The Name’s Bronde

Post by CM

I’ve begun to notice few little tentacles of silver snaking their way out of the top of my head, so have decided that it’s that time again to hit the dye bottle. With two weddings coming up in the next few weeks, and therefore two different looks to work, I’m wondering which shade to turn to; lighten up for summer or go a bit darker to achieve that Snow White look? Well, it appears that the way forward is somewhere in between – not fair, not mousey, but… bronde.

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Olivia Palermo goes bronde

The shade of choice for the past while has been ombre or balayage – hair graduating in colour from about ear level to the tips – take Rachel MacAdams’s style in True Detective as an extreme example…

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Rachel McAdams in True Detective 

… but fashion girls like Olivia Palermo are leading the way in a more subtle hue. It’s a bit middle of the road. In fact, that’s what it sets out to be; an alternative to making the move from brown to blonde for the wishy-washy. Right up my lazy alley! Sarah Jessica Parker has moved away from her Sex and the City black roots by taking on the look, and it really suits her:


Bronde is a shade that suits a lot of people. Olive toned beauties Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen have been caught rocking the look, Jennifer Lopez has been seen in the shade and natural blonde Elizabeth Olsen has also shaded down to warm her skin tone up.

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Chrissy Teigen
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Elizabeth Olsen

Lady Dowdy herself, aka Laura Carmichael of Downton Abbey pulls off two trends at once, with her wavy bob and bronde tresses. If only her character would take some style advice from the pretty actress who plays her, she may finally be more lucky in love.

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Laura Carmichael

My indecisive nature definitely has me leaning towards bronde – it can look darker or lighter in different lights, either which could be played up to suit your mood or your outfit! What say you – are you a fan of bronde or do you find it too non-commital? Find us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for a chat!

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