What would you get if mixed blonde and brunette hair? Well, bronde apparently. A mixture of the two, we've now moved on from 'ombre' or 'the dip-dye' as it's all about the more natural-looking bronde.
What would you get if mixed blonde and brunette hair? Well, bronde apparently. A mixture of the two, we’ve now moved on from ‘ombre’ or ‘the dip-dye’ as it’s all about the more natural-looking bronde.
With the darker tones of brunette playing off the lighter blonde hues, bronde is perfect for those who can’t commit between the two colours. And why have one when you can have both!
But what exactly is the colour? Think Cara Delevingne, Gisele Bunchden and Behati Prinsloo… basically the supermodel’s favourite hair shade. It’s not quite brunette, not quite blonde and looks as though the sun has naturally lightened it, so forget about having streaks that are noticeable.
And why does everyone love it? Because it perfectly highlights your face and gives your hair more dimension so it looks thicker. It also makes for a great top knot, because the colours mix in together for a beautiful spiral effect and if you’re a fan of extensions, it makes it easier to find a colour that will work with what you’ve already got.
We’re guessing you’re already sold on getting this colour next time you visit your hair colourist, but just in case you needed more persuasion, here are the most amazing celebrity looks to take with you…
Most recently, Oscar winner (and former tween star) Brie Larson was spotted with a bronde hue while promoting her film Room in Tokyo, Japan.
Twilight actress Ashley Greene stepped out in LA, sporting a new bronde ‘do that works perfectly off her pale skin.
Behati Prinsloo fulfilled her ‘Angel’ duties, as she launched Victoria’s Secret latest Swim Collection in LA. The model and wife of Maroon 5 singer, Adam Levine, looked gorg as per, as showed off her sun-kissed bronde tresses.
Gisele Bündchen sported the ‘it’ hue while speaking at the
UN. Showing her mix of dark roots and honey-blonde hair, the model
celebrated World Wildlife Day in her role as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador,
proving that bronde is perfect for work, weekend, and play.
Millie Mackintosh attended a London Fashion Week event in
February 2016, sporting a bronde hue, which played off her golden satin
Suki Waterhouse sported some bronde locks at the Pride And Prejudice And Zombies premiere recently, pairing her new ‘do with a gorgeous gown from Reem Acra.
Now Jessica Biel is a gorgeous bronde, all natural waves and warm tones. She debuted these tonal tresses at Marie Claire US’s Image Maker party in January 2016, looking like she’d stepped straight off a Malibu beach and into the LA party scene.
Agyness Deyn is back on the scene, and has ditched her signature blonde crop in favour of this ultra-chic bronde shade, instead. Keeping her look glam, the 32-year-old model-turned-actress wore her hair in a side parting with some subtle Hollywood-style waves to attend the Moet International film awards in London.
Drew Barrymore opted to tone down her strawberry blonde hair with some subtle lowlights, joining the ever expanding club of celebrite Bronde hair fans. We think the warm hue is perfect for those with longer tresses, and should be styled in a loose, messy blow dry, to really maximise your look.
Arguably, Cara Delevingne is the one leading the charge for the #bronde movement after she swapped out her fair blonde hue for something decidedly darker in 2015. However, far from being a flat brunette tone, there’s plenty of movement through the lengths thanks to those natural-looking, rich honey-hued highlights.
Gisele’s been doing the whole ‘bronde’ thing before ‘bronde’ was even a thing. Since her earliest days on the catwalk, her natural, beachy waves in a warm, dark blonde have been our go-to when we’ve popped to the hairdressers – it just turns out now that there’s a name for it.
Another famous face to go to the dark side recently was Blake Lively. Known for her blonde bombshell locks (Serena Van Der Woodsen’s trademark, non?) since giving birth to her daughter James in laste 2014, Blake’s been trialling an all together darker hair hue. She captioned this pic in July 2015 with: “#brondejamesbronde”.
Despite first coming to our attention in The Rum Diary in 2011 as a bona fide platinum blonde, Amber has since become a champion for #bronde. Not quite blonde, not quite brunette, this ash blonde tone is one of the most natural ways to nail 2015’s hottest hair trend.
Another A-Lister who has long-been rocking the bronde trend, is Sarah Jessica Parker. Keeping hers ever so slightly nearer the brunette end of the spectrum, SJP’s bronde is thanks to a few artfully placed honey highlights over her rich brunette base colour.
Perfectly demonstrating how natural and almost imperceptible the difference between bronde and brunette can be, Alexa’s rich chestnut colour is given that light touch with grown-out highlights.
If you’re looking for a perfect example of how to style out a gorgeous bronde hair hue, look no further than Chrissy Teigen’s smooth and silky waves.
Although Jessica is working a slightly more obvious ombre style here, it’s still incredibly natural and that is at the very heart of the bronde hair trend; think of it as the no-make-up-make-up of hair trends!
Whether she’s brunette or blonde, Sofia Vergara’s red carpet game is always on point and her darker honey-hued blonde waves are another beauty master class, too.
Donning a slightly cooler blonde hue for a more ashen bronde effect, Suki earned extra style points for us for this gorgeously choppy mid-length cut.
Rachel McAdams is a hair chameleon of the highest order having changed up her style seamlessly over the years from red, pink, dark brown, platinum blonde, and back to red again. Therefore it comes as little surprise that she’s totally nailing the whole bronde thing now, too.
Style maven Olivia Palermo is no stranger to the bronde phenomenon either, having rocked it for years. However, Ms. O.P. keeps her locks bang-on-trend and super-glossy thanks to regularly changing up how light or dark her bronde hair hue goes with regular trips to the hairdresser (we’ll assume).