Blake Lively has gone ‘bronde’ for her latest movie role, and although she says she prefers blonde, her brown/blonde mix has inspired a hair color revolution!
Longing for Blake Lively‘s perfect “bronde” — a mix of blonde and brown hair colors? L’Oreal Paris celebrity hair colorist Kari Hill is teaching you how to do it at home for less!
Kari tells HollywoodLife.com: “Make sure that hair is in good condition by using proper haircare — effectively moisturize hair with masks or treatments for at least a week before coloring. Also, a recent cut or trim will help to remove any porous or dry ends, which can impede the absorption of going darker.”
“Know that change doesn’t always happen overnight and can take several applications to achieve the desired result. If trying to do this all at once or rushing the process, hair can become muddy or almost helmet-like, void of any shine or dimension. Just be patient!”
“L’Oréal Paris has the perfect options for at-home use to achieve the look. Blondes like Blake can deepen their hair with a Superior Preference shade such as 6 1/2G for a rich brown addition while still maintaining natural highlights and lowlights for an overall “bronde” effect. Brunettes can use Superior Preference Glam Lights in GL50, a user friendly kit to add dimension to get the “bronde” effect.”
“When considering going “bronde,” I suggest finding a photo of your desired look to help you understand the effect you’re trying to achieve. A picture speaks volumes and helps you figure out the subtlety or boldness of the application you’re trying to achieve. Bring the photo with you to the store as reference when you’re shopping for color.”
Before You Go Bronde
Abraham Sprinkle, member of Keratin Complex’s International Creative Team, offers a more professional approach if you decide to go to the salon to get your new color.
“When going from a light shade to a dark, usually a filling process is involved due to securing an underlying pigment. This prevents fading. In Blake’s case, going to a brown blonde fusion, I would skip this step as the blonde peeking through is what is giving the hair its overall character. If I were to replicate, I would go a level deeper and warmer than my target shade. Then go back and precisely place a bit of lightener with a low volume developer to tone and cause the irregularities throughout. That os what makes bronde such a unique look.”
Would you go bronde this summer?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas