Sarah Sheppard
Updated on September 30, 2021
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Tired of being labeled as a blonde or brunette? By blending brown and blonde colors, bronde hair lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. This popular hair color trend is available with a wide-range of dimensions and hue combinations. Best of all, it’s low-maintenance, natural-looking, and extremely flattering.

Bronde Hair Ideas

Looking for a flirty, vibrant, or subtle blend of shades ranging between blonde and brown? Use our gallery to find a variation that best fits your personality and style.

1. Brunette Meets Platinum-Blonde

What is bronding? Bronding is the term coined for the mixture of brunette and blonde hair. With a dark brown base color, honey and platinum blonde highlights can be layered in to create a bright and bold look, and vice versa, blondes can add some darker shades for a more sophisticated blend. Bronde hair is especially flattering when added to layered wavy cuts.

2. Handpainted Blonde Hair

Bronde hair can be created with a paintbrush technique also called hand-pressed in which stylists color your hair utilizing a sheet of glass and – yes – a paintbrush. Quicker than the more traditional techniques, this one can be used to create a fun, creative look without the noticeable streaks of color. Here, honey bronde color is blended in, lightening up the overall style.

3. The Blondish-Lob

One-color does not fit all and that’s why we love this coloring. Great for those who want variety – and a little color – but are too busy to worry about the up-keep. Adding a few light-colored strands can brighten up your lob and make your layers look more defined.

4. Long Beachy Hair

Best for thin, layered hair, this bronde style is created with very subtle, narrow highlights. Notice, too, the middle part that draws attention to the face. Complete this look with a natural lip, a light-brushed brow, and an under-eyeliner.

5. Strawberry-Blonde Ombre with Layers

By adding highlights to face-framing layers, you can enhance both your medium-length haircut and your facial features. Golden hues mixed in with lighter blondes, best of all, create a strawberry-blonde effect.

6. Honey Bronde

Bronde hair is very popular this year, and this is likely because it’s such a diverse color choice. From a dramatic mix of blonde and brown sections, to a golden honey bronde with soft transitions, as pictured below, this is a color that has so many options.

7. Straight Cut, Choppy Layers, and Color

So often, haircuts are all about the layers – and with good reason. Angled layers add fullness and dimension. But when you pair them with a super straight bottom edge, you end up with a cute and modern style.

8. Tousled Bronde Hair

In case you’re not a fan of super long hair but still want to have styling options, go for a haircut that includes a lot of shaggy layers. If you are a brunette, get some strands lightened to a delicious chocolate brown and then add in some brushed on pops of blonde.

9. Subtle Color

Bronde hair color is beloved due to its wide range of options – and if you want something that’s just plain sweet and simple, go with subtle highlights that will brighten up your mane without going overboard.

10. Lighten Up

While many bronde color jobs result in dark blonde, it’s certainly not a mandate. This style incorporates very light blonde with a light brown base. The lightest hue is placed in front to brighten the face, while the shaggy layers plump up thin locks.

11. Side Parted Style

You can effectively showcase your new brown/blonde hair by choosing a side-parted hairstyle. Your color will cascade down melting into lightened ends. To keep hair looking relevant, go with a tousled texture instead of a super straight finish. To get this look, place a modest amount of styling gel in your hands and gently squeeze the strands.

12. A Fresh Look for Asian Hair

Asian and Pacific Islander women often don’t realize how beautiful they can look with lighter hair hues. This year, make it a goal to venture away the predictable black and go for a brown-to-blonde color instead. If your locks are super long, flaunt your bronde hair with some chunky curls.

13. Blondish Highlights

On the other hand, if your hair is naturally brown, you can give it an incredible boost by adding in some subtle lighter streaks for an appealing sun-kissed effect.

14. Bronde, Curly and Beautiful

One of the great things about bronde locks is their ability to rely upon either a light or dark base color. If you prefer to keep things light, your best bet is going to be a dark blonde bottom color with lighter highlights throughout. Curl your freshened up hair with a medium barreled curling iron and finish with a setting spray.

15. A Golden Angle for Bronde Locks

Show off bronde hair with a long bob cut that is angled enough to make fine hair look fuller. The color transition will also help to liven up otherwise flat strands.

16. Long Hair with Ash Bronde Color

This brown-blonde style is so natural-looking – some may wonder if it’s God-given. Fool them all with this subtle color job that’s both lovely and easy to maintain.

17. A Mix of Three Hues

There isn’t a rule that says hair has to be two-toned. In fact, feel free to add in three or even four complementing shades. The style in this picture exemplifies a smooth tri-tone look, going with blonde, light brown and subtle bursts of caramel throughout.

18. Retro Style, Modern Color

Channel your inner Farrah Fawcett with long, feathered bangs and layers. Pair this with a fun bronde color job, and the end result is a vintage yet relevant vibe you’ll love to show off.

19. Short and Dark Drama

Love the look of highlights but don’t want to deal with demanding maintenance? Keep your base brown and add touches of blonde midway down. For even simpler upkeep, go with a long bob cut instead of dealing with long hair.

20. Shoulder Length Bronde Hair

Hair color can be as subtle or dramatic as you choose. For this style, hair is cut to just above the shoulders and styled into beachy waves. For the color, natural hues of blonde and brown are used throughout.

21. Beautifully Long and Brightened Up

If you don’t want to let go of your long hair, trim the bottoms and add in some light layers. When your hair is damp, tousle it with your favorite styling gel, and allow it to air dry. For your bronde hair color, you may go with one honey brown shade throughout and accent it with light blonde streaks around the face.

22. Bronde for Thin Hair

One of the best ways to thicken up thin and lifeless strands is to add in a dynamic color. Pair some platinum with dark blonde and honey for the perfect trifecta of sass and style.

23. Funky Cut with Fresh Color

Layers, an angled cut and a rich hair color come together for a cute and unique style that will definitely stop traffic. If you want something different but don’t want to look too edgy or immature, this is a style that you’ll want to nab while it’s on the minds of local stylists.

24. Bronde Hair and Beach Waves

Beachy waves continue to endure through many hair style trends, and they also happen to be one of the best ways to show off bronde hair. Go for a choppy cut at the length you prefer. Remember that when you choose bronde, you are going to be paying for two separate colors – the shorter your hair is, the more affordable it will be to apply and maintain.

25. Sleek Streaks of Color

Deep condition and trim your hair regularly to keep it soft, shiny and supple. These sleek strands are upgraded with bronde hues for a gorgeous, classy result.

26. Sandy Waves

Using balayage, a highlighting technique, this sandy hair color creates a soft and effortless look that compliments tan skin, bold brow and light-colored lip. If you have medium to long hair, start your natural-looking beach waves at the chin for a relaxed style.

27. Runway-Ready Balayage

You might not wake up like this – we can’t all be Beyonce – but you can achieve a gorgeous hairdo with a partial-blend of blonde balayage. Starting vaguely at the roots, this bronde hair color flourishes towards the ends offering a great balance of brown and blonde. Just add the casual, modelesque curls and you’re all set.

28. Bronzed Bombshell

Make a bold statement with this textured bob. Short and sassy, with bronzed colors splattered throughout, these gorgeous golden tresses are easily attainable with the paintbrush technique – and the best part, they’re unforgettable.

29. Braided Half Updo

Not ready to ditch your brunette status? Consider a sprinkling of blonde which creates dimension to your long locks. The added texture of a loose braid is a fantastic way to show off your coloring and demonstrate the popular disheveled look.

30. Sun-Kissed Bob

Just because you have short hair, doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun. To freshen up your look – and try something new, consider balayage with honey blonde colors. Make it even more dynamic with loose, barely-there waves.

31. Lob with Babylights

Don’t be afraid to stray away from a one-tone color with a soft bronde hair color blend like this. Subtle, but still very natural-looking microlights, or babylights are much more understated and delicate than highlights or lowlights. Sometimes the best changes are the smallest.

32. Chopped Layers with Bold Balayage

Blonde tips are no longer reserved for boy bands. It’s called balayage and it’s better than ever before. The face is framed with bright highlights that merge into choppy strands. These modern rough layers can be dressed up with a bold lip and a leather jacket or dressed down with a bare lip and a comfy top.

33. The Not-Quite Basic Bob

The best way to enhance angled layers and achieve bronde hair is with soft caramel-colored highlights. Have you ever contoured your face? Well, now you can contour your hair too. Whoever said “blondes have more fun,” didn’t take brondes into account. This is a fun twist on the timeless bob style.

34. Ash-Colored Long Brown Hair

Starting with a chocolate-brown base, this look fades into an ash-blonde color that becomes brighter and brighter as it falls. With hair as long as mermaid’s locks, you can add multidimensional changes. Throw in some golden touches into the mix for a cool temperature contrast.

35. Crimped and Carefree Hair

Sometimes you just want to go a little lighter – and you can, thanks to brilliant colors like these. Sporadic light-brown highlights on the coffee brown base look like it’s sprinkled with caramel sauce – in the best way possible. Want ideas for that natural-looking wave? Try crimping your hair or sleeping on braids.

36. Brown Blonde for Bobs

For brunettes looking to make a big change, go with this contrasting bronde hair color. This is a more bold balayage, as the blonde is added almost to the roots which creates a noticeable – and fun – contrast with your natural hair.

37. Chestnut Brown Sombre

At your next hair appointment, bring pictures of your desired cut, style, and color. This is the easiest and best way to get what you want. For a more feminine style like this, you can ask for a sombre – a subtle ombre – with medium-length layers and long, loose curls.

38. Chocolate and Caramel Curls

We can’t all be blondes – nor do we all want to be. Caramel is a great alternative to basic brown hair, and it looks best on thick hair. Use a curling iron to curl away from your face and you can create a modernized version of Farrah Fawcett’s ‘do.

39. Dark Brown to Light Brown

Bronding has been around for a while, but now there are dozens of new variations which allow you to stray from your natural coloring without losing it completely. For some, blonde is too blonde, but you can still get a bronde hair color with lighter brown highlights. To get the beachy waves without any styling tools, buy a crimping gel or cream that can be used on damp or towel-dried hair.

40. Lightly Teased and Colored

Some hair styles might be a little too drastic for your taste. Consider a fresh cut and go bold with the balayage. When styling, tease your hair just a touch. This is the best style for a casual look – complement with your favorite t-shirt and jean jacket.

Bronde hair can be as subtle or as drastic as you want. That’s why we love it. Just don’t forget about your natural coloring. The best blends should compliment your roots and your desired everyday look. Not sure what works for your facial bone structure and/or style? Ask your stylist for suggestions.

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