Bronde: The Newest Hair Color Trend

Bronde: The Newest Hair Color Trend


What does blonde plus brown equal? Bronde, this season’s hottest hair color trend (move over ombre!). As much as we hate the fact that summer is quickly winding down (wah!), we still need to begin to prepare for the first nip in the air come fall, and that means making our manes match the weather. Celebrity hair colorist Sharon Dorram, owner of NYC salon Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, who has worked with Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and Christie Brinkley says:  “Bronde is the perfect bridge from summer to fall, and offers a subtle change without having to make a huge commitment.” Recently, stylish celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Beyonce have been spotted with this cool autumn hue.

We asked Sharon to elaborate on the bronde trend – who will it work on and how do we keep the shade vibrant for the cooler months ahead?

BB: Does the bronde trend work on all shades of brunette?
SD: Other than very dark brown hair, most light-to-medium brunettes can go bronde.

BB: What about various skin tones? 
SD: As long as the color does not go two to three shades lighter or darker than your natural base color, bronde will flatter both tan and pale skin tones.

BB: What is the most subtle way to go bronde? And the most major?
SD: The easiest and most subtle way to go bronde is to do minor highlights to give just a hint of change. The most major way is to lift brunette hair to the desired lighter shade, and then tone out any warm or brassy tones. However, this technique will give a more obvious regrowth line.

BB: How can we keep bronde from turning brassy? 
SD: Keep hair out of the sun and stay away from products with alcohol.

BB: What products do you recommend to extend color longevity after going bronde?
SD: As compared to bleaching, the bronde process is automatically healthier since it is more moisturizing. However, you should still use sulfate-free products and alcohol-free sprays and mousses to protect and extend the life of your color.

Try these products to protect your bronde:
R+Co Gemstone Shampoo ($24)
Leonor Greyl Paris Au Lotus Volumizing Mousse ($46)
Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray ($20)
Rahua Voluminous Hairspray ($28)

What do you think of this trend? Do you have any plans to try it? Let us know in the comments below!

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