Everyone know that summertime is the perfect opportunity to lighten locks, but the beachy blonde trend of years past is taking a backseat this summer to give “bronde” a moment in the spotlight. Trending on celebs like Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Cara Delevingne and the latest convert Ashley Tisdale, bronde is a universally flattering, bespoke color, blending honey blonde and brunette shades.

Why You Need to Go Bronde

This “bronde” approach can instantly lighten and brighten any complexion, no matter what skin, eye and hair color combination a client is working with. “By incorporating subtle pops of shimmer against a natural base, a stylist can instantly create movement and texture with a client’s hair,” explains McAllister Creative Director, Mark Holloway.  Because “bronde” is primarily centered on the client’s natural base color with strategically placed highlights throughout, it is a low-maintenance option for those who want to go lighter without monthly touchups. Trendy and easy to maintain? Count us in!

So what should you ask for?

The most important characteristic of this hair color is that there are a variation of blonde and brown tones and not just your usual one or two. Because there are so many versions of this trend, we recommend bringing an inspiration image to your consultation to ensure you and your stylist are on the same page. Your colorist can easily achieve this look either by foiling or balayage.

“Lighter, ashy shades of blonde make blue and green eyes pop, while honey blonde hues create a warm glow against a golden complexion,” explains Holloway. “Either way, the key to a successful “bronde” is making sure the contrast isn’t too far from your roots.” See our recent “50 Shades of Blonde” post for help in better personalizing your blonde tones and temperatures by clicking here.

Maintaining Your Bronde Between Visits

Keep your beautiful “bronde” from swirling down the drain with color-protecting products to extend the life of your locks. We recommend Kevin.Murphy Blonde.Angel Wash and the paired Blonde.Angel Colour Enhancing Treatment (…both available in-salon…). These Kevin.Murphy products contain optical brighteners that work hard to rescue dulled color and restore shine.  And to top it off, all Kevin.Murphy’s products are formulated from natural plant extracts indigenous to Australia, are sulphate-free (as they would spell it!), paraben-free and cruelty-free.

Your Next Steps

So you are loving this whole “bronding” idea, eh? The stylists at McAllister Spa are ready to personalize the look just for you. But which stylist should you choose? Head on over to our Instagram gallery by clicking here to see the latest works of art by our team. And when you’re ready, request an appointment by clicking the big orange button at the top right of every page and our team will respond right away.