Skin Tone

Choosing the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

Do you look at some people and just love the color of their hair, but then you try it on yourself and it just doesn¡¯t look right? It might be the same shade as the photo you bring to your hair colorist, but it just might not be the right shade for you and your skin tone. Choosing the wrong hair color can make your skin looked washed out and sallow. But choosing the right hair color, a color that enhances your skin tone, can bring out the best in you giving you that healthy glow that every woman will envy. You may be surprised how easy it is to determine your perfect hair color. Here are some tips for choosing the right hair color.

1. Determine if your skin tone is cool or warm. Typically, if your natural hair color has an ash tone or if you have olive skin your skin tone is considered cool. If your natural hair color is red or has golden tones, your skin tone is likely warm. If your skin itself has a pink or copper undertone, your skin tone is also considered warm. If you are still having trouble deciding if your skin tone is warm or cool, look at the veins on the inside of your wrists. If the veins have a bluish tint, you probably have a cool tone; if they have a greenish tint, your skin tone is probably warm.

2. Aim for warmer hair colors if your skin tone is cool. Choose bold brown, dark red or blond shades to balance the cool tones in your skin.

3. Choose cooler colors to balance warm skin tones. Try shades like dark brown or auburn. Women 35 and older should not dye their hair too dark because it may age their faces.

4. Select the correct shade of the color you choose. If you intend to dye your hair brown, look back at your childhood snapshots. Select a shade like the one you had before puberty for the most flattering results. If your skin is ruddy, avoid hair colors with red tones because these will only enhance the redness in your skin. A more neutral hair color will offset the redness in your skin.

Now you have some ideas as to what category you fall under and which hair color best suits your skin tone. It can brighten your features and give your complexion that healthy glow you've always wanted. So now that you know which hair colors work for you, get to coloring and get ready for your new look.

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