching her usual sophisticated look, she did go rocker style a couple times. Oh and that golden choker… show us more of that! Follow Louise Roe for more serious fashion!
15. Thássia Naves
Soft and feminine… that’s how we see Thássia Naves, but don’t think she can’t pull off a tomboy look! Despite that, her beautiful highlighted curls are more than worthy of a notice, and even a post of its own. Heavy on the front, and slightly less in the back, her highlights play a tasteful lighting game between brunette and blonde… we dare you to tell us which team her hair belongs to. In addition, her Instagram feed is filled with spectacular gowns and a big collection of oh-so-goddess outfits.
16. Annabelle Fleur from Viva Luxury Blog
Every photo of Annabelle Fleur could easily be a shot from Dior commercial. Seriously, where is Dior looking! Her blog Viva Luxury Blog is all about the lady-like femininity and glamorous elegance. Have a look at her photos and her sweet brown hair with thin strips of blonde balayage highlights.
17. Sara Escudero a.k.a. Collage Vintage
Another fashion blogger that will make you love life every day, Sara, with an account named Collage Vintage, is a considerably new authority, but the shots we’ve seen are more than promising. Besides her photos caught in movement, we also loved her new balayage highlights. Soft and blended blonde shades on her deep brown hair. It looks absolutely stunning both when curled and straightened.
18. Irene Kim
What you’ll have enough of when following Irene Kim is incredible fun and colors, just like her multi-colored balayage hair. It’s not pink, it’s not blue, it’s not green… it’s all of that! And all that is assembled on dark brown roots… still looking gorgeous. Follow Irene Kim to get the latest fashion trends not only in photos, but also videos!
19. Lauren Conrad
Looking natural, right? You might have a hard time noticing where exactly Lauren Conrad’s highlights are, and that’s because this look is so blended. The color lights up as it goes down her hair, leaving darker roots and light blonde tips. Also make sure to follow Lauren Conrad for lots of romance, pastel colors and love that’s dripping from the images.
20. Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam
Our last balayage hairstyle on this list is worn by Julia Engel, a beautiful and playful fashion blogger. Notice her highlights that multiply on the front and blend into an almost full blonde finish on the tips. And you’re wondering why balayage highlights look so great in braids! Follow Julia Engel to smell the flowers in the morning, even if it’s winter where you live.
Photos courtesy of Instagram
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