Blonde + brunette = bronde
What would you get if mixed blonde and brunette? One of the biggest trends of the moment, bronde hair, apparently.
With the darker tones of brunette playing off the lighter blonde hues, bronde hair is perfect for those who can’t commit to one colour or the other. And why have one when you can have both?
But what exactly is the colour? Think that middle range shade as seen on Cara Delevingne, Gisele Bunchden and Behati Prinsloo… basically, the supermodel’s favourite hair shade circa 2015.
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. The idea is to look like you just spent a month chilling out, sunning your hair on an Italian beach (we know, if only).
While we’d probably all say that we prefer balayage these days, bronde hair was so popular because it perfectly highlights your face and gives your hair more dimension. The overall effect is that it looks thicker.
Bronde hair also makes for great top knot or bun hairstyles, because the colours mix in together for a beautiful spiral effect. And if you’re a fan of hair extensions, it makes it easier to find a colour that will work with what you’ve already got.
We’re guessing that you’re already pretty sold on getting this colour next time you visit your hair colourist, but just in case you needed any more persuasion, read on for the most amazing celebrity bronde hair looks to take with you.
Because who said you had to choose between being a blonde or a brunette? Certainly not us.
Oscar winner (and former tween star) Brie Larson was spotted with a bronde hue while promoting her film Room in Tokyo, Japan.
Behati Prinsloo fulfilled her 'Angel' duties, as she launched Victoria's Secret's 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.
Millie Mackintosh attended a London Fashion Week event sporting a bronde hue, which played off her golden satin
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.
Arguably, Cara Delevingne lead 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.
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 a seriously natural take on bronde hair.
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.
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!
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).