For girls who are torn between wanting to be blonde and staying brunette (or vice versa), we have found a compromise - hair bronzing. This coloring technique continues to gain popularity, so we promise a lot of practical information and, of course, a lot of inspiring examples

What is hair bronzing?

Hair bronzing is a coloring in which paints of different shades of light and dark colors are used. The peculiarity of bronding is that the stylist achieves smooth transitions between many shades, trying to visually add volume to the hairstyle and get the most natural result.In this case, the paint is applied in some places to the outer layers of the hair, in others - to the inner ones. At the roots, the strands are often left in a black or chestnut shade, and the tips are dyed blond. The reverse scheme, in our opinion, does not look so organic, but here, as they say, how many people, so many opinions.

If a girl with red hair decides to dye her hair using the conventional bronding technique, we recommend moving from a darker color at the roots to a lighter one at the tips, gradually lowering the intensity of the pigment.

You might be wondering, what is the difference between hair bronzing and ombre techniques? From the description, they seem suspiciously similar, so it's worth clarifying.

First of all, take a look at the photo of the girl who preferred armoring. Yes, she has dark hair at the roots and light at the ends, but the border of the transition is very blurred due to the fact that the lightening was carried out in a more chaotic manner than with the ombre technique.

We recommend booking for those who are worried about insufficient volume. The master will paint individual strands near the face and around the entire perimeter of the head, figuratively speaking, to add air to the styling.

By the way, with such introductory notes, it makes sense to approach the choice of a haircut with a long-range sight. For example, a cascade is suitable if you have medium-length hair, and it is better to arrange short hair in a bob.

Well, a few words about ombre. In the photo you see a classic example of staining using this technique.

Perhaps, of all types of complex coloring, this one is the easiest to implement on your own at home. L’Oréal Paris even has a special dye in the Colorista range designed to lighten the lower part of the hair.

Another plus of the ombre technique is the practicality of such staining: you don’t have to run to the stylist in a month to paint over the regrown roots. However, the booking result also does not require updating by the hour.

Who is booking for?

First of all, booking is advised for girls with brown hair. It is believed that a lot of colors from a light range are combined with such a natural shade. This is a big plus, because you don’t have to create the necessary base artificially, first coloring the entire head of hair in a dark color. Perhaps, in the latter case, we would have dissuaded you from bronding and would have recommended another technique for complex staining. By the way, you can read about the most popular ones here.

Bronding looks stylish on light brown hair. Admire the options in the photo: this coloring looks noble and quite natural. The result can be compared to the effect of sun-bleached hair.

Types of armoring

Do you think you figured out what armoring is, or “brond”, as this technique is often called, and the topic is closed? No matter how! This technique has many subspecies, and now we will tell you about them. We promise to be short and to the point.

Classic armoring

For the most standard staining of brond, you will need several colors, each of which should differ from the “neighbor” by no more than three tones. During the procedure, the master does not use the hair roots, lightening the bulk of the hair, starting from the middle of the length.

Zone booking

This technique is mastered by experienced talented stylists who can "see" the face - you know how it happens when you get to an eyebrow master or a makeup artist who immediately understand how to correctly place accents on your face.For zonal armoring, the same approach is important. It is necessary to determine which areas to highlight with light paint. It can be strands near the face or, for example, tips. In principle, the bronding technique is worthy of being talked about in an article about hair contouring.

Gradient armoring

Coloristics cannot be attributed to the exact sciences, so different interpretations of the same coloring options are possible here. The ombre technique is encrypted under the gradient coloring, so if you choose one of the options below as a reference, know that they have at least two names.

Copacabana armoring

The "Brazilian" direction of the bronze implies the use of warm shades of paint and the desire for the smoothest possible transitions.


Here the master needs the ability to work with both cold and warm shades. The result of staining should be such that in motion the curls seem to slightly glare. To achieve this, oh, how difficult, but if everything works out, then the effect will be stunningly beautiful.

Bronding: dark hair in the photo before and after the procedure

Did you decide to try on dark hair? Then catch illustrative examples with photos before and after staining.

We love the makeover you see above. After bronding (in this case, partially zonal), the girl's appearance became softer, and her hair looks more well-groomed - and this is without loss of length.

In this case, the work on the beauty and quality of the strands most likely took more than one day. We assume that at the initial stage, the girl was returned to her natural dark hair color, and then they already did the classic bronding.

Would you like it? We are yes! The girl made the right choice by changing the coloring using the ombre technique to bronding.True, the result turned out to be slightly “for growth”: after all, the blond prevails here, and this technique provides for the equality of dark and light sides. But after a couple of months, when the hair grows back, you will get the most classic bronding on medium-length hair.

10 bronzing photo ideas based on hair length

For bronding, not only the original color of the strands is important, but also the length of the hair. We share photo ideas for coloring with different inputs.

Long hair

Who do you see in the photo - a brunette or a blonde? Having trouble answering? So, with a high degree of probability, we have the result of armoring.

Do you agree that the example on the right looks much more attractive? We are very impressed with the combination of warm chestnut and wheat shades.

And here is the version with blond hair. By the way, we noticed that the girls who chose bronding prefer curls - classic and broken. If you plan to practice the same styling, stock up on thermal protection: dyed hair should be handled with the utmost care.

Medium length hair

Very soft option. Inspires not only for delicate make-up, but also for updating your wardrobe in hygge style.

Oh, how fresh! And what a neat look! That's what it means to find your look - not overloaded with complex styling and heavy makeup, emphasizing natural beauty.

Zone bronzing in this case draws attention to the face - this is how the clarified front strands work.

Short hair

Frankly speaking, bronding is not designed for short hair. On such haircuts there is simply no room for "manoeuvre" . But if you really want to, you can try to implement one of the options below.

Here is a beautiful illustration with a photo before and after changing the image, when the girl made a choice in favor of a bob haircut and coloring using the bronding technique. Changes are clearly for the better, agree.

Blonding on blond hair

It doesn't matter if your hair is fair or dark, you will most likely be offered to carry out bronding on a light brown base using an ashy blond.

Of course, this shade will not be the only "hero" of the new coloring, but one of the key ones.Why are we all this? And to the fact that after staining it will be necessary to ensure that yellowness does not appear on light strands. Spotted the "enemy" ? Neutralize it easily with L'Oréal Paris Elseve Purple Shampoo and Mask.

Usually these products are chosen by those who have done, for example, highlighting or monochromatic dyeing in blond, but after bronding this couple will definitely come in handy.

Bronding nuances: tips from stylists

Do you have any questions? Wonderful! We hope to answer them below.

How to make bronde on blond hair?

Features of the bronding technique are just that it is designed for brunettes and is not suitable for girls with light hair. But if you are ready to regularly tint overgrown roots, contact an experienced master. Perhaps he will accept this professional challenge.

Share a photo of a bronded girl with bangs!

With pleasure! As you noticed, bangs are always in business - in complex coloring, it is very rare to get a harmonious result without using bangs. Therefore, at least a couple of highlights on the front strands should be done."

How will bronding fit short hair? What haircut would you recommend for the most harmonious result?

We have two favorites: classic bob and pixie. These haircuts, thanks to strands of different lengths, allow you to stretch the color." "

Features of hair care after dyeing

Even if you did everything right (choose a new shade of hair, taking into account the color type and decide on a suitable haircut), without proper hair care after dyeing, efforts can be in vain. We'll give you some useful tips.

  1. Task number one is to switch to a shampoo for colored hair to keep the color from washing out quickly. We have L’Oréal Paris with a laminating effect and Garnier shampoo with goji berry extract and a whole list of hair-friendly ingredients in the composition.

  2. Task number two is to provide the curls with proper nutrition. After dyeing, they may lack moisture, so, as they say, do not part with your favorite conditioners and masks.

  3. Task number three is to purchase and remember to use thermal protection before styling with high-temperature tools. L’Oréal Paris has a Comb Checked cream that not only has protective properties, but also strengthens hair. Agree, after fresh coloring it won't hurt.