Ever seen a hair color on a friend or a celebrity that just works perfectly? Their eyes pop with intensity and their skin glows with radiance? Then tried it out on yourself or seen the same color on someone else and thought – hmmm, it’s ok, not so great?
It’s because their skin tone and hair shade are working FOR, and not against each other! Choosing the right hair color to suit you means working with your natural skin tone. To get your hair shade just right, you first need to identify your skin tone.
Warm, Cool or Neutral – How Do You Tell?
Fortunately, it’s not too complicated! Most people fall into the category of warm, cool or neutral. Check the inside of your wrist, and if your veins are blue or purple, you’re likely cool-toned. If they are green, you have warm-toned skin. Cool-toned skin has pink and olive undertones, while warm-toned skin has yellow and gold. If you are not quite sure and have a combination of these, you are probably a lucky neutral with a lot of choices when it comes to hair color! For a final confirmation, look at your eye color. If you have a lot of gold specks in your eyes, usually your undertones are warm. If you have a lot of blues and greens, then you are usually cool.
OK, Got it! Now What?
The general rule for a hair color that will flatter your complexion is to pick a tone that’s opposite from your skin’s undertones. So, those with warm undertones might opt for a cooler color, and vice versa.
If You’re Cool-Toned…
You’ll do best with warm hair colors like orangish reds, golden blondes, rich honey almond browns, and a chocolate brunette.
If You’re Warm-Toned…
Go cool, like with an ash brown, a champagne blonde, a cool dark brunette, or a dark red shade.
The Gorgeousness of Rose Gold Hair
A major trend is the ‘rose gold’ hair color – seen on everyone from the Hadid sisters to Cara and Poppy Delevigne to January Jones, Eve and Katy Perry. Rose gold hair combines the best of both of these colors, by creating a bright, and girlish style that is just unusual enough to stand out. It’s such a fun and versatile trend, you can dip the tips or go the full head, or an ombre. The delicate pinky hue brightens and suits most complexions, which is probably why it’s been so readily adopted by so many!
The reason rose gold hair colors work so well for so many is because of how well they blend with other colors, both of the hair and of the skin. Pink is cooler, while gold is warmer, so the combination suits most skin types. These colors also blend really well with other natural hair colors, like auburn, dark brown, and even ash. Most rose gold hair colors lean closers towards the warmer side of things, with the pinks closer to peach, and the golds to very yellow. This is very flattering on people who have warm undertones to their skin, but it actually won’t clash with cooler undertones, because they tend to lean a little pink anyway.
The cooler take on rose gold hair is perfect for those who have cool undertones to their skin, or naturally cool undertones to their hair. If your hair naturally leans towards ashiness, a purple-ish pink will hold much better, and will blend beautifully with your natural hair color!
Since rose gold hairstyles go so well with almost any natural hair color, there is no reason not to keep you roots as they are, and just dye the lower half of your hair and a few strands near the front in the bright rose gold shades.
So, pick a look and color that will bring your natural glow to light, and enjoy the compliments flooding in!
And now you have your hair color all sorted, I’ll be delving into the latest trends in eyeliner looks next. Beautiful All Over!