Welcome to Mane Monday on DKW!

Each week I ask one of my artists to share some of their favorite work from the week. Today I asked the Bronde Queen Val to share a few of her secrets …

Brunette + Blonde.

It’s an in-between hair color, where you’re not quite brunette, but not really a blonde. It’s the best of both worlds, and if you’re non-committal like me, it’s gonna be your fav hair color.

My hair has been bronde for years, and it’s my favorite color to do on clients.

There is a multitude of shades of bronde colors, so it leaves so much creativity up to the stylist on how to create the right tone for each guest.

I personally love to give the clients a bright money piece, depth at the root, tons of dimension throughout, and brighter sunkissed ends. I use at least two toners on each bronde client to keep the front brighter than the rest, but keeping everything soft.

Since there are so many tones in a bronde, once we get to the extension part of the process, I get to continue to have my creative fun.

Whatever I do on the client’s hair, I need to continue with the extensions. There’s no way you can buy a pack of hair and throw it in there. It would ruin all the hard work I just did on their real hair, by muting it down and being one or two dimensional.

That’s why I love NBR, as I can use as many shades of extension hair, each piece custom colored, to make the hair color pop that much more!

A couple of other reasons why I love bronde is the color is flattering on most skin tones and it’s super low maintenance. No need for a full head of highlights every time, just strategic placement of bright and deeper backdrops.

Bronde: for the non-committal person who wants their cake and eat it too 😏

Here are a few of my favorite brondes:

BlondeMe 25 vol, 6 vol on ends

Lowlights 6.13 + 6n blurred into 7.13 + 8n

Smudge 6.13 + 7n

Toner 9.13
Front toner 10.21 + 10.13

All education is sold out for the year including my newly released NBR Fast Track Shadowing Program, but stay tuned for more education details in December. We have some big changes and are excited to share the growth of my company.

We still have a few spots left for appointments at DKW Styling just in time for the holidays. If you’ve been following for a while, now is the perfect time to book your NBR consultation – click here to schedule.