London, March 3 IANS | 5 months ago

With the approaching change in season, it's time to try a new hair colour. An expert suggests that bronde, a perfect shade between blonde and brunette that was first made popular back in 2007 by supermodel Gisele Bundchen, is back with a bang.


Jack Howard, international colour director at Neville Hair & Beauty and a colourist to icons including Poppy Delevingne, Donna Air, Kelly Brook, says that the new colour technique is making headlines at all the red carpets and award ceremonies.

"Bronde is all the rage in LA and NYC (worn by the likes of Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo)... Known as the perfect combination of brown and blonde tones, bronde is perfect for darker haired clients who want to try out a lighter colour, and can be warm, neutral or cool," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Howard as saying.

"For years and years anyone who was born with mousey hair has fought against it, either going blonde or switching all the way to brunette. Dark brunettes struggling with orange toned highlights or too light pieces against their skin can now appear healthy and natural; the look that's appealing to more and more a-listers," added the expert.

One can easily attain the look with few easy steps.

"The key to the perfect shade of bronde is to lighten hair by freehand painting pieces through the hair making sure that the colour is softer near the mid-section and thicker towards the ends and is even all the way through.

"Just make sure you don't have too much of a contrast between the roots and the highlighted ends. This colour is great for people who don't want to completely take the plunge and go either way (full blonde or full brunette) and great for natural brunettes who want a little bit of lightness," said Howard.

(Posted on 03-03-2014)