Hair Color and Skin Tone

Hair Color and Skin Tone Go Hand in Hand

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Whatever direction you choose to go in, we all know that changing your hair color can truly change your entire look. We are here to offer some guidance on how to choose a new hair color based on your skin tone.

Hair Color: Making the best choice

First things first, keep in mind that your skin tone is the framework to your hair, so you want to make sure your skin tone and hair color complement one another. The right combination of skin tone and hair color shade can define your look!

Identify your colors. Do keep in mind that your personal skin tone may have variations of many different colors, but stick to the most distinct tones. Here is what to do:

  • Stand in natural light, wearing neutral or white colored clothing
  • Use a hand mirror to look at your face, and keep in mind you shouldn’t have any makeup on at all
  • Observe the tone or hue of your skin. Does it have warm, yellow or reddish tones or do you have cool, neutral or pinkish tones?

The stronger the contrast between your hair color and skin tone, the more dramatic your overall look will appear. If you choose a shade that is close in tone to your eye color, your combination of hair color and eye color will have a blended natural look.



For warm red shades like strawberry red, the best undertones would be warm, like yellow. For cool bright reds, a pink or blue undertone work best. Reds are really popular right now. The best part about red hair is that it can vary so much. There is always a shade of red that will work.



For cool neutral blondes, the best skin tone would be pink, cool undertones.
If you have skin with pink, cool undertones, the best shade would be cool neutral blonde. For warm buttery blondes, skin tones with yellow, olive or warm undertones work best. For blondes with warm, yellow, or olive undertones, the best shade would be a warm buttery blonde



If you have golden warm yellow to your skin undertones, a light golden brown shade can work perfectly! If your skin tone is more neutral, you can choose a natural to cool light brown. Cool undertones work best, however you can also have a tan and still enjoy dark brown hair!



Cool undertones such as blue, or pink, are the most dramatic for black hair color.


Here’s a tip, do not rush into anything! Be sure to really give yourself a moment to identify what hair color looks best for your unique skin tone. We can help too! Coming in for a consultation we can give you some expert advice before you take the plunge. Now is a great time to book your hair color appointment. Give us a call at (303) 968 4222.

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