Fancy updating your hair for summer? Undoubtedly the colour trend of the season has to be the ‘bronde’ look, with countless fash-pack favourites and A-listers now donning this sun-kissed blend of brown and blonde.
Not quite blonde, not quite brunette, but effortlessly cool and natural-looking, it has us hankering after the tresses of bronde devotees Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge.
For inspo and top tips on how to nail the look from SL’s Beauty Panel of hair experts, read on. We’ve never been happier to be so undecided when it comes to our hair.
Who does this look suit?
“Bronde is ideally suited to warmer skin tones and can be very complementary as you get older; just look to Jennifer Aniston and Gisele. However, the look can be completely bespoke and tailored to suit anyone’s hair type and colouring. It also suits most cuts, apart from very short crops, where it can look quite dated. If someone is very blonde all over, then subtle mocha shades can be blended in to create a natural look, while caramel shades inject warmth into brunette hair.” — Charles Worthington
Jo Hansford agrees, "Bronde can be adapted to suit any skin tone – if you have a cool skin tone, you would need to opt for a warmer bronde and vice versa. It’s perfect for brunettes looking to add a subtle change to their hair."
What should we ask our stylist for?
“I always advise people to be as honest as possible about the desired look they want to achieve – be specific and take photos with you. If you’ve never had colour before or are afraid of drastic change, ‘bronde’ could be the ideal technique to try. It can be done either with traditional foil high/lowlights or with more skilled balayage. We have recently launched ‘Feather Lights’, which gives a great ‘bronde’ result by lightening sections of the hair from root-to-tip.” — Charles Worthington
How do you keep the hair looking healthy?
"As with any colour process, condition is paramount and your colour will always look best if you use colour-care specific hair products. I'd recommend using an oil for an instant shine fix or as an intensive overnight treatment." —Jo Hansford