It’s time for the popular ombré trend to take a backseat as a brand new hair colour trend for 2016 is making its way to the top. Combining both blonde and brown tones flawlessly together, Bronde is the latest colouring that can be seen on celebrity red carpets and designer catwalks all over. It’s the hottest look that has been adopted by the likes of Suki Waterhouse, Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Anniston who have nailed the in-between style. It’s a look that’s perfect for the indecisive or even if you just want to update your locks a tiny bit, have the best of both worlds this season and blend two colours into one.
Similar to the Balayage effect, Bronde is currently the most sought after request in salons across the globe, meaning the popular trend is really beginning to catch on. This shade means you no longer have to switch between brown and blonde and you can fuse the two together to create a flawless, sunkissed look that lasts longer than your annual two week holiday. The natural effect that this colour tone radiates means it’s not such a daring or drastic choice when it comes to a colour change. The look is created by layering caramel and honey highlights on top of a deeper base colour and blended subtly for a natural finish.
The best thing about this tone is how easy it is to maintain it. With no harsh colouring applied directly to the roots and without obvious regrowth like with traditional foils, you can easily refresh your look whenever it suits you. In order to get the best outcome, try and book with a balayage expert who will know how to colour freehand in order to ensure colour is placed in the right locations. This way you will be able to differ your colouring from a traditional ombré or striped highlights. Traditionally, this hair shade is best suited for those with a warmer skin tone meaning it can enhance a natural complexion and colourings. Blondes who are adding darker tones will end up with an elegant and sophisticated tint, where as brunettes will have their image illuminated and eventually appearing much more radiant.
If you initially get your Bronde hair colour professionally completed in a salon, it will make it much easier to use a box dye kit at home when you need topping up. Mat Soobroy, who is professional stylist at Charles Worthington, believes this look ‘is a lot more forgiving… it works for people whose original hair and skin colour is blonde-ish, or for the more dark-haired, without looking forced. It’s not as harsh or radical as a big shift in colour, but everyone will notice it.” At Dreamstyle, we have a range of extensions in colours that are perfect for your new Bronde colouring including tones in Mocha, Ash Browns and Honey Blonde. Try styling your locks into tousled waves for a natural bohemian style, with loose flyaways and an overall salty, holiday effect.