The difference between bronzing and highlighting.

Today, hair coloring in different ways is such a popular procedure that almost every modern woman has done "it" at least once. The technique of changing the natural color is countless, while many of them, upon superficial study, seem very similar to each other, although their names are different. How, for example, does bronding differ from highlighting? Let's try to figure it out.


Booking - a complex hair coloring procedure based on the technique of highlighting and toning the hair.

Highlighting is a method of changing the original hair color and general appearance of the hairstyle by lightening individual strands.


Bpdressing (not to be confused with bldressing!) Today is becoming an increasingly popular way to change the appearance of a hairstyle and create a new image. The name of the term is formed from two words from the English language: brown ("brown") and blond ("blonde", "blond"). Bpondinka is a cross between a brown-haired woman and a blonde. A distinctive feature of bronzing is the use of the most natural and exclusively natural shades when painting. The bronzing procedure gives the effect of locks burnt out in the hot sun, casting honey, wheat or amber shades.

As a result of highlighting, individual highlighted strands appear in the hair, usually quite wide and dyed from the very roots to the ends. When booking, the main tone and two or three shades close to it are used. It is very important that the transitions from one shade to another are smooth and invisible, too contrasting strands are unacceptable. Unlike highlighting, during the bronzing procedure, the hair is lightened not from the roots, but with an indent of about three centimeters. Initially, individual strands are painted in different shades close to each other, then the entire hair is tinted as a whole. Bronding can be called a very delicate highlighting, in which there are no such sharp contrasting color transitions.

Bronzing is, in fact, a combination of highlighting and toning, but such a multi-stage process and high-quality execution are available mainly to professional hairdressers who have an understanding of the laws of color. After all, you need to choose shades so that they are as natural as possible combined on the hair. To achieve the ideal at home is unlikely to succeed. Even those who have already got the hang of doing simple highlighting on their own are unlikely to be able to repeat all the "tricks" of salon booking. It should be borne in mind that the procedure is very long and difficult, it requires a certain skill and experience. True, and it is quite expensive - several orders of magnitude more expensive than highlighting. On the other hand, the plus of booking is that you will have to "update" the appearance and do the re-staining no earlier than in three months. Bronding allows you to smoothly and imperceptibly grow your own color, since it is assumed that with this dyeing technique, the hair at the roots is darker. While after highlighting, the regrown hair roots begin to catch the eye of others faster, and you have to lighten some strands again and again, which ultimately worsens the quality of the hair and dries it out a lot. Multiple highlighting turns a woman into a banal blonde, and this is not to everyone's liking.

Highlighting is a procedure that has been in place for several decades: it was first used on hair in the 70s of the XX century. But booking arose quite recently, in 2008-2009.

Bronding looks great on straight hair of medium length or very long. On short and highly curly hair, the play of light and shades will be almost invisible. But highlighting is more suitable for short and semi-long hair. True, the shorter the highlighted hair, the more often you need to tint the roots and re-highlight the strands. But when highlighting, split ends of the hair are not very striking, but when bronzing, sloppy unhealthy ends are simply unacceptable, since they are very noticeable. Therefore, those who have made bronzing need to carefully monitor the ends of the hair and trim them at the right time. It is advisable to go through the biolamination procedure to give the hair a healthy shine.


  1. Highlighting is a more "ancient" technique, bronzing is one of the most modern.
  2. Bronding is a complex, multi-stage procedure, it includes both highlighting and toning.
  3. Bronding is more expensive than highlighting, and it will take much longer.
  4. Highlighting can be done even at home, high-quality bronding according to all the rules can only be performed by a high-class hairdresser.
  5. When highlighting, individual strands are highlighted, and the transition of shades and colors can be very noticeable. The main sign of high-quality bronzing is that it should be completely invisible on the hair: contrasting strands, rare color transitions are unacceptable.
  6. Highlights are done straight from the roots. When booking, they recede from the hair roots by about three centimeters.