Choosing the Right Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
Choosing the right hair color can be challenging. It seems that many of us are never quite satisfied with what nature has given us, and so we’re constantly on the search for that perfect hair color. If you’ve never been completely satisfied with the colors you’ve chosen, it may be because you aren’t taking your skin tone into consideration. This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a new color. If you’d like some help in your quest for color perfection, read on to learn how to choose the right hair color for your skin tone.
Determining Skin Tone
Before you can choose a complimenting color, first you have to determine your skin tone. There are three basic skin tones- warm, cool, and neutral. If the veins in your wrists appear purple or blue, your skin tone is cool. You’ll look better with silver jewelry than gold. If your veins appear greenish blue to green, your skin tone is warm. Gold jewelry will look better on you than silver. If you really can’t tell if your veins are green or blue and you look just as good in both silver and gold jewelry, your skin tone is neutral.
The pinkish undertones of cool skin are best paired with cooler colors. Ash-blonde, platinum, and silver are good lighter colors to try. For brunettes, think about ash brown, mushroom brown, or espresso. Redheads should go with shades such as auburn, burgundy, and true red. There are a few warmer colors that work well with cool skin, but ask your stylist for advice, as the wrong one will leave you looking ruddy and washed out.
The golden and olive undertones of warm skin will be best complemented by warm sunny colors. Honey, butterscotch, or butter blonde are perfect light shades to try. For darker hair, try rich mahogany, warm chestnut, or cinnamon. Reds that look great with warm skin are copper, strawberry blonde, and amber. Cool hair colors will leave your complexion looking tired and dull.
If your skin tone is neutral the world of hair color is your playground and the rainbow is your palette. Neutral tones look great with virtually any color. So don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun.
Choosing a new color can be a bit intimidating. The expert colorists at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon will be happy to help you choose just the right shade for you. Give us a call today at 972.509.1565 to schedule an appointment and get your perfect hair color once and for all. You’ll find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy. If you’d like to manage appointments from your phone, download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play.