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    What Hair Color is Best for My Skin Tone?

    What Hair Color is Best for My Skin Tone

    Is Your Hair Color Aging You?

    Master hair colorists concur that Mother Nature is the mastermind when it comes to knowing what hair color is best for your skin tone. Just think of it, before you started playing around with hair color did you need to ask the question; “What hair color is best for my skin tone?” And, as of yet, have you seen a kid with hair color too dark, too light, or with a natural hair color that doesn’t work with their skin tone??

    That’s right, the next time you find yourself asking the question, consider going with a base color that mirrors the hair color you had at 10 years old! From that point the right hair colors for your skin tone can be added as warm or cool high lights or lowlights.

    If you are under 30, you may be able to get away with wearing hair colors that are far from your natural hair color. But, skin tone changes over the years and hair colors that once looked good can now look harsh or ashen and even make you look sickly . . . ugggh!

    Take this questionnaire to find out your skin tone!

    Ashy or Pale Hair Skin Tones

    • Add warmer high lights, golden or honey, to your natural base hair color.

    Pink or Ruddy Hair Skin Tones

    • Add cooler tones of ash brown or icy blondes to off-set the redness.

    Dimensional Hair Color

    Multiple shades of cool or warm tones added to your base color adds dimension to the hair.

    • Brunettes can add caramel hair high lights for warmth. Mocha or chocolate colors for depth.
    • Redheads might add copper or golden high lights to brighten, or shades of brown to deepen to a shade of auburn.

    Fall hair colors this year have tones with names like mocha, chocolate, icy blondes and fiery reds! Check out the chart of hair colors for more ideas!


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    1. Hello Jesse,

      The first step to finding the perfect beautiful brunette shade is to determine your skin tone. If you’re having a little trouble figuring out the tone of your skin, you can use this quick trick. Place a piece of black clothing near your face (a black turtleneck works wonderfully). Black clothing compliments cool skin tones, whereas warm tones will appear drawn and washed out.

      Next, it’s time to find the best hair color. Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones is one of my favorite, informative articles for those with cool skin tones, and Hair Colors for Warm Skin Tones is an excellent resource for those with warm skin tones.

      Have a great hair day!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — May 22, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    2. Hello,i am french so my english may be not good. I have platinum blonde for many years and I would like to be brunette. I have very light pink with a little bit of yellow skin tone, i have green eyes with yellow in the middle. Can you help deciding on a beautiful brunette. Thank you.

      Comment by Jesse Tarki — May 20, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    3. Great post, I love it, thanks for sharing

      Comment by St Pete Hair Salon — September 23, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    4. Awesome post. Super useful.

      Comment by Best of Beehive — September 23, 2010 @ 9:31 am

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