After ombré has been popular for years, balayage is the recent trend. A balayage will give your locks a vibrant and shiny effect instantly. For my dark brown natural hair, some medium brown and light blonde pieces are nicely blended. Really love the dimensional look when the hair is softly curled. I am always afraid of dramtic change of hairstyle. A fresh balayage is never a bad idea. It is just like my previous style with some freshly sun-kissed glow. The dramatic transition from dark brown to blonde is replaced by seamlessly blended colors.