A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skin Tone

Thinking of switching up your hair color? Figuring out your next hair color is not easy. There are a few factors that go into determining which shades will be the most flattering for your complexion. Have you ever tried out a hair color and found it completely didn’t suit you after the stylist was done? The problem isn’t with the color per se rather in understanding whether or not the color is going to match or compliment your skin tone. Just like choosing the right clothing colors, your hair color can drastically affect how you look by making your skin tone appear either vibrant or dull. Click here to find out you skin undertone. Once you know that, here is an easy guide on picking a flattering hair color that compliments with your skin tone.

Dark Skin With Cool Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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For deep skin tones, you want to create contrast between your hair and your complexion. Deep skin tones with cool undertones look extremely striking in inky black. The good news is that if you have deep skin, you can pull off a black shade regardless of your undertone. Other hues to consider if you fall under this category include a deep violet shade or espresso.

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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Dark Skin With Warm Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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Dark skin with warm undertones often means that the person has either golden or yellow undertones. Such skin tones will look amazing in a hair color that is deep brown, deep auburn, dark chocolate or chestnut. If you want to go light; toffee and caramel shades will work best to bring out your golden undertones.

Olive Skin With Cool Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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The rule of thumb with cool skin tones is to choose a hair color that is warm and rich to avoid making you look washed out. This rule applies to anyone with a cool undertone irrespective of whether you have pale or dark skin. Look for colors such as warm honey, chestnut brown and reddish-browns which look great on olive skin.

Olive Skin With Warm Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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For those with olive skin that has warm undertones, think Shay Mitchell or Jennifer Lopez. Colors such as Ebony and Mocha work well to give off a very natural exotic look against warm olive skin. If you want to go dark with your hair, violet based colors will help to enhance the natural warm undertones of your complexion. Highlights with deep golden and caramel hues work best if you don’t want to dye your hair too dark.

Fair Skin With Cool Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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The lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair. Shades such as pale yellow, Icy blonde, ash blonde and platinum blonde work well on porcelain skin. Avoid going for overly warm tones such as copper and golden shades when selecting your hair color as these will look very unnatural on you.

Fair Skin With Warm Undertones

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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For this skin tone, you should do the opposite of your cool undertone counterparts and steer clear of ashy shades instead, opt for colors that enhance your skin’s natural glow and warmth. Cooper red, burgundy, golden blonde, strawberry and butterscotch are some great options that will help to bring out the warmth in your skin.

A Guide To Picking the Best Hair Color For Your Skintone
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Tip: If you want to play around with colors that aren’t as safe, just remember that if you have a deep skin tone go for darker more saturated colors over pastel shades.

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