If you’ve been dying to change your hair color for ages, or if you’ve suddenly felt the urge to go from one shade to another, there are a few things you have to think about first! Not every color looks good on everyone, for example, what looks amazing on your friend can look utterly drab on you. This is why you should analyse a few important things first, such as skin tones, eye color and natural hair color.
One thing that should come first is determining whether you belong to a warm or cool category. What does this mean? Here’s an example, have you ever bought clothes that looked so wrong on you because their color seemed to make your skin look less fab than usual? This happens when the color of the clothes fails to complement your natural skin tone. You can look super pale or too shiny with a certain color. Once you pick the perfect color for your skin tone, you just seem to glow with beauty, right? Well, the same thing happens with hair color.
When choosing an artificial hair color, you need it to look great on you, because it won’t exactly wash out easy. If your skin tone is on the cool side (pale) you should avoid hair color with yellow and bronze tones in it. This includes gold and red. Why? This can make you look sallow and not very fab. Use shades that are also cool, such as raven black, cool ash browns and cool blondes. If you want highlights, choose wheat, ash or honey shades. Neutral shades are the best thing, plus you can use brighter lipsticks this way without taking the whole thing overboard.
Those with warm skin tones should avoid blue, beige and violet based hair colors which can take away from your natural skin color. Choose warm browns, rich browns, auburn, warm gold, or any tone with a red-orange or gold base. Coppery highlights are a great idea too.