Hair Shades to Complement Your Skin Tone
Ever had the misfortune to dye your hair a colour that did nothing for your skin tone? So have we. Unfortunately, sometimes the hair shades we like can be drastically different from the hues our skin likes - and that’s why we came up with this guide to hair shades to complement your skin tone. So, if you want to find out which hair colours would suit you best, read on…
In order to find out which hair shades will complement your skin tone, you’ll need to decide what type of skin tone you actually have. The easiest way to do this is to stand in natural light and look at the veins on your wrist. If they have a blue appearance, you have a cool skin tone. If your veins look more of a greenish colour, you have a warm skin tone. Easy, huh?
First of all, we’ll take a look at the hair shades that will complement a cool skin tone:
Blonde hair for cool skin tones
If you have a cool skin tone, your best blonde bets will either be light blonde, beige blonde or platinum. As a general rule, the lighter and cooler your skin is, the better your ability to pull off super-pale hair shades. Celebrity blondes with cool skin tones include Amanda Seyfried, January Jones and Emma Stone - and, as these ladies prove, both champagne-coloured tresses and bleach-blonde locks flatter cool skin tones perfectly.
Brown hair for cool skin tones
Have a cool skin tone and fancy dyeing your hair brown? Then you should aim for a deep, dark brown hair colour like Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel or Keira Knightley. Alternatively, ash-toned brown is another hair shade that would complement your skin tone well. Whatever you do, try to steer clear of any reddish hair shades, as these will only serve to bring out the underlying pinkness in your skin.
Red hair for cool skin tones
Looking for a red hair shade to flatter your cool skin tone? Well, bold, unashamedly bright, ruby red looks amazing on cool skin tones - just take Florence Welch, for example! If you’re not keen on going down the loud and proud route, however, how about a more subtle red shade like Amy Adams or Jessica Chastain’s hair? Their muted red shades look oh-so pretty coupled with their pale skin - plus, this rose gold-tinged hue is super hot right now!
If you have a warm skin tone, these are the shades that will best complement your complexion:
Blonde hair for warm skin tones
If you have a warm skin tone and want to dye your locks blonde, then we recommend opting for golden or honey-coloured tresses. To get a gorgeous multi-tonal look like your warm-toned sisters Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Aniston and Hilary Duff, choose highlights, ombre or balayage. Not only will your hair be bang on trend, but your skin will look gorgeous, too - and the flattering colour will also serve to bring our your best features.
Brown hair for warm skin tones
Do you have a warm complexion like Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson or Jennifer Lopez? Then your hair shade match made in skin tone heaven would be a gorgeously glossy, golden brown hue. Again, this hair shade looks great with ombre ends or highlights, so feel free to go for a mixture of tones. Remember, warm hair colours suit warm skin best - so try to avoid too-light ashy browns, as they’ll do nothing for your complexion!
Red hair for warm skin tones
The right shade of red hair can look utterly show-stopping on warm skin tones, as Rihanna demonstrated when she dyed her tresses pillar-box red. If this attention-grabbing shade isn’t for you, however, then you could be more suited to a more understatedly pretty skin tone-complimenting hair shade like warm mahogany. Well, it certainly works for Isla Fisher and Julia Roberts!
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We hope our rundown of hair shades to suit your skin tone helps you to find your perfect hair colour match! But will you be going for blonde, brunette or red tresses?