How To Choose The Right Hair Colour For Your Skin Tone

Deciding on your new hair colour can be a stressful decision and sometimes an Instagram poll just isn’t enough. 

It might feel overwhelming, but figuring out your most flattering colour (with a little help from us) is not as difficult as you think.

A quick and easy way to determine your skin tone is by standing in natural sunlight and looking at the colour of your veins inside your wrist.

If you can't tell if your veins are green or blue, you may have a neutral skin tone. If your veins appear green, you have a warm skin tone and if they appear blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone. Now, how easy was that?! 

Here are our tips for finding the right colour, no matter your skin tone; 

Warm Skin Tones 

If you have a warm skin tone, ask your hairdresser for colours that are cool in tone to compliment your skin. Think cool brown shades like chestnut, mocha and dark chocolate. If your skin has yellow undertones consider a cool brown hair colour to brighten up your complexion and look très chic.

If you're a babe with lighter skin colour and want a pale blonde shade, ask for champagne or platinum that will have you turning heads wherever you go.

If it’s a dark hair colour you’re after and you have warm-toned skin, opt for auburn or a rich brown shade that will give Bella Hadid a run for her money. 

For those with darker skin opt for a colour that's either lighter or darker than your skin colour.

Cool Skin Tones 

If you’ve figured out that you have skin with cool undertones then you want to do the opposite and aim for hair colours that are warm so you don’t look washed out.
For women who want to go blonde against their cool-toned skin, avoid going platinum or choosing a colour with an ash tinge.

Instead, go slightly warmer with your blonde by choosing gold, caramel, amber, honey, or butterscotch. 

A honey or caramel blonde looks good on those with olive skin with neutral undertones or those with deep skin, as going too light can, unfortunately, wash you out. 

If it’s a dark head of locks you’re after then choose a chocolatey hue and steer clear of black unless this is your natural colour as it can often be too intense.
But if it’s red hair that’s calling your name a warm red is just the choice for you. Think strawberry blonde, amber and copper.

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