Do you think about changing your hair color every time you look into the mirror? Perhaps you had, but weren’t happy with the results; so you’re a little reluctant to experiment this time around.
Choosing a hair color other than boring brown shouldn’t be so risky yet it is—simply because we don’t know how to pick the right color!
You just need to keep the following in mind when picking a hair color that looks natural, yet edgy or different.
There are some colors that clash with a pale skin tone while others set in perfectly. Similarly, there are warmer shades of blonde that are ideal for sun-kissed skin tone. Step one of choosing the perfect hair color should always start determining your skin tone.
Your skin has violet or blue undertones. Pale complexions usually look best when wearing something in royal blue, scarlet, teal and fuchsia.
Your skin has peach or yellow undertones. You look the best when wearing brown, gold, purple, or khaki.
You have a skin tone that is neither here nor there and has olive undertones. You look best when wearing periwinkle, coral, pale pink, sea-foam green and gray colors.
Always pick a hair color or tone that is opposite from your skin’s undertones. Check your wrist as it will tell you about skin’s undertones the most accurately. In a nutshell, pick a cooler undertone if you have a warm complexion and vice versa. There is no correct science of doing this as the theory varies from hair color to hair color. On the other hand, for neutral skinned gals, everything looks good.
There is a secret to getting a natural looking hair color. You must make subtle changes, i.e. it’s a good idea to look at three shades away for your natural hair color if you are looking to enhance or return hair to its natural tone. Highlights should always look sun-kissed while low-lights should add depth, movement and texture.
Another thing to keep in mind; natural looking hair color is never completely black, brown, red, or blond.
Notice how your natural hair color has a lot of natural highlights, lowlights, and undertones? This means you will need to choose more than one color to change hair color dramatically.