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Hair Color and Skin Undertones

Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comHaving a good hair day can completely change your entire outlook!  I don’t know why it is, but I know for a fact it is 100% true!  Knowing that your hair looks good can add an immeasurable amount of confidence to the way that you feel.  

A lot of people are born with a beautiful head of gorgeously colored hair.  My son for instance was born with gorgeous auburn red hair.  Random woman constantly come up to him to compliment him on his beautiful hair color.  (naturally, as a young boy, he hates it when they do that 🙂 )  

Did you know that just as undertones are important for choosing foundation, they are just as important when coloring your hair?! (If you don’t know what your skin undertone is read my previous article by clicking HERE!)

Unless you are going for a shockingly major change, try to stay within two shades of your natural hair color for the best results.

Stick with warm toned hair colors if you have warm undertones in your skin, cooler toned skin should stick with cooler toned hair colors.  An easy way to tell what the undertones of a hair dye is: if  the name of your color has the word platinum or ash, it’s a cool-toned color. It’s a warm-toned color if the name has the word golden or mahogany.

Click HERE for a great excerpt from an article about figuring out your best hair color according to your eye color and skin undertones on Style101

Cool Skin Tones

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Here are Hair colors that Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid:
Naturally cool people should avoid gold, yellow, red and bronze tones in hair color. These warm tones have a tendency to make you look sallow and drawn.
Hair color that Cool tones look best with:
The best hair color shades for a cool toned person are shiny raven-wing blacks, cool ash browns, cool blondes in shades ranging from mink to platinum and icy white. Highlights should be wheat, honey, taupe or ash shades. Stick to neutral, ash and beige bases when choosing a hair color. You’re also fortunate enough to be able to wear many exciting “unnatural” hair colors like lipstick reds, burgundies, and orchids, purples

Warm Skin Tones

Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comHair Color that Warm Skin Tones Should Avoid:
You should avoid blue, violet, (beige) and ash based based hair colors which will  “wash out” your skin color.
Hair color that Warm tones look best with:
You’ll find dark, warm browns, chestnuts, rich golden browns and auburn, warm gold and red highlights, and golden blond shades look best on you. Any color that has red-orange or gold base will look great on you.
Highlighting is a great way to add warm tones to your hair. Highlight with golden blondes,copper streaks, golden brown shades.
Few Guidelines to go by when coloring your hair at home:
If you have artificial color in your hair (any color or tone) and you want to go lighter, doesn’t Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.commatter how light, you will not accomplish this just by choosing a lighter shade. General rule of thumb in hair coloring is, hair color can’t lift (or lighten) hair color. You can change the tone, but not the level (lightness) Go see a professional. See the Going Lighter section.
If you are going darker, choose a warm, golden tone or you might come out ashy.
If your grey is coming up too light, or the hair color is not covering the grey, let the color stay on your roots for at least 40 minutes or longer. Grey is very resistant and needs hair color to process longer.
Click HERE for more hair coloring tips and tricks from Style101.
Hair Color and Skin Undertones | lookingjoligood.wordpress.comI recently watched Fantastic Four with my son.  In the movie a blonde Jessica Alba plays the character Susan Storm.  Now, don’t get me wrong she is absolutely beautiful, but whoever decided that this was the shade of blonde for her didn’t know much about matching hair color with skin undertones!  She looks completely washed out the entire movie!  Don’t make the same mistake as Jessica Alba’s hair stylist!  Match your hair color choice with your skin’s undertones!

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