Style Trends: Bronde Hair

If you’ve been paying attention to celebrities like Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, Cara Delevingne, and Jessica Alba, you may have noticed them sporting a haircolor that’s not quite blonde, not quite brown, but a perfect mix of both. Bronde hair (which, as you might expect, comes from the words brown + blonde) is everywhere this season because it’s a sun-kissed shade that flatters just about everyone. And as a bonus, it’s low maintenance.

Read on to see if you just might want to go bronde, too.


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Bronde is a perfect color choice for haircoloring virgins or people who don’t want to have to touch up their hair frequently. Because bronde coloring incorporates your natural hair color, you won’t get a harsh line as your roots grow out.

This haircolor gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll get the fun, youthful look of blonde streaks paired with the impact of the darker sections. It’s not as intense as ombré haircolor, but you’ll still get a lot of bang for your buck.

One of the best things about this trend is that it flatters virtually any skin tone and eye color, as long as the right tones are chosen for the highlights and lowlights.


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How do you get it?

Bronde isn’t just a haphazard mix of blonde with brown. It’s a carefully planned color technique that takes your natural color and adds either darker or lighter pieces in shades that flatter your skin tone. Multiple colors are added for a multilayered result that has a lot of visual interest. The balayage technique (handpainting colors onto the hair) is most commonly used for the most natural look.

Because the color must be carefully placed, it’s best done by a skilled and experienced colorist. You can ask your stylist for a consultation to discuss the best color combination for your natural haircolor and skin tone. If you have them, bring pictures of bronde hair you love.