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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.

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    Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones

    Attractive woman with multiple tones of cool hair colors throughout her hair

    How to Choose the Right Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones

    Did you know anyone can look fabulous as a brunette, blonde or redhead? That’s right, as long as the tone of the hair color you choose compliments your skin tone . . . your golden (pardon the pun, I couldn’t resist.)

    So, are you certain your skin tone is cool?  You may be on the edge and asking the question, “What is my skin tone?” In this article we’ll answer that and help you find the right tones of brunettes, blondes or red hair colors that compliment your skin tone. This list will be your best friend next time you go out shopping for a new hair color. Are you excited? Let’s get started!


    A side by side photo of the same woman one with correct hair color for skin tone and the other a bad hair colors

    Did you know . . .  Hair Color That Compliments Your Skin Tone;

    • Brightens your complexion
    • Minimizes flaws

    Hair Color That is Uncomplimentary For Your Skin Tone;

    • Makes you look tired and sick
    • Gives your skin a sallow and drawn appearance


    Determine the skin color tone by examining the underside of your arm

    How to Determine Your Skin Tone

    Chances are you’re reading this article because you believe that you have a cool skin tone. The simplest way to know your skin tone is to look at the underside of your arm. People with cool skin tones have the appearance of blue veins whereas those with warm skin tones have veins that appear to be green. If you still are stumped as to what your skin tone is, take this comprehensive questionnaire!

    How to Choose the Right Hair Color

    Are you overwhelmed by hundreds of hair color boxes to choose from? Instead of looking for a fancy color name like ‘mocha java’ or ‘autumn rain’, look for tone of the color. Knowing the tone of any hair color will allow you to make an educated decision as to what will best suit your skin tone. The description on the box of hair color will read something similar to ‘light ash brown’ or 5N. The word ash and the letter N, meaning ‘neutral’, describe the tone of the hair color. Below is a list of hair color tones and their abbreviations that will be listed on hair color kits.

    Best Hair Color Tones for Cool Skin Tones:

    • N- Neutral
    • V- Violet
    • A- Ash
    • B- Blue

    Hair Color Tones to Avoid with Cool Skin Tones:

    • G- Golden
    • R- Red
    • RO- Red Orange
    • RV- Red Violet


    Cool Skin Tones Look Best with These Brunette, Blonde, and Red Shades

    Perfect Brunettes

    Three Brunette Celebrities

    Brunette Hair Colors That Compliment Cool Skin Tones Include:

    • Blue black
    • Jet black
    • Deep brown
    • Ash brown
    • Dark coffee brown

    Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid:

    • Golden browns
    • Red browns
    • Chocolate tones

    Brunette Celebrities with Cool Skin Tones Include:

    • Demi Moore
    • Anne Hathaway
    • Jennifer Hudson
    • Keira Knightley
    • Penelope Cruz
    • Eva Longoria

    Blonde Bombshells

    Three Blonde Celebrities with cool skin tones

    Blonde Hair Colors That Compliment Cool Skin Tones Include:

    • Ash blonde
    • Platinum
    • Beige blonde
    • Sandy blonde
    • Honey and caramel tones look wonderful as highlights. These colors have warm tones that contrast against the cool base resulting in eye-catching highlights. Do not use these tones alone for a single process application.

    Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid:

    • Strawberry blondes
    • Golden blondes
    • Honey blondes
    • Caramel blondes

    Blonde Celebrities with Cool Skin Tones Include:

    • Reese Witherspoon
    • Heather Locklear
    • Jennifer Aniston
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
    • Hillary Clinton

    Ravishing Redheads

    Three Redhead Celebrities with cool skin tones

    Red Hair Colors That Compliment Cool Skin Tones Include:

    • Lipstick reds
    • Burgundies
    • Red violets

    Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid:

    • Coppers
    • Auburns
    • Mahoganies
    • Reds
    • Gingers

    Celebrities with Cool Skin Tones That Have Made Magnificent Redheads Include:

    • Ellen Pompeo
    • Sophia Bush
    • Britney Spears
    • Shania Twain

    You are ready to look absolutely radiant! We hope this gives you all the tools you need to pick the shade that is perfect for you. If not, shoot us your questions like Toni here . . . and we will do our best to help you out too!

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

    Barb Quinn on Google+  


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