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    Best Hair Color for Your Hair Type

    Hair Color and Hair Type

    The Secret to Getting The Best Hair Coloring  

    Many factors can affect getting the best hair color for your hair. The most misunderstood is the impact of color on your hair’s natural texture and basic hair type.

    When Opposites Don’t Attract

    One way to enhance the beauty of the hair color that nature gave you is to favor hair coloring techniques that work well with your hair’s texture.

    David Stanko, a hair color consultant and working hair colorist at Angelo David Salon in New York City, explains, “If you have fine hair type and you want high lights, fine or delicate ones are your best bet. Likewise, medium-textured hair can handle medi­um-sized woven high lights and coarse hair can handle more aggressive techniques or bigger woven pieces,” You can break the rules to achieve a trendier result, but that depends on the trend. “Fine hair with heav­ily woven high lights or chunky hair color isn’t what we’re seeing a lot of now,” he says.“Best Hair Color Ideas for Your Hair Type”

    For starters, your hair colorist should determine which tech­nique will work best for you, says Suzie Bond, owner of Perfect 5th in Mooresville, NC. If you have fine hair, it’s best to stick with a single or monochromatic hair color and, for dimension, have just a few strategical placed brighter sections added to build movement at the bottom of your hair style. “Five foils is plenty,” says Bond. “Adding more reduces the contrast and makes hair took lighter.”

    Another way to give fine hair a boost is to keep most of your hair color—or the base shade-one level deeper than your natural shade. “This will make your hair appear thicker, as long as the true between appointments doesn’t exceed 5 weeks,” Bond says. “If it does, the illusion will be lost in translation!”

    Medium textured hair can work with either smaller or larger high lighted sections. Bond prefers to place the dimensional pieces under the part line, then use a base hair color to enrich the natural shade. Most natural hair colors are ashy and dull, she says, so choose a brighter, more golden version of your natural level to increase richness and shine.

    Best Hair Color For Curl

    Curly hair demands special attention. According to Christo, owner of Christo Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and a curly hair specialist, Try techniques that combine complementary shades. including caramel tones, creme vanilla and cinnamon blonde to make curls stand out.” Brunettes should opt for light, warm colors, such as chocolate and ivory browns, while redheads can be spiced up with prominent high lights and copper bases.

    Christo’s approach shows that there are always more than one way to make your best hair color show up on curl. Take bigger chunks for high lights or use more tones, which are different enough from one another to stand out.
    “You need to identify the wave pattern first,” adds Stanko. “Is it wavy, curly or extremely curly? The tighter the curl, the more exaggerated the high lights should be to prevent the color from getting lost in the hair.”

    Stanko’s favorite new technique is to create foiled high lights, then use baliage between the foils. The result is perfect root-to-end high lights along with “lived-in” high lights that are created by painting them on.

    “With strategic pieces around the face or at the top of the crown, the benefit is that they grow out a bit more softly,” says Stanko. “Baliage sits off the root, so as your hair grows, you keep a color effect without looking like you need a retouch.”

    Coarse hair can handle almost anything, agree hair colorists, except little fine pieces. Because this hair type is dense, larger sections need to be colored to be seen. For coarse hair, it’s realty a waste of time to apply 100 foils—and who wants to sit for them anyway? If your hair is coarse, Bond suggests trying a new base hair color that’s slightly lighter than your natural shade, then add 15 larger foils of high lights that are three or four times lighter than it.

    Be Instantly Hot

    Whatever your hair texture, the most trendy look today uses larger dimensional sections under the part line; they’re tastefully done, not chunky stripes. Another option that’s right for any hair type is human hair extensions, which are used to give your own strands a break from chemical services.

    According to extension specialist Charlotte Jayne at Garland Drake in Newport Beach, CA, the newest trend in human hair extensions is to add two or three customized hair colors with dip-in pieces. “It’s a great way to get both high lights and lowlights and save your natural hair fiber from chemical wear and tear,” says Jayne. For free hair color samples, go to and click on “Free Samples” at the bottom of the page.

    For more great hair color ideas check out our Pinterest Hair Coloring Ideas Board.


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    1 Comment »

    1. Well I’m Asian and I’m blonde, so you never know……….

      Comment by Asian Blonde — May 10, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

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