I am so guilty of having bad hair colour in my short 23 year lifetime. In fact, even when I am loving my current hair colour, I always want to switch it up. When I’m Blonde, I think about going back to Brunette, and when I’m Brunette I constantly wonder should I go back light. Labelling me massively indecisive wouldn’t be a lie is all I’m saying.
I happen to have a hair appointment tomorrow which got me thinking today surprise surprise – what do I want to do with my hair? It then dawned on me. Why not consult the experts a la the big wide web and do some research on what hair colours actually suit my skin tone? After some thorough investigation, I learnt a tonne and want to share this advice with you as think every girl should know it.
Before we begin though, you have to work out which skin tone you are. Warm or Cool. How do I work out my skin tone? Well I’m glad you asked. It’s simple – as I found out today!
How to Choose Your Skin Tone
The quickest way to work out if you’re warm or cool, is to take a look at the veins in your arms while in natural light – get out there in the sunshine ladies.
- If the colour of your veins looks green – then you are warm skin toned.
- If the colour of your veins looks blue – then you are cool skin toned.
So how does this relate to the colour of your hair? It has a massive impact as I also learnt today.
Cool Skin Tones
Avoid too much Yellow in your hair as your hair and skin will begin to blend. Colours that work for you are:
- Light Ash Blondes
- Coffee and Cendre/Fawn mid level Blondes
- Flat Browns
- Wine, Mahogony and Burgandy reds
- Aubergine/eggplant and blue/green dark browns and blacks
Warm Skin Tones
Avoid too much Ash in your hair colour as this can make you appear pale and drawn. These colours can work for you.
- Honey light Blondes
- Strawberry and golden mid level blondes
- Warm Chocolate Browns
- Ginger or Orange based Reds.
- Dark Browns with a hint of rust.
I wanted to use mostly celebreties as an example of the hair colours for your skin tone as their photos are SO easy to find, so if you are wanting to do a bit more research, it should be easier for you to find photos of colours you like.