Silver balayage is the popular older girl that younger you desperately wanted to be as a kid. The hue is cool but subtle, gets along with everyone (read: looks freakin' great on all hair types), and is easy to maintain a healthy relationship with, meaning you can go months without seeing your hairstylist and it'll still look like you just walked out of the salon doors. If you're unfamiliar with balayage, let me break it down for you: Unlike ombré, balayage is a longstanding pro colorist highlighting technique, and not a gradient of color (as Pinterest boards may have you believing). Trust me. I've been there. What happens is that your angel sent from heaven above (a.k.a. your colorist) hand-paints bleach onto your hair in a sweeping motion. This results in an incredibly stunning, heat-free dye job that requires little upkeep. There are tons of colors to choose from—browns, blondes, neon hues—but most recently, we've become obsessed with silver. It's just the right amount of cool-girl that the kids on TikTok praise, but simple enough to take into the office. But before you sit in the salon chair, check out these 25 seriously stunning silver balayage examples featuring all kinds of hair types, below. Here's to a new hair do.