We can always count on Hollywood A-listers and high-fashion models to show us the latest and greatest hair trends. From paparazzi shots to red carpets to runways, there's one hair color that's so pervasive, and it might just be one of the most popular of all time. You may have seen it on the likes of Beyoncé at the Met Gala, or perhaps the tousled, wet effect on Hailey Baldwin. And the hair color is…brown with blonde highlights, also known as bronde.
"Bronde is essentially a perfect balance of blonde and brunette, creating a great mixture of colors," explains master colorist Tiffanie Richards. MATRIX celebrity colorist George Papanikolas says the color works on just about anyone. "Since bronde falls right in the middle of the hair color spectrum, it tends to have a universally flattering result."
Keep scrolling to see 45 stunning bronde looks.
Chestnut to Golden Blonde
Hailey Baldwin is a showstopper with this hair color. Her locks start a deep chestnut brown color at the roots, flowing out to golden blonde mid-length all the way to the ends.
Rather than dying hair darker and adding highlights, the look is best for those who already have brown hair. "Typically, the most flattering [color] would be adding blonde to your already brunette hair," says Richards.
Cleo Wade's tawny-brown curls are highlighted with a touch of honey blonde around her face and at the ends of her hair. While bronde "can really work for any texture," says Papanikolas, "it usually looks the best with the hair has a bit of a wave, so that you can see the textures and swirls of colors."
Olivia Wilde's brown hair is accented with blonde highlights framing her face. Throw some loose waves into the mix, and this looks feels unfussy yet polished.
But leave a hue like this to the professionals. "I truly wouldn’t recommend attempting this or any look involving highlights at home," says Richards. "Something like this can go very wrong because brunette hair tends to pull very orange/yellow tones."
To maintain your highlights, try shampooing every other day. Hard water contains minerals that could change the hue over time.
Brown to Golden Ombré
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes looks absolutely sensational in this bronde shade. Her bouncy ponytail shifts from a brown to golden bronde ombré.
Auburn With Highlights and Lowlights
Kate Beckinsale's lovely shade of auburn comes courtesy of a blend of highlights and lowlights. Reach for Sachajuan Shine Serum ($35) to replicate that shine.
When she's not platinum blonde, Khloé Kardashian wears an undulating brown-blonde shade with long, loose waves. Try using the Beachwaver Pro ($199) for a similar effect.
Alessandra Ambrosio's sun-kissed ombré locks look great when worn stick-straight, as seen in this red-carpet appearance.
Ash Blonde With Brown Base
Jennifer Lopez's blunt lob is so vibrant with ample ash-blonde highlights. To get smooth, sleek locks like J.Lo, try Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion ($34).
Drew Barrymore's relaxed, wavy texture and golden bronde highlights make her the original trendsetter for a boho, beachy vibe.
Giselle Bündchen's wavy, un-polished look is the gold standard for casual (yet chic) looks that translate from daytime to evening.
Chrissy Teigen looks dreamy with her golden-blonde and brown highlights.
Vanessa Hudgens's raven hair is dip-dyed a dark bronde that complements her skin tone and deep brown eyes.
Jourdan Dunn is one of our favorite hair chameleons. The supermodel has experimented with several hair colors, but the gentle ombré on her chin-length bob has our hearts.
Chestnut With Blonde Ombré
Chestnut hair with honey blonde ombré highlights is Jessica Alba's signature look, and it's not hard to see why.
Classic Sleek Blonde
Rosie Huntington Whiteley is flawless with this sleek style that shows the symmetry of her blonde highlights.
Miley Cyrus' tight, sleek high-ponytail shows the dimension of her blonde highlights. This is a great look for those who need a touch-up, as it pulls roots away from the face.
Speaking of touch-ups, your natural shade will impact how often you need to visit the salon. "If you are naturally light brown, then getting the bronde touched up about every three months with highlights should be sufficient," says Papanikolas.
Glowing Golden Highlights With Brunette Base
Olivia Palermo's balayage adds a golden glow to her brunette locks, complementing her glowing skin and brown cat-eye.
Coffee Base With Milky Highlights
Ashley Tisdale's cool-toned ombré looks like when you add a splash of milk to black coffee and color transitions from hickory to almond.
Deep Brunette with Balayage
Rashida Jones is often rocking a deep brunette or chestnut hue, so these shiny balayage highlights are a delightful surprise.
Light Blonde Allover Highlights
Tyra Banks is the queen of caramel highlights. Her long, golden ringlets are gorgeously contrasted with her smoky eyes.