Blonde Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones
Gorgeous blonde hair colors perfect for cool skin tones.
When your hair color meshes with your skin tone, you look and feel healthier, more natural and put-together. Get this delicate balance wrong however, and your hair color can look painfully off, and your skin can appear muddy, ruddy or washed out. Knowing if your skin tone has warm or cool undertones, will help you in choosing the most flattering hair colors for you. Not sure what your undertones are? Here is a quick and easy quiz that will help you determine your skin tone.
If you’re blonde, (or you want to be) and your skin tone is cool, you have plenty of hues to choose from. Colors are especially stunning when combined as dimensional color with multiple hues. Dimensional color involves weaving a mixture of complimentary colors into the hair to give it depth and a natural appearance. The colors that look best are those that compliment your skin tone.
Light olive skin tone
For gorgeous hair color inspiration look to Carrie Underwood’s at the 2014 ACM Awards. This combination of cool blonde tones compliments her light olive skin tone. The dark natural blonde base with wheat blonde highlights adds depth and dimension and looks natural and stunning. Going too light on olive skin tone can make skin look yellow. Avoid golden or caramel colors in favor of cool blonde tones like honey, taupe or cool ash browns.
Medium olive skin tone
Shakira, like many Latino’s and Asian’s, have true olive skin tone. Her skin tone is part of her classic Latin American attractiveness. She has gone through some hair color phases that were not as complimentary as this tawny honey blonde with ashy undertones. Warm golden blonde shades look unnatural with olive skin and have a yellowing effect on the complexion. Instead, choose platinum-ash highlights and avoid the temptation of getting all-over light . . . It won’t do your skin any favors!
Fair skin tone
If you are fair-skinned like Gwen Stefani, with blue (cool) undertones, you are the envy of all. You can go as light as you dare with your hair color. The general rule is; the lighter the skin, the lighter the hair. Platinum blondes are all the rage now and can be worn as a solid monochromatic color, or interspersed with creamy blonde balayaged pieces. If you’re skin is fair and you want to wear the lightest blonde shades, you run the risk of looking too pale or washed out. Makeup that defines your eyes, eyebrows and mouth will help solve the problem. If you love the platinum look but you’re not a natural blonde, talk with your stylist about the maintenance; it could be a problem.
Light skin tone
If you’re not ready to take your hair to platinum blonde, there are plenty of shades of hair colors that work for cool skin tones with names like; honey blonde, champagne, cool ash blonde, dark cool blonde, medium ash blonde, light ash brown, sandalwood, bamboo and more. Cate Blanchett is wearing a strawberry-blonde which adds some richness to her overall cool tones.
Dark cool skin tone
Dark-skinned divas can totally rock a blonde style, (if you don’t mind the maintenance) as Rihanna knows. The same color rules apply; keep away from warm, honey or caramel tones if your skin tone is cool, in favor of ashy colors. Check Mary J. Blige for some inspiration on going blonde when you have dark skin with cool undertones.
There are a variety of blonde hair colors that work well with cool skin tones, but instead of relying on a name ( different in most brands) a color chart is a good tool to use. If you still aren’t sure what to choose, go to the mall and try on some hairpieces. Bring along a trusted friend who will give you good objective advice. Or, consult with a hairstylist or two, till you feel confident about which color suits you best.
For more ideas see our Pinterest Hair Colors for Cool Tones Board.
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