Photos of Bronde Hair Color
"Bronde" hair is that perfect shade between blond and brunette. Bronde hair color was first made popular back in 2007 by supermodel Gisele Bundchen (pictured here). Many natural brunette celebrities have gone the "bronde" route and you'll see the best of the bunch in this photo gallery.
So, how to get it? The key to the perfect shade of bronde is to start with a light brown or dark blond base color and then lighten sections of hair using the balayage method. Balayage is basically hair painting, and allows the colorist to add color exactly where he/she wants it. With bronde, the ideal is to paint color onto the top layers of hair. The effect is meant to be to be like a child's hair at the end of summer — bleached by the sun.
Here are some tips:
- There are various bronde techniques, including painting chunks of hair all around the head. Some colorists paint only the sections along the face to help brighten the face and make eyes pop.
- The key to bronde is to add dimension and depth to your hair color, and the way to that is to add several shades of color. To get perfect, sun-kissed color, your stylist should use at least two different color lifting creams.
Bronde hair takes a great stylist to pull off. Just make sure you don't have too much of a contrast between the roots and the highlighted ends or you'll end up looking as if you fried your hair via the bottle and are trying to grow it out.
Jennifer Aniston is a famous "bronde." She's gone brunette a couple times in her career, but for the most part, she seems happily settled as a bronde.
I absolutely love this look. To get your own version, take a few photos into your stylist and ask for the balayage process, which is more natural looking than typical foil highlights.
See Should You Get Balayage or Foil Highlights? for more information.
This is an absolute gorgeous color on Julia, who sometimes wears her hair much darker.
Bronde is one of The 8 Hottest Trends of the Year.
While bronde is a shade between brunette and blonde, "Ombre" is a French word that literally means shaded like a gradient. You'll notice here (and on the next image), the roots are darker while the hair is lighter mid-shaft — as though the sun naturally lightened the hair in the summer and then fall came around and the hair grew out and... well you get it.