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What hair color skin tone?

hair color skin tone

What hair color skin tone can I wear?

Toni asks,
Just wondering, my eyes are green (like cat green). I can wear many colors. It is hard to tell my vein color because I am tan. My natural hair color is light brown but the sun gives it a golden cast which I hate. Can I wear beige blondes or platinum high lights??

Sounds like you lean towards warm coloring with (cat) green eyes, light golden brown hair and sporting a tan . . . lucky you!

“Hair Color
Skin Tone”
In my opinion skin tone is the most significant factor to consider when looking for a hair color that is genuinely flattering for you. I use the word ‘genuinely,’ assuming that you are looking for a hair color that appears more authentic than not.

If your skin tone is more tan than pink I think a beautiful hair color for you would be like this picture of Hayden Panettiere. Hayden has been noted for her stunning ‘cat green eyes’ and in this picture her skin tone is tan.

This hair color on Hayden has multiple tones of blonde high lights, including a darker blonde base that is probably her natural tone. This is my favorite hair color on Hayden; it compliments her tan skin tone and warms up her overall coloring.

hair color skin tone
Hayden Panettiere – multi-tonal blondes and darker base

In the picture below we see Hayden’s natural skin tone which is lighter with pink undertones. Her hair color here has more gold (warmth) to it and is not as flattering with her skin tone coloring, in my opinion.

hair color skin tone
Hayden Panettiere – golden blonde hair color skin tone

The picture below shows lots of cool blonde hair color tones, better than the golden blonde but not my favorite . . . a bit too light.

hair color skin tone
Hayden Panettiere – light cool blonde tones hair color skin tone

I also think Hayden would look great in a strawberry blonde color, which would make her green eyes pop even more!



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Dreadlock Extensions an American Idol

Dreadlock Extensions Crystal Bowersox American Idol

Crystal Bowersox from American Idol adds interest to dreadlock extensions!

Dreadlock Extensions are starting to fly off the shelves and I think our American Idol, Crystal Bowersox may have brought some added attention to the hairstyle. Dreadlocks have been showing up more and more in the past few years with cultures like, new age, gothic and the revisited hippie culture.“Crystal Bowersox of American Idol Give Momentum to Dreadlock Extensions”Can’t say that the look is for me but I’ve come to appreciate dreadlocks more than I ever would have believed . . . say back 20 years ago or so. I think my change of heart has come about with all the cute braids, ponytails, pigtails, updos and chignons that are made from dreads and dreadlock extensions.

Dreadlock Extensions Crystal Bowersox American Idol
Dreadlock Extensions on Crystal Bowersox of American Idol

There are loads of different styles of dreadlocks, free-form, palm rolled, 2 strand twists and manual locking method, who knows what else. I know very little about the process but I think it is only as limited as the imagination goes.

The Hairpolice, a local Minneapolis Salon, created dreadlock perms in 1986, which they say is the best way to start ‘natural’ dreadlocks. Hairpolice uses a comb and their hands to create dread shapes in the hair, then permanently ‘perms’ them in with a chemical solution. A full head dread perm is $275 and they will continue to grow into dreads. They say the extensions are simple maintenance with salon visits needed every 2-4 months on the dreadlocks.

Dreadlock Extensions Crystal Bowersox American Idol
American Idol Crystal Bowersox giving momentum to dreadlock extensions

Dreadlock extensions are the quickest, easiest way to dip your toe in the Rastafarian waters. It will also save you lots of wear and tear on your hair by going with dreadlock extensions. You can start with a partial set of extensions to try it out and to keep the cost down. You may pay about $100.00 for 20 dreadlock extensions and possibly up to $500.00 for a full head of dreadlock extensions. But you can also consider starting with as few as 3 or 4 dreadlock extensions to test the waters.

You can buy dreadlock extensions in a variety of colors at if you have a talented person who can put them in for you. Or, you might ask your hair salon if you can bring in your own dreadlock extensions and have them put them in for you.

Here is a video that shows the process of putting in dreadlock extensions;


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Blonde Hair Dye for Stunning Results!

Blonde Hair Dye

Multi-tones of blonde hair dye create spectacular colour!

The Industries top hair colourists use multiple hues of blonde hair dye to create the beautiful blondes that are so ‘hot’ today, and one of my favorite hair colourist is Lisa Shepherd!

“The Latest in
Blonde Hair Dyes”
Lisa Shepherd, also referred to as the ‘hair doctor” in the United Kingdom, just released her new collection, “Dust.” When I first saw it in American Salon I thought seriously about changing my brunette locks to blonde! The collection is enchanting, using various combinations of blonde hair dye, product and styling techniques to create an assortment of textures to the hair.

For styling the above model Lisa used a straightening iron to create haphazard waves and finished by spraying a bit of white dry shampoo through roots and mid shaft for a ‘worn in’ look.

In the above picture, Lisa used just the right hues of blonde hair dyes to compliment the models pale skin tone . . . wouldn’t you agree? I know if you love this colour, you’re thinking you should be able to buy it in a box, or even ask for it by name in the hair salon, right? Not really. A blonde hair dye called ‘buttercreme’ for the above hair colour, won’t be found on the shelf. That’s because it’s not one colour but a few colours that create the look.

Blonde Hair Dye
Blonde Hair Dye

About the “Dust” collection Lisa says, “I wanted to achieve slightly shiny, blonde-hued looks that have an almost ‘gritty,’ powdered-out, tactile surface and feature abundant volume.”

“Blonde is one of our kindest hair colour shades and most often some kind of lightening will make you look younger! However it is the hardest to ever get to shine, so it’s all in the tones that are used. Never have just the one shade of high lights or else it will look dull and flat. Having several shades of blonde including one darker shade very near your own will make your blonde look natural and lively. One great trick is to add an iridescent gold, this will always glimmer.”

If you see a hair colour you fall in love with bring a picture in to a professional to discuss if it is right for you. Your best bet for finding a great colourist is to get a referral. Ask someone whose hair colour looks spectacular!



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