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How to Choose the Right Hair Color For Your Hair

In Hair Color, Hair Tips on June 9, 2010 at 1:27 am

How to Choose the Right Hair Color For Your Hair. There are some people who are just blessed and lucky and who can look great with any hair color, but for most of us we need to generally stick to one hair color or another to look our best. There are a few tips that you will want to be aware of and which will help you understand what hair color is going to work best for you.

Skin Tone

One of the first and most important things you need to do if you want to be able to decide what hair color to go with is to determine what skin tone you have. Is it an olive skin tone that you have, or is your skin more golden?

Cool and Warm Categories

It is easy to figure out whether you have a cool or warm skin tone. If you have eyes that are deep brown or black-brown, gray blue or dark blue, hazel with white, gray or blue flecks, and your hair is blue black, deepest coffee brown, medium ash brown, medium golden brown, or dishwater blonde, you are considered as being in the cool category.

If you have golden brown eyes, green, green blue or turquoise eyes, and your skin tone is brown with pink undertone, brown with golden undertone, pale with peach or gold undertones, or ruddy, then you are  most likely a warm skin tone.

If you have a warm skin tone, you should avoid dark hair colors such as jet black and black-blue because they will wash out your natural color, and depending on your skin tone and of course your preferences, you will find that dark warm browns, rich golden browns and auburn, warm gold and red highlights and golden blonde shades work best on you.

So if you have a warm skin tone you are going to want to go no darker than a dark warm brown, which still has warmth in it. If you go jet black your skin will look white, whereas people with a cool skin tone could get away with black hair.

Of course the easiest route is to head to a professional hair salon where there will be hair experts and who can tell you which hair color is going to work best on you. Remember, when you are choosing a color for your hair it is not just as easy as picking up any box of color and getting that exact color. Depending on the undertones of your hair, your skin tone, and other factors, it may end up being a completely different color.