Wondering how to choose a hair color that works best with your skin tone? The best way is to determine whether you have a cool, warm or neutral skin tone. Here are a few tips to determine yours:
1). Hold up a piece of silver and yellow-gold jewelry against your skin. If the silver looks better against your skin, you have a cool skin tone. If the yellow-gold looks better, you have a warm skin tone. If both pieces of jewelry look equally as good, you have a neutral skin tone.
2). Look at the veins on the underside of your forearm. If your veins are blue, you have a cool skin tone. If your veins are tinged with green, you have a warm skin tone. If you have both blue and green veins, you have neutral skin.
People with a warm skin tone look best with hair colors that have a warm overtone. People with a cool skin tone look best with hair colors that have a cool overtone. If you fall under the neutral category, you look good with any hair color (lucky!).
Skin tone hair color matches:
- Strawberry Blonde
- Dark Brown
- Sandy Blonde
- Medium Brown
- Jet Black
- Mid-level blondes
- If you want to change your hair color or add highlights, don’t go more than two shades above or below your natural color.
- Adding a few face-framing highlights will add dimension to your hair (especially if you have layers)!
- The key to having black hair is to add tons of shine because this shade can easily look dull or dry.
- If you naturally have fair skin, you’re best suited for a cool beige or platinum hair color.