One of the most popular hair color trends today is the so called “bronde” look. The first celebrity sporting bronde hair was Gisele Bundchen in 2007, according to About Style. Since then, many celebrities whose hair naturally fits in the brunette category have decided to lighten their hair and become a bronde. This color is somewhere between blonde and brunette and can easily be achieved in those with any tone of blonde and brown hair.
What is Bronde?
With the bronde hair trend, men and women no longer have to decide whether to go blonde or brunette. Instead, they can sit perfectly in the middle of the two extremes. It typically enhances rather than completely changes a person’s color, which means it is a relatively low-maintenance coloring technique. One way that stylists are able to get the perfect bronde color is to lighten dark hair by using two different color-lifting creams on various layers of hair. This helps darker brunettes to be able to add some blonde without making such a dramatic change, or having a stark contrast between the roots and the blonde highlights.
How is this Color Achieved?
This hair color is achieved by using highlights and blended roots. Much of the natural color shows through and some subtle shades move the color closer to brown or blonde, depending on the starting color, according to Glamour. The actual technique will differ slightly depending on the starting color of the client and what she or he ultimately wants. Often, several different colors are mixed together to create the right shades to lighten or darken the natural color until it becomes bronde.
What is Behind its New Popularity?
As with many fashion trends, celebrities instigated the bronde movement. However, its lasting popularity is due to more than just celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, and Sarah Jessica Parker sporting the trend. Many people have jumped on board the trend because it is a more subtle change. Women who are not sure whether they want to change their hair color can try with a simple change closer to their hair color, rather than worrying about not liking a dramatic new look. Additionally, it is easier to maintain, and so women do not have to continually go back to a salon for a touch up. More dramatic hair coloring can be expensive and time consuming to maintain, while bronde can stay looking great for much longer, reducing the overall cost of coloring the hair.
As a stylist, it is important to remain on top of the latest hair coloring trends, such as bronde. You need to know how to help your clients achieve this new shade of color, which can be a delicate balance of matching the right colors to the client’s original coloring. Taking continuing education courses in hair coloring can ensure that you know what you are doing, or you can just ask some of your colleagues about how they create the look.
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