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    Blonde Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones

    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.


    Blonde hair color for cool 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.



    Blonde hair color with cool skin tone

    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!



    Hair colors for cool skin tones

    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.


    Hair colors for cool skin tones

    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.


    Hair colors for cool skin 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.

    Barb Quinn on Google+  


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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.

    Barb Quinn on Google+  


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