Tired of being labeled as a blonde or brunette? By blending brown and blonde colors, bronde hair lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. This popular hair color trend is available with a wide-range of dimensions and hue combinations. Best of all, it’s low-maintenance, natural-looking, and extremely flattering.
Bronde Hair Ideas
Looking for a flirty, vibrant, or subtle blend of shades ranging between blonde and brown? Use our gallery to find a variation that best fits your personality and style.
Brunette Meets Platinum-Blonde
What is bronding? Bronding is the term coined for the mixture of brunette and blonde hair. With a dark brown base color, honey and platinum blonde highlights can be layered in to create a bright and bold look, and vice versa, blondes can add some darker shades for a more sophisticated blend. Bronde hair is especially flattering when added to layered wavy cuts.
Strawberry-Blonde Ombre with Layers
By adding highlights to face-framing layers, you can enhance both your medium-length haircut and your facial features. Golden hues mixed in with lighter blondes, best of all, create a strawberry-blonde effect.
Using balayage, a highlighting technique, this sandy hair color creates a soft and effortless look that compliments tan skin, bold brow and light-colored lip. If you have medium to long hair, start your natural-looking beach waves at the chin for a relaxed style.
Braided Half Updo
Not ready to ditch your brunette status? Consider a sprinkling of blonde which creates dimension to your long locks. The added texture of a loose braid is a fantastic way to show off your coloring and demonstrate the popular disheveled look.
Just because you have short hair, doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun. To freshen up your look – and try something new, consider balayage with honey-blonde colors. Make it even more dynamic with loose, barely-there waves.
Lob with Babylights
Don’t be afraid to stray away from a one-tone color with a soft bronde hair color blend like this. Subtle, but still very natural-looking microlights, or babylights are much more understated and delicate than highlights or lowlights. Sometimes the best changes are the smallest.
The Not-Quite Basic Bob
The best way to enhance angled layers and achieve bronde hair is with soft caramel-colored highlights. Have you ever contoured your face? Well, now you can contour your hair too. Whoever said “blondes have more fun,” didn’t take brondes into account. This is a fun twist on the timeless bob style.
Chopped Layers with Bold Balayage
Blonde tips are no longer reserved for boy bands. It’s called balayage and it’s better than ever before. The face is framed with bright highlights that merge into choppy strands. These modern rough layers can be dressed up with a bold lip and a leather jacket or dressed down with a bare lip and a comfy top.
Lightly Teased and Colored
Some hair styles might be a little too drastic for your taste. Consider a fresh cut and go bold with the balayage. When styling, tease your hair just a touch. This is the best style for a casual look – complement with your favorite t-shirt and jean jacket.
Ash-Colored Long Brown Hair
Starting with a chocolate-brown base, this look fades into an ash-blonde color that becomes brighter and brighter as it falls. With hair as long as mermaid’s locks, you can add multidimensional changes. Throw in some golden touches into the mix for a cool temperature contrast.
Crimped and Carefree Hair
Sometimes you just want to go a little lighter – and you can, thanks to brilliant colors like these. Sporadic light-brown highlights on the coffee brown base look like it’s sprinkled with caramel sauce – in the best way possible. Want ideas for that natural-looking wave? Try crimping your hair or sleeping on braids.
You might not wake up like this – we can’t all be Beyonce – but you can achieve a gorgeous hairdo with a partial-blend of blonde balayage. Starting vaguely at the roots, this bronde hair color flourishes towards the ends offering a great balance of brown and blonde. Just add the casual, modelesque curls and you’re all set.
Handpainted Blonde Hair
Bronde hair can be created with a paintbrush technique also called hand-pressed in which stylists color your hair utilizing a sheet of glass and – yes – a paintbrush. Quicker than the more traditional techniques, this one can be used to create a fun, creative look without the noticeable streaks of color. Here, honey bronde color is blended in, lightening up the overall style.
One-color does not fit all and that’s why we love this coloring. Great for those who want variety – and a little color – but are too busy to worry about the up-keep. Adding a few light-colored strands can brighten up your lob and make your layers look more defined.
Long Beachy Hair
Best for thin, layered hair, this bronde style is created with very subtle, narrow highlights. Notice, too, the middle part that draws attention to the face. Complete this look with a natural lip, a light-brushed brow, and an under-eyeliner.
Make a bold statement with this textured bob. Short and sassy, with bronzed colors splattered throughout, these gorgeous golden tresses are easily attainable with the paintbrush technique – and the best part, they’re unforgettable.
Chestnut Brown Sombre
At your next hair appointment, bring pictures of your desired cut, style, and color. This is the easiest and best way to get what you want. For a more feminine style like this, you can ask for a sombre – a subtle ombre – with medium-length layers and long, loose curls.
Brown Blonde for Bobs
For brunettes looking to make a big change, go with this contrasting bronde hair color. This is a more bold balayage, as the blonde is added almost to the roots which creates a noticeable – and fun – contrast with your natural hair.
Dark Brown to Light Brown
Bronding has been around for a while, but now there are dozens of new variations which allow you to stray from your natural coloring without losing it completely. For some, blonde is too blonde, but you can still get a bronde hair color with lighter brown highlights. To get the beachy waves without any styling tools, buy a crimping gel or cream that can be used on damp or towel-dried hair.
Chocolate and Caramel Curls
We can’t all be blondes – nor do we all want to be. Caramel is a great alternative to basic brown hair, and it looks best on thick hair. Use a curling iron to curl away from your face and you can create a modernized version of Farrah Fawcett’s ‘do.