Celebrity Colorist Johnny Ramirez Talks Latest 'Bronde' Trend

The it-shade of the season falls somewhere in between blonde and brunette. Celebrity colorist Johnny Ramirez talks about the latest bronde trend making waves on the red carpet and in salons. The it-shade of the season falls somewhere in between blonde and brunette. Celebrity colorist Johnny Ramirez talks about the latest bronde trend making waves on the red carpet and in salons.

AS SEEN ON THE LIKES OF BLAKE LIVELY, JESSICA ALBA, Chrissy Teigen, J.Lo and more, bronde is the hottest hue sweeping through Hollywood and beyond. Johnny Ramirez, co- owner of the Ramirez-Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, specializes in “California hair,” which he achieves through his signature Lived- in-Color technique. “It’s a subtle way of highlighting your hair that is not balayage or ombré. The color was initially inspired by the hair color tones of my daughter Emilia. It often falls somewhere on the spectrum between blonde and brown. The end of a strand will look ashy blonde, the one next to it, ashy brunette, and the root, a solid brown,” says Ramirez. “It’s about adding touches of light throughout the hair. You want it to be reminiscent of hair that is not too done up and polished.” The look is sun-kissed and relaxed, more natural than foil highlights, much like the vibe for which California is known. In an exclusive partnership with Joico to launch their new LumiShine color line, Ramirez will present weekly examples of his work with the pre-blended color palette, which lasts up to 30 shampoos. “With LumiShine, my clients will get two times the shine, which is perfect for making my signature technique look vibrant yet still very California lived-in-color.”

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