Wednesday, 30 July 2014

How to: choose the right hair colour to suit your skin colour

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It’s a really difficult thing to choose a colour based on your skin tone – you may want to go blonde but are afraid that the paleness of your skin will cause you to become washed out. Annoying as it is, your skin colour will definitely determine how any hair colour will look on you, BUT there are ways around it. Keep reading to find out what bests suits you.


Fair skin

You’ve probably always thought to yourself that if you dyed your hair blonde it would look silly because you’d look washed out, blah blah blah. It’s not true! Many girls with fair skin can pull off blonde – as long as it’s got the right, warm blonde highlights throughout as well. While platinum blonde may make you look a bit sickly, the right shade for you won’t! You should be looking at really warm, neutral colours – like warm, soft, light browns and caramels. Be sure to avoid your more, dark, harsh browns and blacks as the contrasting hair and skin colours will not be flattering on you. You can also check out some auburns, or unnaturally bright reds. With the right highlights and lowlights strewn throughout, you’ll realise that blonde truly do have more fun!


Olive, tanned skin

The ideal colour for olive skin is light to medium brown, with warm blonde highlights. Opting for colours like this will look stunning especially if you want to highlight your blue or green eyes. These kind of colours will also work well to blend with your skin tone and diminish any skin imperfections. You don’t have to stick to darker colours though; tanned skin also looks great with blonde hair, as long as it has multidimensional tones to it. Avoid going for one bold colour – unless said colour absolutely suits you, the different tones will definitely help to bring out the warmth in your skin tone.


Dark skin

Dark skin can be tricky if you get easily bored of black or chocolate brown hair colours. While those are the best colours for you, there’s always the option of being brave and going for a light, bright hue. However, this usually only works if your very confident in how perfect your skin is – a light colour with a dark skin tone often brings out imperfections that most girls would rather hide. If this is the case, it would definitely be a smart idea to go for a really warm and rich chocolate brown, or a dark black. Perhaps throw a few high and lowlights through it and see if that is wild enough for you. Remember, just because you can’t change the colour much, doesn’t mean you can’t change the look of it! Keep it interesting, have fun with your hair!



There you have it - the best colours to suit your skin tone. If you’re brave enough to try something new, remember that nothing is permanent and you can always change it back. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that too much peroxide or hair colourant can leave your hair in a less-then-perfect, thinning state. If this happens to you, a place like Transitions Hair has all the answers. 
Have fun with your new look!





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16 comments:

  1. Nice tips, but I think the personal feel is very important too as well as your natural hair colour. I am very white... as white as it gets I guess but my natural hair are almost black and and I love my reds... going proper black sometimes too but only on special occasions...
    Happy hair colouring!
    I've just ordered a mega bright red so looking forward to giving it a go :-)

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    1. I agree with you, I am quite pale but have only ever highlighted my hair because I know I will look washed out x

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  2. There are some really good tips here. I have dirty blonde hair which I lighten. Last year I decided to go darker, but have to say I feel better as a blonde.

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    1. I have never been any other colour, im too scared x

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  3. Great tips. I think I've been every colour under the sun, but I feel a little too old for bright colours now.

    Cat

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  4. Lovely post with great tips! :) I have been every color and think my natural hair color suits me the best! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. I have only ever been blonde, I used to want black hair but I know it would make me look even more pale x

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  5. It's been years since I've dyed my hair, I'm super pale and blonde is pretty much the only colour I've never had haha :)

    Jess xo

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  6. Good tips, I'm pale but I really like a deep red or purple for my hair. I haven't dyed it in ages though, it's too much upkeep!

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    1. That is the one issue with me, the upkeep, too much effort x

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  7. Good tips! I'm a hairdresser so agree with this a lot, I think some colours really wash you out.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  8. when i dyed my hair from brown to blonde i totally didn't anticipate how none of my make up would suit me anymore! lol defo something to take into consideration too x

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  9. Hi i love this hairstyle and hair colour on you!your hair is beautiful. i'm trying to get mine back to that length my hair and colour my hair.Your blog entries are inspirational and you have helped me gain a better confidence in my self. Thank u for being YOU!

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