Tips for Choosing the Right Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

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Changing your hair color isn’t as simple as you think. Everything doesn’t depend only on what colors you like, or what colors you think will suit your hair. There are many factors you should consider before making a move, such as your eye color, your skin tone, and your natural hair color. Of course, you may want to make an experiment with your hair, but sometimes the results aren’t the ones you expected. That’s why you should be very careful when choosing a new color for your hair, because if it doesn’t work the first time, you can’t just choose another color and change it again, because this will cause a lot of damage on your hair. Now I’ll show you some tips that will really help you in this initiative.

Tip 1: Get a second opinion

The first thing you can do is save images on your phone of hair colors you liked on celebrities, or cut pictures out of magazines, and then make a consultation with your hairdresser. It’s important to get a second opinion. And if you’re thinking of a drastic change, such as cutting your hair, a professional will help you a lot in this decision.

Tip 2: Consider your skin tone

It’s very easy to determine your skin tone. The easiest way to do this is to check your veins while standing somewhere with lots of natural light. Observe your wrists, and if your veins look green, then your skin tone is warm, and if they look more blue, then your undertone is cool. If you find difficulties in determining your skin tone by checking your veins, then you should try the colored paper test. For this purpose, you’re going to need red, yellow, white, silver, green and blue paper. Hold each piece of paper next to your face and if your skin looks better with the white, silver, green, and blue nuances, then your undertone is cool. But if your skin looks better with the yellow and red ones, then your tone is warm.

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Tip 3: Eye color

Your eye color is another important factor when choosing a new hair color. If you have hazel or brown eyes, the colors that will suit you the most are the darker shades of brown, such as espresso brown, or chocolate. If your eyes are grey or blue, the colors that will suit you the most are ash, or light gold. If you want a red hair, you should consider your skin tone. People with light skin should pick the lighter red shades, such as copper red, or strawberry. For medium skin you should pick auburn, or medium copper. If your skin is dark, you should consider chestnut brown or medium auburn.

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Tip 4: Natural color type

Of course, red, blond, brown, and black come with a variety of shades, so you should choose the one that complements your natural hair color. If your color is warm, you should choose a cool shade. And if your natural color is cool, you should consider a warm shade.

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Once you choose the color that suits you the most, you must not forget to buy special products for colored hair, such as shampoos and conditioners. You should also visit your hairdresser regularly, because colored hair needs more care.

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9 comments

  1. What about colored contacts ? If your eyes are naturally a dark color and u get light colored contacts is there a way to get a color that would look good with both?? If this makes any since

    • If you have dark brown eyes coloured contacts will only enhance or at best slightly lighten, they will never be blue (for example).

    • Charity, your question is very interesting, but I think that colored contacts should be similar to your eyes. For better result you should talk to professional!

      Best regards,
      Pin makeup tips

  2. Any suggestion of colour for the Indian hair? If possible with a image please

  3. Marsala is that the name of this red/brunette cover on the front of the page I would love the formula.

  4. Marsala- what brand and formula is on her hair I adore it

  5. I want to do an ion pastels color. How do I find the best one for me?

    • Hello, Katherine! Well, depends on your appearance. If I were you, I would ask my friends and family what color to choose. The best way to understand which is your color is to paint your hair (on some picture) with Photoshop, for example. You will see how you look before putting the hair dye on you.

      Best regards,
      Pin makeup tips

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