Blake Lively has said good-bye (or maybe “xoxo,” for all you devoted Gossip Girl fans) to her famous blonde hair in favor of a new color—or should we say color
Lively swapped her signature shade for bronde, a medium brown with warm-blonde highlights. She debuted the new shade in a picture she posted to Instagram.
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Lively’s new look has us wondering whether she’s considering a transition to full-on brunette. If the star’s change has you inspired to go bronde, too, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. Nikki Ferrara, a colorist at the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City, advises starting the transformation slowly by adding lowlights, then following them with a medium-golden-blonde gloss. “This will get you used to the idea of brown before fully committing,” she says. You’ll also want to ask your colorist to stick with warm tones. “If you put an ashy tone over blonde, you get an allover greenish-gray cast, and the hair will look dull and mousy and won’t reflect light,” says Ferrara.
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