I’ve been called a blonde and I’ve been called a brunette. I prefer the shade “bronde”, which is a combination of the two. My natural hair color is exactly what it looks like now- I have only dyed my hair twice in my life. The first time was way back in 10th grade and it was way too dark of a brown, and the other was the fall of 2011 when I ombred my own hair and basically bleached the bottom half so it was a transition of light brown to dark blonde at the tips. The ombre is still growing out and I have random lighter highlights all over that are just natural. My roots are my normal color- which I think is a mousy brown. Sigh.
So when I see in magazines that this blondish-brown shade is “hot”, or see people pinning photos of it on Pinterest, it makes me laugh. Because although I love my hair’s length and ability to curl, I don’t really love the color. I don’t like dying my hair because it’s not good for it and it’s expensive, and mainly I’m afraid I’d want to keep changing it every few months once I start. So I stick to my natural bronde shade- which is darker at the roots and a shade or two lighter at the tips, naturally.
Want to go bronde? Above are some fellow bronde girls who look much better rocking this shade that I ever would. Use them as your inspiration. If you’re a blonde looking to change it up, add some light brown lowlights. Or you could let your brown roots grow out a bit and get a natural ombre that people pay hundreds of dollars for. If you’re a brunette, add a few dark blonde highlights to frame your face or bleach the tips just a little (be careful!) Voila- bronde!
What do you think of this trend?