How to Get the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
What is the best hair color for your skin tone?
Do you know what color skin tone you have? It may be easy to tell if you’re a pale, medium or an olive skin coloring, but, do you know what undertones make up your skin tones? It’s a pretty easy guess to say . . . you don’t know. It’s not the kind of thing your eye is trained to see. But, the undertones of your skin determine what hair color work best on you. Seeing that your hair is a frame on your face shape, the hair color has an immediate effect on how you look.
A good hair color can make you look more vibrant, complimenting your skin tone, or, it can make you look sickly and washed out. It’s worth your effort to try to determine where you fall in the spectrum of warm or cool skin tones and what hair color work best for you.
If the veins on your inside wrists are blue . . . you’re most likely a “cool” skin tone. If the veins on your inside wrists are green . . . you’re most likely a “warm” skin tone.
What do cool skin tones look like?
True olive complexions, like most Asians. Some Latinos and Afro Americans brown with pink undertones
Medium with no color in the cheeks
Medium with faint pink cheeks
Medium with golden undertones
Pale with no color in cheeks
Pale with pink undertones
Brown or bronze when tanned golden brown when tanned
What hair color should naturally cool skin tone people avoid?
Avoid gold, yellow, red and bronze tones, which can make you sallow and drawn.
What hair color will complement a cool skin tone?
- Cool reds, as in burgundy or bordeaux
- Intense browns with a warm base, like red or blonde to the brown.
- High light with cool shades like, wheat, honey or taupe or a cool ash brown.
What do warm skin tones look like?
Some Latinos and African-Americans brown with golden undertones
Pale with peach or gold undertones
Golden brown when tanned
What hair color should naturally warm skin toned people avoid?
Naturally warm people should avoid blue, violet, white and jet-black hair. These hair colors next to your skin can make you look washed out.
What colors will most complement warm skin tones?
The best shades for you, depending on the depth of the colors in your undertones are;
Deep rich browns like, chocolate, chestnut or auburns as a base.
High light with warm golds and reds or copper.
For more great looks check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Warm Skin Tones Board
Other Articles You Might Enjoy
Leave your comments (83), Your input matters.
83 Comments »