There’s no denying that dark blonde hair (AKA bronde) is totally striking, sophisticated, and stylish – not to mention the perfect way to get the best of both blonde and brown hair colours. And this year, there are plenty of super-chic hues (think deliciously deep tones mixed with golden accents) to tempt you to the bronde side.
So, if you’re considering taking the plunge and are looking for a dark blonde hue that’s just right, stay put. Here we have 13 sublime dark blonde hair colour ideas that’ll have you running to the salon, pronto!
1. Sun-kissed dark blonde highlights
Desperate to attain a dark blonde hair colour that screams Cali-babe vibes? Then consider getting sun-kissed highlights or a foilyage (AKA foil balayage) done!
As you can see, this trendsetter’s natural tone practically melts into the darker blonde hue, which gradually fades into a lighter tone toward the ends. Credit: @balayageartists
2. Rooty bronde buzz cut
Thanks to Adwoa Aboah and Kristen Stewart, the iconic buzz cut is already shaping up to be a major hair trend for 2017. So, when we spotted this beautiful rocker-chick’s spiky mane with this amazing in-between colour on Instagram, we couldn’t help but swoon!
We particularly love how the hue brings out her features and adds a softness to her overall look. Credit: @baldgirlsclub_
3. Dark blonde and honey afro
Want to go lighter but worried it’ll clash with your skin tone? Then take inspiration from this Instagrammer‘s summery, golden afro.
The trick to achieving this look? Keep your roots your natural hair colour and get ribbons of dark and light honey-coloured tones on the tips on your mane. Credit: @janibellrosanne
4. Ashy bronde hair
Residing at the more elegant end of the dirty blonde spectrum, this sophisticated dusty, shimmering bronde tone is a great way to dip your toes into the ash hair trend to see how you like it. Credit: @_infinityhair_
5. Bronde bob
Tempted to join the bob brigade? Great! But to really make a style statement, why not consider pairing your new cut with a fresh, glowing bronde hue? And, one glance at the smoothly styled bob above is all the convincing you’ll need! Credit: @theblondebrunette901
6. Pearl dirty blonde hair
You’ve heard it here first: pearl hair is set to take 2017 by a storm. So, if you’re after a stand-out hair colour that combines cool, pearl-blonde tones with darker, dirty-blonde roots, keep this pretty colour combo on your radar. Credit: @megs_104
7. Caramel dirty blonde hair
So, if you’re thinking about refreshing your locks, this sublime colour is a complete recipe for success! Credit: @gigihadid
8. Strawberry bronde
When you mix dirty blonde and strawberry-red tones together, you get the dreamiest hue ever: strawberry bronde. And when this mega-babe debuted her playful, flirty colour on Instagram, we just had to stop and stare!
9. Dirty blonde sombre
Move over ombre, sombre (AKA subtle ombre) is taking over! This Instagrammer’s mane is the perfect example of the sombre trend, as her natural hair colour has been softly accented with a darkish-blonde hue, that’s beyond impressive and sophisticated. Credit: @yeghairbyalex
10. Multi-faceted blonde hair
Want to make a stylish impact with your next colour choice? Then try working in a mixture of platinum blonde, dirty blonde and dark brown colours in your mane, for a unique shade that’s totally out of this world.
11. Dirty blonde roots
When Pia Mia showed the world that dark roots and blonde hair go together like peanut butter and jelly, everyone who’s anyone seemed to follow suit.
The contrasting dark roots and blonde hair make for a sexy, edgy outcome, and is the perfect look for lazy girl’s who don’t mind missing out on touch-ups. Credit: @khloekardashian
12. Bronde colour melt
Ombre and balayage hair is evolving yet again, coming in hot this time with a more diffused look called colour-melting or ‘flamboyage’. This process incorporates elements of both balayage and ombre techniques to give the hair more depth and a natural-yet-polished finish.
We particularly love how this blondie’s mane starts off a rich chocolate brown at roots, that then melts into a mesmerising dark honey-toned hue. Sign us up! Credit: @colourmemimi
13. Reverse ombre
Lucky enough to already have dark blonde hair? Well, if you’re desperate to change up your look, why not give reverse ombre a whirl? Not sure what it is? It works as the name suggests, by reversing the colours used in your ombre look.
As you can see, this Instagrammer’s mane gently fades from dirty blonde, into a creamy, nude blonde hue, resulting in a discreet look that’s got all the styling impact of brighter and bolder hues. Credit: @glowthehairspecialist
Editor’s tip: If you’re tempted to give dark blonde hair a whirl, remember to use a wash and care system specifically formulated for dyed blonde hair. We’re currently fawning over the Toni&Guy Illuminate Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, as it helps hair look frizz-free, all while helping maintain your hue’s vibrancy.
Have these dark blonde hair colours got you lusting for more? If so, head over to our Blonde Hair page now, where you’re sure to find a hue to brighten your mane this season!