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How to Pick the Right Hair Color for Your Complexion

Picking the right hair color for your skin tone is extremely difficult especially when you are doing it for the first time. Deciding between the shades of brown, blonde or red is quite tough. At the same time, deciding what shade would work for your complexion is quite a task. Hair color is such a trend other than that trying different hair colors gives you a perky and edgy look. However, many people make mistakes while picking the shade and end up ruining their entire look.

However, understanding the nuances of different tone can make a huge difference while choosing the right color. There is no doubt about the fact that picking the right hair color for your complexion can make you look even more stunning. Gone are the days when you had to rely on your hair stylist or colorist for picking the right shade for you, now you can do it all on your own. But if you are still confused or want to be surer about how the hair color would look on your complexion you can always try semi-permanent hair color.

This blogs will give you comprehensive details about your skin tone so that you can pick the right shade for your hair.

How to Know Your Skin Tone?
To know about your complexion’s undertone, you can look at your wrist or the top of your hands. If you see blue or purple veins then you have a cool undertone. If you see greenish looking veins then you have a warm undertone and if you see both or somewhat in the middle then you have a neutral skin tone.
Now that you know about your undertones let’s have a look at the shades of hair color that would suit best for your complexion.


Cool Blonde

Hair Colors: Platinum, Champagne, Beige, Ash, Sand, silver, Ice
Best Suited for: This shade looks best on porcelain skin toned women that have reddish undertones because the icy hues camouflage the redness. If you have grey or blue eyes ashy cool shades will work best for you.

Warm Blonde

Hair Colors: Caramel, Butterscotch, Amber, Honey, Gold
Best Suited for: Fair skin girls with cool undertones look best in these hair color shades. These colors look best on olive skin.
If you have a really warm skin tone then you must avoid lighter yellow colors.

Cool Brown

Hair Colors: Mocha, Chestnut, Dark Auburn, Dark Chocolate
Best Suited for: This type of hair color is actually universal and suits almost everybody. But in general women with cooler tones can look stunning in it. Also, a girl with a deep skin tone can also look amazing in shades like a dark mocha with the blend of multi-tone colors, giving a gorgeous look.

Warn Brown

Hair Colors: Cinnamon, Caramel, Golden Brown, Mahogany, Amber
Best Suited for: These shades are best suited for women with medium skin tone. But it is also good to pick a shade that contrasts your complexion. However, caramel brown looks the best on complexion that is a bit lighter than olive and has a shade of both yellow and green. These colors look superb and flattering if you have deep colored roots.

Cool Red

Hair Colors: burgundy, true red, dark auburn
Best Suited for: It may sound a little weird but red is actually an amazingly flattering color for women with ruddy undertones. Especially, if you have a pale skin, then red color will make your complexion look healthier rather than dull. Those who have warm, peachy complexion would see their skin brightening up with shades like dark red auburn. But girls who have olive complexion must avoid shades of red as it would make you look greener than doing anything good for your complexion.

Warm Red

Hair Colors: Russet, Strawberry Blonde, Amber, Rust, Copper
Best Suited for: Strawberry blondes look great on girls with fair skin and neutral tones. You can also mix warm and cool tones to achieve a creamy warm color with a shade of perfect copper. Light to warm red also looks good as it counters the cool tones in pale skinned girls. If you have a deep skin tone then choose a cooler brown red otherwise it will make you look greener.

Cool Black

Hair Colors: Licorice, True Black, Blue-Black, Espresso
Best Suited for: Where many people think about black as one color but there are a number of shades of black available out there. A cooler shade of black may look a bit hard on women with very fair skin, but women with warm or neutral undertones, it looks so good. It just gives a perfect porcelain look to the skin.

Warm Black

Hair Colors: Brown-Black, Dark Mocha
Best Suited for: As discussed cool blacks look extremely good on deep skin tone girls. But by adding chocolate color highlights or tones can also look amazing. However, fair-skinned girls that really want to try black color should go for hue rather than going for something really dark.

Pastel Shades

Hair Colors: All Pastel Shades
Best Suited for: Dark skin looks really washed away if paired with paler colors, so you must go for saturated hues. If you have tanned skin then you can go for saturated and vibrant colors like magenta, ruby etc. If you have golden complexion blue hair will look gorgeous on you.

Final Words
The most important thing to know here is to know your undertone while choosing the perfect hair color shade for your complexion. But if you still want to try something different then you can carry it too but remember confidence is the key. However, if you are confused then you can try semi-permanent hair color to know how the color looks on your face.

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