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Brunette to Bronde Hair Transition with Rebecca Harding

We invited Kérastase Club Ambassador Rebecca Harding to Melbourne’s Xiang Hair for the ultimate brunette to bronde transformation.

Planning how to go bronde while maintaining the health and integrity of your hair requires careful consideration, but Rebecca was in safe hands with stylist and 2020 Australian hairdresser of the year Jamie Furlan and expert colourist Danni Solier. Rebecca’s result was a versatile colour that’s well worth the effort. Read on to find out how to make your own brunette to bronde transition.

As a curated mix of brown and blonde tones, bronde is the perfect option for those looking for a striking yet sophisticated colour. Better yet, bronde is highly adaptable, meaning your colourist can tailor your blend to suit cool, neutral or warm skin tones.

Bronde can be a chic colour destination of its own, or a healthy and gentle way to slowly transition to blonde. However, it’s also crucial to use the correct hair colour technique to avoid damaging your precious hair.   

A trending colour all year round, read on for our expert advice to transition from brunette to bronde the right way. We’ll also recommend a bespoke care routine to maintain your nourished and radiant tresses. 

How to get bronde hair the right way

Although transitioning from brunette to bronde is a gentle way to lighten your hair, we always recommend consulting with a professional colourist who can utilise their advanced expertise to create a customised plan for your hair transformation.

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For light brown hair

If you have light brown hair, you’ll only need to lighten your hair one or two levels to create a bronde look. Lucky for you, your lighter existing hair colour means you can likely achieve the perfect bronde result after just one salon sitting. 

Keep in mind, it will still be a two-step process. You can expect your colourist to lighten your base before creating highlights, to create a receptive base colour devoid of any unwanted warm tones.


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For dark brown hair

If you have very dark brown hair, patience is your best friend when it comes to going bronde. Any shade of bronde can be achievable but working in several stages over time is absolutely crucial to maintain the health and integrity of your hair. Consult with your colourist to book a few appointments to achieve your desired end result.

Lightening the hair from a dark base colour requires significant bleaching, which leaves hair vulnerable to dryness, breakage and accelerated colour fading. That’s why going bronde rather than blonde is a fabulously healthy option for darker brunettes. Waiting a little while between bleaching sessions will also give your hair time to recover as natural oils and moisture return to your strands, resulting in healthier hair.


Bronde hair maintenance

Blond Absolu Bain Lumière Shampoo 

We recommend using our Blond Absolu Bain Lumière Shampoo with hyaluronic acid to gently cleanse your hair without a dehydrating effect. This nourishing shampoo contains a concentration of deep hydrating agents to gently detoxify the hair while neutralising the tone. For best results, use a small amount as a daily wash.
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Blond Absolu Cicaflash Fondant Conditioner 

To build on your bronde maintenance routine, swap your daily conditioner out for our Blond Absolu Cicaflash Fondant Conditioner. This conditioner is a super shot of care for lightened or highlighted hair. The hybrid fondant texture provides the hydrating benefits of a mask in a formula that’s light enough to use every single day. Apply a hazelnut sized dollop to towel dried hair and rinse thoroughly after 2-3 minutes.

Blond Absolu Ultra-Violet Hair Mask 

If you’re looking into lightening your hair, you’re likely already familiar with the concept of the dreaded ‘brassiness’ – when blonde or bronde hair takes on an unwanted warm tone. Enter our Blond Absolu Ultra-Violet Hair Mask to save the moment! This rich deep purple mask neutralises brassy and yellow undertones to maintain your flawless bronde colour. Use this mask as needed when you feel your tone needs neutralising. Leave on for at least five minutes, or longer depending on the desired degree of neutralisation. Once the desired tone is achieved, use the mask weekly to maintain your colour.
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Blond Absolu Cicanuit Night Serum 

Due to the nature of lightening itself, you may occasionally find your bleached strands feeling a little dry. We recommend using our Blond Absolu Cicanuit Night Serum to banish dryness while you sleep. This lightweight healing serum intensely recovers bleached and sensitised hair by restoring fibres and binding split ends through the nourishing powers of hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower. Apply 2-4 pumps on the lengths and ends of the hair and leave on overnight, with no need to wash in the morning.
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Now that you know how to achieve and care for your ultimate bronde look, learn about how to take care of your scalp. Read our guide to the Fusio Scrub: The Ultimate In-Salon Scalp & Hair Exfoliation.