THE NAME’S BRONDE
The hottest hair colour trend in town
Move over reds and plums, as ‘bronde’ takes the centre stage. We’re telling you why this hot new hue is perfect for you.
What is ‘bronde’?
Hold on… Before you get all worked up thinking bronde is an all-new colour palette, let us tell you this is not the case. It’s simply a portmanteau of the words, brown and blonde! While typically brown and blonde hair colours have existed individually, this new trend brings the two together, where the look consists of a combination of rich chocolate brown with caramel blonde (yum!) to create a flattering sun-kissed colour. ‘Bronde’ has managed to catch the fancy of women the world over, whether it is women with brown hair opting for blonde highlights and babylights, or the blonde-haired experimenting with hints of brown.
Why we love it?
This hue not only adds that dash of fun and radiance to the hair but also works fabulously well to complement warmer skin tones like Indian skin. It is the perfect way to add blonde to your tresses without opting for the over-the-top platinum; we saw what happened with Kim Kardashian’s recent trip to blonde and back! Another great advantage is that it is very low maintenance, which means you don’t have to go running back to the salon for re-colouring every few weeks! You can let your brown roots grow out and eventually even have that chic, darker roots look. It’s also common knowledge that highlights or babylights with a blonde shade can give your hair that subtle radiance, allowing light to bounce off your hairdo gorgeously. Don’t you love it already?
Achieving a bronde that suits you
The key to successfully achieving this colour is to have your natural or chosen base colour showing through really well, so it is important to consult your stylist who can then recommend the brown and blonde tones to suit your specific skin tone. You can opt for thicker blonde sections at the tips, highlights just on the crown area or even try babylights of the golden shade throughout; the playing field is wide open, it’s really just about what you’re comfortable with.
On the red carpet
This combination of hues is making waves both in salons and on the red carpet. Celebrities flaunting bronde include Jessica Biel, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Cara Delevingne, Sarah Jessica Parker, Megan Fox and many others. In fact, Blake, a natural blonde, is a self-confessed ‘bronde convert’, while Sarah who has donned this look for a while now is even known as the ‘Queen of bronde’!
So, when are you getting your bronde on?
Opt for thicker blonde sections at the tips, highlights on the crown or even babylights; the playing field is wide open, it’s just about what you’re comfortable with.