Unless you’ve been hiding in a digital-free zone for the past few years (in which case it’s time to get with the real world or you’re going to be left behind by your clients!), you can’t have missed the bronde hair trend.
Bronde was all the rage in LA and NYC with the likes of Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Olivia Palermo driving the trend, these days it’s the height of street fashion and sure to be a hit with your mousey brown or brunette clients who’d like to go lighter, but don’t feel ready for full-on blonde.
What is bronde?
It’s time to ditch the foils and embrace the freehand balayage movement because the bronde hair trend is showing no sign of letting up!
Put quite simply, bronde is a perfect combination of brunette and blonde shades – it’s a hybrid hair colour that looks soft and natural.
As a colourist you’ll need to work with your client and assess their desired result and their skin tone to make a choice of whether to use warm, neutral or cool shades and then think about a subtle contrast. This isn’t a dip dye, so your clients shouldn’t have too much contrast between the roots and the highlighted ends.
Bronde is perfect for darker-haired clients who want to try a little bit of lightness to achieve the look, but I’ve noticed that most celebrities sporting bronde keep their shade to within two-to-three shades of their natural hue.
To achieve the beautiful bronde clients are asking for, lighten the hair by freehand hair painting pieces through the hair, making sure that the colour is softer near the mid-section and thicker towards the ends, but even all the way through.
Bronde is now the number one colour service for brunettes in the salon and your clients will love it too once you master the technique.
Do you lack confidence in the art of balayage or want to take your freehand hair colouring to the next level, check out my innovative balayage training courses or on-demand education videos.