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Brown Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones

Lea Michele brown hair color for cool skin tones

Look like a dream . . . in these brown hair colors!

Choosing the right hair color for your skin tone can honestly mean the difference between looking healthy and vibrant to looking freaky pale and seriously under-the-weather!

But, determining the tone of your skin isn’t that easy really, it’s not always clear cut and our skin tone changes with the time of year, depending on how much sun we are exposed to . . .  it also changes with age.

When considering a new hair color, highlights or lowlights, take a few minutes to to answer these questions on what is my skin tone? Before you browse photos for hair color inspiration, find the answer to whether you are warm or cool toned and what underlying hues may be hiding from your awareness.

When it comes to brown hair colors, there are so many rich colors to choose from, ranging from exquisite caramel tones to magnificent shades of mahogany and umber brown tones.

As a general rule, if you have cool skin tones, shades of brown with cool undertones balance well.  Hair colors with too much of warm, golden tones will not be as good a match for you. Whether you’re planning highlights, lowlights or all-over color, here are some great matches of brown hair colors for cool skin tones you can print out and bring to your hair colorist.

Beyonce brown hair with caramel highlights on cool skin tone

Light brown hair color

Many hues in lighter brown hair colors fall into too much warmth to flatter a cool complexion. For a hint of light brown that won’t turn up the heat on your complexion,  you can look to this hair color on Beyonce.  I think her newer golden blonde hair color is too warm for her cool skin tone but here, she has the base of her natural brown hair with caramel highlights which balances out perfectly to give her a rosy glow.

Debra Messing with brown-red hair color with cool skin tone

Red Brown Auburn Hair Color

A red-brown hair color (heavier on the red in this case) looks stunning with cool skin tones. I am putting Debra Messing into a brownish-red category back in her famous Will & Grace days. She has opted to go heavier on the red side since then and I love that on her as well (although sometimes it’s gotten too warm of a red in my opinion.) But here she is in a deep mahogany red-brown hair color and isn’t it smashing??

Mila Kunis with medium brown hair color and a cool skin tone

Medium Brown Hair Color

Mila Kunis wears a medium-rich chocolate brown hair color that works beautifully on most cool skin types. If you like this look but feel that it’s too dark, just add in a few caramel highlights around the face to lighten things up. Check Mila out for inspiration on colors that pop.

Lea Michael wearing a dark brown hair color with a cool skin tone

Deep Brown Hair Color

Glee star Lea Michele’s most notable asset (minus the voice) is her rocking hair. Her rich deep brown hair color with ends that are only slightly lighter, looks magnificent with her cool skin tone. You don’t have to go all ombre to enjoy a dark shade of cool brown with lighter ends. Subtle lighter tones help to brighten up cool skin tones without clashing.

Megan Fox-darkest-brown-hair-color-cool-skin-tone

Deepest Brown Hair Color

Take things a notch darker with hair color that’s nearly jet black! The key to this beautiful hair color on Megan Fox is that the darkest brown hair color is broken up with highlights of deep mahogany browns . . . gorgeous!  Megan wears this well, with a deep rich brown that’s so close to black, you would swear it was black, but . . . the mahogany highlights add a touch of dimension that makes this hair color amazing!

For many ideas see our Pinterest Hair Colors for Cool Tones Board.

  





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