“Bronde” is going to be the hottest shade and colour trend of 2016. Bronde works for blondes who want to go darker but not too dark, and for brunettes who want to go lighter but not too light. It’s safe to say it will be popular as it’s a universally flattering shade, since it falls right in the middle of the hair colour spectrum. The best examples of the bronde trend in 2015 were Hannah Davis and Chrissy Tiegan.
My number one rule is staying within a few shades of your natural hair colour. Going any lighter or darker than four shades of your natural colour usually looks harsh.
Absolutely. That’s why enhancing your natural colour usually ends up with the best result. If you were a brunette as a child, then pale blonde hair is probably not your best choice as an adult.
Any darker than your natural colour is usually too dark. Lighter hair has a softening effect on the skin. This doesn’t mean you need to go blonde, but one or two shades lighter is usually more flattering.
Sarah Jessica Parker keeps her hair modern and sophisticated with her dimensional balayage highlights. Salma Hayek softly lightens her black hair to a lighter brown with caramel highlights. Julianne Moore has punched up her red to a bronzy copper colour we call “ronze”.
Don’t give up! Most likely your friends colour their hair so if you stop, you will look 10 years older. Instead opt for a lighter shade that will help camouflage the grey.
Balayage highlights are my favourite way to add soft accents of colour to the hair, and it gives the most flattering accents of colour to your natural hair.