How to Pick the Right Hair Color
What hair color is best for you? The better question would be; what’s the next best hair color for you?
In today’s modern fashion, there is really no need to confine yourself to a permanent hair color. There are unlimited choices of solid and color blends. There are no rules in choosing a hair color that will best represent your mood and statement to the world.
But, always remember that the choice for hair color should be considered with the rest of the body or, your full image in mind.
The choice of hair color should be made in consideration of your skin tone, eye color, clothing preferences and jewelries.
Here are some suggestions on how to match your hair color that will fit the 4 items mentioned:
1. Skin undertones
Your hair is the accent of your whole body. Most people have an even skin tone and the largest part of your body that stands out is your hair.
There are basically 2 kinds of skin tones; cool and warm. If the veins that you see on your wrists are blue then your skin undertone is cool. If the veins that you see are green then you your skin undertone is warm.
People with cool skin undertones go well with platinum, ash brown, cream, sandy, coffee, jet black, fawn, mid-level blondes, flat browns, wine, mahogany and burgundy hair colors.
People with warn skin undertones go well with gold, honey, caramel, copper, red, mahogany, strawberry blonde, chocolate, ginger, orange based reds, dark browns and rust hair colors.
Everyone is free to choose their next hair color options. The information that was just presented are suggestions for your best choices. You can cross over if you like. However, here are some skin-hair color combinations that you should treat as “don’ts”.
- Avoid using hair color that is lighter than your skin because it will look so fake.
- If you are pinkish avoid shades of warm red.
- If you are pale, black hair will make you look paler and will add years to your actual age.
Between your hair and your eyes, it’s your eyes that should stand out. The body part that should get the most attention are your eyes. They are the windows to your soul. People will fall in love with your eyes and the color of your hair should complement them.
There are four color types of eye colors; spring, summer, autumn and winter types.
Spring colored eyes are light blue to green. Spring eyes will go well with golden brown, flaxen, honey blonde, golden brown, red, copper or strawberry blonde.
Summer colored eyes are blue, bluish green, gray blue and brown eyes. Summer eyes go well with blonde or brunette.
Autumn colored eyes are every shades of green, blue and turquois. Autumn eyes go well with dark brown, copper, mahogany, golden brown or chestnuts.
Winter colored eyes are dark brown, gray, intense green and ice blue. Winter eyes go well with black, bluish black and dark brown.
Another factor to consider in choosing your next hair color, although not as important as your skin tone and your eyes, is your choice of clothing.
Figure out what colors you are likely to wear most often and you can follow these suggestions:
- Golden brown, strawberry blonde and auburn hair colors fit red, orange, yellow and green clothing.
- Ash blonde, ash brown, platinum and burgundy hair colors fit bluish red, black, royal blue and green clothing.
- Sandy blonde, beige blonde and mahogany hair colors fit red, purple, grey and periwinkle clothing.
Another factor that you should consider in choosing your next hair color is the kind of jewelry you are fond of wearing.
For necklaces there are only two options; gold or silver.
Gold necklaces will go well with gold, honey, caramel, copper, red, mahogany, strawberry blonde, chocolate, ginger, orange based reds, dark browns and rust hair colors.
Silver necklaces will go well with platinum, ash brown, cream, sandy, coffee, jet black, fawn, mid-level blondes, flat browns, wine, mahogany and burgundy hair colors.
For earrings there are several choices and the best earring-hair color combinations are:
- Green emeralds fit well with any hair color.
- Garnet, pink quartz, white topaz, amethyst, iolite and black onyx stand out with a black hair-do.
- Sapphires, smoky quartz, deep ruby and blue topaz go well with brunettes.
- Chrysocolla and lemon topaz pop out with red heads.
- Most jewelry will fit blondes.
Choosing your next color is only the first part of your make-over. The important part is getting the exact hair color that you want. Some women do it at home but, most of them don’t end up with the hair color they wanted.
It takes a hair professional to make it exactly how you intended.
JCPenney Salon is one of the salons that’s very consistent with their hair coloring services. They can also make suggestions if you need them.
Choosing your next hair color is a pleasant but hard decision. When you finally have a decision, make sure you get exactly want you want by seeking the services of a hair professional.