If you’re a celebrity (or someone like myself who obsessively follows celebrity beauty trends), it isn’t enough to be blonde or brunette or even a redhead anymore, you have to be unique. Celebrities are always searching for the next big trend, and it seems that “bronde” hair is it. Being bronde is the perfect fusion of Charlize Theron’s sun-kissed strands with Adriana Lima’s chocolate-brown tresses, giving you the best of both worlds!

Bronde is a favorite among the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Cara Delevingne, and most recently, Blake Lively. This lighter brown shade with blonde highlights is universally flattering on anyone, and perfect for any season, which why it has exploded in popularity recently. If you’re thinking about going bronde (and believe me, you should at least consider it), we have a few tips for embracing your new shade flawlessly:

Keep Contrast to a Minimum
For your best bronde, make sure your roots and highlighted middle/ends don’t contrast too heavily. This will keep the look natural and will keep it from looking like you’re simply trying to grow out darker roots. Joel Warren, Master Colorist and Co-Founder at Warren-Tricomi Salons, says: “to get a bronde look colorists can create a caramel-brown base color and then highlight that with blonde. I mix foil and balayage to get the most natural look.”

Bring Images to the Salon
Bring a picture of a bronde celebrity to the salon before getting your hair colored. The stylist will be able to imitate the shade while also customizing it to your skin tone and hair color so you can leave feeling satisfied with your new look. “Anyone can wear this look, the trick is choosing the right tone that complements your skin and brings out your features,” says Will Francis, Colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon, proving just how important the shade actually is. So, do your research!

Maintain Your New Shade
Although the color change isn’t super drastic, it’s still extremely important to use color protecting shampoo and conditioner to keep your new hue looking fabulous for longer. Try Redken Color Extend Shampoo to help shield and secure your color for the best maintenance.

Ultimately, going bronde is generally easy to do and isn’t a super high-maintenance style if your hair already hovers between blonde and brunette. Also, keep in mind that bronde is one of the healthier options for brunettes who wish to lighten their hair since it doesn’t require tons of bleaching or dyeing. Generally, bronde looks good on everyone and is customizable to your liking because it’s not an exact, one-fits-all color. So, if you’re considering a hair change, I’d say go for bronde!

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